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, etc. all stem from a rich legacy of dedication to academic success for students from non-dominant backgrounds. Due in large part to these programs, the student body of CU Boulder has become increasingly more diverse over time.