ODECE’s work has impacted thousands of students, staff and faculty at CU Boulder over the years. ODECE's departments, programs and events consistently support students’ academic success and create opportunities for campus and community members to learn and grow. Our values of diversity and inclusive excellence inform everything that happens in our community. These values empower us to achieve the Chancellor’s three strategic imperatives of shaping tomorrow's leaders, being the top public university for innovation, and positively impacting humanity.

The following examples demonstrate the 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 Colorado come to CU Boulder to engage in educational programming over the summer. For most of these students, this opportunity marks the first time they have set foot on a college campus. Since its inception in 1983, PCDP has welcomed more than 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.