A copy from the National Archives of the general order that later spurred Juneteenth.

Juneteenth in Colorado

June 13, 2022

The June 19 holiday, Juneteenth, is a time to recognize and celebrate the freedom and self-determination of African Americans and the end of the Civil War. It also provides an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the nation's collective history. For some, this may mean attending an event, listening to a podcast, reading, or having conversations with classmates, colleagues, family and friends.

Tina McDaniel

Understanding the historical context and significance of Juneteenth

June 9, 2022

Tina McDaniel, a retired human resource professional, passionate social justice advocate and diversity, equity and inclusion leader will lead an honest conversation about the remembrance and celebration of Juneteenth during a virtual event June 16.

pink blossoms on campus near Old Main

Diversity, equity and inclusion update: May 2022 issue

May 27, 2022

This month’s issue includes a wrap-up of the IDEA Council’s first public forum and updates on Colorado’s new Juneteenth celebration, summer UndocuAlly sessions, the campus’s practice of inclusion and more.

María Teresa Navas Mejía, a long-term employee at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently received her green card thanks to Carina De La Torre and students in the law school's Immigration Defense Clinic.  Credit: Stephanie Daniel/The World

Colorado Law students gain powerful lessons providing free legal services to immigrants

May 16, 2022

Students at the Immigration Defense Clinic have represented more than 20 longtime university employees from El Salvador who have temporary protected status, which allows them to work. The clinic is helping them become permanent residents.

Artist rendition of people with the word ENGLISH in the middle of the artwork.

Linguist to help guide global English language learning body

May 13, 2022

Rai Farrelly, a CU Boulder linguist, has been appointed to the board of directors for the TESOL International Organization. She was selected by her peers to help lead the organization, which is the foremost global authority for teaching English, with more than 11,000 members from 169 countries.

spring blooms on campus

Join the IDEA Council’s May 23 public forum

May 9, 2022

Council members will update the campus community about its work during the 2021–22 academic year, answer questions, and invite students, staff and faculty to join a discussion on the university’s next steps for promoting diversity, equity and inclusion across the campus.

Old Main   (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)

CU Boulder to reflect, celebrate as Juneteenth becomes official state holiday

May 3, 2022

Gov. Jared Polis signed a legislative bill into law, declaring Juneteenth a state holiday. The holiday recognizes the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and celebrates the self-determination of Black Americans. This year, the university will offer a floating personal observance day for all leave-eligible faculty and staff.

pink blossoms on campus near Old Main

Diversity, equity and inclusion update: April 2022 issue

April 28, 2022

This month’s update highlights the IDEA Council, the Campus Culture Survey and next steps, the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Learning Community, the President’s DEI Award winners, a Human Resources workshop and our practice of inclusion.

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Number of all-gender bathrooms expands on campus

April 15, 2022

The university is expanding the number of all-gender bathrooms available to students, faculty and staff and individuals and families who visit the CU Boulder campus.

Pine trees covered in snow on the CU Boulder campus

Diversity, equity and inclusion update: March 2022 issue

March 31, 2022

This month’s update highlights Women’s History Month, five goals inspired by the IDEA Plan, federal pre-college and research funding, inclusive hiring and campus UndocuAlly sessions.