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November 2014

Universitywide News

University of Denver ranks among most popular colleges in the U.S.

(Nov. 25, 2014) DU is the 17th most popular college in America, according to a PolicyMic report. More

1864 Service Challenge – only 12,000 more hours to go!

(Nov. 25, 2014) We’re about 12,000 hours shy of our goal of 186,400 community service hours in the 1864 Service Challenge! Learn more and log your hours today at

DU ranks number one for undergraduates studying abroad

(Nov. 18, 2014) From Argentina to Australia, Bolivia to Belgium, the University of Denver sends its students around the world each year to take part in study-abroad programs that help shape their lives and careers. According to the 2014 Open Doors report released Nov. 17 by the Institute of International Education, DU is number one in the nation among national doctoral and research institutions in the percentage of undergraduate students who participate in study-abroad programs. 


Chancellor’s website features first community feedback video

(Nov. 18, 2014) Chancellor Chopp reports on the community feedback themes she’s been hearing and shares insights on the University’s strategic planning process already underway in this video. The chancellor’s website – – has also been updated to include a new set of questions seeking feedback from DU community members, a “News & Updates” tab where you can see the chancellor’s appearances in the news media as well as her letters to the DU community, and a “Strategic Planning” section where you can keep up to date on the University’s strategic planning process.

Crimson Friday!

Friday, Nov. 21

(Nov. 18, 2014) Show your DU spirit and support our Denver Pioneers athletics teams by wearing crimson and gold this Friday! This weekend, our Denver Pioneers Hockey team will be at home taking on Air Force on Friday and meeting Wisconsin on Saturday! Men’s Basketball will also be at home on Sunday playing Coppin State. See the full schedule and get your tickets at!

Care4Colorado Toy Drive

Care4Colorado Toy Drive image Through Dec. 17

(Nov. 18, 2014) Once again this year, DU’s Division of Athletics and Recreation is supporting the CBS4 Care4Colorado Toy Drive. Donate a new, unwrapped toy or gift card this holiday season to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver. Drop off your donation at the Ritchie Center Box Office, the Coors Fitness Center, or prior to any hockey, basketball, or gymnastics meet now through Dec. 17.


Campus Safety committed to the safety and security of University community

(Nov. 11, 2014) The Division of Campus Safety is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the University community. The armed robberies that have taken place on or near our campus over the past month are concerning to all of us. This is an ongoing investigation by both the Denver Police Department and the Division of Campus Safety. Both agencies are taking several measures to mitigate these crimes in the future.

Campus Safety is currently reviewing CCTV video footage in an attempt to locate an image of the suspects. The community can also expect an increase in visibility of uniformed police and Campus Safety Officers in the areas affected in the days ahead. These directed patrols will be provided based on a detailed crime analysis and patrol strategy.

In the meantime we encourage the DU Community not to walk alone, especially after dark. Campus Safety offers walking escorts for students, staff and faculty who do not want to walk on campus alone after dark. Escorts will walk you to and from any location on or very near campus. To request an escort, call 303-871-2334.

Anyone with information about these crimes is encouraged to contact the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000 and the Division of Campus Safety at 303-871-2334.

For updates on this alert, crime prevention tips, course offerings and safety information, follow Campus Safety on Twitter and like us on Facebook. The Campus Safety social media sites are a great way for parents or other DU affiliates to receive crime information.

Anyone who has additional concerns about these crimes or who would like information about resources on campus should contact Sergeant James Johnston with the Division of Campus Safety at or 303-871-3132.

DU makes list of “50 Most Beautiful Colleges in the Fall”

fall campus(Nov. 11, 2014) Overlooking the picturesque Rocky Mountains, the University of Denver has a scenic campus with the changing of seasons, as fall brings an array of golden colors and a refreshing breeze.






Crimson Friday

Friday, Nov. 14

(Nov. 11, 2014) Show your DU spirit and support our Denver Pioneers athletics teams by wearing crimson and gold this Friday! This weekend, our Denver Pioneers Hockey team will be taking on rivals Colorado College, our Men’s Soccer team is competing in the Summit League Men’s Soccer Championships, Volleyball will be playing their home season finale, and both Women’s and Men’s Basketball are playing their home season openers! See the full schedule and get your tickets at

John Evans Study Committee Findings and Report

PHOTO CREDIT: Brent Learned, Southern Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma(Nov. 4, 2014) Yesterday, you received a message from Chancellor Chopp regarding the John Evans Study Committee report, which was released today. In case you missed it, read the full letter here.


Photo credit: Brent Learned, Southern Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma

Register now: Faculty, Staff, Retiree Appreciation Day with the Pioneers

Sunday, Nov. 16  – Magness Arena, Ritchie Center 
DU Women's Basketball vs. Hawaii at 1 p.m.
DU Men’s Basketball vs. Idaho St. at 4 p.m.

(Nov. 4, 2014) Join Human Resources and Athletics & Recreation for Faculty, Staff, Retiree Appreciation Day! Parking will be free in Lot 108. Pick up your tickets in West Concourse starting at 12:30 p.m.; the appetizer buffet starts at 3 p.m. in the Gold Club, and door prizes will be awarded at 3:45 p.m. in the Gottesfeld Room. RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m. Call 303-871-4667 with questions.

Crimson Friday

Human DUFriday, Nov. 7

(Nov. 4, 2014) Show your DU spirit and support our Denver Pioneers athletics teams by wearing crimson and gold this Friday!


Campus Scooter Policy

(Nov. 4, 2014) Campus Safety has implemented a new scooter policy:

  • Scooters must be registered with the state of Colorado
  • Scooters must have insurance and drivers must have a valid driver’s license
  • Scooters are now prohibited from driving on sidewalks and any pedestrian walkways
  • Parking permits are required from Parking Services, sold in the parking office for $20/year, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Scooters may only park in designated Scooter Lots (S Lots) located within Lots 103, Q, T, W, F, 121, P, 309, and behind the Schwayder Art Building

Sexual Respect and Title IX

(Nov. 4, 2014) In the University’s ongoing effort to provide support and assistance to all members of our campus community who are impacted by sexual assault and relationship violence, we are unveiling DU’s Sexual Respect and Title IX webpage – This webpage provides information on resources that are available to assist sexual assault survivors and on preventing sexual violence.