Below you will find a variety of resources that can help you navigate your time at CU Denver and help prepare for your future and beyond. 

Visit our career page with specific advice for Ethnic Studies majors and minors.

Advising

There is no central advising center at CU Denver, and most undergraduate and graduate students receive advising through their school or college. The Ethnic Studies Department is a part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). If you are an Ethnic Studies major or minor, you will have an advisor through the CLAS advising. To find out more, visit: https://clas.ucdenver.edu/advising/. The Ethnic Studies specific advisor is Dennis Green. If you are enrolled in another school or college or if you are undecided visit CU Denver Advising Centers to find your advisor.  

Auraria Library 

The campus library is not just a place to find books or other resources. It is SO much more. Visit https://library.auraria.edu/services to find an extensive list of services offered by the library (and on campus generally) such as citation builders, computer labs, course reserves, digital media studio, Interlibrary Loan and Prospector, library tutorials, printing and scanning, quiet study rooms, Special and Digital Collections, personalized research help, and videos and DVDs. The library home page (i.e., where to start your research!) can be found here: https://library.auraria.edu/

Canvas 

Students registered for this course are automatically registered for access to the course Canvas webpage. You can login to Canvas at https://passport.ucdenver.edu/login.php. Course syllabus, readings, assignments, and announcements will be posted on our page. Students are responsible for checking the page for important updates daily. 

Center for Identity and Inclusion (CII) 

The CII consists of American Indian Student Services (AISS), Asian American Student Services (AASS), Black Student Services (BSS), Latinx Student Services (LSS), Undocumented Student Services (USS), and the Women and Gender Center (WGC). CII provides services including support for underrepresented students and promoting a diverse and inclusive campus. Please consult http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/odi/CII/Pages/default.aspx for more information.  

Counseling Center 

CU Denver’s Counseling Center offers a variety of services including individual counseling to fee-paying students at no cost. Counseling services are also offered to community members and Denver Public Schools (DPS) students and their families for a nominal fee. You can call (303) 315-7270 to schedule an appointment. The center also provides informal “Let’s Talk” sessions with a counselor; suicide prevention training; presentations; psychological assessments for learning disabilities, among other issues; and referrals. To learn more visit https://www.ucdenver.edu/counseling-center. If you require immediate support, you can call the center’s After Hours Crisis Support line at (303) 615-9911. You can also always go to Colorado Crisis Service’s Denver Walk-in Center at 4353 E. Colfax Avenue 24/7/365.  

Early Alert and the Campus Assessment, Evaluation and Response (CARE) Team 

These programs are designed to 1) communicate with undergraduate students about their academic performance at various points during the semester and 2) provide support and resources to deal with academic and life challenges for all students, respectively. More specifically, the Early Alert system helps to identify students who need assistance based on their academic performance, class participation, and/or class behavior. Both you and your advisor will be notified of any alerts. If you are contacted by your advisor to discuss your academic performance respond quickly in order to set up a meeting. This system does not reprimand but connects students with additional academic support. CARE reports can be submitted by anyone who is concerned about a CU Denver student (this includes staff, faculty, family, friends, and fellow students) here: https://www.ucdenver.edu/student/health-wellness/care-team. After a report is submitted the student is contacted with offers of support and assistance which may be academic, financial, and/or health-related in nature. I use both Early Alert and CARE reports for students in need of support. 

Learning Resources Center (LRC) 

The LRC is designed to promote student success, retention, and graduation. Services offered include scheduled tutoring, open lab (walk-in) tutoring, supplemental instruction, academic development workshops, English language services, study groups, and I-Prep (intense preparation) services. Please visit https://www.ucdenver.edu/learning-resources-centermore information and to schedule appointments for services. 

LGBTQ Student Resource Center 

This is a tri-institutional office on the Auraria Campus serving the students, faculty and staff of Metropolitan State College of Denver, Community College of Denver and University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center. The Center has a variety of services available. Please see http://www.ucdenver.edu/life/services/glbtss/Pages/default.aspx for details. 

LynxConnect (Career Services, Experiential Learning Center, Global Education: Study Abroad, and Undergraduate Research) 

This center includes services in relation to your career such as resume help, career fairs, and interview preparation; learning outside the classroom in the contexts such as internships; one stop help for finding, applying to, and financing study abroad opportunities; and developing research skills by finding research opportunities and research on campus. Each of these offices is located in a single center in Tivoli #339 just outside of iPIE. You can drop in or make an appointment online by visiting http://www.ucdenver.edu/lynxconnect/Pages/default.aspx

Microsoft 365 

The university provides all students with Microsoft 365, a suite of programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint among many others. You can review the available programs and how to access them at https://www.ucdenver.edu/offices/office-of-information-technology/software/how-do-i-use/office-365. If you have not done so and you have your own device, you should download the suite as soon as possible. You can also set up an account to access the suite fully online, even if you don’t have your own device. Either way, it is expected that you will use these programs for university work – Word especially – unless an instructor indicates you should be using alternatives. There are also a host of other free or significantly price reduced software programs the university offers to students see the full list here: https://www.ucdenver.edu/offices/office-of-information-technology/software

Office of Disability Resources and Services (DRS) 

Please contact the DRS to find out if you can receive academic accommodation for a qualifying disability (including any learning, physical, or emotional disability) as soon as possible. It is the University’s legal responsibility to accommodate your needs if you do qualify, but you must first ask for those accommodations. In other words, to be legally eligible for accommodations in any course students must be registered with DRS. Your qualification for accommodation can often take time to process, assess, and implement so please be sure to inquire at http://www.ucdenver.edu/student-services/resources/disability-resources-services/Pages/disability-resources-services.aspx as soon as possible. 

