Events & News
DEI Events & Recent News
DEI News & Events
DEI Campus News
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is launching two new series: an “Inclusive Belonging Spotlight Series” and “DEI Munch & Learns.” These aim to create development opportunities and share resources around DEI topics for faculty, staff, students and the campus community.
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.
During the 2023 Colorado-Wyoming International Educators Conference, Karlye Enkler and Telma Frumholtz were recognized for their efforts in international education at UCCS.
“In the development of UCCS’s first land acknowledgment, we were committed to centering and honoring the past, present, and future of Indigenous communities of the Colorado Springs region, while evoking a strong sense of awareness, self-reflection, and advocacy across campus,” said Hanna.
UCCS saw over 60 participants who walked in the Pikes Peak Pride parade down Tejon St. to the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum. After the parade, a community reception with food and refreshments was held at UCCS Downtown, where over 150 people stopped by to grab a bite, be in community, and celebrate with UCCS and their loved ones.
On May 22 at the Ent Center for the Arts, the CU Faculty Council hosted The Queer Futures in Higher Education in the Rocky Mountain West Symposium in person for the first time since 2017. This one-day professional development, networking, and vision building symposium featured over ten presentations facilitated by students, faculty, and staff from the four CU campuses. The conference featured a wide range of workshops from “‘Unpacking the Alphabet’: Identities, Key terms, and Frameworks in Evolving LGBTQ+ Life,” “Eating Disorders in Transgender Youth,” and “Queering as a Verb.”
The Heller Center for the Arts & Humanities will make history next month as it hosts its first Indigenous Fellow, Philip Deloria, Ph.D. Deloria is an author, historian, member of the Dakota nation and Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History at Harvard University. His research and teaching focuses on the social, cultural and political histories of the relations among American Indian peoples and the United States, Western American history and environmental history. Currently on sabbatical from Harvard, Deloria’s residency takes place over two weeks from Oct. 11 to Oct. 25.