Published: March 28, 2023

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of campus updates on diversity, equity and inclusion that will continue throughout the year.

In this issue

The Precollegiate Development Program celebrates its 40th anniversary, and UndocuAlly trainings return for spring 2023. Read more.

Precollege program celebrates 40th anniversary

A CU Boulder program that provides first-generation students with information and support needed to successfully complete middle and high school and successfully transition into college will mark its 40th anniversary this summer.

The Precollegiate Development Program enables program participants to spend five weeks living and studying on campus during the summer between their junior and senior years of high school and introduces them to university life and coursework.

Since its inception in 1983, the program has served more than 30,000 Colorado students, and many participants later completed master’s degrees and doctoral programs. Notable alumni include former state lawmakers Joe Salazár, Jessie Ulibarri and Dan Pabón.

Learn more about the program’s mission and success over the years by reading a recent interview with Acting Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Christopher Pacheco.

UndocuAlly trainings return for spring 2023

The Center for Inclusion and Social Change has announced its spring schedule of UndocuAlly sessions for faculty and staff. The two-hour sessions are also open to students with administrative, professional or teaching roles on campus.

Intended to help the campus better support undocumented students and to create a more welcoming campus environment, the sessions will increase participants’ understanding of relevant terminology and the makeup of the undocumented community.

Participants will also learn more about the history of immigration to the United States; about the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Colorado’s Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) programs and how they impact CU Boulder students; and about the challenges, opportunities and campus resources for undocumented students.

The in-person session will be from held from 10 a.m. to noon. Friday, April 10. Please register by noon on April 7.

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Sustaining our practice of inclusion

Campus efforts and investments to address pressing and painful inequities at CU Boulder are only a beginning. Creating a culture of belonging will take each member of our community practicing sustained personal work to truly embrace and support diverse perspectives and intersectional identities in our community.

During the current academic year, Chancellor Philip DiStefano and other campus leaders urge every member of our community to join in learning more about diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism and to work continuously together to address these challenges more actively and in ways that can help authentically transform our campus culture in the coming year.

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