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The Cultural Center

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Advancing Diversity & Inclusive Excellence

Welcome to The Cultural Center's digital home!


The Cultural Center invites you to celebrate differences use the resources on this site to learn more about our work, and how we can support your understanding and action for the University's commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." -Audre Lorde


In all that we do, we strive for Excellence, g>Collaboration , Intersectionality , Equity , Integrity and  Inclusiveness .


The Vision of the Cultural Center is to foster a campus community committed to centering, preserving, and promoting the historical, cultural, intellectual, and social movement traditions of the affinity groups* we support at the University of Denver, and throughout the world.

*Asian Pacific Islander Desi American, African American, African, Latinx, Native American, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, and people of all faith (Sikh, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, ...) communities


The mission of the Cultural Center is to create an environment where students of color, students of marginalized faiths and LGBTQ+ students can critically engage their historical legacies, while enhancing their educational, intellectual and personal/professional interest as it relates to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic, and cultural sensibilities; while providing a physical safe haven for respite and dialogue as they navigate their journey at the University of Denver.


  • Increase the presence and participation of historically underrepresented populations within the institution as well as their retention, success, and sense of belonging.
  • To provide a community that facilitates success in the areas of leadership, scholarship, service, and advocacy through advising, empowerment, cultural enrichment, educational programming, and social development.
  • Engage members of the University of Denver community in collaboration with community partners, in the work of inclusivity and diversity toward service to the public good.