We embrace CU Boulder's core values:

  • Creating a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Maximizing the success and inclusion of all students, staff and faculty
  • Engaging with diverse perspectives through a growth mindset

Nothing is more central to creating an equitable and just society than providing education for all. Moreover, the educational endeavor is best served when diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and abilities are represented and empowered in the scholarly, creative and teaching process.

The Graduate School at the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to ensuring that our graduate education is accessible and welcoming for all students. This includes the active and purposeful recruitment of students from all backgrounds, especially students from traditionally underserved communities, the creation of a welcoming and productive scholarly community, and the fostering of respectful and nurturing academic and professional relationships.   

We ask our graduate community to continually reexamine their practices and attitudes to ensure that they are not intentionally or unintentionally excluding or disadvantaging anyone. While we live in a society that continues to be mired in intersectional oppression, we aspire to cultivate a climate in all units at CU Boulder that fosters justice, equity and inclusion. We strive to combat the many forms of systemic injustice that make people vulnerable.

We acknowledge that the University of Colorado Boulder sits on the traditional territories of the Cheyenne, Arapaho and Ute nations.