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Diversity is key in preparing students for a global experience through leadership and academic success.

The College of Media, Communication and Information is committed to creating a community where everyone can be themselves. Within the college, the Office of Inclusion, Scholarships and Student Success leads this effort.

Academic Success

Students who succeed academically at CU-Boulder lay a strong foundation for success in their future goals. The Office of Inclusion, Scholarships and Student Success helps CMCI students to succeed with several signature programs.

Pathways to Excellence in Media and Communication Summer Intensive 
The summer intensive is a unique residential workshop that prepares incoming first-year CMCI students for academic success in media and communication. Participating students produce their own advertising campaigns and multimedia projects, receive math and writing instruction and tour newsrooms and ad agencies.

Before classes even begin, students meet new friends and launch their academic careers with a strong sense of community. Pathways to Excellence is held July 20-30 for summer 2016.

CMCI Diverse Scholars
As part of the CU LEAD Alliance, CMCI Diverse Scholars is one of 12 academic neighborhoods across campus that promote diversity and academic excellence for underrepresented and first-generation students. The program gives students access to networking opportunities, peer mentoring and extra support from faculty and staff.

CU LEAD Scholarships are made possible in partnership with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement.

Multi-Ethnic Media Organization (MEMO)
MEMO is a group for all students from all backgrounds. It is committed to diversifying the fields of advertising, communication, critical media practices, information science, journalism, media studies and public relations. Members support each other through mentoring and share useful resources, including information about scholarships, internships and networking events.

MEMO members also offer guidance about the application process to prospective CMCI students. Check out this video to learn more about MEMO>>


Summer Partnerships

CMCI operates two summer programs for high school students in partnership with other organizations.

  • The Pre-Collegiate Fundamentals in Journalism course helps students improve their writing skills in all disciplines of media and communication.
  • The Upward Bound broadcast course provides Native American students with instruction in broadcast and social media skills.

Both programs are made possible through the Chancellor’s Outreach Grant.


Outreach and Recruitment

CMCI works closely with several feeder high schools and community colleges in the Denver metro area, surrounding cities and rural communities. CMCI representatives also visit various highs schools, attend local and national conferences and advertise in select programs and brochure.

If you’re interested in working with CMCI on recruitment, please contact us.


Have questions? Contact us!

For questions or to learn more about any of these programs, please contact David Martinez by email or telephone at 303-492-4758.