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LGBTQ+ Off-Campus Resources

 The Denver area hosts several off-campus resources for the larger LGBTQ+ community:

GLBT Community Center of Colorado

“The Center,” as it is known about town, opened in 1976 and over the years has grown to become the largest community center in the Rocky Mountain region, giving voice to Colorado’s LGBT community and playing a pivotal role in statewide initiatives to reduce harassment and discrimination.

The Center provides a variety of services, including legal help, health-related resources, transgender programs and services, services and advocacy for GLBT elders (SAGE), youth programming, and business consulting.

Located at 1301 East Colfax Avenue, The Center is a short bus or car ride from the Auraria Campus.

Survivors Organizing for Liberation

Survivors Organizing for Liberation (SOL) has been dedicated to eliminating all forms of violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities in Colorado.

SOL provides advocacy, training, and youth programs. Services include programs include advocacy-based counseling, support groups, safety and support planning, basic legal advocacy, resources and referrals, how to help workshops for friends/family, and accompaniment.

The organization has a 24-hour statewide hotline at 1-888-557-4441.

Colorado Crisis Services

Colorado Crisis Services will immediately connect you to a trained crisis counselor. The organization offers translation services for non-English speakers, engages in immediate problem solving, and will make follow-up calls to ensure you receive continued care.

If you don’t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know—start here. We provide confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365. If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, call this toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional.

The closest 24/7 walk-in location to the Auraria Campus is located at 4353 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220.

The Gender Identity Center of Colorado

The Gender Identity Center of Colorado, Inc. is a non-profit corporation formed to provide support to anyone gender variant in their gender identity and expression. The Gender Identity Center of Colorado is also an informational and educational resource to the community at large. The Gender Identity Center of Colorado is available to anyone, male / female / other, who can benefit from its services or resources, including spouses, significant others, parents, and siblings.

The Gender Identity Center is located at 120 Bryant Street, Denver, CO 80219. You can contact the center by phone (303-202-6466) or email (

Colorado Division of Civil Rights

The Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) is charged with enforcing Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations.

Sexual orientation including transgender status is a “protected class” in Colorado non-discrimination law.

The CCRD investigates complaints, advises the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and organizes training and outreach programs.

You may file a charge of discrimination online, by phone, and in person.

Colorado Legal Services

Colorado Legal Services (CLS) is a non-profit organization that helps low-income individuals and members of vulnerable populations, including seniors, in Colorado b​y providing meaningful access to high quality, civil legal services.

The local Denver CLS office is located at 1905 Sherman St., Suite 400, Denver 80203. Phone: 303-837-1313.

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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