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Diversity is a core value of Rocky Vista University. Diversity can be defined as the recognition, reflection, and representation of individual differences within a community including, but not limited to culture, race, age, ethnicity or national origin, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, spiritual practices, veteran status, political beliefs, mental and physical ability, socioeconomic status, individual life experiences, or other ideologies.

RVU practices Inclusive Excellence, a strategy for transforming RVU into an institution that conceptualizes inclusiveness and excellence as one in the same, embeds Inclusive Excellence in all aspects and dimensions of the university, assigns responsibility for inclusiveness to everyone on campus, and utilizes a broad definition of diversity.

The Rocky Vista University Office for Inclusive Excellence is a resource for students, staff, and faculty regarding opportunities and challenges related to diversity in healthcare education across the Colorado, Utah, and Montana campuses. Our goal is the promotion and practice of Inclusive Excellence throughout every sector and dimension of the University to the benefit of the entire RVU community. Contact us for more information or services at 720-875-2825.

“In today’s society—which is more divided than ever before—it is crucial to…showcase our diversity. When we understand each other’s differences and perspectives, we can move towards tolerance and inclusion.” Gurpreet Kaur, OMS III



Happy Lunar New Year

January 24, 2023

Happy Lunar New Year A message from David Paltza, University Registrar about celebrating the Lunar New Year. Happy Lunar New Year Some of you might be very familiar with the Lunar New Year commonly known as the Chinese New Year.  But did you know that it is actually widely celebrated […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr Day

January 11, 2023

Martin Luther King, Jr Day A message from Adrian Clark, RVU consultant and member of the Inclusive Excellence Advisory Council, regarding the importance of the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: This year on January 16 the nation observes and celebrates the birth of a true contemporary American hero, Dr. […]

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Message from the Provost | Recognition of Juneteenth

June 19, 2021

Message from the Provost | Recognition of Juneteenth [June 18, 2021 – Parker, CO] Dear RVU family, As we continue on our journey and understanding around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, I wanted to take a moment to think about Juneteenth.  I have heard about Juneteenth, and had some […]

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