Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

CAP JEDI Statement

The College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at the University of Colorado Denver believes that design and planning should actively promote justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) for all people and in all places, and that this requires a multitude of experiences and perspectives that reflect our society as well as the communities and places we serve.

CAP recognizes that our professions and disciplines have been involved in actions that were discriminatory and created unjust and inequitable outcomes for people and places. In acknowledging this past, and while recognizing past attempts to address these injustices, we are committing to truly evolving justice and equity within our college and our allied practices, and creating a culture of belonging and participation amongst faculty, staff, and students. 

We are committed to:

  • Enhancing diversity and representation in our student body, our faculty, and our staff. 
  • Applying JEDI principles to what and how we teach and learn. 
  • Supporting JEDI principles in allied professions outside of CAP. 
  • Regularly evaluating and communicating our progress in meeting JEDI principles and outcomes, and seeking ways to improve. 

Enriching places for people and the planet

JEDI Forum

CAP began hosting regular open forums for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Spring 2021. We will be hosting at least one each semester, please watch your e-mail for invitations and announcements regarding dates and times.

Please contact us via email for any accessibility requests related to these forums. Stay tuned for an announcement of dates and your invitation to shape the future of JEDI in CAP! 

CAP JEDI Statement of Goals

Guided by the CAP JEDI Statement, the College of Architecture and Planning is undertaking action in the following ways.

CAP JEDI Work Plan, 2021

Support the Work of JEDI

JEDI Working Group

The CAP JEDI Working Group proactively advances justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our college and allied practices. All CAP Students, Staff, and Faculty are invited to participate in council meetings.

We welcome all interested individuals to join the JEDI Working Group. If you would like to join, please contact us.

Progress Reports

Aligned Organizations


CU Denver

Greater Denver Area


We want to hear about your experiences with JEDI in CAP. Let us know what we are doing right, how we might improve, or any other thoughts you wish to share. If you provide contact information, we will make sure to follow up with you. If you have concerns or issues that are not related to JEDI, please contact your department chair, program director, or Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Jody Beck.
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