Office of Information Technology 

Utilize this office for any questions you have or help you need related to on-campus technology or your personal technology issues related to school. For example, if you are having trouble utilizing technology available in an on-campus study room or classroom or if you are having trouble downloading University provided software like Word to your personal device contact this office. They have multiple ways to contact them for help on their website https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/office-of-information-technology including by phone, chat or walk-in support at the Lawrence Street Center. 

Office of Student Life and Campus Community 

This office oversees a variety of student-centered services including student organizations, student leadership programs, student government, The Sentry (the student newspaper), campus locker rentals, and student events and announcements. Visit https://www.ucdenver.edu/student-life for more information.  

Ombuds Office

The Ombuds Office acts as a no-barrier, first-stop for students, faculty, and staff seeking guidance, information, and insight from a trusted advisor. Their services are confidential, independent, impartial, informal, and voluntary. Members of the University of Colorado Denver can use this office to discuss, voice, and clarify any university-related concerns. We are a neutral third-party resource that is available to hear individual complaints and help sort out and identify options for resolving those concerns. To learn more about what the office does, visit: https://www.ucdenver.edu/offices/ombudsoffice.

The Phoenix Center at Auraria | Anschutz (PCA) 

The University prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner abuse, gender/sex-based stalking, sexual harassment, and retaliation against reporting as explained here: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/equity/university-policies-procedures/sexual-misconduct-intimate-partner-violence-stalking. Because sexual and/or gender-based violence can undermine students’ academic success and general safety students who have experienced such violence are encouraged to talk about their experience in order to get the support they need. PCA, https://www.thepca.org/, provides free and confidential resources and assistance to survivors of interpersonal violence as well as their friends, families, and concerned others. You can call their 24/7 free and confidential helpline at 303-556-CALL (2255) or to schedule an appointment call 303-315-7250, email info@thepca.org, or apply using the online form at https://www.thepca.org/online-appointment-request.  The University also provides several other confident and non-confidential resources listed here: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/equity/support-resources

TRIO Student Support Services & McNair Scholars

TRIO SSS helps first-generation, low-income students and students with disabilities reach their full potential and achieve academic success. They are a supportive academic community committed to student excellence and achievement. The McNair program is designed to help first-generation, low-income undergraduate students, and those who are under-represented, pursue doctoral study and consider a career in college teaching. Participants receive research opportunities, faculty mentoring, and seminars to prepare them for doctoral study. You can learn more here: https://www.ucdenver.edu/trio

Student Code of Conduct 

All students at the University of Colorado Denver are bound by the Student Code of Conduct: https://www.ucdenver.edu/student/wellness/student-conduct. The Student Code of Conduct serves to outline student rights and responsibilities as well as behavioral expectations. If a potential violation of the Student Conduct Code is brought to the school’s attention, you may be asked to meet with a conduct officer to address the situation. 

Veteran & Military Student Services 

Veteran & Military Student Services works with veteran, active duty, reservist, national guard, and dependent students to ensure that they receive a high-quality education, catered to their distinct needs. It provides a variety of services which are listed at: http://www.ucdenver.edu/life/services/Veteran/Pages/vmsshome.aspx

Wellness and Recreation Services 

CU Denver offers a variety of wellness and recreation facilities and amenities many of which are paid for by your student fees. Most of these are housed in The Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center which includes indoor and outdoor gym and studio space, a swimming pool, a climbing wall, an outdoor adventure desk which rents equipment to students at low rates, a bike shop, a food pantry open to all students, study rooms, a student kitchen, a gaming space, reflection rooms, and a napping room among other spaces. Fitness classes, personal training, wellness coaching, financial wellness resources, intramural, and club sports are also available. Explore all the available spaces and amenities at https://www.ucdenver.edu/wellness. Single Stop, a resource for connecting students to local community and government resources (e.g., Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP and Medicaid, among others) is also available through the Wellness Center at https://www.ucdenver.edu/wellness/services/basic-needs/single-stop. Take five to ten minutes to fill out this online screener, https://app.singlestop.org/ucdenver/main, and you will be instantly connected to the services you are eligible to receive.  

Writing Center 

The Writing Center is a free resource available to all students. You can make one-on-one appointments or attend small-group sessions with a professional writing consultant. Consultants can help you draft, revise, or structure your argument, among other things. Make an appointment using their online scheduler at https://ucdenver.mywconline.com/. Please see the center’s website for details about the services offered, including writing consultations, help to avoid plagiarism, writing workshops, and citation style assistance: https://clas.ucdenver.edu/writing-center/