Auraria Executive Council Supports Your Rights and Ensures Your Safety

Oct. 28, 2020

Students, Faculty, and Staff,

As leaders of the Auraria Campus, we take great pride in our Auraria community and are committed to the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff, and to protecting everyone’s right to freedom of speech, expression, petition, religion, and peaceful assembly.

We are also committed to ensuring that all individuals who wish to make their voices heard on our campus can do so in a safe environment. In fact, we encourage you to do so! Engaging in our civic discourse is not only your right, it is our responsibility as members of this community.

As you do, we want to remind you how to engage in protest or demonstration. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado has provided resources so that you can “Know Your Rights” as you engage. 

Safety is and always has been our number one mission. It is our hope that any demonstrations that occur in the wake of the presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 remain peaceful and productive. Vital information will be communicated to keep our Auraria family informed through RAVE text alerts, emails, social media, and website updates. 

During this time, we ask that you continue to check the CU Denver website, as well as the Auraria Higher Education Center’s website, for pertinent updates. We will work diligently to ensure that you are provided with the important information needed to stay safe in the coming weeks.


Michelle Marks, Ph.D.
Chancellor | University of Colorado Denver

Everette Freeman, Ed.D.
President | Community College of Denver

Janine Davidson, Ph.D.
President | Metropolitan State University of Denver

Colleen Walker
Chief Executive Officer | Auraria Higher Education Center


Chancellor’s Office

CU Denver

Lawrence Street Center

1380 Lawrence Street

Suite 1400

Denver, CO 80204


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