DIO's goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment.

We would like to enhance opportunities and increase awareness of our diverse communities and culture. Engagement events give University employees opportunities to interact with and support the local community through fundraising, donations, and volunteer activities.

Diversity workshops below 

Wednesdays 11am-1pm (zoom) CU Denver drop-in chat sessions  From Center from Identity & Inclusion
3rd Thursday every month (Oct - Nov, Jan - Apr), 12 - 1 p.m. Community engaged Scholoarship coffee hours For a community-engaged scholarship social with CU Boulder faculty, staff, & students. Find out how staff from CU Engage and the Office for Outreach & Engagement can support your work.
4th Thursday every month, 4-5p.m. CU Boulder DEI Network Happy Hour (zoom link)  
Ongoing at CU Boulder Teaching-Learning events   


  1. Read & sign CU's Inclusivity pledge
  2. Why pronouns matter & how to be an ally
  3. LGBTQ resources at CU Employee Services
  4. 2021 Colorado Equal Pay ActCU Campuses prepare for Compliance. CU System HR Equal Pay Summary slides here.

Outreach - Explore how CU serves Colorado

Spring Clean ideas for those items you love and don’t use. Consider donating them. A second life is better than a trash fill.

  1. The Doe Fund: Business Attire & your personal technology.
  2. Ronald McDonald house: Office supplies, Kitchen items, Laundry room items (dryer sheets, detergent), Individually wrapped snacks, Gift cards you no longer want/need/use
  3. Denver Rescue Mission: Small furniture (not damaged), Clothing, Household items, Kitchen appliances & dishware, Non-perishable food 
  4. Clothes to Kids Denver donate new or gently used clothes.

Please consider making a difference locally and help a local organization like the non-profits below:

CU Resources: Training & Learning 

1. CU at the Top: Diversity and Inclusion (you can browse or formally begin by completing an agreement form with your supervisor)

  • Understand and implement strategies for inclusion.
  • Uncover components of your own biases and perceptions.
  • Gain insight into other identities and experiences that are different from your own.

2. CU Denver: Center for Identity & Inclusion. Services, Virtual drop-in chat sessions, programs, resources, & events.

3. CU Boulder

Some past community opportunities the committee has featured:

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