Sep 20, 2020  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services Information

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Academic Success and Advising Center

Office: Student Commons Building, Room 1113
Phone Number: 303-315-1940

Academic advising is the foundation of a successful college experience. The Academic Success and Advising Center (ASAC) assists students in the development of meaningful educational plans. This office serves as the first point of contact for students who are pre-architecture, pre-business, pre-engineering, undecided in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as all freshmen and undecided in the College of Arts & Media. Students assigned to ASAC meet with an advisor every semester to plan a schedule, and discuss academic support services. The center provides general information and resource referrals to all students.


Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team 

Location:  Tivoli 454                                                     Phone Number:  (303) 352-3579

The CARE Team is committed to improving campus safety and student success by proactively and collaboratively managing situations and individuals that pose, or may reasonably pose, a threat to the safety and well-being of the campus community. The team coordinates with students, faculty, and staff as well as concerned others when assessing or responding to individuals who may pose a risk to themselves or others. The team intervenes where necessary and provides resources, referrals and assistance to those in need.


The Career Center

Location: Tivoli Student Union 267                               Phone Number: 303-556-2250

The Career Center offers a full array of services that prepare students for their transition from college to career. Students are encouraged to participate in career-related programs and services as early as their freshman year. This includes obtaining help in choosing a major, deciding on career options, and refining job search skills and experience necessary to be successful upon graduation.

The Career Center’s mission is to provide personal and meaningful interactions with students, alumni and employers in order to prepare them for the world of work.


CLAS Academic Advising Office

Location: North Classroom, Room 1030                       Phone: 303-556-2555
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.-Mon., Thu. & Fri., 8:00 a.m -7:00 p.m. Tues. & Wed.
Fax: 303-556-6277                                                        E-mail:

CLAS Advising System
Academic advising in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is a shared partnership between students, faculty, and staff. CLAS utilizes a dual advising system, which means all undergraduate students with a declared CLAS major will have at least two advisors to guide them through the completion of their degree. The two academic advisors with whom students in a declared CLAS major will work are a CLAS Academic Advisor and a Faculty Advisor. Students’ degree progress and graduation plans are monitored and approved by both advisors. 

Students who are still deciding their college major (Liberal Arts- Undeclared), along with pre-architecture, pre-business, & pre-engineering students, are served through the Academic Success and Advising Center Student Commons Building (SCB) 1113, 303-315-1940.  E-mail: Web site:

Faculty Advisor’s Role

  • Explain major/minor requirements.
  • Evaluate transfer credits within major/minor.
  • Keep the student on track with major/minor requirements.
  • Discuss career and graduate school opportunities.

An updated list of faculty advisors can be found on the CLAS Advising website under the Academic Advising tab. Select the Faculty Advisors link. 

CLAS Academic Advisor’s Role

  • Guide students through the CU Denver system.
  • Help students make informed course decisions.
  • Evaluate the application of transfer credits toward general education requirements.
  • Connect students to the campus and campus resources.
  • Explain University and college policies.
  • Facilitate the graduation process.

Students can identify their assigned CLAS Advisor in the “Advisor” box in their Student Center on UCD Access. Faculty Advisor contact information is available in the CLAS Advising Office and  on the CLAS Advising website under the Academic Advising tab and Faculty Advisor link.

Student’s Role

  • Meet regularly with assigned academic advisor(s).
  • Learn CU Denver, CLAS, major/minor, and degree requirements.
  • Use available resources to track academic progress (degree audit, transfer credit reports, transcript, CLAS handouts, etc.) and maintain individual records of progress.
  • Set academic goals with the assistance of advisors.
  • Know academic policies and deadlines.
  • Choose and enroll in courses.
  • Understand the importance of professionalism and ethical behavior.
  • Use campus resources and ask for help.

CLAS Academic Advising Mission
We create an inclusive and supportive learning environment where students are engaged to author meaningful academic and professional plans through collaborative advising relationships that foster student success and degree completion.

Advising Fundamental Goals

  • To deliver accurate information about CU Denver Core Curriculum, CLAS Graduation Requirements, and general degree requirements.
  • To help students navigate University and CLAS academic policies and deadlines.
  • To help connect students with faculty advisors and campus resources.
  • To help students make intentional decisions about course selection and plan appropriately for fulfilling degree requirements.
  • To achieve the process/delivery outcomes listed below.
  • To facilitate opportunities for advisees to experience the student learning outcomes listed below.

Advising Process and Delivery Outcomes

  • Help all students to feel welcomed, respected, informed, and assisted, increasing student satisfaction and gratitude.
  • Expand the availability of advising services to larger numbers of students by implementing new methods/technologies for delivering advising.
  • Increase efficiency (and environmental friendliness) by transitioning to a non-paper-based, electronic system for collection, updating, and storage of advising records.
  • Develop and implement procedures to systematically gather and analyze data for use in assessing these process/delivery outcomes and the student learning outcomes listed below.
  • Use the results from assessments to identify potential areas for improving the students’ advising experience.

Academic Advising is Learning
CLAS Academic Advising Student Learning Outcomes
What information do we want students to learn as a result of academic advising?
Students will be able to:

  • Identify and interpret CLAS and University academic policies, deadlines, and general degree requirements.
  • Describe and distinguish CU Denver Core Curriculum and CLAS graduation requirements.
  • Locate and engage with faculty advisors and campus resources that promote strategies for academic success.

What skills do we want students to develop as a result of academic advising?
Students will be able to:

  • Use CLAS and major advising tools to track academic progress toward completing degree requirements.
  • Plan for meeting consistently with their CLAS and program advisors, including faculty and pre-health advisors.
  • Prepare academic plans compatible with personal, academic, and professional goals
  • Practice decision-making and critical thinking skills in making choices about their educational plans.

What developmental changes do we want students to experience as a result of academic advising?
Students will be able to:

  • Articulate the purpose of a liberal arts education.
  • Assess the impact of their academic behaviors and decisions on their academic success and progress.
  • Evaluate the relationship between decisions about their program of study and academic and professional goals.


Club Sports

Location: Tivoli Student Union 127                               Phone Number: 303-352-3865
Email:                                  Web:

Club Sports are teams created and organized through student leadership to promote skill or interest in a particular sport. These teams are often competitive due to regularly scheduled practices and the use of part-time coaches. Club Teams frequently choose to compete against other schools across Colorado and the nation.

Club Sports are meant to be a learning experience for the members through their involvement in fundraising, public relations, organization, administration, budgeting and scheduling. Involvement in a group and/or team situation helps enhance the student’s overall education while improving the community at CU Denver. The leadership training and opportunities available through active participation in a sport club are intended to benefit the participant throughout his/her life.


College of Arts & Media Advising and Student Services

Location: Arts Building, Suite 177                                Phone:  303-556-2279 (option 1)
Fax: 303-556-2335                                                       E-mail:

Advising and Student Services at the College of Arts & Media (CAM) provides current and prospective CAM students with academic information about the college and university. CAM advisors assist students with tracking their academic progress, discussing remaining requirements and course sequencing and by offering appropriate referrals to faculty and other university services (e.g., the Career Center). Advisors also coordinate academic e-mail notifications to students (e.g., add/drop deadlines and applying to graduate), as well as maintaining advising-related materials. While students are encouraged to make use of the service of academic advising throughout their college career, they are ultimately responsible for their own academic progress. 

Academic advising may be mandated or suggested prior to registration depending on the student’s status. Students can view registration holds in the Student Center of their UCDAccess account.

First-Year and Transfer Students

First-year students are required to attend New Student Orientation and meet with an advisor before registering for their first semester, and then later are required to meet with an advisor in the Academic Success and Advising Center (ASAC) before registering for their second semester. Transfer students are required to meet with a CAM academic advisor and to complete an online orientation prior to registering for their first semester of courses.

Continuing Students

Students with declared majors who have completed at least 30 semester hours are assigned to CAM Advising and Student Services. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor at least once per year and to bring a sample schedule to each advising appointment.

Students approaching their junior and senior years are encouraged to meet with a faculty mentor in their area of study to discuss internships, career/employment opportunities, graduate school, professional organizations and other post-graduation information. In addition, resources exist across campus to support career exploration. Students may contact CAM Advising and Student Services for details.


