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A message regarding the tragic events in Israel and Gaza

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Mary Clark

Announcement  •

October 9, 2023

Dear DU Community, 

Like many today, we are struggling with words and recognize that resources alone do not solve global problems. Yet, we are committed to supporting those who live, learn, and work at DU and have ways to connect you to help as we all collectively grapple with the tragic events unfolding in Israel and Gaza. 

During such difficult times, we want to share with you the DU community support that is available. Some resources are focused on students and others are for faculty and staff, and include the following: 

Health and Counseling Center (HCC) provides many in-person tele-medical and mental health services to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including crisis and after-hours support. All University of Denver students have access to free crisis services at HCC, regardless of insurance coverage.  

Get confidential support on your phone or computer through the no-cost TELUS Health Student Support Program (formerly MySSP). The TELUS Student Support Health app gives you 24/7 access to counselors who speak Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Spanish, and English. (Other languages may be available by appointment based on availability.)  

Dean of Students Office serves as a central hub to connect undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to supportive campus and community resources to successfully navigate their DU experience. 

The Cultural Center provides identity-based student programming, annual cultural signature events, leadership opportunities and support for BIPOC students and LGBTQ+ students. 
DUhelp offers a wide range of resources to support your experience and success. 
Student Outreach and Support (SOS) helps students connect to support resources, develop a plan of action to meet their goals, and navigate challenging situations.   

Equal Opportunity and Title IX (EOIX) is responsible for receiving and responding to reports and concerns of discrimination, harassment, and gender-based violence involving students, faculty, staff, and third parties. EOIX provides information about resolution options, coordinates supportive measures, facilitates informal resolutions, and conducts investigations. 

International Student and Scholar Services 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. 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides support to all benefited staff and faculty at no cost. The EAP is a 100% confidential health benefit, separate from medical insurance, to help you manage a broad range of life's daily challenges, including anxiety, depression, marriage/relationship problems, grief/loss, substance abuse, anger management, work-related pressure, and stress.   

We must prioritize the health and well-being of our students, staff, and faculty. While the resources provided may not be helpful to you today, they may be helpful tomorrow or to someone else. Please keep them and consider sharing them with those you know who may be in need of help.  


With warm regards,

Mary Clark, Provost  

Christopher Whitt, Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  

Jeff Banks, Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

Todd Adams, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs