COVID-19 Resources for Minoritized Communities
The United States and the University of Denver are navigating two pandemics—the medical COVID-19 and the humanitarian crisis of racial injustice. We know there are direct and disparate impacts in each and the following offices and groups are available for support.
Resources for Students, Staff, and Faculty
Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT)
The Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) is an internal working group tasked to coordinate campus response to bias incidents. BIRT does NOT investigate, adjudicate or otherwise participate in judicial/legal processes, but provided support to individuals and populations affected by such incidents.
Equal Opportunity and Title IX
The University of Denver is committed to providing support and assistance to all members of our campus community who are impacted by gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence, including sexual assault, relationship or dating violence, and stalking.
Email titleIX@du.edu or call English: 303-871-7016, Español: 303.871.7766
Native American Services
Native American Services provides support for current students, staff, and faculty and engages in community relations through developing relationships with local, regional and national Native communities.
If you know a Native DU community member who needs support contact the Interim Native American Liaison & Program Manager: Stevie Lee, Stevie.Lee@du.edu
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI)
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) provides leadership, guidance, and resources in support of the University of Denver’s commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive institution.
The Veterans Services office is guided by the knowledge that Veterans offer a unique academic and social quality to the University of Denver, the Veterans Services Office vision and mission is to support our Veterans through exceptional programming.
Director: Damon Vine, Damon.Vine@du.edu
The Women's Coalition
The Women's Coalition creates and fosters a University of Denver culture that values and empowers all women; it is the umbrella organization to which all six University of Denver women's groups belong.
Chair: Tali Koziol Thomason, Tali.KoziolThomason@du.edu
DU Staff and Faculty Support
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The University of Denver is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to its employees and applicants for employment in order to assure that individuals with disabilities enjoy full access to equal employment opportunities at the University.
Contact the Disability Services Program (DSP) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 303-871-3241
Please reach out with questions or suggestions should you need support. The mission of Black@DU is to provide an atmosphere of cultural and social networking among Black staff and faculty at the University of Denver. This organization is dedicated to improving the quality of the Black experience at DU by fostering a campus climate that is inviting, unified, encouraging and promotes upward mobility. Black@DU exists to enhance communication and champion diversity, inclusion, opportunity and social justice while challenging racism in all forms, including any expressions of it within the University community.
Faculty and Staff Support Network (FSSN)
Help your colleagues connect to the resources and support they need. The FSSN is designed to address an important gap: how to intervene on behalf of someone who appears to be struggling. It is a supplement to the many other community resources available to DU employees.
Faculty of Color Association (FOCA)
Faculty of Color Association (FOCA) is a voluntary empowerment and advocacy group composed of faculty members from under-represented racial and ethnic groups within the University community.
- Apryl Alexander - Apryl.Alexander@du.edu
- Brain Gonzalez - Brian.Gonzalez@du.edu
- Human Resources & Inclusive Communities
Latinx Center at the University of Denver
The Latinx Center was founded to be the center for Latinx voices both inside and outside the university. It is a consortium of interdisciplinary faculty from throughout the university who are committed to placing DU at the center of scholarship, teaching, and service related to Latinx communities in the Rocky Mountain west.
Director: Deb Ortega, Debora.Ortega@du.edu
Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL)
The OTL has many resources for supporting online and hybrid learning and teaching. The Inclusive Teaching Practices (ITP) website is designed to support educators in creating dynamic courses, removing barriers to learning, and dismantling oppressive practices by implementing inclusive pedagogies. ITP modules are designed support faculty members at the University of Denver and beyond in developing the necessary knowledge-base to enact inclusive praxis while succeeding in critical roles throughout their academic life-cycles.
The OTL also offers a number of workshops, training sessions, and Faculty Learning Communities that faculty can attend to strengthen their teaching practices. Register for upcoming events at here.
Queer Faculty Association (QFA)
Queer Faculty Association (QFA) supports LGBTQIA+ and questioning-identified faculty on campus through advocacy, scholarship, and social networking. QFA works to connect queer faculty across the university and ensure that DU is an affirming space for all queer students, staff, and faculty.
Chair, Sister Fred Chevillot, Frederique.Chevillot@du.edu
Queer University Employees (QUE)
Queer University Employees (QUE) is an organization for all Queer and LGBTQIA+ identifying DU employees who promote a welcoming and affirming university community.
- Ashley Hunt: email@example.com
- Dong Dinh: firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff of Color Association (SOCA)
The Staff of Color Association (SOCA) is committed to promoting the interests of and advocating for staff at the University of Denver from historically unrepresented races and ethnicities. We honor and celebrate the diversity of our cultures and actively contribute to the University by providing members with a supportive community and brave spaces, fostering belonging for all intersecting experiences, sharing knowledge about the campus climate, providing support for the recruitment of diverse candidates throughout the University, and establishing meaningful connections between staff, students, and faculty of color.
- Katia Miller, Katia.Miller@du.edu
- Rosalynn Feagins, Rosalynn.Feagins@du.edu
DU Student Support
Access and Transitions Programs
Access and Transitions Programs provides support for pathway programs, first-generation, minoritized, and other underrepresented students by creating community activities, offering mentorship, hosting academic success workshops, promoting leadership development, providing resource referrals, sharing potential scholarship support. https://www.du.edu/studentlife/access-and-transitions/
The Cultural Center
The Cultural Center creates an environment where students of color, students of marginalized faiths, and LGBTQIA+ 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.
- Chenthu Jayachandiran, Chenthu.Jayachandiran@du.edu
- Jasmine Pulce, Jasmine.Pulce@du.edu
- Cody Ortiz-Oldham, Cody.OrtizOldham@du.edu
Disability Services Program (DSP)
Disability Services Program (DSP) is dedicated to giving students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in the University’s programs, courses and activities. DSP provides accommodations at no cost to any student who has a documented disability as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Accommodations are designed to afford students equal opportunity to participate in the University's programs, courses, and activities.
Inclusion and Equity Education (IEE)
Inclusion and Equity Education (IEE) provides readymade workshops including:
- Introduction to Inclusive Excellence
- Responding to Microaggressions
- Introduction to Dialogue Skills
- Queer & Ally (Q&A) Trainings
The workshops above and custom sessions can be scheduled for groups of students.
Visit www.du.edu/studentlife/ieeducation (includes training request link).
Director: Thomas Walker, PhD, email@example.com
Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP)
Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP) 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.
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
ISSS provides the following services to international students and scholars on campus:
- advocacy for international student and scholar issues on campus
- cultural adjustment and immigration advising
- orientation and employment workshops
- support of international student organizations
- cross-cultural programming
- issuance of immigration documents, authorizations, and certification letters
Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence
The Division of Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence is committed to providing students with the support and skills needed to become empowered citizens that positively impact the communities they are a part of now and in the future.
Student Outreach and Support
With any concerns for undergraduate or graduates students, including the application to the student assistance fund, please fill out an SOS Referral here: https://www.du.edu/studentlife/studentsupport/