The University of Colorado Denver Philosophy Department actively supports a professional climate that treats every member of our community with respect and makes each person feel safe and welcome. At the same time, we want to create a climate in which we can critically discuss ideas. We do not see a conflict between these two goals; rather, we think we do our best critical thinking in a mutually respectful environment. To that end, we seek to identify individual needs and provide important resources for resolving any climate issues that may arise, particularly for women and underrepresented groups among our students, faculty, or staff. Further, as a community, we seek to broaden our understandings of what a professional climate entails to include, for example, the identification and mitigation of implicit bias and stereotype threat. Our goal is to build a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment for all of our students, faculty, and staff.​

Stereotype Threat and Implicit Bias

Resources and Links

Reporting and Policies

With respect to any climate issue whatsoever, feel free to contact the Philosophy Department’s Climate Officer in confidence:

Candice L. Shelby, Ph.D, Professor of Philosophy
Plaza Build M108-E Campus Box 179, P. O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217 ​

Want to report something anonymously? CU Denver also has a specialized team to to assess whether individuals pose a risk to themselves or others and to intervene when necessary, and more generally, to identify and provide assistance to those in need.