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Colorado School of Mines

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, Colorado 80401
(303) 273-3220
Email address
School Information
"Colorado School of Mines is a world-renowned institution that continually enhances its leadership in education and research to serve and advance industry, government agencies and communities around the world. By maximizing its top-ranked academic programs, close industry connections, cutting-edge research and a global alumni network, Mines is the go-to place for distinction and expertise in both established and emerging engineering and scientific fields...For 150 years, our STEM-focused education and research produces the talent, knowledge and solutions to serve industry and benefit society – all to create a more prosperous future." (Source: Mines enrolls 6,522 students, has 18 intercollegiate athletic teams, and offers 23 different undergraduate majors. (Sources:,
General Information
The Colorado School of Mines has promised it would collaborate with university police and reevaluate its relationship with local and state police. The school also provides various antiracism and DEI resources and workshops. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • For its 2022 Celebration of DI&A, Mines hosted various workshops such as "Hispanic, Latinx, Chicanx: Why Labels Matter", "How Faculty Can Integrate Equity into Engineering Course Content", and "Solidarity, Not Model Minority."
Program and Research Funding
  • Mines has given out annual Diversity, Inclusion, and Access awards since 2020. Nominees are assessed by their efforts to "enhance inclusion through positive foster dialogue communication between persons of different backgrounds; promote an environment free from bias and discrimination; raise awareness and lead initiatives that advance diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion; support efforts in Mines DI&A Strategic Plan; serve as a catalyst for change in the areas of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion; and contribute to DI&A at Mines beyond primary position description or role expectations on campus."
  • The university has racial equity resources to hep students "more about unconscious bias" and become "an advocate, ally and anti-racist." Books include "How To Be An Antiracist" by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo.
  • Mines has a President's Council on Diversity, Inclusion, and Access, which published Mines' Strategic Plan for DI&A in spring 2019. The President and the DI&A team also give out rewards for "innovation and commitment to fostering an inclusive campus community."
  • Mines has "Inclusion Icebreakers"--five-minute exercises that center on a relevant diversity, inclusion and access topic--separated into seven categories: confronting bias, underrepresented groups, cultural competence, microaggressions, inclusive environments, performance and evaluation, and mental & emotional health.
  • Mines has a 38-point "Diversity, Inclusion, and Access Classroom Checklist" of strategies for faculty to reference and implement.
  • Mines has Diversity, Inclusion, and Access Ambassadors who "engage in deeper learning about implicit bias, microaggressions and other diversity, equity and inclusion topics" to "[foster] a culture of inclusion and [enact] positive social change on campus."
  • Mines has DI&A Peer Educators who collaborate with the Institutional Equity and Title IX office to "[promote] safe, healthy behaviors and relationships and an inclusive campus culture."
Symbolic Actions
  • After the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, Mines released a university anti-racist statement that asserted "systemic racial inequalities are found everywhere" and promoted DI&A resources. The school also promised that it would "collaborate with Mines police and review [its] relationships with local and state police" and "ensure DI&A is infused into onboarding of new employees and that supervisors are trained to mitigate bias."
  • On June 10, 2020, Mines shared on Twitter: "#ShutDownSTEM: No, this is not a day off. It's a day for all of us at Mines and in #STEM to engage in anti-racism activities and education. We are sharing resources and ideas from @DiversityMines in this thread."
  • Mines has an "Orediggers for Equity" page where students are asked to voluntarily submit a form to help the community "continue to learn and take action regarding diversity and racism on campus." Specifically, the form asks students to share how they, their department, organization, or team is supporting diversity initiatives and antiracism, and share DEI resources.
Last updated June 6th, 2023
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