Coming Back Together as a DU Community: Fall 2021

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As we all come back together in community this fall, we know that many want to celebrate together while also look for community and supports during this transition to this 'new normal. Therefore, in order to serve the community and help each other feel connected during these times, Community + Values has compiled a list of programs, events, and resources for the DU community.

This list is meant to be focused on how the DU community can engage in a variety of different ways. We hope this list serves as a starting point for connection, conversation, and support.

This page will continually be updated as more information becomes available on events, programs, and resources. We have attempted to gather information on all available resources and events at DU, but if there is something you would like to add to this web page, please email us at

Events & Programs (Listed Chronologically)

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    Past Event: Making Sense of Afghanistan | Josef Korbel School of International Studies

    Date & Time: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST

    Join Fritz Mayer, Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and a panel of Korbel School experts as we examine the recent events in Afghanistan from many different angles. This panel will explore: 'How do we make sense of these recent events and those that precipitated them?' 'What have we learned?' 'And what will be the impact on U.S. foreign policy and affairs going forward?

    Watch the Replay

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    Guided Meditation | Well@DU

    Date & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, beginning September 14, 2021 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm MST

    Location: Virtual

    Join DU's mindfulness instructor Kara Traikoff weekly to begin your reflective journey. All sessions are virtual and free to all DU employees!

    Learn More & Register

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    Past Event: DUMA Exhibit Reception: ReMapping NATIVE Denver

    Date/Time: Opening Thursday, September 16, 2021 | Gallery is typically open Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm, or by appointment.
    Location: Sturm Hall

    Come see the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology’s new exhibit featuring art by Viki Eagle, Jolynne Woodcock, George Levi, & Kristina BadHand. With guest contributors Isaac Rivera and Erin McCarley.

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    Bike to Work Day Breakfast Station

    Date/Time: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 7:00 am - 9:30 am MST

    Location: West side of Community Commons, near the Race St Bikeway

    DU will be hosting a Bike to Work station as part of Denver's Bike to work day. Refreshments and swag will be available to bikers that stop in throughout the morning on their commute to work at DU or across the city.

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    Coming Back Together: A Celebration of our DU Community | Community + Values Community Talk

    Date & Time: Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 11:30 am-12:30 pm MST
    Location: Zoom (link sent after registration)

    We want to take a moment to be together in community as we kick off our first C+V Community Talk of the new academic year. We want to celebrate together, recognize those who we have lost, talk about lessons learned, and think through as a community about how we navigate the highs and lows of it all together, as DU.

    Learn more and register

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    IRISE Fall Kickoff Reception & Institutional Justice Series Panel

    Date & Time: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 4:30 PM MST

    Location: Craig Hall Community Room

    For the 2021-2022 academic year, IRISE (Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality) has partnered with the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies and the Estlow International Center for Journalism & New Media to present a series of events and opportunities for students and faculty to engage in discussions on racial institutional justice, mass criminalization / incarceration, policing and representation with community activists, scholars, and policymakers.

    Learn More & Register

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    Homecoming 2021 & the Inauguration of Chancellor Jeremy Haefner

    Date & Time: October 4, 2021 at 4:00 PM - October 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM MST
    Location: DU Campus (Various Locations)

    Join fellow DU community members to celebrate during all the events of Homecoming 2021 and the Inauguration of Jeremy Haefner!

    Learn More & Register

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    Annual Crimson Classic 5K / 1.5 Mile Walk | Well@DU

    Date & Time: Thursday October 7, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST

    Location: Carnegie Green Lawn

    The University of Denver's Ninth Annual Crimson Classic 5k/1.5 Mile Walk will be running from 2pm - 5pm on Thursday, October 7, 2021 on Carnegie Green Lawn. The race begins at 3pm. The focus of the Crimson Classic is to celebrate wellness and to bring together our community. Let's kick off Homecoming weekend together. 

    Learn More & Register

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    Livingston Lecture with Esteban Gomez

    Date/Time: Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm MST

    Location: Sturm Hall, Room 248, Sam & Freda Davis Auditorium or virtually

    Livingston Lecture with Esteban Gómez: No Kids on the Block: School Choice and Gentrification in New Transit Neighborhoods.

    Professor of Anthropology Esteban Gómez will speak on the effects of transit-oriented development and gentrification on urban school segregation and school enrollment decline in the Denver Public School system. He'll be joined by Senior Associate Dean Andrea Stanton for an open question and answer from the audience, both virtually and in person.

