CMCI offers several programs focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, in addition to department-level efforts.
Pathways to Excellence
This is a unique residential summer bridge program for incoming CMCI students. The program offers an extra boost to thrive and achieve in college before your first year even starts and is a great opportunity for those who may face additional challenges on campus, such as first-generation college students, students of color and/or LGBTQ students. Come work side-by-side with faculty and peers to produce your own creative project and start college with a vibrant sense of community!
CMCI Diverse Scholars
Part of the CU-LEAD Alliance, this program is for students who have successfully completed Pathways to Excellence. Diverse Scholars is one of 15 vibrant neighborhoods across campus that promote diversity and academic excellence throughout the year. It facilitates access to networking opportunities, peer mentoring and tailored support from faculty and staff.
We offer two summer programs that serve high school students, in association with CU’s Pre-Collegiate Development Program, which is tailored to first-generation and other underrepresented students.
Fundamentals in CMCI, a course that introduces students to the majors and specialties within the college
A broadcasting course that provides instruction in broadcast journalism and social media skills. This is part of CU’s Upward Bound Program, which serves Native American youth.
This is a club for all students who are committed to enhancing diversity and building community across the majors of CMCI. It provides mutual support, such as mentoring and sharing resources (e.g., scholarship, internship and networking opportunities) as well as assistance with applications for scholarships and awards, and with coursework challenges. MEMO enjoys a distinguished history of recognition as one of CU Boulder’s most supportive groups on campus.
Community Outreach and Undergraduate Recruitment Shelby Javernick, CMCI's recruitment and outreach manager, and David Martinez, CMCI's coordinator of inclusive excellence and outreach, work closely with high schools in the Denver metro area as well as surrounding cities and rural communities. CMCI staff and students also visit national high schools. Most recently, the college is launching “Home for the Holidays,” a program where CMCI students visit their own high schools to promote CMCI in partnership with our recruitment efforts.