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The Cultural Center

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About The Cultural Center

Welcome from the Interim Director

Welcome to The Cultural Center and Spiritual Life at DU!

ajfheadshotWe are delighted that you are interested in our school and the students who breathe life into its mission and vision. The Cultural Center is committed to the mission 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 interests as they relate to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic, and cultural sensibilities; and also while providing a physical safe haven for respite and dialogue as they navigate their journey at the University of Denver.

The Cultural Center and Spiritual Life also exists to promote dialogue and understanding among faith traditions, and between people of ethnicities and those who do not belong to a faith tradition. Student ministry groups organize and plan programs and activities and foster communication between different faith groups on campus. Student groups also exist for the purpose of studying religious texts, participating in community service projects, and offering spiritual support and prayer. The Cultural Center is committed to the development of the student in a holistic manner supporting the academic rigor and agility, character and personal development, their integrity and professional development, while encouraging them to pay attention to their emotional and physical health.

Today, we accept this legacy as we live in a world of religious pluralism, an ever-expanding understanding of the nature of the diversities in our midst, marvelous and challenging cultural differences and more. These are exciting and perplexing times to join us in the exploration of transformation and scholarship development. We encourage students to ask questions, seek wisdom, embrace academic rigor, explore the depths of the ethical and spiritual, and hope to offer thoughtful answers to the predicaments of our day. We are here to support you as you discern the next steps of your journey. Please do not hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions.

Andriette Jordan-Fields, Ph.D.