    Learn More & Register

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    Expanding the Table for Justice: Join the Conversation | ODEI, BSA, BGSA & ACLU  of Colorado

    Date & Time: Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST

    Location: University of Denver - Community Commons #1600

    University of Denver's Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion has teamed up with
    the Black Student Alliance, Black Graduate Student Association, and ACLU of
    Colorado (American Civil Liberties Union) for a community conversation to learn
    about the issues that impact you and your communities.

    Expanding the Table for Justice is a statewide listening tour organized by ACLU of
    Colorado to gather feedback about the pressing issues that are occurring throughout
    the state and the change that Colorado communities hope to see.

    Learn More & Register

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    Lamont School of Music Performances

    Lamont School of Music students, faculty members and guest artists perform on the concert and recital hall stages of the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, one of the nation’s most extraordinary campus arts centers. Audiences select from 300 concerts and events each season featuring the repertoires of orchestras, choirs, jazz ensembles, world music, and operas.

    Explore Performances & Events

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    Newman Center for the Performing Arts

    The Newman Center is a multi-disciplinary arts venue at the University of Denver that provides innovative, diverse, and thought-provoking performance and education opportunities that enable the community to be engaged, inspired, and connected through the arts.

    Explore Performances & Events

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    Student Events Calendar on Crimson Connect

    Visit Crimson Connect for events on wellness, intervention strategies, student organizations, leadership, community talks, and more!

    Find Student Events

Resources (Listed Alphabetically)

Find resources and support at DU

  • Academic Support & Student Success

    Academic Support

    When you become a student at DU, you're welcomed into a community that actively supports your goals. From academic resources like the Learning Effectiveness Program to long-term planning available from the Career Center, our staff is ready to help you get where you want to go. We'll help you be independent and self-assured on your path, but you'll never be alone on your journey.

    Visit Page & Learn More about Academic Support

    Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP)

    The Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP) at the University of Denver provides individualized support for neuro diverse learners with Specific Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), students on the Autism Spectrum, and/or students who have a history of learning differences.

    Visit Homepage to Learn More

    LEP respects and appreciates parents' roles in their student's lives. We recognize that the transition of their young adult child entering college can be challenging. LEP supports parents by building a trusting relationship, while keeping students at the center of everything we do. Find the LEP Parent & Family Handbook here, a comprehensive resource for those who support, care and sustain LEP students throughout their college experience.

    LEP Parent Resources

    Student Success | Academic Affairs

    Student Success promotes academic excellence, engagement, and student success by empowering students to make the most of their experience at the University of Denver.

    As a unit that uniquely supports and serves all students, Student Success enhances the student experience by fostering cross-disciplinary connections, providing students with the opportunities to deepen hands-on learning, to engage in community-based service learning, and to cultivate their passions outside of their major courses. Student Success also serves faculty members across the institution through multiple trainings and workshops held to develop specific skills or mindsets that are applicable for working with students both inside and outside the classroom.

    Visit Homepage to Learn More

  • Alumni Resources

    Alumni Ways to Connect | Advancement

    From major events like homecoming and Alumni Weekend—which draw thousands of graduates to campus each year—to local alumni networks and support groups, there are thousands of connections just waiting to happen all around the world. Jump in and explore how your fellow Pioneers can help you, and learn how you can support new alumni just starting on their post-graduate journeys.

    Get Connected

    Support Local Alumni Businesses

    As we all grapple with the changes brought about by COVID-19, many are looking for ways to support the community. We’re redeploying the Crimson & Gold Trail as a resource for University of Denver alumni businesses, and everyone looking for a way to help our vibrant local community weather these turbulent times. 

    Support Local Alumni Businesses

  • Community Resources

    Academic Impressions

    University of Denver has recently partnered with Academic Impressions, an organization specializing in professional development resources for higher education faculty and staff. This partnership provides access to a host of training resources designed specifically for professionals working in our industry.

    Topic areas range from skills-based trainings for professionals in all areas of higher ed, to leadership trainings on topics such as supervision, personal effectiveness, and diversity, equity & inclusion, and more.

    Visit Page & Learn More

    Accessibility at DU

    This website is designed to provide the resources and essential knowledge to assist in accommodations requests and report accessibility issues in an effort to establish campus-wide accessibility for all. 

