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CU Boulder recognizes its obligation to redress systemic racism and to foster a campus culture that confronts racism and promotes equity for students, faculty and staff. CU Boulder committed to a series of actions outlined below in 2020.
Read Vice Chancellor Robert E. Boswell's announcement from July 2020 about these actions, which are shaping implementation of the Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence in Academics (IDEA) Plan.
We also commit to the immediate implementation of the Five Action Areas of Focus – known as the “CLIMB recommendations”– of the IDEA Plan, beginning with the immediate formation of the Council for Community and Inclusion to prioritize and steer ongoing actions, owners and accountability as we move into the coming academic year:
CU Boulder is introducing five diversity, equity and inclusion goals inspired by the IDEA Plan in support of greater collaboration and organizing the campus community’s next steps.
In this message, the Chancellor discusses opportunities for the CU Boulder community to connect, learn, share perspectives and expand understanding, the uplifting and inspirational events taking place as we continue to heal and recover from recent local tragedies, and the ongoing struggle to process recent sad and disturbing events.
This month's update includes a preview of this spring's signature diversity and inclusion events and more.
This month's update includes recaps about IDEA Council meetings to gain more insights on student success, CU system funding, Campus Culture Survey participation and more.
This month's update includes notes about National Native American Heritage Month, IDEA Council recommendations, a talk on Indigenous people's rights, a colloquium on anti-Asian racism during the pandemic and more.
Find out the latest on the IDEA Council, the upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Summit and more in this month's DEI update.
Find out the latest on the IDEA Council, the upcoming Campus Culture Survey, the Diversity and Inclusion Summit and more in this month's DEI update.
Read about the 2021 Campus Culture Survey and other news in this monthly diversity, equity and inclusion update.
Read about the new senior vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion, the IDEA Council recommendations and other news in this monthly diversity, equity and inclusion update.
Chancellor Philip DiStefano announced support for Juneteenth and encouraged campus to learn about and reflect on this part of U.S. history. Read about this and other news in this June 2021 diversity, equity and inclusion update.
Chancellor Philip DiStefano announced an investment pool of $25 million over five years to support campus diversity initiatives. Read about this and get other news in this May 2021 diversity, equity and inclusion update.
Chancellor Phillip DiStefano's statement about the verdict in the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty of second-degree murder and other charges in the May 25 killing of George Floyd.
Chancellor Philip DiStefano urges us as a university community to join together in condemning the March 15 Atlanta shootings and the legacy of xenophobia and discrimination against Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
The Chancellor announces immediate actions for change to advance anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion at CU Boulder. The eight actions are designed to transform the CU Boulder experience for Black students, faculty and staff; for all students, faculty and staff of color; and for other marginalized individuals and groups.
Joint Message from:
Bob Boswell, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement
Akirah Bradley, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Valerie Simons, Associate Vice Chancellor for OIEC and Title IX Coordinator
A message from Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer Patrick O'Rourke
A message from Interim Dean, James W.C. White and Associate Dean for Inclusive Practice Hillary Potter