Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Jarrett Smith
Submission Date Dec. 5, 2012
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University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
PAE-8: Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Samantha Ortiz
Dean of Student Life
Office of Student Life
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support underrepresented groups on campus?:

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the student body:

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) provides leadership to accomplish the university's strategic priority to enhance diversity universitywide and to foster a culture a culture of inclusion. The Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion oversees offices at both the Downtown Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Denver Campus is comprised of the historically successful Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP).

The EOP provides services to support underrpresented students and to foster a diverse and inclusive campus for all students.

The EOP office includes:

American Indian Student Services
Asian American Student Services
Black Student Services
Hispanic Student Services

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the faculty:

for the Support of Faculty and Staff Diversity Programming

The fund supports both traditional and innovative projects that enhance ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity within the University of Colorado’s students. In traditional areas, proposals might include requests for:

Exhibits, performances, productions, workshops.
Ethnic/cultural celebrations designed to enhance the university community’s knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of various cultures.
Travel funds to strengthen strategies for networking, professional development, and participation at relevant state, regional, or national conferences.
Visiting scholars/artists/lecturers.

Programs that have been funded in the past:

Conference Attendance – AAMC and NASPA
Subscriptions of Professional Journals – Diversity in Academe (Special edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Faculty networking/socializing event: Women’s Issues Committee and the School of Medicine
EMAC Committee Events – Organization Planning Development Meetings

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups within the staff:

The President's Fund is the same for Faculty and Staff at the university.

The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :

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