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Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the forefront of everything we do at the University of Colorado and are integral to our strategic planning for the future. We are committed to building a community of students, faculty and staff that advances these fundamental values, in which every individual – regardless of race, identity, ideology, perspective, religion or background – feels accepted and supported.

 
DEI Pillar Strat Plan
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CU Connections

Regents zoom in on strategic plan’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion emphasis

The Board of Regents has established diversity, equity and inclusion as core values of CU through its guiding principles and implements those principles through regent policy.
Regents testify at State Capitol
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CU Boulder Today

CU professor, regents testify for in-state tuition for American Indian students with Colorado ties

Calling it “an important step in recognizing past injustices,” a CU Boulder professor, Regent Lesley Smith, Regent Emerita Irene Griego and alumni testified before the Colorado Senate Education Committee today, expressing support for a bill moving through the legislature that would grant in-state tuition to members of American Indian nations with historical ties to Colorado.
CU Regents In the News
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SPIEGEL, SHARKEY: Making college admission tests optional will remove barriers and create opportunity

A guiding principle of CU is to encourage and provide access to the university for all qualified Colorado students. Test-optional college admissions is an effective way to provide more access to more Coloradans while maintaining quality and integrity in admissions and a competitive advantage for Colorado higher education.
UCCS BA in Inclusive Early Childhood Education
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UCCS Communique

Regents approve Bachelor of Arts in Inclusive Early Childhood Education

In an effort to meet growing market needs for teachers in Colorado, the CU Board of Regents approved a new bachelor’s degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Inclusive Early Childhood Education, at its Feb. 11 meeting.
CU Boulder Buildings Renamed
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CU Boulder Today

CU regents approve renaming of 2 CU Boulder buildings

At the CU Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 11, the regents approved resolutions to rename two campus buildings at CU Boulder -- one after pioneering alumna and lifelong educator Lucile Berkeley Buchanan and another after Professor Emeritus Albert Ramírez and Vera, his late wife, who for many years provided support, mentorship and guidance to first-generation and other underrepresented students.
Regents Kroll and Spiegel
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CU Connections

Regents Kroll, Spiegel on budget concerns, student support, DEI progress

Regents Jack Kroll and Ilana Spiegel addressed key issues during the virtual Jan. 28 Faculty Council meeting, including budget uncertainty, student support and diversity, equity and inclusion.
CU Regents In the News
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The Denver Post

CU to work with state legislature to offer in-state tuition to Indigenous students from outside Colorado

The resolution authorizes CU’s system administration to work on legislation with the Colorado General Assembly “as soon as reasonably practicable within the constraints of the legislative process” to approve in-state tuition status at CU campuses for out-of-state Indigenous people whose tribal nations are tied to Colorado.
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CU Connections

CU Develops First Systemwide Lands Acknowledgement Statement

Initiated by the CU Board of Regents, the university has its first systemwide statement acknowledging that the lands where the four campuses are located were originally home to Indigenous peoples.
Timberley Roane
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CU Connections

STEM educator’s far-reaching impact recognized with Chase Faculty Community Service Award

CU Denver’s Timberley Roane passionately supports Native American/American Indian community.
Business diversity PhD
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CU Connections

CU Business School Deans Introduce CU Diverse Doctorates in Business

Cross-campus collaborative open to underrepresented undergraduates.
Diversity Summit
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2020 Fall Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Under the theme “Inclusion, Resilience and Service,” summit participants will on Nov. 10 explore the multiple intersecting events effecting our immediate community, because they are impacting our broader community.
Group photo from August's regents meetnig
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CU Connections

Regents hear progress report on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts

Current and future efforts to address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion within the University of Colorado community are broad and deep, CU leadership reported to members of the Board of Regents.
President Kennedy speaks with the regents about diversity
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CU's Commitment to Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

CU President Kennedy spoke with the CU Board of Regents about efforts to address civil rights concerns at the joint meeting of the regents' Governance and University Affairs Committees.
CU on the Air: Greater need for equality
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CU On the Air Podcast

African Americans, allies confront racism, health disparities

CU on the Air discusses police brutality against African Americans, protests underway across the U.S., and African Americans dying of COVID-19 in disproportionate numbers with Theodosia Cook, CU chief diversity officer.