Threatening or Harmful Behavior
Members of the University of Colorado Denver community are encouraged to report any incident of threatening
or harmful behavior to the administrator closest to the situation. CU Denver
students are encouraged to call Auraria Campus Police at 303-556-5000 or
text-a-tip to 720-593-8477. Additional resources include the CU Denver Ombuds Office
at 303.315.0046 and the Office
of Human Resources at 303-315-2700.
Issues related to Violence, Discrimination and Harassment
University of Colorado Sexual Misconduct Policy prohibits all forms
of sexual misconduct including:
- Sexual assault,
non-consensual sexual intercourse
- Sexual assault, non-consensual
- Intimate partner
abuse, including dating and domestic violence
harassment, quid pro quo and hostile environment
related to any form of sexual misconduct
see the policy for definitions and
descriptions of the prohibited behavior.
policy applies to all students, faculty, staff, contractors, patients,
volunteers, affiliated entities and other third parties regardless of sex,
gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity.
prohibition applies to conduct that occurs on campus. It also applies to
off-campus conduct, including online or electronic conduct, if the conduct
occurred either in the context of an employment, education program or activity
of the university, or has continuing effects on campus.
CU Denver Nondiscrimination
that we do not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, national
origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation or
political philosophy in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in,
educational programs and activities. The university is committed to maintaining
a positive learning, working and living environment and takes action to
increase ethnic, cultural and gender diversity, to employ qualified disabled
individuals and to provide equal opportunity to all students and employees.
students shall have the same fundamental rights to equal respect, due process
and judgment of them based solely on factors demonstrably related to
performance and expectations as students. All students share equally the
obligations to perform their duties and exercise judgments of others in
accordance with the basic standards of fairness, equity and inquiry that should
always guide education.
Reporting Policy and Procedures
This policy is not intended to regulate the content of an individual’s speech
but is instead meant to address the manner in which individuals behave. This
policy applies to academic, administrative, research and service departments,
programs, activities and/or services wherever University of Colorado Denver business is conducted, including extended studies and
CU EthicsLine – Reporting
Suspected Fiscal Misconduct
EthicsLine provides a way to anonymously report concerns involving fiscal
misconduct, violations of state or federal law, serious or recurring violations
of university policy or gross waste of university funds or property. The
reporting service is provided by EthicsPoint, an independent
company that provides similar services for hundreds of companies and
universities. To report a concern 24/7, call 1-800-677-5590 or go online to www.Ethicspoint.com.
Student Conduct and Community Standards Report a Concern & Conduct
Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards serves as a resource to the
entire university community through its efforts to meet the developmental and
educational needs of students related to community expectations, civility and
respect for self and others. This office responds to inappropriate and
- The Campus
Assessment, Response & Evaluation (CARE) Team helps students address their health and safety needs. The
team provides assistance to those in need and in particular individuals who
pose a risk to themselves or others. The team
takes a preventative approach to risk assessment by offering resources,
referrals, and support to both the concerning individual and those impacted by
- The Ombuds Office provides a safe, independent and confidential resource for
all students of the CU Denver community. It can assist
students with resolving or managing conflict and
with clarifying policies and obligations to report.
- The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards oversees concerns on and off campus for issues related to the student code of conduct as well as disruptive, or concerning behavior in any learning environment.
- The CU Denver Student & Community Counseling Center provides mental health counseling
services to CU Denver students and the Denver Metro community.
- The Health
Center at Auraria provides medical services to all students, faculty and
staff of the Auraria Campus, and is committed to caring for each member of this
diverse community with sensitivity and respect, cognizant of the cultural and
interpersonal aspects of good health care.
Additional On-Campus Resources
Center at Auraria (PCA) provides free and confidential assistance to
survivors of interpersonal violence. Phone: 303-315-7250 | 24/7 Helpline: 303-556-CALL (2255).
Center at Auraria – Victim Assistance Program provides support and resources for survivors of
interpersonal violence. Phone: 303-352-HELP (4357). After-hours:
NightRider Service provides a safe evening shuttle
service to and from CU Denver buildings and parking lots. Phone: 303-556-2001.
The Victim Assistance Unit of Denver Police provides immediate
intervention, support, information, referrals and other assistance to victims
of crime, witnesses and/or their families including incidents of non-criminal,
stark misfortune. Phone: 720-913-6035.
The Blue Bench (formerly RAAP): is a comprehensive sexual assault
prevention and support center, and provides a sexual assault hotline and
resources. 24/7 Hotline: 303-322-7273.
Colorado Crisis Services provides
confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365 by phone, text, chat or in
person at walk-in centers.
Integrity and Discipline Policies
A university’s reputation is built on a standing tradition of
excellence and scholastic integrity. As members of the University of Colorado
Denver academic community, faculty and students accept the responsibility to
maintain the highest standards of intellectual honesty and ethical conduct in
completing all forms of academic work at the university. Academic
dishonesty is academic in nature and students are encouraged to contact their
academic advisor for details of how policies and procedures differ from one
college to another.
For issues and concerns related to student conduct and academic
performance, students may file a grievance or appeal according to the
procedures described by their program, school or college.
suspected violations of student honor code
Students who suspect or observe violations of academic ethics should
report them to their instructor, the department chair or the Office of the Dean
of the applicable school or college. If your school/college’s honor code and policy
is not listed below, please contact your advisor or the Dean’s Office for the
code and procedures.
of Architecture and Planning Master’s and PhD Student Honor Code
and Academic Probation & Suspension
For issues and concerns related to academic performance, including
grade appeals, students may file a grievance or appeal according to the
procedures described by their program, college or school.
Grade Appeal Issues
follows grade appeal process or student grievance process in the home school or
concerns with the faculty member
the issue is not resolved after a conversation with the faculty member, discuss
concerns with the department chair
the issue is not resolved after a conversation with the department chair,
discuss concerns with the associate dean
CU Denver Policies
Students are responsible for abiding by the published deadlines.
Tuition is not refundable when students drop or withdraw from courses after the
published deadlines. If circumstances beyond the student’s control have made the
late drop or withdraw necessary, the student may file a tuition appeal.
Instructions and forms for submitting a tuition appeal are available in
the Office of the Registrar on the fifth floor of the Student Commons Building.
Completed tuition appeals packets must be submitted to the tuition appeals
coordinator in the registrar’s office within six months following the end of
the term being appealed.
College of Nursing Guidelines for Petitioning for an Exception to the Tuition Policies
and Financial Aid & Scholarship Appeals
Grievances related to billing issues should first be directed the Bursar’s Office. If the issue has not been resolved to your satisfaction
you may ask to speak with an Associate Director. If the issue is not resolved to your
satisfaction by an Associate Director, the appeal may be then be escalated to
Financial Aid & Scholarship
Grievances related to financial aid and scholarships should first be directed
to an Assistant Director of the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office. If the issue cannot be resolved by an
Assistant Director, the appeal may be then be escalated to the Director.
If you are unable to resolve your grievance with the appropriate
office, the Ombuds Office provides a safe, independent
and confidential resource for all CU Denver students, and can assist with resolving or managing conflict and with
to Colorado Department of Higher Education or the Institutional Accreditor
Complaints to the Colorado Department of
Before submitting a complaint with the Department of Higher Education,
you must exhaust opportunities for resolution at the university.
Complaints to the Institutional Accreditor,
the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC will assist you with complaints that are related to accrediting
issues if you follow the instructions for Filing a Complaint. The Commission cannot assist you in
understanding your tuition bill, arranging for a refund of tuition, obtaining a
higher grade for a course, seeking reinstatement to an academic program or
other similar issues.