The inaugural Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion celebrated one year as a division this spring. On May 24 they celebrated their first year honoring UCCS’ commitment to DEI, thanking campus partners, departments, colleges and divisions for their work in creating authentic change, and to create a space of reflection and vision moving into the next academic year.
Staff, faculty, and community members gathered at the Ent Center for the Arts for great food, connection, and conversation. Vice Chancellor Rame Hanna spoke at the event thanking everyone for their support and partnerships this past year.
Vice Chancellor Hanna, reflecting on the celebration, stated, “I am grateful to all those who were able to join us, in person and in spirit, to celebrate an incredible first year in the founding of our inaugural Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. It was through your voices and actions that have uplifted and empowered us to create more intentional dialogues for greater access and equity. Change efforts that are deeply connected to our core values take a village to actualize! We are overjoyed by the many wonderful collaborations and partnerships and for your commitment to fostering an inclusive campus culture of belonging!”
About the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) aspires to strengthen innovation, impacts, and practices as integral components of inclusive and academic excellence. We are committed to fostering an inclusive learning and work environment where all at UCCS feel a sense of belonging and can thrive. Our division promotes the principles of inclusive excellence, multicultural education, and social justice that both enhance the University’s service to the public and contributes directly to the work environment and the quality of learning for all who participate. Additionally, we seek to elevate the impact UCCS has as a regional and national leader in preparing students for success in a diverse global society and workforce. You can also learn more about the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion online.