DU Priorities

The people, programs and places of DU.

We’re thinking differently to achieve the extraordinary.

DU is a university like no other.

Our dedication to improving lives extends beyond our campuses or city.

We’re knowledge generators. And the way we see it, it’s our responsibility to apply our research and scale our initiatives to benefit societal change and the public good.

This campaign is far-reaching and it will establish DU as the model to emulate. It will open opportunities for our faculty and students to achieve their aspirations and ambitions. 

To that end, our campaign priorities are our people – and the programs and places that facilitate their work.

The People of DU

DU’s people are a powerful force, unified by a desire to leave the world a better place than they found it.

Our campaign’s focus on people enables us to deliver transformational support, resources and experience to unleash our promise to its fullest effect.

Students can bring their ambition to DU and graduate with the skills and ethical mindset to champion a better tomorrow. Likewise, faculty can pursue their passion to unlock human potential – in their classrooms, their programs and their research.

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The Programs of DU

DU’s programs deliver on our vision for high-impact research and inspired teaching, redefining the meaning of a valuable and purpose-driven education, and helping to solve real-world problems.

Campaign investments in programs, both interdisciplinary and across the entirety of the DU landscape, will empower substantive and measurable progress toward a better future through research, scholarship, and action. It will allow faculty to share and scale the results of their work in communities nationwide.

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The Places of DU

DU’s places foster creativity and innovation, define the distinctive DU student experience, support new and unprecedented discoveries, and improve the well-being of people both on our campus and far beyond it.

With a unique two-campus experience that gives students the best of urban experiential learning and the wide-open spaces of nature to learn and explore, DU’s places are central to our student’s educational journey. The Denver Difference will broaden those horizons even further, creating new spaces for research excellence, innovation, athletic distinction and more.

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Impact Stories

Doug and Mary Scrivner on the University of Denver campus
$14 Million Gift Establishes Scrivner Institute of Public Policy
September 20, 2018
Exterior of the Daniels College of Business building
$1M Gift Launches First Family Business Program in Higher Education in Colorado Region
July 3, 2019
Eric Lindstrom and Michael Pulman
A Partnership and a Legacy
May 26, 2020
Two women (one older, one younger) embrace while speaking.
A Passion for Healthy Living Leads to an Investment in Healthy Aging
April 5, 2024
Derek Ricke accepting an award
Career Difference-Maker: The Daniels Alumni Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship
April 8, 2024
Person in outdoor gear facing away from camera overlooking dramatic Colorado mountain sunset view
DU and The VF Foundation Launch New Outdoor Leadership Industry Program
April 5, 2024