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
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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: Edward.Cannon@ucdenver.edu. Phone: 303-315-6336.
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
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
Emergency towers with the blue lights on top are located in all parking lots
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 is an evening shuttle
service offering rides to and from Auraria Campus buildings and designated
stops located throughout the campus.
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:
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