DEI Action Plan : Our Process

The Chancellor and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosted a public town hall to present the draft Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Action Plan for comment on Tuesday, August 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT

Chancellor Haefner, Provost Clark, the Interim VC of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Interim VC of Student Affairs, and the VC of Human Resources were all panelists at the town hall.

Communication from the Chancellor about the DEI Action Plan


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Action Plan Update

September 18, 2020

Dear DU community,

In July, I made a promise that we would have a plan in place at the University of Denver to substantively and urgently address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) on campus this year. In August, we shared the draft of our action plan and solicited feedback from the DU community. Today, we are moving into the final and most critical stage and commencing the vital work of its implementation over the academic year. 

Read the Full Letter Here


For Community Comment – DEI Action Items

August 14, 2020

Dear DU community members,

Twenty years ago, the University of Denver held its first Diversity Summit. At that time, we took one of the first major steps toward making our campus more inclusive. For many, looking back on those 20 years brings up conflicting emotions. We recognize the ways we’ve moved forward, and we feel proud. But we also recognize there is always more to be done.

Read the Full Letter Here

Mary Reed

Update on diversity, equity and inclusion at DU

July 17, 2020

Dear DU community members,

I want to share some important news concerning our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at the University of Denver. In the spring, we temporarily paused the search for our new vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion (VCDEI) after receiving helpful feedback on what our faculty, students, and staff truly want from this role. We learned that DU yearns for a VCDEI that can speak to and represent the breadth of our community. As such, we changed the position description to more accurately reflect this shared goal. 

Read the Full Letter Here

Aug. 18, 2020 Town Hall


Thank you for your questions during the town hall!

We have answered your questions from the town hall here.

Town Hall Q&A