ODECE’s work has had an impact on thousands of students, staff and faculty at CU Boulder over the years. The departments, programs and events under the ODECE umbrella work consistently to support students’ academic success and to create ongoing opportunities for community members to learn and grow. Our values of diversity and inclusive excellence form a bedrock for everything that happens in our community. It is through these values that we are empowered to achieve the Chancellor’s three strategic imperatives of shaping tomorrow's leaders, be the top public university for innovation, and to positively impact humanity.

Numbers have the power to show our impact in a real and tangible way. The following examples serve to demonstrate the positive impact of ODECE’s work.

  • Within the Colorado Diversity Initiative, the SMART program has been providing support to graduate students in STEM fields for many years. To date, the program has impacted at least 750 graduate students as they entered their advanced degree programs at CU Boulder.
  • Within the Pre-Collegiate Development Program, students from across the state of Colorado come to CU Boulder to engage in educational programming over the summer. For most of these students, this opportunity marks the first time that they have set foot on a college campus. Since its inception in 1983, PCDP has welcomed over 7,000 students and their families to the program, exposing them to the promise of higher education.

Our actions define who we are. ODECE works with many campus partners to foster an inclusive culture where all are welcome.