Community Engagement

Location: Tivoli Student Union 127                              Phone Number: 303-556-5830  

College is the perfect time to get involved in your community! Through the Office of Student Life, we offer a variety programs to help students get connected to the community. The Alternative Break program allows students to travel to various cities (and countries) to volunteer over spring, winter and summer breaks. Volunteer Fairs held at the beginning of each semester bring in over 65 non-profit organizations to campus. We also run the CU Denver Food Pantry that is available to any student in need. Individuals or organizations can donate non-perishable food items to help support this service. Be sure to stop by the Office of Student Life to learn more about volunteerism and service!​


Community Standards

Location: Tivoli Student Union 227                              Phone Number: 303-556-2444

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards serves as a resource to the entire University community through its efforts to meet the developmental and educational needs of students related to community expectations, civility and respect for self and others.  We function to support community members with conflict management and resolution, and responding to inappropriate and threatening behaviors.  We provide student-centered educational services, which promote personal development and individual responsibility. We strive to create a dynamic, open and just environment where civility, cultural competence, and learning are expected and celebrated. The office works collaboratively with the Healthy Relationships Coalition, Campus Village Student Housing, the Auraria Health Center, and other campus entities to provide a variety of resources and activities around health, wellness and ethical development. 


The Office of Commuter Services

Location: Tivoli Student Union Suite 227                   Phone Number: 303-556-2444
Email:                                   Fax: 303-352-3751

The Office of Commuter Services serves as a resource for on and off campus housing needs and commuting information. We function to support students with housing questions, address issues related to housing, and provide students with resources. We provide student-centered educational services, which promote personal development and individual responsibility. We strive to create a dynamic, open and just environment where civility, cultural competence, and learning are expected and celebrated in campus housing.


CU Denver Live!

Location: Tivoli Student Union 303                              Phone Number:  303-556-3399

CU Denver Live! is a student run arts programming committee that works as a sub-committee under The Office of Student Life. CU Denver Live! strives to program arts events that spark the interests of numerous types of students while maintaining a multicultural and educational mindset. Additionally the team hopes to create a fun and inclusive atmosphere that promotes school pride and a sense of community at CU Denver.


Disability Resources and Services Office                   

Location: Student Commons Building, Room 2116                Phone Number: 303-315-3510
TTY Number: 303-556-4766                                                  Email:                             

The Office of Disability Resources and Services (DRS) is committed to providing equal opportunities and fostering the personal growth and development of students with disabilities. The DRS staff strives to meet the needs of a large and diverse community of students with disabilities. We are available to provide assistance and to arrange for reasonable accommodations that will address specific educational needs. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Priority registration for classes
  • Assistance in identifying volunteer note takers
  • Alternative testing for assessment tests and classroom examinations
  • Oral/sign language interpreters
  • Real-time captioning
  • Textbooks in alternate formats (audio taped, Braille, enlarged, scanned)


Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP)

Location: Student Commons Building, Room 2007
Main Phone Number: 303-315-1875

The University of Colorado Denver Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) office provides services: a) to support underrepresented students and b) to promote a diverse and inclusive campus for all students, faculty, and staff.

American Indian Student Services
Location: Student Commons Building, Room 2007                 Phone Number: 303-315-1882

Asian American Student Services
Location: Student Commons Building, Room 2007                 Phone Number: 303-315-1879

Black Student services
Location: Student Commons Building, Room 2007                 Phone Number: 303-315-1881

Latin@ Student Services
Location: Student Commons Building, Room 2007                 Phone Number: 303-315-1878


ESL Academy

The University of Colorado Denver’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Academy offers a rich diversity of academic, social, and cultural learning opportunities and is located in a newly renovated space right along 16th Street Mall in the heart of downtown Denver.  The Academy offers high-quality, year-round ESL instruction specifically designed for university preparation. The curriculum helps students improve their language skills through a rigorous program of study, campus involvement, and cultural and educational activities.

