At the University of Denver, knowledge meets character and responsibility.

Bonding with our neighbors

We are proud of the bond we’ve forged with Denver and the Rocky Mountain West. And rightly so. Our spaces and halls, rinks and sports fields, classrooms, labs and studios are the catalyst that can change the lives of our community members—especially our students. Our engagement and energy, combined with our research, scholarship and teaching, will fuel social change and economic development.

We will blur the boundaries between campus and community.

We Pledge

to tackle the grand challenges of the Rocky Mountain West, such as water quality, land use, hunger, homelessness and shortage of affordable housing.

We Pledge

to innovate with business, community and educational partners to address our region's needs with scale and efficiency.

We Pledge

to promote well-being for underserved populations, including the young, the aging and economically disadvantaged and rural populations, through interdisciplinary research and outreach.

We Pledge

to enhance sustainable practices, support urban green-space initiatives, explore transportation alternatives and continue to reduce our carbon footprint.

Expanding our impact

Members of the DU community are engaged in the Denver community: in K-12 schools, community clinics, business incubators, neighborhood nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies. And our faculty-student research is helping solve the largest problems of the day, from aging and mental health, to transportation challenges, the shortage of clean water and cyber security. DU IMPACT 2025 expands our commitment so the lines between our campus and community become so blurred, you’ll be hard-pressed to tell where one ends and the other begins.

The University contributes nearly $1 billion in economic impact to the Denver region.

Community stories

Students Deliver at Solar Decathlon

It’s not every day that the work of college students catches the attention of our elected leaders. However, after more than two years of hard work, they’re paying attention now. Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition began. Eleven student teams from around the world are competing in ten different categories that Read the full article…

Many Voices, One DU

Responding to the One Book, One DU reading initiative, students, faculty and alumni wrote essays about a time they encountered something unfamiliar. The collection was published in a book, ‘Many Voices, One DU’ so members of the DU community have the chance to encounter each other through their stories.

Helping the Homeless

Students from DU’s Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management build a tiny house on campus. The house will be donated to the Colorado Village Collaborative, an organization that is building tiny home villages in Denver for the homeless.