Equity, Diversity & Inclusive Excellence

Our commitment


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


The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) partners with the ColoradoSPH tri-campus community to shape policies, practices, and programs that support a fair, diverse, and respectful environment for all individuals. Through our collaborative efforts, the OEDI supports the school's EDI strategic priorities and plans to dismantle structural racism. A critical part of our work is ensuring individuals from historically excluded communities can access opportunities and thrive. We strive to create an environment that encourages full participation and belonging for all.

Contact us

Have questions? Contact us at ColoradoSPH.EDI@cuanschutz.edu
Cerise Hunt

Cerise Hunt PhD, MSW

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

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The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host a virtual book discussion group this academic year open to all ColoradoSPH students, faculty, and staff. If you are interested in joining the discussion, please stay tuned for more detailed information regarding the reading and discussion schedule.

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