Vision & Mission

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

At its core, internationalization fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion by broadening students' awareness of and appreciation for the diverse needs of the peoples and cultures in the world both domestically and internationally. By participating in multicultural curricula, students learn about global issues and disparities, which helps to open their minds to other ways of being and builds cross-cultural understanding and, in turn, inclusiveness. Many students who participate in some form of internationalization go on to further engage with the social justice work needed to build an equitable global future for all peoples, inclusive of race, religion, gender, disability, and sexual orientation. As the central office for internationalization at UCCS, International Affairs is proud to support diversity, equity, and inclusion through bringing international students and scholars to campus, sending students abroad, supporting international collaborations, and providing international programming.


International Affairs strives to become a leader in the field of international education and support a spirit of discovery that leads to transformative global learning opportunities and cross-cultural understanding.


International Affairs leads, coordinates, and supports comprehensive campus internationalization with the ultimate goal to prepare globally competent graduates. In doing so, the office:

  •  Embraces an understanding and sharing of world cultures and perspectives;

  •  Leads best-practice efforts in internationalization in support of institutional goals;

  •  Offers a range of opportunities abroad in order to advance knowledge through a commitment to the importance of understanding other cultures;

  •  Advocates for and supports international students and scholars on campus;

  •  Collaborates with faculty, staff, and community members to further international scholarship, research, and learning;

  •  Supports the integration of global learning opportunities in and out of the classroom that support understanding and an appreciation of the world;

  •  Is committed to student success through support, best-practices, advising, and programming.