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.
The DEI Division is comprised of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for DEI, the Office of DEI Education and Outreach, the Office of DEI Strategic Initiatives, the Office of International Affairs, and the Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness, and Community (MOSAIC) and LGBTQ+ Resource Center.
Office of the Vice Chancellor for DEI is responsible for guiding and leading institutional wide efforts to advance a culture of inclusion and belonging at UCCS. This includes leading DEI strategic planning efforts, chairing the Council on Inclusive Belonging (CIB), and building institutional DEI capacity.
The Office of DEI Education and Outreach is responsible for the development of culturally responsive training programs and workshops, coordinating events and programs to highlight critical DEI topics across campus for staff, faculty, and students. Along with creating DEI partnership and collaboration opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and the Colorado Springs community.
The Office of DEI Strategic Initiatives oversees operationalization of organizational DEI strategy, including support to the institution in the implementation of the Inclusive Excellence and Belonging Plan; advising on best practices; DEI research, data collection, and analysis; DEI marketing and communications; and assessment of organizational success in DEI.
The Office of International Affairs at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) supports international education for the UCCS campus community. The office provides services within the following areas: Education Abroad; International Student and Scholar Services; support to colleges and schools for international partnership development; and international opportunities.
The Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness, and Community (MOSAIC) and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer (LGBTQ+) Resource Center are student advocated support services designed to cultivate the holistic development of historically and currently marginalized students at UCCS.