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How to be an ally to the Black community and communities of color

June 3, 2020

Acts of systemic racism continue to deeply affect our communities, and many of us may be wondering how we can help. Here are some tips for how you can be an ally to people of color, particularly the Black community right now.
Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano
From the Chancellor: Combating racism together

June 3, 2020

To our black students, faculty and staff—All Black Lives Matter. There are much deeper and systemic issues that are affecting communities of color, and as a society, we are far from realizing the promise of equality and justice that every person deserves. You have my pledge that justice and equity will remain at the center of my efforts as chancellor...We can and must do better.
Marwa Osman
Marwa Osman is on a leadership journey for social and environmental justice

May 28, 2020

Osman, a CU Boulder junior, has spent the last two years on a leadership odyssey that has made space for students of color and environmental justice on campus.
ODECE staff
Equity and Excellence Award recipients announced, virtual celebration to be held April 22

April 20, 2020

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement has announced the three winners of the 2020 Equity and Excellence Awards in student, staff and faculty categories.
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New CU Boulder Pride Office opens

April 16, 2020

The Pride Office is now open (virtually) on campus. Housed under the Center for Inclusion and Social Change, the new office is designed to serve campus LGBTQ+ students and employees.
Faculty members discuss points on the session titled “Finding the ‘Us’ in Inclusion: What Do You Need to Be an Inclusive Educator?” at the CU Boulder 2020 Spring Diversity Summit. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)
Scene at CU: Diversity summits

Feb. 29, 2020

CU Boulder recently hosted both the Diversity and Inclusion Summit, and the Inclusive Sports Summit. See photos from the events, which addressed how we go from talking to modeling behaviors and practices, as well as identity, privilege, inclusion and diversity in sports.
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Top reasons to attend the Diversity and Inclusion Summit on Feb. 25

Feb. 21, 2020

Whether you're a student, staff or faculty member, here are some of the top reasons and sessions to join at the spring Diversity and Inclusion Summit, to be held at the University Memorial Center.
Kate Fagan
Kate Fagan talks inclusivity in sports ahead of upcoming summit

Feb. 20, 2020 caught up with former CU basketball player Kate Fagan for a Q&A ahead of the Feb. 26 Inclusive Sports Summit. Fagan, along with former CU football player Phillip Lindsay, is a keynote speaker.
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Spring update: Efforts to improve anti-racism policies, safety, resources and support

Feb. 19, 2020

As a follow-up on efforts to improve campus anti-racism policies, resources and training for the community, CUSG Director of Diversity and Inclusion Olivia Gardner and Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement Bob Boswell are sharing an update on progress, action items and next steps.
CU Buff rug in focus during a Diversity and Inclusion Summit session
3 reasons to attend the free Inclusive Sports Summit on Feb. 26

Feb. 14, 2020

This year’s Inclusive Sports Summit will explore privilege, as well as inclusion and diversity within sports and recreation. It will feature keynote speakers Kate Fagan and Phillip Lindsay. Here are just a few reasons to attend.

As a campus, we condemn all acts of racist violence and discriminatory behavior

June 5, 2020

A series of racist, discriminatory and threatening social media messages – some posted by current and incoming students – have come to light in recent days. We have seen these cruel, thoughtless and hurtful posts, and we reject this offensive behavior. Read more about the actions our campus is taking to combat systemic racism and bias-motived behavior

Be Inclusive Every Day

May 21, 2019

Inclusive Excellence Belongs to All of Us! In early May 2019, the Inclusion, Diversity, and Excellence in Academics (IDEA) Plan steering committee released an update in CU Boulder Today regarding the status of the revised draft IDEA Plan. Visit the ODECE website to read the draft plan . As noted...

Spring Diversity and Inclusion Summit, pedagogy workshops on the horizon

Jan. 31, 2019

A wellspring of activities will provide students, faculty and staff with many opportunities to learn how the university continues to engage the community at all levels to make excellence inclusive at CU Boulder. The spring Diversity and Inclusion Summit will take place on Feb. 12 and extend the theme explored...

Scene at CU: CU system Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Nov. 15, 2018

There was something for everyone at the CU system Diversity and Inclusion Summit. Attendees heard from best-selling author Beverly Tatum, CU leadership and peers at a variety of compelling sessions ranging in topic from student support through remote presence technology to women in the workplace, global "Englishes," being unapologetically oneself...

Eva Lacy, left, an academic advisor, introduces herself to Beverly Daniel Tatum following Daniel Tatum's conversation with University of Colorado Chancellor Phil DiStefano to kick off a two-day, system-wide summit on diversity and inclusion. (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)

CU Boulder turns focus to diversity at two-day seminar

Nov. 13, 2018

Eva Lacy, left, an academic advisor, introduces herself to Beverly Daniel Tatum following Daniel Tatum's conversation with University of Colorado Chancellor Phil DiStefano to kick off a two-day, system-wide summit on diversity and inclusion. ( Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer ) Imagine posing for a group photo. The first thing...

10 sessions to attend at the Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Nov. 8, 2018

Intent vs. Impact: Improving Inclusive Interactions will open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the University Memorial Center's Glenn Miller Ballroom with remarks by Alphonse Keasley, associate vice chancellor in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement , CU President Bruce Benson, Boulder City Manager Jane Brautigam...

Campus diversity plan to post on Nov. 9

Nov. 5, 2018

The Inclusion, Diversity, Excellence and Academics Plan (IDEA Plan) will be posted for community review on Friday, Nov. 9, on the ODECE website . The plan is the culmination of more than six months’ work by the IDEA Plan authoring and revising committees . It is a continuously renewing blueprint...