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.
DU Community Support
DU Admission & 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 Education.
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 & 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.
DU Racial Justice Resources
Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: https://www.du.edu/diversity-inclusion
Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality (IRISE): https://operations.du.edu/irise
Office of Teaching & Learning
Office of Teaching & Learning - Inclusive Teaching Practices: https://otl.du.edu/advance-my-practice/inclusive-teaching-practices
John Evans Report
John Evans Study Committee Report: https://www.du.edu/news/john-evans-study-committee-report
Institutional Statements & Press Releases
- DHS Memorandum on Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) - September 5, 2017
- Colorado Hispanic Bar Association - September 5, 2017
- American Council on Education - August 28, 2017
- Hispanic Council of Colleges & Universities- August 30, 2017
- Chancellor's Statement - September 5, 2017
- La Universidad de Denver continúa apoyando DACA - September 5, 2017
- Open Letter to College Presidents about DACA, Dr. Susana Muñoz - September 5, 2017
- White Supremacy Shows Its Reach With DACA’s End, Dr. Susana Muñoz - September 5, 2017
- Sturm College of Law Statement - September 5, 2017
- Legal Advice & Counsel
- Financial Aid/Ayuda financiera
- College Planning/Guías de planificación
- Economic Crisis/ Crisis económica
- Mental Health & Wellness/ Salud mental y bienestar
ICE & 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.
DACA Student Support
Please reach out to Alfredo Gallegos, Assistant Director, First Generation Services at Alfredo.Gallegos@du.edu.
Immigration: Community Events, Forums, Rallies
Colorado Immigrant Rights Council Community Events
The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state. Upcoming events include Immigration 101, Taller de Conozca sus Derechos, and the Inside Out/Dreamers mobile art installation.
Latin America Center
The Latin America Center is the Korbel School’s hub for scholarship and events on Latin America. The center supports and coordinates educational, research, policy, and cultural activities related to Latin America and international relations between North and South America. The center hosted a free DACA renewal clinic in September 2017 and continues to bring scholars and activists to work with affected community members.
Supporting Our Community Members
How to Support DACA Students
- American Immigration Council Educational Resources on Dreamer Needs & Protectio…
- The Atlantic, How Higher Education Leaders are Fighting for DACA
- Resources for Campus Leaders Crafting Messages in Response to Issues of Racial …
Additional Community Resource Lists
Travel Ban Resources for Students
The University of Denver continues to support all our community members. We do not and will not voluntarily share student information with immigration enforcement officials.
- Questions About Student Immigration Status
Questions About Executive Order Implications
Students that have other needs related to this executive order (concerns about family or friends, questions about the future, struggling with academics) can reach out to Tracey Adams Peters or Johanna Leyba in the Center for Multicultural Excellence for help accessing resources.
Support for Academic and Social Concerns
Pioneers CARE (Communicate, Assess, Refer, Educate is an outreach program that helps find solutions for students experiencing academic, social and crisis situations including mental health concerns. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Support for Mental Health Concerns
The Health & Counseling Center provides many medical and mental health services. Call 303-871-2205 or visit HCC in the Ritchie Center, 2240 E. Buchtel Blvd., Suite 3N.
Travel Ban Resources for Employees, Faculty & Staff
Mental Health Support
The Counseling/Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to faculty and staff. University employees can attend up to six counseling sessions each fiscal year at the HCC (the initial consult plus 5 sessions). All individual EAP visits are a covered benefit for University employees and are available at no additional fee.
General Resources for All Community Members
Spiritual & Religious Support
The Cultural Center passionately advocates for the integration of religious, spiritual and ethical voices and values at the University of Denver.
Support After a Bias Incident
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, in collaboration with University partners, fosters an environment of equal opportunity for students, faculty and staff in all aspects of educational programming and employment. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX is responsible for ensuring compliance with the University's anti-discrimination policies and promoting full compliance with all federal, state and local discrimination laws. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX can assist you with:
- Consultation concerning issues of possible discrimination, harassment or retaliation
- Investigation of complaints of discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation
- Investigation of sexual misconduct matters including sexual assault (non-consensual sexual contact)