CENTER FOR
M
ULTICULTURAL EXCELLENCE
NEWSLETTER

 

Where We Are Located

1981 S University Blvd
Denver, CO 80208


At the north corner of Asbury & University Blvd



Upcoming Events

Open House 9/8
Moonlight Movie 9/8
Retreat Reg. 9/14
QSA Kegger Social 9/16
LGBTIQ Cupcake 9/17
LGBTIA BBQ 9/22
Bisexuality Day 9/23
Laramie Project 10/12
Nat'l Latino AIDS 10/11
Project Homeless 10/24
Dia de los Muertos 11/2
Transgender Rmbr. 11/20

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Graduate
Students of Color

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Bushra Aryan

Join a Group

Asian Student Alliance
Black Student Alliance
Hawaii Club
Hindu Students Council
Latino Student Alliance
Native Student Alliance
Out For Business
Queer Straight Alliance
Vietnamese Student Association

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Student Organizations

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WELCOME BACK!
Did you come to the University of Denver to meet and interact with students from different backgrounds?  Are you interested in learning about diversity, intergroup relations, cross-cultural communication, and other aspects of diversity?  Then the Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME) is for you. 

The staff of the Center offer a multiplicity of programs and initiatives designed to prepare DU students for living and working in a highly diverse society and world.  Come and participate and share with other students as you learn about the many diverse groups that are part of the DU community.  Welcome to DU and see you soon at the Center for Multicultural Excellence.

 
                           Who We Are
The DU Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME) is the primary office responsible for supporting and promoting diversity on campus.  We define diversity broadly and include race/ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, and other dimensions of diversity that make up the DU community.  We support students as they develop programs that contribute to or take steps toward creating an inclusive campus climate for everyone.  At the same time, we advocate for students who encounter acts of discrimination or insensitivity on campus.  CME works with a multiplicity of student organizations that offer cultural and educational programs throughout the year.  Some of these groups include the Latino Student Alliance, Queer Student Alliance, Hillel, Black Student Alliance, Asian Student Alliance, Native American Student Alliance, Muslim Student Association, and many other organizations.  Come visit us to find out what CME can do for you.
 
 Diversity & Unity Retreat
The Diversity & Unity Retreat is a two day retreat that brings together undergraduate and graduate students for self discovery and learning related to leadership and diversity.  The retreat brings together individuals from various social identity backgrounds including race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, gender expression, ability, and other groups. Participants return with new knowledge of diversity, skills to promote tolerance and understanding, friends with whom to continue interacting and networking and a sense of responsibility to serve as an ally to social identity groups other than those to which they belong.

The Diversity Retreat is an important tradition of the University of Denver.  This year, the Diversity Retreat will be held on campus for the first time and will seek to develop student understanding, leadership, and positive activism in new ways.


This is a FREE event and open to all DU students!

Registration Opens:  Monday, September 14th, 2009
Registration Closes: Monday, October 12, 2009
Retreat: Friday & Saturday October 16th & 17th

For more information go to: CME Programs & Events
 Inclusive Excellence
This Fall, The Center for Teaching and Learning is partnering with the Morgrage College of Education and Center for Multicultural Excellence to coordinate the new Inclusive Excellence Faculty Community. The project will bring together faculty from across campus in small communities of 7-10 to learn and share practical tools and strategies to create inclusive classrooms. These peer facilitated groups will meet up to three times a quarter and provide members with opportunities to learn from each other's experiences. Participants will review the latest in research and approaches to meeting the challenges and benefits from diversity in college classrooms.  All DU faculty were invited to participate and 47 responded to the invite!  Faculty will also have the opportunity to document any valuable lessons or tools to be shared with other faculty through an online community.  We are looking forward to what valuable insight participants will bring and share with the larger DU faculty community in creating inclusive classrooms at DU!
Sincerely,