DSCC Programs

  • Rooted poster
  • Branch Out poster
  • Open Mic Night

The DSCC seeks to engage the campus community in diversity through dynamic programs, events, entertainment, and activities that encourage participants to cross boundaries of cultural difference. The Center fosters an atmosphere of learning and inclusiveness, emphasizing cross-cultural appreciation and commitment to social justice. Our programs illustrate our dedication to the pursuit of education in an environment that values multiculturalism as an essential element of a high quality education and healthy campus community.


The DSCC has a small collection of multicultural literature that is available for CU students, faculty, and staff to borrow. To browse our collection, stop by our Center in UMC 457 or click here for a list of titles. If you have a valid Buff OneCard and would like to check out a book, stop by UMC 444 or email dscc@colorado.edu.

Do you have used books that you’re interested in contributing to our collection? Email us at dscc@colorado.edu or drop books by the UMC 2nd Floor Reception desk, attn: DSCC. Any books that we are unable to use will be passed on during literacy drives on campus. Thank you!


The DSCC hosts film screenings, dance lessons, cooking classes, workshops, community gatherings, and much more! If you would like to be on the DSCC mailing list and receive weekly event announcements, please email dscc@colorado.edu and indicate whether you are a CU student, faculty/staff, or community member. You will automatically be added to the list.

  • Branch Out

Branch Out is one of the Dennis Small Cultural Center’s weekly programs. Branch Out aims to serve the student body with engaging, culturally educational programming. Events are held every Tuesday at 5:00pm and range from cooking, dance classes, film screening and crafts. These events offer a more interactive way for students to engage in diversity programs and provide a way for students to learn about other cultures.

If you are interested in collaborating with the DSCC on a Branch Out event please contact us at dscc@colorado.edu.

  • Rooted

Rooted is one of the Dennis Small Cultural Center’s weekly programs, which aims to dig into the roots of various cultures and social issues. This is done in a welcoming, safe environment that encourages community discussion and engagement. Each week explores a new topic, often with a presenter or panel in the form of faculty, student groups, or community members, who share their expertise, mission, or experience. Rooted adheres to the DSCC mission to serve underrepresented student groups, provide opportunities to enhance cultural awareness, and to contribute to the intellectual, cultural, social, ethical, and personal growth of all students. This event is free and open!

If you are interested in collaborating with the DSCC on a Rooted event please contactus at dscc@colorado.edu.


  • Open Mic Night

This event is held on the last Wednesday of the month during Fall and Spring semesters. DSCC Open Mic Night aims to provide attendees and participants a platform and safe space to showcase their poetry, music, comedy, or spoken word art. Serving the mission of the DSCC, Open Mic Night’s slogan and intent is to encourage performers to “share your culture, share your story.” Both performers and audience members are welcome to these events.  
  • Open House

This event is held in the DSCC at the beginning of every semester. Food and activities will be provided. Come learn about our center and what we have planned for the semester, eat food, do a cultural cross-word puzzle, take a photo with your friends in our photo-booth, and write down what cultural and social issues are important to you and why!  
  • Fun Before Finals

This event is held in the DSCC at the end of every semester. Throughout the evening we will provide fun and engaging activities to de-stress before finals as well as food. Past activities have included: Yoga, Hip-Hop dance, instructor led painting, mason jar crafts, make-your own potted succulent plant, and more!