Where it all began…

Diversity and inclusion efforts have been continuously underway on the CU Boulder campus since the early 1970s, slowly and consistently having a positive impact on the academic success of students. Diversity-oriented programs have grown in both size and capacity over the decades, and initiatives that we now know as the CU LEAD alliance, the Pre-Collegiate Development Program, the Colorado Diversity Initiative, and the Center for Inclusion and Social Change all stem from a rich legacy of dedication to academic success for students from historically underrepresented communties. Due in large part to these programs, the student body of CU Boulder has become increasingly more diverse over time.