Equity, Diversity & Inclusive Excellence

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Our goal is to build a diverse and representative academic community that recognizes the importance of social, economic, health, and environmental justice. We strive to promote diversity and equity and to be a model of inclusive excellence.

As a tri-campus partnership, ColoradoSPH stands with academic, practice, and community partners nationwide to condemn racism, injustice, and inequity. Racism is a public health crisis, and we are committed to dismantling structural racism. Ableism, ageism, homophobia, misogyny, racism, transphobia, xenophobia, and all other forms of hatred or discrimination will not be tolerated. We are committed to recognizing and confronting our internalized racism and implicit biases and constantly striving to act in ways that affirm and support students, staff, faculty, leadership, alumni, and communities with whom we engage.

On July 28, 2021, the Colorado School of Public Health held a town hall to update students, staff, and faculty on activities initiated following the release of 2020 Plan to Dismantle Structural Racism and Advancing Inclusive Excellence. Participants had an opportunity to ask questions, provide input about the school’s efforts, and offer recommendations for next steps.

On July 22, 2020, the Colorado School of Public Health held a town hall to provide an open forum to discuss the draft plan to address structural racism and inequality within our community and explore the external role of the school.

*Questions were answered during the event. Please watch the video recording for those responses.

Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion


Headshot of Cerise Hunt

Cerise Hunt PhD, MSW

Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Director (Center for Public Health Practice), Clinical Assistant Professor
Raeven Clockston

Raeven Clockston MPH, BSND

Public Health Equity & Practice Coordinator

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Community read

Join us for the spring semester ColoradoSPH community read! In January 2022, we will read The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee. The ColoradoSPH community selected the book during the Dismantling Structural Racism and Advancing Inclusive Excellence Town Hall on July 28, 2021. Order your book today, and stay tuned for information regarding book clubs you can join to discuss and debrief as you read.

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