About the Black Student Educational Programs and Outreach
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and not agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters."
With this famous quote by Frederick Douglas, the BSEPO would like to welcome you to the campus. We believe, like Frederick Douglas, that one must struggle to succeed in life. We are at CU Denver to help you with your academic struggles, whatever they may be. Our goal is to help you from matriculation to graduation. However, we can only help if you let us know your needs.
So, if you are having difficulties - class schedule, grades, graduation, probation, grade point average, financial aid process, major requirements, graduate school and programs, not able to find the right person to take care of your needs, or knowing the bus schedules - come by and see us.
Looking for a job or internship, need graduation or transfer information? Want to know about the non-degree and degree status, what activities will be held for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and Black Awareness Month, interested in student government, student clubs and organizations, want tips on better studying habits, want to write more effectively or just need to talk to someone?
The Mission of the Black Student Services
The Black Student Services assists students in all phases of their educational career while attending CU Denver through a uniquely designed network of support services. Since its inception in 1969, Black Student Services has assisted hundreds of African American students with admissions for both undergraduate and graduate programs, academic counseling, and peer support services.
The program aims to increase numbers of African American students enrolled at CU Denver and assist our current students in having a positive academic experience. We believe students should have a strong supportive environment while attending college, so we subscribe to the concept of Jamaa II "a second family away from home."