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.

The Office of Precollege Outreach and Engagement and Scholarships and Aid programs and the administrative function of ODECE has moved to Enrollment Management, which manages units like admissions, recruitment and financial aid. CU-LEAD Alliance administration has moved to the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE), the Center for Inclusion and Social Change has moved to Student Affairs and the Graduate School now manages the Colorado Diversity Initiative. The Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has assumed 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.

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.