    Find information on the ADA Coordinator, Disability Services Program, the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX, campus map, accommodations, accessible events, and more,

    Visit Page & Learn More

    Athletics & Recreation

    Visit Athletics & Recreation site for information on tickets and events for DU’s 17 varsity squads on as they strive for victory. In addition, check out information on their more than 30 different club sports, from baseball to ultimate frisbee to kayaking, and for students looking to stay active with a lower level of commitment, our intramural sports leagues offer healthy competition and new friendships.

    Visit Page & Learn More

    Center for Sustainability

    At the University of Denver, we're empowered to create real change through a campus-wide investment in sustainability and environmental responsibility. Through on-campus academic programming, extensive research opportunities, student action, and a thoughtful plan for the future, we're working to be leaders in the sustainability movement in Denver and to take a unique and creative approach to our work. 

    Visit Page & Learn More

    Ways to Engage

    Community + Values

    People yearn to feel connection and a sense of belonging, even as they pursue their individual goals. This is especially true at the University of Denver, where we create knowledge, strive to have an impact, and are dedicated to the public good. Community + Values is the focused and empathic work we are doing as a community, to strengthen ourselves from within and make sure everyone feels belonging, inclusion, and community at DU.

    Visit Page & Learn More

    The Cultural Center

    The mission of the Cultural Center is to create an environment where students of color, students of marginalized faiths and LGBTQ+ students can critically engage their historical legacies, while enhancing their educational, intellectual and personal/professional interest as it relates to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic, and cultural sensibilities; while providing a physical safe haven for respite and dialogue as they navigate their journey at the University of Denver.

    Find groups, events, programs, resources, and more by visiting their page!

    Visit Page & Learn More

    Equity Is & Equity Labs | Graduate School of Social Work is a hub for the latest diversity, equity, and inclusion research, insights, and community building through a thoughtful exchange of ideas. It is made up of a team of facilitators, coaches, and a community of participants.

    This space also serves as a portal to our labs: Equity Labs, Hack-the-Household, and Equity Practice.

    Visit Page & Learn More

    Inclusion & Equity Education & DU DialogUes

    Having diverse individuals learning, living and working on campus is little more than cosmetic, if they do not interact across identities, or if their interaction is infrequent, superficial, or outright negative. Therefore, IEE provides students with information, skills, and opportunities for constructive engagement across difference, in support of SAIE and the University's larger missions.

    Visit IEE Homepage

    One of IEE's focal areas is building skills and providing opportunities for positive interaction across difference-- ie, dialogue. With campus and community partners, we're piloting a range of events, programs and other resources, including those below. Click below to learn more about DU DialogUes!

    Visit DU Dialogues Page & Learn More

  • Covid-19 Toolkits & Resources

    COVID-19 Toolkit | Well@DU

    Check out the tip sheets below from Well@DU to help navigate difficult times. To Access the ToolKit, click here.

    Tip Sheet - Common Reactions for Trauma

    Coping with Grief after Community Violence

    Dealing with Uncertainty

    Returning to Work After COVID-19

    Refocusing at Work After COVID-19

    Managing Your Team After COVID-19

    Regenerating Positive Work Relationships

    Community + Values Navigating the Moment Resource Hub

    To honor individual and communal wellness through these times, C+V is excited to announce the launch of the Navigating the Moment Resource Hub, a C+V initiative designed to share and uplift opportunities for the DU community for mindfully, creatively, bravely, and compassionately navigating these challenging times together, as a community.

    Visit Page & Learn More

    Graduate School of Professional Psychology

    Resources for Coping with Covid-19

  • Faculty & Staff Resources

    Business and Financial Affairs Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

    The BFA DEI Committee's charge is to:

    • Support minoritized staff 
    • Infuse diversity, equity and inclusion development in the core work of colleagues
    • Work with leaders in the division to support unit-level DEI strategic planning and implementation
    • Identify and implement best practices for searches and retention
    • Communicate DEI advocacy efforts within units and beyond

    Their work focuses on trainings, surveys, exercises, self-guided DEI education, and more!

    Click this Link to Learn More About What has been Accomplished

    View their Workplace Tribute for BFA DEI Video

    Want to Get Involved? Email the Group >

    Faculty DEI Resources | Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion supports faculty in your DEI efforts throughout all aspects of your work. Please see below to locate current information and resources on faculty hiring and resources for how faculty can integrate DEI into the curriculum. 

