About the Cultural Center
The Cultural Center at the University of Denver provides identity-based student programming, annual cultural signature events, and leadership opportunities and support for students of color and gender and sexual diverse students. We do this through campus-wide partnerships, student-led initiatives, and being a central place to help you envision what your student experience should be like.
We’re committed to uplifting and empowering students. Our work is providing spaces for students to be their full selves at DU through signature events, serial events, leadership programs, and connecting students to various resources on campus.
We create spaces for the campus to celebrate differences across identities. Use the resources on this website to learn more about our work and how we can support you during your time at DU.
The mission of the Cultural Center is to create an environment where students of color, students of marginalized faiths and LGBTQ+ students can critically engage their historical legacies, while enhancing their educational, intellectual and personal/professional interest as it relates to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic, and cultural sensibilities; while providing a physical safe haven for respite and dialogue as they navigate their journey at the University of Denver.
Increase the presence and participation of historically underrepresented populations within the institution as well as their retention, success, and sense of belonging.
To provide a community that facilitates success in the areas of leadership, scholarship, service, and advocacy through advising, empowerment, cultural enrichment, educational programming, and social development.
Engage members of the University of Denver community in collaboration with community partners, in the work of inclusivity and diversity toward service to the public good.
Vision & Values
The Cultural Center will continue to grow its support for students of color and gender and sexual diverse students on campus. We encourage students to Build Character – Bridge Identities – Be Connected. The cultural values offering opportunities for students to build their leadership skills and discover their sense of belonging on campus and in their community; implementing programs, events and initiatives that support cultural and identity development and recognition; and connecting students with peers and resources that will better their student experience and success at the University of Denver.
"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."Audre Lorde