On April 26, 2023, Provost Russell Moore announced that the services and people currently in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement will be relocated to other units around campus. Below, please find a few questions and answers about the move. If your question is not listed, please email odece@colorado.edu and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Office of Precollege Outreach and Engagement and Scholarships and Aid programs and the administrative function of ODECE will move to Enrollment Management, which manages units like admissions, recruitment and financial aid. CU-LEAD Alliance administration will move to the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE), and the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will assume primary responsibility for campuswide communication related to campus diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and will serve as an initial input for university constituents seeking guidance and support related to these initiatives.

The university’s strategic work in reorganizing itself to better support students and minoritized students of color—from recruitment to graduation—demands we move toward stronger, more coordinated services and key partnerships that better serve our students and our communities.

In each instance, the moves ensure that the services offered are matched with the efforts of key partners, better integrated with existing campus resources and positioned to serve more students more effectively. For example, students receiving scholarships formerly administered by ODECE can receive the full resources and combined expertise of a team of scholarship experts in Enrollment Management who can troubleshoot, offer assistance and leverage greater support.

Those questions can start with officials within your college or school, where direct actions can and are being taken, or they can come to the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion if they involve campuswide policies or campus climate issues.

The CDI is in the process of moving to the Graduate School so that its efforts can focus not just on faculty, but on graduate students as well.

Student support, programming and education provided by CISC, which moved to the Division of Student Affairs earlier this year, will continue.

The MOU with the Denver Scholarship Foundation will be carried out in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Education at CU Boulder.

No, they will not. The relevant teams and individuals within ODECE will move into Enrollment Management and the Office of Undergraduate Education to continue their roles, ensuring that continuity of process, institutional memory and community expertise is translated, intact, into these new structures.

Scholarships offered through the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) will be administered through the Division of Enrollment Management in full compliance with the policies set down by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. These kinds of training sessions and workshops, have always been provided in collaboration and partnership with other university departments across the campus and will continue to be offered by the Inclusive Culture Team in the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (SVC, the Center for Inclusion and Social Change (CISC) and others.

No. The program itself will remain an important part of CU Boulder’s recruitment efforts, and the celebration will proceed with the same enthusiasm and commitment.