Our thriving urban setting fuels our commitment to diversity and social justice throughout Colorado.

The physical location of CU Denver in the heart of the city provides unique opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage with children and youth, families, schools, community colleges, businesses and non-profits with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion works toward a more just and compassionate world.

We believe that all students, diverse in race, ethnicity, economic resources, language, fluency, abilities, geography, first-generation status, age, gender and sexual identities, deserve access to an excellent education. Our academic programs and curriculum reflect this philosophy of inclusion and social justice.

Quick Facts

  • Our Office of Diversity and Inclusion enhances our climate of equity and builds on community partnerships.
  • A majority of our faculty members possess Spanish language proficiency. Their knowledge and skills enhance our students’ ability to serve culturally diverse and underrepresented individuals and families.
  • Our Human Development and Family Relations program is the first of its kind in the country to offer bilingual (Spanish) HDFR courses.
  • CU Denver students come from all 50 states and 66 countries.
  • 59 percent of freshmen and 51 percent of undergraduates are students of color at CU Denver.
  • At SEHD, 49.2 percent of our undergraduates are students of color.