Our program offers the following distinctive advantages when compared against other programs:

The curriculum is designed especially for university-bound students. In addition to mastering academic English, students will learn how to succeed academically at the University of Colorado Denver.
Students in the ESL Academy will be considered University of Colorado Denver students. They will be on the university campus from day one of our program and will be eligible to live in university housing, though there will be limited availability for students who join our program mid-term.
Students will have access to all of the activities and resources that the university has to offer, not to mention the spectacular outdoors and urban life in Denver and Colorado.

Students may be allowed to take one or two regular academic courses that count towards fulfillment of CU Denver degree requirements once they achieve a measure of English proficiency.
When a student completes the ESL Academy successfully, s/he will automatically fulfill the University of Colorado Denver’s English language proficiency requirement and will be eligible for full admission.

Students will be issued a Form I-20 from the University of Colorado Denver for a seamless immigration experience and will not have to transfer their immigration status to begin their degree program upon complete of the ESL Academy.

Students will benefit from a seamless transition to university degree programs after they successfully complete the ESL Academy, thus maximizing the prospects of their success.

 For full details, visit the ESL Academy online at  Here, students can get information about:

  • The online application
  • Program information
  • Tuition and Fees
  • International Student Services

 If you have additional questions you may send an email to or call 303.315.2383.  Located at 1050 17th Street Suite A300 Denver, CO 80265


Experiential Learning Center

Location: Tivoli Student Union 260                             Phone Number: 303-556-6656

Experiential learning includes a variety of activities with one common goal-to immerse you in hands-on learning outside the classroom where your experience is at the heart of the learning process.  The Experiential Learning Center (ELC) serves students, faculty, and employers as a resource for experiential learning opportunities. We offer information, resources and support in the development and coordination of academic and non-academic internship experiences, professional skill development opportunities, and undergraduate research experiences.


Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans (GLBT) Student Services at Auraria

Location: Tivoli Student Union 213                             Phone Number: 303-556-6333

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Student Services is open to all Auraria campus students as a resource for exploring sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. This program offers a variety of support, education, and advocacy services for the entire campus community:

  • Support for those who may have questions about their own sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or that of a friend or family member
  • Advocacy for students experiencing discrimination or harassment based on a real or perceived LGBTQ identity
  • Speakers for events, workshops, and classes on various aspects of sexual orientation/gender identification
  • Programs and workshops about working more effectively with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities and combating misinformation, misconceptions, and homophobia
  • Resource library with over 1700 books and videos (documentary and cinema) available for research and leisure as well as a multitude of free literature regarding other organizations and services throughout Denver and Colorado that provide outreach, services, and advocacy.

The GLBT Student Services office is staffed by a director with the support of student employees and volunteers. Input and involvement from the entire campus community are welcomed.


Global Education, Study Abroad

Director: Diego Garcia                                               Phone Number:  +1-303-315-0099

Global Education is the university’s central office that supports all students seeking to internationalize their education and gain professional preparation to more effectively serve and compete in a global world. The office advises and prepares students, faculty and staff to safely navigate the full range of global learning opportunities. Global Education has a network of study abroad programs, international internship, volunteer and service learning opportunities in more than 80 countries. Graduate, professional and undergraduate students from both campuses that conduct international research also benefit from Global Education’s support services.

 We offer two CU Denver Semester Study Abroad programs: The Semester in Beijing semester program is of particular interest to communication, economics, math and international studies undergraduate students. Students from Denver and China study together on our partner campus at China Agricultural University in Beijing. Students take English-taught CU Denver courses for CU Denver credit. The program cost is the same as studying in Denver, with several scholarship opportunities to further reduce the price.

Sustainability in Berlin is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines, but Political Science, Architecture and Planning, Public Affairs, and Environmental Studies are of particular interest.  Students take three CU Denver courses and participate in an internship (in English) with a Berlin-based environmental organization.  The program is hosted by the Ecologic Institute, one of the world’s leading environmental think tanks.  

 Study abroad programs are offered in a variety of terms, costs and disciplines to suit the full spectrum of CU Denver students. Students may choose to immerse themselves in a more traditional academic year or semester program abroad; or to conduct research on field studies sites. Many students choose to study for credit with CU Denver faculty on one of the many affordable, focused Global Study programs over winter break, Maymester or summer.

