Education and Training

Diversity is a core value at CU Denver and CU Anschutz. As stated in our Strategic Plan, "To succeed, the working group must recognize the strength of diverse communities and perspectives. We must continue and enhance our commitment to creating an inclusive culture in pursuit of our goals of excellence and meeting the needs of the state, nation and world." 

As a university, we are committed to the development of an inclusive campus culture, where diversity is coupled with the principles of value, trust, and respect. 

In the Office of Equity (OE) we believe a significant aspect in creating an inclusive campus culture starts with proactive education and training initiatives. As such, we offer a wide range of educational support as needed to our dual-campus constituents. 

Serving as the Prevention, Education, and Training Coordinator, Karissa Stolen works tirelessly to coordinate these efforts on behalf of the OE. She is responsible for providing supportive guidance, departmental training, and educational resources that support the OE's mission to stop, prevent, and remedy any instances of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and related retaliation. 

If you would like to request a departmental training, or if you are seeking educational resources, please contact us via email at


University-wide communication was sent out regarding revisions made to the Sexual Misconduct Policy that went into effect on October 1, 2018. The policy revisions included a new requirement for all employees to complete training on all OE-related policies every three years. The training referenced in the policy administered by the OE, is titled, Discrimination & Sexual Misconduct.

On May 6, 2020, Title IX regulations (2020 Title IX regulations) were announced by the U.S. Department of Education and Office for Civil Rights with a mandate to be in effect by August 14, 2020. The university has revised our system-wide Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking Policy (Sexual Misconduct Policy) pursuant to updated legal requirements from the U.S. Department of Education under Title IX.

On August 18, 2020, all faculty, staff, and student employee compliance records were "reset." This means if you completed the Discrimination & Sexual Misconduct training before August 18, 2020, you are considered out of compliance with university policy and are required to retake the course.

To find out what trainings the OE is able to provide, please visit our Training Catalog. The catalog will include descriptions of each training with expected learning objectives and expected learning outcomes. 

There are many ways to continue your education on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to be a leader in our CU community. We have created self-learning guides to help start the conversation and begin your life-long learning process related to DEI with external resources on the following topics:

  • Bias
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 101
  • Gender & Sexual Orientation
  • Intersectionality
  • Microaggressions
  • Power & Privilege
  • Relationship Violence