    Find information on faculty hiring trainings, Faculty of Color Association (FOCA), DEI curriculum resources, and more!

    Visit Page to Learn More

    Faculty & Staff Affinity Groups & Employee Resources | Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    The University of Denver supports many groups representing the diversity of our institution. From student organizations, to faculty and staff associations, DU hopes to foster and support affinity groups of all kinds.

    Visit Page to Learn More

    Faculty and Staff Support Network (FSSN) | VPFA

    We are happy to announce a new resource—the Faculty and Staff Support Network (FSSN)—that will ensure that co-workers and colleagues have a way to reach out and engage support for someone they believe may need it.

    Visit Page & Learn More

    2021 Fall Quarter Groups

    Inclusive Teaching Practices | Office of Teaching & Learning

    Created in partnership with C+V, the Office of Teaching & Learning invites you to advance your praxis, create dynamic courses, remove barriers to learning, and dismantle oppressive practices by implementing inclusive pedagogies. Explore critical diversity considerations that shape higher education in real-time, read academic articles, visit suggested websites, and watch recommended TED talks and videos. Utilize these resources and materials to best support students and talk through the recent events with them in pedagogically sound ways.

    Visit Site & Learn More

  • Mental Health, Wellbeing, & Wellness Resources

    Crisis Text Line

    Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With over 100 million messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need.

    Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor

    Visit Page & Learn More 

    Employee Assistance Program | Well@DU

    The University of Denver provides an EAP through SupportLinc to all benefitted employees at no cost. The EAP program is a health benefit, separate from medical insurance to help you manage life's daily challenges. The EAP addresses a wide array of personal and work-related concerns, including: anxiety, depression, marriage and relationship problems, grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, work-related pressures, stress.

    Visit Homepage

    SupportLinc’s Mental Health Toolkit

    Graduate School of Professional Psychology

    Clinical & Consultation Services

    Health and Counseling Center (HCC)

    If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or want to work on your health and well-being, visit the HCC. The University of Denver Health and Counseling Center is an integrated health and counseling center that is designed to meet our students needs while providing quality health care services. The HCC is every eligible student's home for health and well-being during their time at the University of Denver. We are committed to care of body and mind to help students succeed in college and life.

    Visit Page & Learn More

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

    Call 1-800-273-8255

    Visit Page & Learn More


    The Wellbeing Program, as a part of Human Resources & Inclusive Community provides programming and incentives to encourage employees to thrive. Find resources, wellbeing classes, assistance, and more.


    Wellbeing Classes

    Crimson Classic

    Family Resources

    Health Information & Resource

  • Student & Family Resources

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Students | Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community at DU for students is essential. Affinity groups are formed around a shared identity or common goal to build community among members of minoritized groups and foster inclusion and awareness in the broader university. These groups play an important role in building an inclusive campus environment.

    Visit this page to find the active student groups on campus that build community around shared identity.

    Visit Page to Learn More

    International Student and Scholar Services

    International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) supports internationalization at the University of Denver by serving as a resource to students, faculty, and staff in meeting the needs of the international community on campus.

    Visit Page to Learn More

    International Student Support Program

    New Student & Family Programs

    New Student and Family Programs (NSFP) is committed to the successful transition of new students and families into the University of Denver community. Their team provides inclusive, holistic programming designed to help students succeed and meet their goals, and develop meaningful connections with students and families.

    Their team supports connections through in-person events, social media, online resources, and newsletters.

    Visit their page to find upcoming events, resources, and programs for new students and families.

    Visit Homepage

    Download the DU Crimson Connect App

    Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence Resources

    Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) is the central student life division of the University. We are committed to providing students with the support and skills needed to become empowered citizens who positively impact the communities they are a part of, now and in the future.

    SAIE Homepage

    Find Specific Departments and Support for Students on Campus

    Get Involved as a Student 

    Join a Student Organization

    Housing & Residential Education

    Campus Life

    Student Outreach & Support

    Student Outreach & Support (SOS) helps students succeed by connecting them to resources, developing a plan of action to meet their goals, and navigating challenging situations. The SOS staff creates an inclusive and welcoming environment for students to develop skills in self-awareness, self-advocacy, resilience, and navigation to maximize their educational experience.

    Visit Page & Learn More

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