 While many students study abroad to learn or perfect language skills, most students participate in English-taught programs in English and non-English-speaking countries. Depending upon the program, either CU Denver or transfer credit may be earned on approved programs abroad, giving students the opportunity to fulfill degree requirements while living, learning and growing in another culture.

 We make every effort to keep global educational opportunities affordable for all CU Denver students. Additionally, scholarships and financial aid may be available depending upon the program and location. Information and advice on scholarships such as Fulbright, NSEP, Gilman and others is also available. For the most current information on programs, policies and the benefits of global education, please visit the Global Education website at:


International Affairs

Executive Director: John Sunnygard                      Deputy Director: Alana C. Jones

Address: 1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 932, Denver, CO 80204 USA

Telephone: +1.303.315.2230 Fax: +1.303-315.2246  

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) serves the university by providing administrative support, strategic advice, technical services, collaborative educational programs with the university’s 13 schools and colleges, and related services that contribute to the strategic international goals of the university. OIA provides visa and orientation services to international students and scholars; offers expertise in the development and maintenance of undergraduate, graduate and professional global education; assists with brokering and designing bilateral international educational programs; and offers comprehensive international recruitment and admissions services. OIA addresses international policy issues, has oversight of international risk management protocols, serves as a resource for best practices in the internationalization of higher education, maintains central data bases pertaining to international activities of the university, advises on the development of international affiliations and agreements, assists departments/programs and schools/colleges with the development of comprehensive international strategic planning, and seeks to promote and support initiatives that advance international research, education, and global cooperation in order to enhance the reputation of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

OIA also serves as a resource for faculty seeking international research opportunities, provides a comprehensive list of international scholarship/fellowship information, and serves as the institutional liaison for the CIES Fulbright Scholars Program. 

The divisions of OIA include:


International Colleges and Partnerships

International Colleges and Partnerships (ICP) develops and maintains sustainable academic programs abroad to enhance the globalization of teaching and learning at the University of Colorado Denver and its partner institutions and to facilitate the discovery and sharing of knowledge between CU Denver and the world. Staff: Joanne Wambeke, Student Affairs,, 303-315-2121.

International College Beijing

International College Beijing (ICB) is a joint education program between the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) and China Agricultural University (CAU), located in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. The partnership, formed in 1994, was one of the first of its kind approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

At ICB students can choose to earn a CU Denver Bachelor of Arts degree in either economics or communication on site in Beijing. Students can also choose to study in Denver to complete their undergraduate programs after a year or two of study at ICB.  As courses are taught in English by CU Denver faculty. US students can learn or perfect their Chinese while pursuing rigorous courses in English in their chosen undergraduate field of study alongside ICB Chinese students, fostering a truly global classroom experience.

ICB is located on the east campus of China Agricultural University in the Haidian district north of downtown Beijing.  The campus is a 30-minute ride from downtown Beijing, Beijing International Airport and major cultural centers such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace.

Joanne Wambeke, International Student Cohort and International Operations Manager,, 303-315-2121.

Svetlana Peixotto, International Student Transition and Engagement Coordinator,, 303-315-0066


lnternational Student and Scholar Services

Location: Lawrence Street Center, Suite 932             Phone Number: 303-315-2230

The International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) unit in the Office of International Affairs serves approximately 1,400 international students and 500 international scholars from all over the world each year. ISSS is responsible for ensuring university-wide compliance with a wide range of federal regulations relating to the enrollment and/or employment of international students and scholars. ISSS creates immigration documents, coordinates Check-In and Fundamentals sessions for new international students, helps students maintain their immigration status once they are here, offers a variety of programs and activities, and advises students on everything from adjusting to a new culture to applying for work authorization. ISSS also works closely other members of the University of Colorado Denver community to ensure the success of our international students. For additional information about ISSS staff members and the services we provide, please visit our website at


Learning Resources Center

Location: Student Commons Building, Room 2105               Phone: 303-315-3531

The Learning Resources Center is designed to promote student success, retention, and graduation in the academic setting. Available to undergraduate and graduate students, free services include CRLA certified tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI), Academic Development workshops, seminars and coaching, Conversation Groups, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) support.


