Many members of our university community are feeling a range of emotions
following the election. CU Denver takes great pride in being a diverse,
inclusive community that values all different perspectives, a place where
competing ideas are heard and discussed respectfully. This is what we stand for
regardless of external events.
I encourage you, our faculty and staff, to help
us live up to our values by modelling the behavior we want our students to use.
We are responsible for helping our students understand and value differing
viewpoints and ideas as they form their own opinions. Our differences are a
distinct advantage if we bring everyone into the conversation. We have asked
our students to be considerate of how their words and actions might impact
others – and I ask for your help in encouraging this, as well.
As a reminder, our campus offers many forms of assistance and support to
students. Please take a moment to review the resources listed below:
I value each of you and your unique perspective,
and I am grateful to be a part of a diverse, engaged university community that
is known for supporting others during times of transition. I believe we can all
help each other continue to be successful by working and listening
together. Thank you for the important role you play in helping this
university remain a place of curiosity and exploration where differing ideas
are discussed and respected.
- Counseling and other services are available to faculty and
staff through the Colorado State
Employees Assistance Program. You may refer students to free and confidential counseling
services at the Student and Community
- If you witness or are subject to harassment or
discrimination, please report the incident to the Office of Equity so the university can investigate and
- Please contact the CARE Team to report students who are acting out inappropriately or
whose behavior is concerning.
- To request that a case manager follow up with a student who
appears to be struggling, contact the Office of Case Management.
- Educational Opportunity Programs, located in the Student Commons Building,
Suite 2007 (303-315-1880) offers support and resources to everyone, with a
focus on Latin@, Asian American, American Indian, and Black student
- LGBTQ Student Resource Center , located in the Tivoli Student
Union, Suite 213 (303-556-6333) provides a safe space for all to
explore, learn and increase their understanding of issues related to
sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.