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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at UCCS

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)

UCCS is committed to being a leading educational institution where all who attend, work and benefit from the campus are valued and respected. We value inclusive diversity as a foundation for teaching and scholarship that prepares students, faculty, staff, and community members for both local and global multicultural engagement. Creating a culture of inclusion requires active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity in which all members of the UCCS community feel an authentic sense of belonging.

Providing Support to the Community

As an institution committed to equitable access and opportunity, we uphold our commitment to sustainable inclusive belonging by blending diversity, equity, and inclusion into the full fabric of the UCCS community. We will advance and sustain a culture that promotes diversity awareness, appreciation, and respect while inspiring agency and social responsibility through holistic approaches to self-awareness and identity development.

We provide an inclusive and supportive campus environment that embraces a culture of belonging, engagement, and learning for all including those with diverse intersecting backgrounds, social identities, abilities, and cultures.

Foundational Value

We value inclusive diversity as a foundation for teaching and scholarship that prepares students, faculty, staff, and community members for both local and global multicultural realities.

Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Rame Hanna serves as the inaugural Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at UCCS. Vice Chancellor Hanna is responsible for guiding and leading institution-wide efforts to advance a culture of belonging at UCCS.

Guided by a commitment to sustainable inclusive excellence, Vice Chancellor Hanna seeks to foster a socially just campus climate that embraces intersectional identities, promotes diverse critical knowledge, and centers the lived experiences of marginalized and underrepresented communities to ensure that all belong and can thrive.

DEI Community Values

We will advance and sustain a culture that promotes the awareness, appreciation, and respect of diversity, while also inspiring agency and social responsibility through holistic approaches to self-awareness and identity development.

We are dedicated to equitable access and opportunity by creating inclusive learning and work environments that weaves diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into the full fabric of the UCCS community.

We are believing in fostering a culture of inclusion through the active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity in which all members of our campus community feel and authentic sense of belonging and can thrive.

We embrace a climate of belonging that centers holistic community engagement and supports the mental health and wellbeing of all our community members, including students, staff, and faculty with diverse intersecting backgrounds, identities, abilities, and cultures.

Inclusive Diveristy

UCCS values INCLUSIVE DIVERSITY as a foundation for teaching and scholarship that prepares students, faculty, staff, and community members for both local and global multicultural realities.

Strategic Plan 2030

Foster a Community of Learning, Engagement, and Inclusive Belonging to Nurture the Growth and Success of Faculty, Staff, and Students.

  • Cultivate a culture of inclusive excellence that responds to the diversity of our campus community.
  • Advance a culture of innovative and inclusive pedagogy that is relevant to the academic and professional needs of today’s students.
  • Deepen curricular and co-curricular experiences to foster global perspective, experiential engagement, and professional preparation.
  • Strengthen our culture of health, safety, and wellbeing.
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