Inclusive Excellence Resources
Ongoing Support for Diverse Students
This past year there has been a series of Executive Orders and changes that impact students who identify as international, immigrant, Muslim, undocumented, and DACAmented. The University enrolls, welcomes, and supports all of its members, and will continue to provide services and resources to all members of our community to support their ongoing success.
This website has organized the institutional, local, state and national resources and services available to address the needs that may arise from these ongoing changes. As the University learns more information, we will continue to update this website and encourage those impacted to visit this site and others frequently.
University Updates, Values, and Practices
- Legal Advice and Counsel
The University will continue to provide access to legal counsel through Catholic Charities to help members of our community impacted by the recent decision to end DACA. This includes the opportunity to meet individually with an immigration attorney in a confidential off-campus setting. To access a voucher to utilize these services, please visit the Center for Multicultural Excellence, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, or VIP.
- ICE and other Law Enforcement
Members of our community who are concerned about what to do if any local, state or federal law enforcement agent request information about a student, the University reminds our employees that student records are protected by FERPA unless proper documentation requesting such information is provided at which time all agents should be referred to the Office of Campus Safety or the Office of General Counsel. For full details please read the University Official Memo regarding sharing student information.
- DU Admission and Financial Aid
The University of Denver strives to foster a diverse and welcoming campus community for all students, regardless of background, race or immigration status. As part of that commitment, we welcome and encourage applications from students with an undocumented or DACA immigration status.
Any student who is impacted by the DACA program ending is still fully eligible for admission and fully eligible to receive institutional merit aid. For more details, please visit the Undergraduate Admission site outlining our approach and values. Anyone who still has questions regarding their admission status or future prospects, can contact anyone in the Admission Office or the Office of Graduate Studies.
If a current student has questions regarding their financial aid package and status, they can contact the staff in the Financial Aid Office.
- Mental Health and Wellness
All students and employees have access to the University of Denver’s Health and Counseling Center and can access their services if they feel the need for such support.
In addition, the Graduate School of Professional Psychology’s Trauma & Disaster Recovery Clinic and Professional Psychology Clinic (PPC) at DU provide help to people after adversity with services that honor and expand their strengths and resources. The TDRC assists those in need of psychological interventions to alleviate the effects of traumatic experiences and foster resilience as well as personal, family, and community growth. The PPC is staffed by doctoral students under the supervision of licensed mental health professionals, we offer a broad range of confidential mental health care that is innovative, cutting edge, LGBTQ affirming, and culturally sensitive. Both clinic offers a sliding scale.