Univ. of Colorado Diversity Commission Reviews Colorado Springs Campus

Univ. of Colorado Diversity Commission Reviews Colorado Springs Campus 


      The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs should do more to encourage mentor relationships between students and professors, and recruit more minority students and faculty, several students said at a meeting on diversity.

      At a daylong meeting last Friday by the University of Colorado Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity, university officials outlined dozens of ways the school tries to serve minorities groups and said they would consider adopting new ideas.

      Student Crystal Bullard, who is Black, said she wanted to see more variety in the scholars represented in classroom materials.

      “A lot of the lessons are pretty much Eurocentric,” she said.

      CU system President Hank Brown formed the 60-member commission on diversity to examine how the school’s campuses handle issues such as race and discrimination. Meetings already have been held on the Denver and Boulder campuses.

Commission members were to issue a draft May 1 of recommendations for improving diversity on the Colorado Springs campus.

Associated Press

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