Lynx Center and New Student Orientation

Location: Student Commons Building, Suite 1107       Phone: 303-315-5969 (303-315-LYNX) 
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm  

The Lynx Center provides all prospective and current CU Denver students with quick and easy access to resources, referrals and solutions.  New Student Orientation supports newly admitted students and their families during their transition to CU Denver by offering orientation and welcome events at the beginning of each semester and during the summer months.  For more information, check us out at


Office of Case Management

Location: Tivoli Student Union 227                                      Phone: 303-352-2579

The Office of Case Management fosters student growth, development, and success by assisting students dealing with areas related to mental health, emotional wellbeing, and safety by providing outreach, resources, referrals, advocacy, and follow up services. The Office of Case Management can assist students in navigating the university system, reviewing and identifying options, as well as providing resources and referrals. Case Managers collaborate and consult with students, parents, faculty, staff, and other campus resources to best address the diverse needs of each student.​  


Office of Information Technology

Office: Lawrence Street Center, 1350          Phone: 303-724-4357 (4-HELP)

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) works in partnership with academic and business units to provide technical support to meet the needs of faculty & staff at the Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus.  OIT serves as the primary source of enterprise-wide technology and telecommunications services in support of all faculty and staff.

Services range from providing help desk and desktop services to enterprise-wide services in web development, networking, email, security, systems development, and telephony to protecting the integrity of the University’s data and administrative systems.  Users are encouraged to contact the Help Desk for assistance with any of these services.

OIT also provides student computing services to currently enrolled students within the computer labs located in the North Classroom 1206, The Student Commons Building 2nd floor, and the Tivoli 241. The computer labs have Macintosh and Windows-based computers with Internet access available for student use on a first-come first-served basis.  For more information, call the OIT Help Desk at 303-724-4357 (4-HELP) or


Ombuds Office

Location: Lawrence Street Center Building, Room 1003        Phone: 303-315-0046 
Website:                                     Contact: Katherine Greenwood

The Ombuds Office is a free service that assists students in resolving UCD conflicts, complaints, and disputes. The cornerstones of our office are: confidentiality, impartiality, informality, and independence. Students typically use our office when facing issues that seem unfair to them or when they just don’t know what to do next.

A sampling of concerns are:

  • The actions of faculty, staff, or other students
  • Denials of petitions
  • Harassment of any kind
  • Administrative decisions
  • Grading disputes
  • Clarification of policies or procedures

We can assist you in identifying and evaluating your options for dealing with issues so you can have the best chance of reaching a satisfactory outcome. Our Ombuds can also mediate disputes involving student clubs and organizations and provide conflict management training.


Peer Advocate Leader (PAL) Program

Location: Tivoli Student Union 127              Phone Number: 303-556-5801 

PAL is a comprehensive network of peer-to-peer engagement, support, and leadership development that touches the entire CU Denver student body.  The mentoring relationship is designed to foster student engagement and academic success by providing peer-level support that promotes student achievement, growth, and learning throughout students’ academic career at the University of Colorado Denver.​​​​​​  PAL connections promote co-curricular connections where learning is a seamless experience.


Center for Pre-Collegiate and Academic Outreach Programs

Location: North Classroom 4032                 Phone Number: 303-556-2322

The Center currently houses unique and distinct programs. These programs are identified as having: early outreach, ongoing pro-active guidance, educational access, retention, and finally graduation from higher education. “The mission of the Center for Pre-Collegiate and Academic Outreach Programs at the University of Colorado Denver is to administer pre-college and pipeline programs. These programs are designed to motivate, educate, and prepare students to be successful in secondary and post-secondary education with the ultimate goal of obtaining a higher educational degree.


