The UCCS Sociology department is guided by a vision of social justice. We provide methodological and theoretical frameworks to transcend individual experience in order to understand social life. We study the broader social structures that are shaped by diverse social identities, systems of stratification, and culture, all in a global context, in order to advance equitable and just social change.
The Sociology Department at UCCS stands in support of the 2SLGBTQI+ community
Club Q has provided a safe space of community and acceptance where our students and loved ones can proudly express their identities. We deplore the violence at Club Q and condemn the patterns of violence directed toward historically marginalized groups, including 2SLGBTQI+ communities. Such events strengthen our resolve to offer a supportive educational space and assist students and community members in developing diverse bodies of knowledge to sustain social justice movements that challenge hate and continue the processes of change and acceptance. We stand in solidarity and healing with our 2SLGBTQI+ friends, colleagues, students, and loved ones.
Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Indigenous communities in the United States are suffering from higher mortality rates from COVID and ongoing violence including disappearances and murders of indigenous women. As incidents of violence against Black Americans, Muslim Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and Hispanic Americans have been widely and justly denounced across the nation, incidents affecting Native communities have often been less visible in our media.
2022 President's DEI Award Recipients
The Department of Sociology has been selected to receive the 2022 President's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award in the unit category. This award recognizes individuals and units who demonstrate outstanding commitment and make significant contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the University of Colorado community.
Faculty Community Service
Sociology faculty are involved in working collaboratively with local communities. Dr. Companion’s work with the Tree of Peace on the UCCS campus and leadership is a prime example of the department’s commitment to serving minoritized communities.
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We study criminal justice, race and crime, law and society, juvenile delinquency, drugs, youth gangs, restorative justice, and at-risk youth.
We study development, global feminism, food security, and social movements.