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LGBTQ+ Campus Resources and Services

There are a number of resources and services available to faculty and students at the Downtown Auraria Campus. Some of these services are campus-wide, meaning they are available to other Auraria Campus students and faculty as well.​​

LGBTQ Student Resource Center

The LGBTQ Student Resource Center is a tri-institutional office on the Auraria Campus serving the students, faculty and staff of Metropolitan State University of Denver, Community College of Denver and University of Colorado at Denver.

One way to become involved in the Resource Center’s activities is to join their email list. 

You may also get in touch with center via other methods.

Phoenix Center at Auraria | Anschutz

The Phoenix Center provides free and confidential resources and assistance to survivors of interpersonal violence (relationship violence, sexual violence, and stalking), as well as their friends, families, and concerned others.

The Phoenix Center hosts a 24/7 Free and Confidential Helpline at 303-556-CALL (2255)

You may also schedule an appointment on their website.

Office of Equity

The Office of Equity (OE) was created to integrate all complaints of protected characteristic harassment and/or discrimination or sexual misconduct.

The protected characteristics at the University of Colorado Denver are: race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, and political philosophy.

Ombuds Office

The Ombuds Office will provide a safe, neutral, informal, personal and confidential resource for all members of the university community. All students, staff, and faculty who may be experiencing difficulties of any nature may contact the Ombuds Office. The Ombuds Office will not reveal confidences and identities of the individuals who consult with this office without the express permission to do so. 

Auraria Campus Police Department

The Auraria Campus has a dedicated, full-service police department, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The main number for emergency dispatch is 303-556-5000. It is not a bad idea to add this number to your mobile phone contacts. In case of emergency, you may also call 911.

Counseling Center

The CU Denver Student and Community Counseling Center provides mental health counseling services to CU Denver Students as well as the Denver Metro community.

Counseling sessions are free of charge to CU Denver students. Faculty and community members pay a fee according to salary and number of dependents.

Women and Gender Center

The Women & Gender Center (WGC) at CU Denver is committed to advancing issues of gender equity and supporting the gender-focused needs of students, faculty, and staff on the Auraria campus. The mission of the Women and Gender Center is to address gender inequities and foster a campus community that values inclusion, social justice, equity, and respect for everyone regardless of background and experience.  

The Women and Gender Center may be found in the Tivoli Student Union, room 260 A1. Email address: Phone: 303-315-7262.

Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone training makes it possible to easily identify individuals who are empathetic and informed about GLBT issues and who are willing and able to provide support, information, and confidentiality.

Safe Zone trainings occur periodically on the Auraria Campus, organized by the LGBTQ Student Resource Center or the Inclusive Excellence Comittees.​​​​​​​​​​

For Safe Zone Training, contact Ed Cannon, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Education and Human Development. Email address: Phone: 303-315-6336.

The maps below highlight the gender inclusive restrooms located across the Auraria and Anschutz campuses. Currently, all of the gender inclusive restrooms are single-stall facilities.

Auraria Campus in Downtown Denver Gender Inclusive Restrooms Map

Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora Gender Inclusive Restrooms Map​​​​​

The Auraria Campus is home to three institutions—the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Denver. The Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) administers common areas and campus buildings used by the three institutions. AHEC’s Safety Resources website has several videos and information regarding how to stay safe on campus. These services may be of particular interest:

Auraria Campus Police Department

Call 911 from a campus phone
Call 303-556-5000 from a non-campus phone

Auraria Police Department Safety Tips

Emergency Towers and Call Button Phones

Emergency towers with the blue lights on top are located in all parking lots and walkways.

Emergency call button phones are located on hallway walls inside all campus buildings. These phones are a direct line to the ACPD, and will dispatch an officer to the call box location immediately if the button is pressed.

NightRider Service

NightRider is an evening shuttle service offering rides to and from Auraria Campus buildings and designated stops located throughout the campus.

Call 303-556-2001

NightRider Map​

Motorist Assistance Program

Parking & Transportation Services offers a free-of-charge Motorist Assistance Program for customers who have vehicle issues while on campus. Call for help to:

  • Jump-start batteries

  • Change flat tires

  • Assist with cars that are out of fuel

  • Provide jumper cables, tire tools, water, and gasoline cans

Call for help: 303-556-2000

Weather Closure Hotline

Call 1-877-556-EMER (3637)​​​​​

There are a number of sponsored events on campus each year focusing on LGBTQ+ issues. The LGBTQ+ Faculty Assembly Committee sponsors a welcome event, Something Queer, early in the fall semester. This event, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is an annual gathering of LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and allies to kick off the new school year.

There is also an annual University of Colorado system-wide symposium on inclusion typically scheduled for the middle of fall semester (late October or early November). The LGBTQ Resource Center on campus also sponsors events on campus. The best way to get connected is to join their email list.

The Women and Gender Center hosts a symposium on LGBTQIA+ faith, You are Welcome Here.

Off-campus events of note include Denver’s PrideFest, World AIDS Day, and National Coming Out Day.

Want to get involved? Check out our page​ on getting involved in the campus community.​ ​​

Faculty Assembly Office Location

1380 Lawrence Street Center, 3rd Floor
Campus Box: B137
P.O.Box 173364
Denver, CO 80204 


CU Denver Faculty Assembly Chair

Michael Zinser, PhD
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Phone: 303.315.7048 


CU Anschutz Faculty Assembly Chair

Jacqueline Jones, PhD, BN, RN, FRCNA, FAAN
College of Nursing 
Phone: 303.724.2929​


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