The Fourth World Center for the Study of Indigenous Law and Politics at the University of Colorado Denver was founded as a resource commons of authoritative information on indigenous peoples’ affairs. Housed within the Department of Political Science, the Fourth World Center provides resources and services that focus on the legal and political issues faced by indigenous populations. The Center also features a library, periodicals, audio and visual equipment, and news file archives on current development issues surrounding “the Fourth World,” and will soon offer a certificate program in this area.
Living Learning Communities (LLC) provide shared college experiences by creating intentional communities that learn through relationship and practice. Our new LLC, the Civic Engagement and Housing Justice Living and Learning Community, is focused on civic engagement through housing justice, and invites students that feel passionately about working towards innovative housing solutions and building community power to apply!
Housed within the CU Denver Political Science Department, the New Directions program offers a Master's Degree in Political Science, and graduate level certificates in Public, Non-Profit, and Community Leadership, labor/community organizing, and Social Economy. We offer a practice-based, civic engagement curriculum with three broad tracks of study: Local public leadership -in the fields of public policy and local government administration. Community and labor organizing - including developing expertise in labor unions and community-based organizational leadership. Social economy innovations - such as worker-owned cooperatives and community land trusts, focusing on creative strategies for achieving economic growth with social equity.
The Romero Theater Troupe provides a space to examine social justice and history on stage and in community workshops to bring awareness to social justice issues. The Troupe is currently based in Denver, Colorado.
The Harding Fellowship in Student Hunger and Homelessness was created to identify and expand services, conduct research, and engage in advocacy that helps alleviate issues of hunger and homelessness on the CU Denver campus.