We first and foremost acknowledge that as part of the Boulder and University of Colorado communities, we occupy lands “located on the traditional territories and ancestral homelands of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Ute and many other Native American nations. Their forced removal from these territories has caused devastating and lasting impacts. While the University of Colorado Boulder can never undo or rectify the devastation wrought on Indigenous peoples, we commit to improving and enhancing engagement with Indigenous peoples and issues locally and globally.”

We believe that we’re all connected and that relationships matter. Yet, despite this connectedness, the world and our experiences are not equitable. In the spirit of inquiry and understanding, we’re committed to exploring our individual and collective social identities—and the power and privilege associated with those standpoints. We pledge to not shy away from difficult conversations.

We promote education for action, so that we may all be part of the healing of the aforementioned historical and ongoing injustices, and to make our campus, communities and world a place where everyone can thrive. Because we understand that educational environments replicate the inequities of the societies in which they’re located, we’re committed to recruiting and supporting students who are historically underrepresented in research and creative work.

UROP is an active member of the LEAD Alliance and dedicated to providing equitable access to the university's research and creative resources. We value and support undocumented employees and students on the CU Boulder campus, who enrich the diversity of our community, and are committed to providing funding options for DACA, ASSET and/or undocumented students.