Looking for help but not sure where to turn? We’ve created this comprehensive guide for students, staff and faculty. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or know of a resource that you think should be on this page, reach out to the AD of DEI, Lisa Flores.
We recommend the following relevant materials:
- How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
- Biased by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
- “Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus” by Catherine Halley
If you enjoy podcasts, we suggest devoting time to the following:
- Justice in America
- NPR’s Code Switch
- 1619 Podcast
- About Race
- Scene on Radio
- United States of Anxiety
- Silence is Not an Option
You can also read the writings by CMCI faculty, including:
- "Woke 101: If Starbucks Struggled to Teach About Race, Can Universities’ Diversity Curriculums Do Better?" by Associate Professor of Journalism Angie Chuang for the Washington Post
- "Letter of Disapplication" by Assistant Professor of Communication Joëlle Cruz for Departures in Critical Qualitative Research
- "Thou Shall Not Erase Me" by Associate Professor of Media Studies Nabil Echchaibi for Al Jazeera
- "Disciplinary Containment: Whiteness and the Academic Scarcity Narrative" by Associate Professor of Communication Lisa Flores and Communication Doctoral Candidate Logan Rae Gomez for Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies
There are also self-paced online courses available to you through Coursera:
- Anti-Racism I, developed by Ethnic Studies Doctoral Candidate Shawn O’Neal and Professor of Ethnic Studies Jennifer Ho
- Anti-Racism, developed by the CU Boulder Center for Teaching and Learning
What do you need help with?
Don’t Ignore It
This campus site is an incredible resource center for seeking confidential support, reporting concerns and learning skills for helping others. Explore the What to Report, Get Support and How to Help tabs for a sense of the rich offerings compiled here. The key message? Don’t ignore mental health concerns, harassment, discriminatory actions, unwanted sexual behavior, abuse in a relationship, stalking and other abusive behavior. There are options!
Support and Advocacy
- Employee ADA/Accessibility Accommodations
For CU employees seeking accommodations and support related to a disability
- DACA and ASSET Student and Employee Resources
Resources for DACA and ACCESS students and CU employees
- CMCI Academic Advising
Undergraduate advising resources related to degree planning and graduation requirements
- Disability Services
- Resources for students with disabilities, and support for faculty and staff who are working with students with disabilities
- Center for Inclusion and Social Change
- International Student and Scholar Services
Support for international students and scholars in pursuing their educational, research and/or professional objectives at the university through comprehensive advising, engagement and programming and advocacy efforts.
- Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
Resources for either reporting or navigating the process of student conduct or honor code violations.
- Veteran Affairs
A one-stop shop for all programs, policies, pay, information and support for prospective and current student veterans and veteran dependents.
- Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Confidential, on-campus mental health and psychiatric services for a variety of concerns such as academics, anxiety, body image, depression, relationships, substance use and more.
- Office of Victims Assistance (OVA)
Free and confidential information, consultation, support, advocacy and short term counseling services for students who have experienced a traumatic, disturbing or life disruptive event. OVA is not a part of the police department or the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, and is a confidential resource for students, staff and faculty.
- CU Collegiate Recovery Center (CUCRC)
Open to students in recovery or those seeking support for alcohol or drug use or other addictive behaviors, as well as those who are interested in being part of a healthy, sober community.
Faculty and Graduate Student Professional Support and Mentoring
National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development (NCDFF)
On-demand access to the mentoring, tools, and support you need to be successful in the Academy. Free subscription for University of Colorado faculty and graduate students. Just click “Become a Member,” enter your institutional info and start utilizing these incredible resources!
- Writing Center
One-on-one writing services that are free to CU students, faculty, alumni and university associates
- Graduate Writing Program
Writing support programs that are catered to graduate students
- National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development (NCDFF)
A one-stop shop for all kinds of professional support and mentoring resources for graduate students and faculty, but the specific tips, tools, and programs to enhance writing and research productivity are fantastic. As noted above, free subscription for University of Colorado faculty and graduate students. Just click “Become a Member,” enter your institutional info and start utilizing these incredible resources!
Housing options and resources for students, staff and faculty
- CU NightRide
Free nighttime transportation provided to students, staff, and faculty
- Medical Services
Comprehensive guides for health care services for either students or CU employees
Opportunities for scholarships available to students, staff, and faculty
Resources to help you start engaging with DEI today
CU Dialogues Program
Provides dialogic trainings and facilitates dialogues in classrooms and other campus community settings, in order to enhance participants’ critical thinking, reflective listening and perspective-taking on complex issues.
CU Diversity and Inclusion Summit
A free conference occurring in the fall and spring semester on issues of diversity and inclusion, open to CU Boulder and CU System students, faculty, and staff.
Center for Inclusion and Social Change
Provides programs, events, and trainings to help students find community and support all aspects of their identity.
Center for Teaching and Learning (forthcoming)
Inclusive Communities of Practice
90-minute sessions organized around a topic related to diversity, inclusion, equity, social justice and human interaction. These conversations are meant to be “brave spaces” where faculty, staff and students can talk honestly about areas of concern and practice techniques.
Want to join DEI efforts beyond CMCI? Here’s how!
- Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE)
Learn about ongoing campus diversity planning and programming, as well as opportunities for getting involved in campus diversity and inclusion efforts.
- Center for Student Involvement
Information on events and programming for students interested in connecting to community and getting involved.
- Student Organizations
A comprehensive list of CU student organizations and information on how to start a club of your own.
- Center for Inclusion and Social Change
Provides programs, events and trainings to help students find community and support all aspects of their identity.
Faculty and Staff Associations
- Latinx Faculty and Staff Association
- Black Faculty Association
- Pacific Asian Faculty and Staff Association