Threating or Harmful Behavior
Members of the university community are encouraged to report any
incident of threatening or harmful behavior to the administrator closest to the
situation and/or the Auraria Campus Police 303-556-5000. Other resources
include the Ombuds Office at 303-556-4493 and the Office of Human Resources at
Issues related to Violence, Discrimination, and Harassment
The university’s sexual misconduct
policy [pdf] prohibits
all forms of sexual misconduct:
assault: non-consensual sexual intercourse
assault: non-consensual sexual contact
exploitation: taking advantage of someone sexually for gain or voyeuristic
violence: abuse of any nature between intimate partners or ex-partners
repeated, unwanted contact
harassment: quid pro quo and hostile environment
- and any
policy applies to all students, faculty, staff, contractors, patients,
volunteers, affiliated entities, other third parties regardless of sex, gender,
sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity.
The University is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working
and living environment. The CU Denver sexual misconduct policy [pdf] outlines 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 takes action to increase ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity, to employ qualified disabled individuals, and to provide equal opportunity to all students and employees.
All 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.
The University employs staff members trained to
respond to issues related to discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct.
The Director of Equity/Title IX Coordinator oversees the development,
implementation, and evaluation of the polices, procedures, and training efforts
and will refer all concerns to a trained Office of Equity staff member. To
submit a concern contact us via the online report
form, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
via phone at 1-844 CU TITLE (288-4853), or visit our website equity.ucdenver.edu for more
Anti-Violence Reporting Policy and
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 (UCD) business is conducted, including extended studies and
Bias Response Reporting & Process
The CU Denver bias response process supports CU Denver's Strategic
Priority #5: To enhance diversity university-wide and to foster a culture of inclusion
CU Ethics Hotline – Reporting
Suspected Misconduct (www.Ethicspoint.com)
CU 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. Options for 24/7 reporting are via a toll-free phone number
(1.800.677.5590) or online (www.Ethicspoint.com).
Student Conduct and Community Standards
Report a Concern & Conduct Process
The 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 Ombuds Office provides a safe, independent, and confidential resource for
all students of the UC Denver | Anschutz community. It can assist
students with resolving or managing conflict and
with clarifying policies and obligations to report.
- The Office
of Community Standards and Wellness at the Denver Campus oversees concerns
and also provides referral services for issues related to student conduct, the
health and wellness of students, or disruptive or concerning behavior in the
- The Counseling Center (Denver Campus) 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.
- The Campus
Health Center's (CHC) was designed to meet the care needs of anyone who
works or studies on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Additional On-Campus Resources
Center at Auraria (PCA) provides free and confidential assistance to
survivors of interpersonal violence. Phone:
24/7 Helpline: 303-556-CALL (2255)
NightRider Service provides a safe evening shuttle
service to and from campus 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. Please call us if you need assistance. 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
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, college or school.
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
Health Associate Associate/Physician Program Student Handbook
School of Public Health Student Academic Honor and Conduct Code
School Academic Honor and Conduct Code
Student Honor Code
Schoolof Dental Medicine Academic Honor Code and Discipline Procedures
School of Pharmacy Student Ethics and Conduct 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
Probation and Suspension for Undergraduates Administrative Policy
Probation and Suspension Process – Undergraduate Catalog
School Academic Policies
of Architecture and Planning Student Grade Appeal Policy
of Arts & Media Academic Policies Petition
College of Engineering and
Applied Science Student Grievance Services
of Liberal Arts & Sciences Academic Probation and Suspension and Petition
College of Liberal Arts &
Sciences Student Petitions to Exceptions Policy
of Public Affairs
of Education and Human Development
Medical Campus Policies
Collegeof Nursing Course Failure Appeal Policy/Procedure
of Nursing Student Petition for Academic Progression
School of Public Health Academic Grievance Policy and Procedures
School of Pharmacy Student Grievance Policies and Procedures (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
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.
Nursing School 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 were unable to resolve your grievance with the appropriate
office, the Ombuds Office provides a safe, independent,
and confidential resource for all students of the UC Denver | Anschutz
community, and can assist students 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.