Diverse students
Top-Talent Students

Student teams are composed of diverse talent, including women and underrepresented students of color.  

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State-Wide Competition

Talented students have the opportunity to compete with other students from Colorado in a case competition that challenges them to think critically about diversity and ethics in the business world.

Expanding Your Networks

Competing teams have the opportunity to network with corporate partners and students from competing schools during the competition.


Support from our corporate partners helps cover program costs and ensures interested students have the chance to participate.

Information for Competing Teams

The Diversity and Ethics Case Competition is a two-day event that is open to undergraduate business students from invited schools across Colorado. Competing teams will find opportunities to network with other talented students from across the state, engage with our corporate sponsors and recruiters, and participate in a case competition offering $10,000 in cash prizes.  Team registration is due by Monday, January 6, 2020. All teams must register through their campus contacts at participating schools. For more information, please contact Joe Duarte at joe.duarte@colorado.edu. Please review the rules and guidelines and key dates below. 

2020 Rules and Guidelines

2020 DBECC Key Dates

DBECC Judging Criteria             

2020 DBECC Schedule of Events               

Student Accommodations

Student teams who are selected to participate will be provided with hotel lodging and meals throughout the competition.

Hotel Accommodations:
  • Students will be staying at the Millennium Harvest House Boulder Hotel near CU-Boulder's campus. 
  • Each team will be provided two rooms with the cost covered by the program. However, students must provide a credit card at check-in to cover incidental charges accrued during their stay.
Meals Provided: 
  • Friday: Students will attend the Banquet in the evening with corporate partners following the first-round of case presentations.
  • Saturday: Continental breakfast will be provided by Millennium Harvest House Boulder. Students will attend a Closing Reception with corporate partners following the final-round of case presentations. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Parking and Transportation

  • Students are to arrive on campus check in on Friday, February 21, 2020 by 12:00 pm. Team Consulting Packets and all supporting materials are due at this time.


Directions to Millennium Harvest House Boulder from:

Drive from US-36 W/Denver Boulder Turnpike to Boulder.  US-36 becomes 28th Street as you enter Boulder.  Continue on 28th Street, Turn left into the Millennium Harvest House Boulder. 

Follow Co Rd 17 to US-287 S. Turn right onto US-287 S to Boulder County. Turn right onto CO-66 W.  Turn left onto Hover St.  Continue on CO-119 to Boulder, then continue onto Foothills Pkwy. Turn right onto Arapahoe Ave.  Turn left onto 28th St/Denver Boulder Turnpike. Turn right into the Millennium Harvest House Boulder. 

Take US-34 W from US-34 BUS W.  Follow US-34 W and turn left onto I-25 S. Take exit 240 for CO-119 toward Longmont/Firestone.  Continue on CO-119 to Boulder, then continue onto Foothills Pkwy. Turn right onto Arapahoe Ave.  Turn left onto 28th St/Denver Boulder Turnpike. Turn right into the Millennium Harvest House Boulder.