Transforming Our Institutions for Love and Justice

This conference marks a significant moment for the AJCU Diversity and Equity Network as it will be the first in-person gathering since 2019. We are enthusiastic about the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions, share insights and strengthen the bonds within our community! Regis is committed to cultivating an inclusive and just campus environment where diversity of expression and person are valued and celebrated within the Jesuit tradition. We recognize that the work of diversity, equity and inclusive excellence is the work of all at Regis University. Such work is at the heart of our Jesuit values.

These values guide us in seeking innovative opportunities to collaborate and support Regis students, faculty and staff in our shared goals of creating and maintaining an atmosphere of inclusive excellence that celebrates our diverse backgrounds, beliefs and perspectives.

About the AJCU Diversity and Equity Network

The Network hosts an annual meeting each June that brings together colleagues from all areas of campus life to discuss the broad range of issues that significantly impact the education of students of color and the retention of faculty and staff of color at Jesuit institutions of higher education (prior to the pandemic, meetings were held in-person on campus; since 2020, they have been held online). Evolving into a more inclusive organization, the Network seeks to assist Jesuit institutions in identifying issues that are of the most immediate concern to their constituencies and to develop strategies to effectively bring resolutions to those issues.

Sponsored in part by: TIAA logo
June 9-12, 2024

Regis University
3333 Regis Blvd.
Denver, Colorado

Regular Tickets: $280
available until May 1
Late Registration Tickets: $300
available until June 1

Questions? Contact us.

Gina Garcia portrait

Keynote: Dr. Gina Garcia

Dr. Garcia is the leading scholar on Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and a professor in the Berkeley School of Education. She is a public scholar advocating with and for HSIs and is committed to disrupting the status quo of postsecondary education. Her goal is to transform HSIs and other colleges and universities that enroll the most compositionally diverse students. She delivers public lectures that motivate people to think critically about the role and function of colleges and universities, assess their institutional practices and approaches to serving Latine/x and other racially and economically minoritized students.

Workshops and Presentations

We have received many impressive presentation proposals and are excited to share them with you this June. Here is a sample of some of the presentations:

  • Creating Inclusive Higher Education Environments for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Life in the Crossroads: Mission and DEI in Jesuit Higher Education
  • History and the Integration of Bilingualism in an HSI
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: Professional Development for Faculty and Staff
  • Exploring Together: Common Intellectual Experiences and a Community of Care
  • And more!
a speaker engages a large audience at an event in the Mountain View Room in Claver Hall on the Northwest Denver Campus

Travel Information

Regis welcomes you to join in on-campus lodging in West Hall. There are two options for on-campus lodging:

  • Single Suite with Private Restroom ($96 per night)
  • Single Suite with Shared Restroom ($48 per night)

On-campus lodging can be booked when you register to attend the conference.

We have secured a 35-room courtesy block at the Hilton Garden Inn (HGI) Arvada Denver. The HGI is a short 10-minute drive to Regis and is nestled in Olde Town Arvada, which offers many dining and entertainment opportunities.

The first 35 conference attendees who book with the HGI will be offered a special group rate of $189 per night. Reservations must be made by Friday, May 2, 2024, to receive the group rate. General rates are about $245 per night.

To book a room with the HGI use the button below, or call the Hilton Garden Inn - Arvada at 303.420.9799. When making your reservation by phone, be sure to let the agent know that you are with the Regis AJCU Group and refer to group code "AJC624."

Book a Room at HGI Arvada

Airport: Denver International Airport (DIA)

From Denver International Airport, you can take the RTD A-Line Train to Union Station ($10 for a day pass).

From Union Station, you can request a car from a rideshare app to any local destination (lodging, Regis, etc.).

From Union Station, you can take the G-Line Train to the Olde Town Arvada Station, which will bring you within a short 2-5-minute walk to the Hilton Garden Inn.

RTD also offers convenient bus travel options throughout the Denver Metro Area.

Car rentals are encouraged for those who wish to explore the Denver Metro Area and for expedited travel.