Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Students

Building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community at DU for students is essential.

Affinity groups are formed around a shared identity or common goal to build community among members of minoritized groups and foster inclusion and awareness in the broader university. These groups play an important role in building an inclusive campus environment.

Below you will find the active student groups on campus that build community around shared identity. 

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The Cultural Center

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.

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Student Groups

African Students United

Our mission African Students United is to create a space to celebrate educate, and participate in the understanding of the many rich, diverse cultures of Africa. Through African cultural events, it will introduce multiple features of African food, dance, music, etc. This organization’s purpose is to serve African students and its allies at the University of Denver to create an inclusive institution. African Students United ultimately aims to make this a celebrated and appreciated identity on campus.

*Joint Council Member

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Asian Student Alliance

The mission of the Asian Student Alliance at the University of Denver (ASA DU) is to provide a support group for each Asian American student on campus while addressing academic, political, and social issues through community events aimed at cultivating a stronger understanding between different groups, volunteering in the local community, and networking on campus. While we are Asian interest, we are not Asian exclusive. ASA will also work in collaboration with all other student organizations and affinity groups to promote and educate the community about inclusive excellence.

*Joint Council Member

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Black Student Alliance

The University of Denver’s Black Student Alliance is an organization dedicated to promoting cultural awareness and solidarity on campus. One of our organization's main focuses is to foster the personal development of our membership, and to encourage them to become active community contributors.

*Joint Council Member

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Catholic Student Fellowship

Catholic Student Fellowship is the community of Catholics on campus at the University of Denver. The primary mission of CSF is to receive Jesus Christ into the hearts of its members so that through their lives and outreach, others may come to know and love Him and His Church. Through the virtues of Solidarity and Subsidiarity, CSF provides opportunities for students at DU to receive the sacraments, participate in formation, and rejoice in the of the Body of Christ on campus.

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Chabad

Chabad at the University of Denver is dedicated to serving all students on campus through various programs. We provide the education and means to support knowledge, awareness, and practice of Judaism, which allows students of all backgrounds to experience the individual religious tradition of every student on campus and as the Jewish tradition strongly discourages proselytizing and conversation, participation in programs that may have a component of religious observance are being offered to non-Jewish students as a cultural and educational experience.

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Chinese Students and Scholars Association

The mission of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) at the University of Denver is to serve all Chinese students and scholars and other students who are interested in Chinese culture on DU campus academically and socially, co-work with other CSSAs across the nation, and on campus. CSSA will also work with International students organization and other student organizations to promote Chinese culture.

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Hillel

We build a Jewish community whose values enrich the lives of students during their college years and beyond.

*Joint Council Member

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International Student Organization

The International Student Organization is a student run organization which seeks to promote a wide range differing cultures around DU. Through the creation and promotion of a variety of events, we seek to both allow students to express their culture in a welcoming environment; while allowing unexposed students the opportunity to experience new cultures. At times, it can be difficult for students to be in an environment so different from their own; so we also seek to create spaces where a community can unite and friendships can form. We seek this not only with international students, but with all University of Denver students.

*Joint Council Member

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Invisible Illness Club

It is our mission to help make students and faculty around campus more aware of the fact that not every illness has visible symptoms. We strive to educate others and reduce the stigma that surrounds invisible illnesses.

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Latinx Student Alliance

The purpose of the Latinx Student Alliance will be to create and provide a strong and positive support group for Latinx populations on campus through the promotion of cultural awareness and inclusivity. In order to address academic, social, and political issues LSA will provide cultural events, community involvement, advocacy, and student support while cooperating with other groups and communities across campus. In doing so, LSA will promote awareness and unity throughout the University of Denver.

*Joint Council Member

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Middle Eastern Cultural Association

To provide DU with an organization geared towards exploring Middle Eastern culture and heritage that extends from the shores of Morocco to the Arabian Peninsula. The organization will also serve as a bridge between Arab students and all interested in the Arab world and culture to discuss relevant topics surrounding the Arab world.

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Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Students Association (MSA) at DU is a non-exclusive student organization comprised of students at the University of Denver who are interested in building bridges between the Muslim minority on campus and the greater DU community. We provide access and engagement to the Muslim community on campus and create a prophetic community.

*Joint Council Member

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Native Student Alliance

The Native Student Alliance is a community here at the University of Denver consisting of (but not limited to) students and faculty of Indigenous American descent. Our main goal as an organization is to increase awareness and allies on DU’s campus and to provide fellowship and support for members, as well as promoting diversity. Starting with just seven students in the Native community, that has now turned into having more than thirty Native students on campus. Our group is diverse in terms of culture, language and tradition. Everyday we are always learning and that is one of our unique qualities that helps us persevere together.

*Joint Council Member

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Queer Student Alliance

We strive to create a system that: encourages cooperation, coordination, cohesion, and communication among all students; enhances student development through educational and social programming; promotes the welfare of the university community as a whole through advocacy; and establishes an effective and representative body for LGBTQIA+ related issues.

*Joint Council Member

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South Asian Student Association

Our mission is to embody the equivalent of a cultural center for South Asian students on campus. We strive to create an inclusive community that enables the celebration and discussion of our culture while informing others of it. By creating such an environment, students have a safe place to practice their culture in case they are unable to otherwise.

*Joint Council Member

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