September 7, 2021
Metropolitan State University of Denver seeks to promote an inclusive community of learners, an awareness and appreciation of diverse perspectives and identities, and the establishment of policies, practices, programs, and resources designed to embrace and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion at MSU Denver.
Diversity is one of the core values of the university and one of the pillars of the university’s Strategic Plan. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s goal is to support and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of campus life through the development of initiatives that advance MSU Denver’s stated goal of becoming an anti-racist institution.
Diversity at MSU Denver encompasses all the characteristics that make one individual or group different and recognizes the value of everyone and every group as part of an inclusive community of belonging. Differences can include but are not limited to culture, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, language, sex, physical appearance, pregnancy, marital/partner status, age, (dis)ability, neurodiversity, creed, religious or spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, class, education, gender identity/expression, veteran status, political affiliation, political philosophy, and more. We recognize that these differences can be visible or invisible.
September 7, 2021
January 14, 2022
MLK Peace Breakfast
March 8-10, 2022
April 6-8, 2022
Higher Education Diversity Summit
Beyond the Office of Diversity, equity, and Inclusion, there are many places that you can engage with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
If you are looking for other ways to get engaged in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the university has a number of related committees, groups and other ways to get involved.Engage with other groups
MSU Denver acknowledges the indigenous people and land of Auraria and the broader Denver area.
We honor and acknowledge that we are on the traditional territories and ancestral homelands of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Nations. This area was also the site of trade, hunting, gathering, and healing for many other Native Nations: The Lakota, Ute, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Shoshone, and others.
We recognize the Indigenous peoples as the original stewards of the land, water, plants, and animals who called this place home. As these words of acknowledgment are spoken and heard, the ties that these nations have to their traditional homelands are renewed and reaffirmed. Let us also acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory. We respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we gather. We pay our respect to them and give thanks to all Tribal Nations and the ancestors of this place.
We also want to recognize the community and families of Auraria displaced by the creation of this campus for MSU Denver to have a place that we now call home.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns related to equity, diversity or inclusion.Office Staff
Jordan Student Success Building (JSSB) 440
890 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 1
Denver, CO 80217-3362