CU Diversity

The University of Colorado in Boulder says it will NOT lower admission standards as was recommended by the school's Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity.

CU released its plan yesterday to increase diversity on campus.

It includes boosting funding for its outreach programs with Colorado's elementary, secondary and high schools.

Interim chancellor Philip DiStefano said in a letter to CU System President Hank Brown the intent of the programs is to "improve the educational pipeline for students of color in Colorado."

The university says it would increase funding for diversity program scholarships by 50 percent.

It also says it will begin a pilot program in the fall for mandatory diversity training for students and institute training for faculty and administration.