The College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at the University of Colorado Denver 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 believe 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. We are particularly committed to the representation of thus far underrepresented and marginalized communities.
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.