Student Activities and Events

Location: Tivoli Student Union 303              Phone Number: 303-556-3399

Student Activities within the Office of Student Life offers a comprehensive student engagement program that helps bring about a positive college experience for every student. Our goal is to integrate what students learn from the full range of their experiences and to engage them in active learning both inside and outside the classroom. We collaborate with faculty and staff across CU Denver to provide a wide variety of programs aimed to build tradition within the CU Denver community.  We are committed to bringing new and exciting activities, events and workshops that provide innovative opportunities for student learning, especially in the areas of self-knowledge, leadership, relationship-building, diversity, communication, service, civic engagement and social responsibility. Through participation in co-curricular activities, we help students enhance interpersonal, leadership and critical thinking skills and help prepare them for active citizenship beyond college. 


Student and Community Counseling Center

Location: Tivoli Student Union 454              Phone Number: 303-556-4372

The Student and Community Counseling Center provides counseling sessions, groups and life skills workshops at no charge to students attending the Downtown Campus. Our services emphasize client strengths, recognizing diversity and promoting wellness to optimize academic success. We serve individuals, couples, families, and groups for mental health concerns including, but not limited to:

Anxiety, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Life skills, Relationships, Social justice issues, Stress management, Substance abuse, Biofeedback, and Trauma Therapy.

If appropriate, we refer students to additional on-campus and/or community resources through our WRAP (Wellness Resources Action Plan) program. By request, staff provide consultation, lectures and workshops to student, faculty, and staff groups on mental health topics, diversity, center services, and organizational and student development. ​


Student Government Association

Location: Tivoli Student Union 301              Phone Number: 303-556-2510

The Student Government Association serves as a voice for students. Similar to the structure of the U.S. Government, SGA has executive, legislative and judicial branches. Executives, Senators, College Council Members, and SACAB representatives are elected each year in the spring semester. SGA assists students with information concerning student clubs and organizations, campus events, issues concerning student status and other information of general interest to students. SGA also provides student assistance with grievances and the opportunity to become more closely involved with the university community through active participation in student government itself or through service on university, tri-institutional and Auraria committees.


Student Health Insurance Office

Location: Tivoli Student Union 127              Phone Number: 303-556-6273

The Student Health Insurance Office strongly encourages all students to have adequate health insurance coverage. The university health plan is designed to coordinate services with the Health Center at Auraria to provide quality health care at the lowest possible cost. For domestic students, the university health plan is voluntary. International students with F-1 and J-1 student visas are required to carry the health insurance plan provided by the university.


Student Life

Location: Tivoli Student Union 303 & 127               Phone Number: 303-556-3399

The Office of Student Life integrates the academic, residential, and co-curricular spheres of student’s lives, linking the out-of-class experience to the academic mission of the University while enhancing the overall educational experience of students through the development of, exposure to and participation in social, cultural, intellectual, recreational, leadership and governance programs. The Office of Student Life is the advising, coordinating, resource and general information center for student organizations, the academic honor societies student government and the student newspaper. We collaborate with students, faculty, administrators, and other partners both inside and outside of the CU Denver community to create safe environments for students. In addition, we create opportunities for students to learn through active participation and reflection where they can develop as responsible leaders and engage with their peers and cultivate appreciation for diversity and the betterment of our global society. The Office of Student Life is comprised of Student Events/Activities, Student Organizations and Student Leadership Programs, cultural arts programming through CU Denver Live, Volunteer and Community Engagement, Peer Advocate Leader Program, Milo the CU Denver Mascot and Club Sports. 


Student Newspaper: CU Denver Sentry

Location: Tivoli Student Union, 345             Phone Number: 303-556-2535

The purpose of the CU Denver Sentry is to provide students with information about campus issues and events. The newspaper strives to include good investigative reporting, feature articles and items of general interest to its campus readership. In addition, the newspaper is a tool to encourage and develop writers, journalists, artists and other student members of its general management and production staff. 


Student Organizations and Student Leadership Programs

Location: Tivoli Student Union 303              Phone Number: 303-556-3399

Get involved with a student organization, student government or the campus newspaper. CU Denver has over 200 student organizations, honor societies, professional organizations and faith-based groups. We help students register with student organizations, and provide services, information, education, support, and advising to assist with the development and strengthening of students and student groups. In addition, we provide multiple opportunities for students to engage in practicing and developing their leadership skills. Leadership programs include diverse leadership conferences including the Women’s Leadership Conference, a conference focused on feminist leadership; CO-Leads, a state wide multi-cultural leadership conference; and the Lynx Leadership Conference, a program designed to increase the leadership skills of CU Denver Students. We also provide leadership trainings that enhance the co-curricular experience on campus through programs such as Leadership On demand, a program designed for students involved in student organizations on campus; and Student Government Association, providing a voice for students on campus. We encourage students to take advantage of shared governance and increase the sense of community on campus through all of the leadership programs.


