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University of Denver

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Dear Colleagues,

The University of Denver invites you to update your personal demographic information. The information you provide is confidential and will enable us to report accurate aggregate demographic data about our community. It will also allow us to be as accurate as possible when responding to requests for this information, as we are occasionally required to do.

The information you share will also help us develop programs to support the diversity and inclusion goals connected to DU IMPACT 2025, such as improving our efforts to recruit and retain faculty and staff members from diverse communities and to monitor and assess our progress. Providing this information is voluntary, but we hope you will assist us in our efforts to uphold these values.

The categories for self-identification are gender, race, ethnicity, disability and veteran status. We recognize the options to choose from within these categories are imperfect and do not necessarily reflect how we all might identify. However, the categories we utilize reflect those required of us by federal law for reporting purposes.

Please complete your update by Oct. 11, 2019. We very much appreciate your assistance in helping DU in this endeavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I self-identify my demographic information?

You may self-identify your demographic information in PioneerWeb.

Once in PioneerWeb, please take the following steps:

  • Go to the Employee tab > My Resources (top-left corner) > Ethnicity and Race Self-Identification
  • Race and Ethnicity Self-Identification – complete this information and click submit.  This will take you to the last two links:
  • Disability Status Self-Identification
  • Veteran Status Self-Identification
  • To complete the process, you will need to click on EACH of the three links

For help with your PioneerWeb password, please contact IT Help Center at 303-871-4700 or .

Why is DU asking me to self-identify my demographic information?

DU receives federal financial assistance for student financial aid programs and other related matters. We are occasionally expected to provide aggregate demographic data on our workforce. Additionally, the ability to collect and report accurate aggregate demographic data about our community is critical to our diversity and inclusion mission. Being able to review accurate data on the status of diversity on campus will help us to refine and improve efforts across several administrative units.

Are there other options for gender identification?

We are happy to report that over the course of last year, in response to the valuable input about how to improve our forms and records to be more inclusive and in conjunction with the University’s diversity and inclusion goals connected to DU Impact 2025, PioneerWeb has been updated to provide additional options for entering preferred names, personal pronouns and gender designations that reflect your identity more specifically. Again, using PioneerWeb, navigate to the Employee tab and then find the My Resources portal in the top left corner. Under My Resources, select the first option, My Person Profile.    

How does DU use my information?

The information you provide is kept confidential and may only be used in accordance with the provisions of applicable laws and regulations, including those that require the information to be summarized and reported to the federal government for civil rights enforcement. When reported, data will be indicated in aggregate form. Occasionally, DU administrative units such as the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion may request that we provide contact information for employees in order to perform targeted outreach.

Do I have to self-identify?

Submission of this information is voluntary and you can choose the “decline to answer” option. Your declination will not result in any negative consequence. However, your participation is strongly encouraged, and we welcome your involvement so that we can monitor and assess our progress towards diversity and inclusion goals.

Do I have to self-identify again if I’ve already done so before?

Even if you have self-identified your demographic information previously, either as an applicant or as a faculty or staff member, please take a moment to review and update your information in PioneerWeb as necessary. Doing so ensures we have the most up-to-date and accurate information.


Laura Maresca, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources and Inclusive Community
Art Jones, Interim Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion