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Diversity & Inclusion

15th Annual Diversity Day Conference: We Will Draw Near

We were honored and thrilled to welcome keynote speaker Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ to our 15th annual conference held on March 10, 2020.

Sr. Prejean is known around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty. Her book, Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, opened a national debate on capital punishment and inspiring an Academy Award-winning movie, a play and an opera. She enthralled our students as we began the day by sharing her stories and lived experience in working to dismantle the culture of imprisonment and death in our country.

Learn more about Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ
View the complete List of 15th Annual Conference Workshops

A Multi-Cultural Experience
A diverse student body is a necessary component for forming the whole person and better preparing students to work in an increasingly multi-cultural world, one in which local, national and international tensions are often grounded in cultural, religious or linguistic differences.
Regis Jesuit is committed to graduating students who are intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving and committed to doing justice.

In pursuit of this goal, the school's diversity initiatives and programs enhance the life of the school, contributing to an environment that reflects and nurtures the recognition and appreciation of human dignity and multiple perspectives while embracing and celebrating our shared experiences.

Program Opportunities

List of 4 items.

  • Diversity Action Group

    The Diversity Action Group (DAG) is a student-centered club that provides a forum for students to discuss issues of importance to them and the greater school community. Diversity and respect for others extend beyond their DAG involvement as members are actively involved in the community of Regis Jesuit through clubs, sports, music, student government and other areas of student life. DAG students seek to both learn from and educate their peers about a range of diversity issues within the school and the world. DAG is a co-divisional club in which a team of boys and girls work together toward a common goal and mission to plan events including speakers, dialogues and conferences for both divisions. The club also works within each respective division where students also meet separately to focus on topics that may surface in each division.
  • Parent Diversity Committee

    Interested parents join together on a monthly basis in a supportive community that fosters an environment reflecting the challenge of inclusiveness and respect for everyone including students, parents, faculty and staff. With the understanding that learning about and appreciating a diverse community is a life-long learning process, this committee continuously promotes this value at Regis Jesuit. We often invite members of the faculty and staff to discuss issues relevant to the issues of equity and inclusion.
  • Speakers and Events

    The Lunchtime Speaker series is a quarterly program that brings in speakers to present on topics that help our students recognize that the impact that multiple perspectives and cultural differences have on their life, the life of the school, the city, the nation and beyond. At these events, Regis Jesuit students can explore a wide range of issues and begin to build bridges of respect through sharing their opinions with their peers in a respectful, educational environment. Diversity of thought is welcomed, encouraged and affirmed in these sessions.

    A few times throughout the year, the Diversity Office is in charge of integrating activities into the advisement curriculum for both the girls and boys. These activities range from small group discussions and activities to speakers and outside guests. All activities are designed to support our students as they work to embody the profile of the Graduate at Graduation—open to growth, intellectually competent, loving, religious and committed to doing justice.

    Each year, the Diversity Office seeks opportunities for our students to further their growth and formation around issues of diversity and inclusion. These include local, regional and national conferences or immersion experiences that allow students to change the lens of their perspectives and expand their worldview. In the past, opportunities have included the CIRCLE Conference, Cherry Creek Diversity Conference and Jesuit Regional Diversity Conference. 
  • RJ Diversity Day Conference

    Since 2006, Regis Jesuit has hosted a day-long conference around a central theme that has become an integral part of how we educate our students. The day, held annually in March, features a keynote speaker followed by scores of workshop sessions designed to expose students to new perspectives and increase their cultural awareness and understanding.

    Students are challenged by a myriad of outside presenters on issues ranging from race to immigration to homelessness to gender diversity to adaptive sports. They also have the opportunity to see their peers present on topics about which they are passionate, and they expend some energy and are exposed to new experiences in a variety of active workshops such as learning the fundamentals of Capoeira, Salsa dancing, Chinese Calligraphy and many more.

    Students spend the day learning about and discussing issues as well as searching for ways to get involved in creating a stronger Jesuit community through the lens of diversity. Through the conference experience, we explore what Regis Jesuit High School is—pushing beyond what we see daily to apply what we learn about the experiences of others to everyone we meet and every community of which we are a member. 

    The Diversity Day Conference is an experience that students carry with them throughout their high school careers and beyond. We often hear from alumni that they enjoyed Diversity Day while they were students, but it was after they had graduated and moved out into the 'real world' that they fully understood and could embrace its impact on their lives. 

    If you are interested in being a workshop presenter at our next conference, please contact one of our diversity directors.  

Meet the Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Sajit Kabadi

    Sajit Kabadi 

    Assistant Principal for Mission, Ministry & Diversity | Theology Teacher
    (303) 269-8035
  • Photo of Rosalba Gonzalez-Hill

    Rosalba Gonzalez-Hill 

    Director of Retention and Community Relations | Spanish Teacher
    (303) 269-8106
  • Photo of Christina Vela

    Christina Vela 

    Director of Equity and Inclusion | Spanish Teacher
    (303) 269-8065
  • Photo of Carmen Quintanilla

    Carmen Quintanilla 

    Diversity and Inclusion Parent Liaison
    (303) 269-8084

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