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.

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 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 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. Read more...


Faculty of the Sociology Department are awarded the President's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award by the Chancellor and Dean.