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12th Annual Diversity Summit


12th Annual Diversity Summit


Twelve years ago the Diversity Summit began with a few undergraduate students coming together to talk about diversity. Six years ago, the University of Denver made an institutional commitment to Inclusive Excellence, the philosophical and practical concept that inclusiveness and excellence are one in the same, and in that time the Summit has grown from twenty-five to more than six hundred participants. Originally, the Diversity Summit highlighted the success and goals of DU administration, faculty, staff and students but has grown to incorporate leaders in diversity and Inclusive Excellence outside the DU community. Historically, the Diversity Summit has featured keynotes that are active within academia with last year being the first year to host a keynote within the business sector.

Thursday, May 9th

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Think Tank for Equity - register today

6:00 - 7:00 PM - Opening Reception

7:00 - 8:30 PM - Keynote Speaker: Pedro Noguera at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts

Friday, May 10th 

8:30 - 9:30 AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast, Davis Auditorium in Sturm Hall

9:30 - 11:00 AM - Opening Session & Panel Discussion, Sturm Hall, Davis Auditorium

11:00 - 12:15 PM - Morning Workshops, Sturm Hall, Various Classrooms

12:30 - 2:00 PM - Lunch: Status of Inclusive Excellence at DU & Awards Ceremony, Dr. Frank Tuitt, Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence 

2:15 - 3:15 PM - Afternoon Workshops, Sturm Hall, various classrooms

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Afternoon Workshops, Sturm Hall, various classrooms

4:30 - 6:00 PM - Call to Action Reception at Tuscan Ballroom in the Joy Burns Center

Saturday, May 11th

Day of Service - Hosting students and parents from Munroe Elementary to explore what college is, the benefits and possibilities college provides and help parents understand what it takes to preapare their students for College. To volunteer, please follow this link