Title IX: Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

Location: Lawence Street Center 14th Floor        Phone Number: 1-800-CU Title (288-4853)

Related Policies and Procedures:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus (“the University”) is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working and living environment. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, creed, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, political philosophy or political affiliation in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities. (Law of the Regents, Article 10).

Title IX Report Procedures:

Administrative Policy Statement 5014: Sexual Misconduct; Policy and Procedures:

The University of Colorado Denver is committed to taking prompt and effective actions to end sexual assault, sexual harassment and gender based discrimination, prevent its reoccurrence, and remedy its effects upon the victims and community. The University employs trained staff members who have responsibility for Title IX compliance. The Title IX Coordinator oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of Title IX policies, procedures, and training efforts and will refer all reports to a trained Title IX Investigator. To submit a concern, please fill out the online form, at the website noted above, or to ask further questions about Title IX, please contact the University Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator:

To file a report or raise a question, please contact the Title IX officer.
The Title IX Coordinator for the Denver Campus is:

Nelia Viveiros, Title IX Coordinator

Phone number: 1-844-CU Title (288-4853)

Email address:

Office address: Lawrence Street Center, Suite 1441, Denver, CO 80204

Mailing address: Campus Box 137, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364.


Veteran Student Services

Location: Tivoli Student Union 124              Phone Number: 303-556-2745

The Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS) is the initial contact point for student active service members, veterans and their families attending CU Denver. The main priority of the office is to verify U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefit certification for eligible students, ensuring that each student meets the Veterans Administration requirements for attendance, course load, content, as well as all other regulations necessary to receive educational benefit payments. This office assists students with filling out Veteran Affairs paperwork and in solving problems associated with the receipt of Veteran Affairs related educational benefits. The OVSS provides student peer to peer mentoring, transition assistance into higher education, scholarships, mental health services that are specific to the military and transition issues, and career preparation through the Boots to Suits Program. The office also serves as a liaison for numerous campus and community resources.

Women’s Resource Center

Location: Tivoli Student Union 259              Phone Number: 303-352-3470 

It is the Women’s Resource Center’s mission to provide resources, advocacy, services, and programming, which promote awareness of women’s issues and equality for all students. We are a safe and nurturing space that enables women, specifically underrepresented women, in the university community to thrive. We value inclusion, social justice, and gender equity as a means to ensure respect and tolerance for all people regardless of background or experience. To accomplish this mission, the WRC runs several events, workshops, and educational conferences every year, as well as provides direct resource consultation for students in need.


Writing Center

Location: North Classroom 4014                  Phone Number: 303-556-4845    

The Writing Center at CU Denver is a free resource available to all university students who wish to improve as writers. Services include in-person and online one-on-one appointments; an asynchronous Online Drop Box for graduate students; workshops on a variety of topics (for example: citation, literature reviews, C.V.s, and more); and downloadable handouts, podcasts, and videos. Professional Writing Consultants will work on any type of writing and any aspect of the writing process, including (but not limited to) idea-generation, organization, thesis development, source usage, and grammar. Students bring in documents ranging from resumes, personal statements, and research essays to theses, rhetorical analyses, and grant applications. All writing is welcome. Interested students can schedule appointments (required) online and get more information (hours, directions, etc.) about each of our 8 locations/services right from the homepage (

  • CU Denver: NORTH 4014
  • CU Anschutz: HSL 1204 CU
  • South Denver: CU Desk, Liniger Building
  • Auraria Library: Adjacent to current periodicals, 1st floor
  • Business School: Lobby near the Lawrence St. entrance
  • Campus Village at Auraria (residents only): 3rd Floor North Common Room
  • Online (real-time) consultations
  • An asynchronous Online Drop Box for graduate and CU Anschutz students only