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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The office of diversity and inclusion serves the entire DU campus

Office of Diversity and Inclusion



The Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)equality (IRISE) is designed to provide opportunities and support for faculty and students to engage in the development of cutting edge interdisciplinary research on issues of inequality, social justice, and inclusivity with a central focus on topics related to race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status and religion. Visit IRISE's website.


The University of Denver (DU) Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES) was founded in 2005 by former provost and chancellor Robert Coombe. DULCCES is as a consortium of interdisciplinary faculty dedicated to creating and advancing knowledge that gives voice to the history, politics, culture, and legacies of Latino communities. The faculty of DULCCES are dedicated to critical inquiry that incorporates the rich histories of the Latino community. As a community of scholars we value the connection between the mind and the heart of the community which is the foundation from which we have emerged as scholars. Visit DULCCES' website.


RISC, Race, Inequality, and Social Change, began as a working group spearheading the efforts to bring ethnic studies to the DU curriculum.  RISC has now evolved into a program, working under the auspices of ODI and IRISE to partner with academic units towards the goal of enhancing the DU curriculum around issues of power, ideology, and the perpetuation of inequity. Visit RISC's website.