For the past decade, the University of Denver has worked with our neighbors to develop and maintain strong, positive relationships. We hope that you will use this site to communicate with us, find essential information about campus policies, participate in Good Neighbor meetings and learn about events and activities taking place at DU.
Letter to the Neighbors
On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of the University of Denver, we hope you are faring well and staying healthy. As our neighbor, we value our relationship with you, and trust that you consider DU an important asset and anchor for this vibrant community.
These days, DU’s dedication to the public good is more important than ever. It is essential that we continue to support the restaurants and shops along University and Evans, and that all members of our campus community treat our neighbors with respect. We look forward to the time when visitors can again visit our beautiful campus, stroll freely through the adjacent residential streets, and support local businesses more often. In the meantime, we are encouraging everyone who is here to follow state and local laws—as well as DU’s strict protocols, policies, and procedures—in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Despite our best educational efforts, and the significant investment we are making in testing and tracing, we do have some COVID cases on campus. These are updated daily on our Covid-19 dashboard, which is easily accessible from the University of Denver’s home page (www.du.edu). The majority of our students are following our Student Honor Code and COVID protocols, thanks to a comprehensive and ongoing educational campaign. For those who are not we have a clear Student Rights and Responsibilities process in place, so we can hold students accountable for their behavior.
When we have seen DU students gathering in greater numbers than is allowed—or we receive such reports—we have investigated immediately and, when necessary, taken swift disciplinary action. If you observe behavior by people you believe to be DU students, and that seems unsafe or a potential violation of policy or law, we welcome you to complete a report with the University, or with the local police department.
- You can complete this Community Concerns Report, which connects directly to DU’s Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. (Click here or type https://tinyurl.com/y4hsobe6 into your browser.)
- If you believe the alleged violation is taking place on DU-owned and controlled property, you also can report the incident by calling Campus Safety at 303-871-2334.
- For activity taking place on non-DU-owned and controlled property such as a rental property or a business, you can file a formal complaint with the Denver Police Department. For emergencies, dial 911 immediately. For non-emergencies, call the District 3 Police Sub-Station at 720-913-1300. Please note, the Denver Police Department may require someone to sign a complaint in order to proceed. When a complaint is not signed, Denver Police Department may not be able to take action. Also, without a report, DU may have delays or be unable to confirm if a student is involved.
Regardless of where an incident takes place, your report will be investigated by DU’s Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. We will attempt to determine if the reported parties are students of the University of Denver. If it is determined that the reported parties are students, we will investigate the incident to determine if there has been a violation of the University’s Honor Code. During this process, as the reporting party, you may be contacted by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities to discuss the report. Due to Federal Privacy Laws, DU may not be able to share with you the outcomes of the investigation; but please know we are following our processes and taking appropriate action. You have our commitment to continue to address any repeat behaviors.
Please know that we value and welcome your efforts to keep our neighborhood safe. Feel free to contact us with your questions or concerns: Stephanie O’Malley, 303-871-2784, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. DU’s Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities can be reached at 303-871-2455, or by email at SRR@du.edu.
Thank you for partnering with us to keep our neighborhood safe.
Stephanie Y. O’Malley
Associate Vice Chancellor for Government Relations and Community Affairs
Assistant Director of Compliance and Administration
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Neighborhood associations are organizations that give members and residents a forum to discuss common issues and concerns in their neighborhoods. These organizations are officially registered with the city and county of Denver.
This association represents residents living within the boundaries of I-25 to the North, South University Boulevard to the East, South Downing Street to the West and both East Amherst and Dartmouth Avenues to the South.
University Park Community Council (UPCC)
This association represents residents living within the boundaries of I-25 to the North, Yale Avenue to the South, Colorado Boulevard to the East and University Boulevard to the West.
Good Neighbors Meetings
Thursday, February 18th, 2021 (6 -7 p.m.) – Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, our February Good Neighbors meeting will be virtual. We look forward to connecting with you soon. In the meantime, please continue to take care of yourself as we all respond to this unanticipated moment in our nation's history.
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 (6 -7 p.m.) – Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19, a location will be announced closer to date. In the meantime, please let us know if you would like to be added to our Good Neighbors email listserv.
Parking for Good Neighbors Meetings*
To receive a temporary parking permit, please email Fatima.Rezaie@du.edu no later than 4pm on the Monday prior to the meeting. Parking permits are valid from 4-8 pm on the day of the meeting in Lot T (Tennis Pavilion Garage) located east of the Chambers Center with an entrance on E. Asbury.
*No in-person meetings at this time.
Snow Removal Policy
City of Denver’s sidewalk shoveling ordinance gives residents 24 hours to shovel the sidewalks adjacent to their property after a snowstorm. DU is committed to the safety of its students, faculty and staff per the University’s snow removal plan and policy.
Report a Concern
The University of Denver is committed to being a good neighbor, and as such DU expects students to adhere to the Student Code of Conduct both on and off campus.
Please share your concerns by completing the Community Concerns Reporting Form. Your concern will be directed to the appropriate DU Administrator. We appreciate your care for our students and community.