MSU Denver

CESA team jumping in front of the Jordan Student Success buildingThe Center for Equity & Student Achievement (CESA) is the MSU Denver area in Student Affairs explicitly focused on students’ sense of belonging and engagement with a lens of equity and understanding of how their social identities contribute to their University experience and career pathways. CESA provides student support with an emphasis on addressing inequities experienced by students and houses several centers and programs aimed at increasing college retention, persistence, and graduation rates of historically underrepresented student populations.


Departments within CESA include: Center for Multicultural Engagement & Inclusion (CMEI) and related programs, LGBTQ Student Resource Center, Veteran & Military Student Services, TRIO Student Support Services, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), Immigrant Services Program, Met Media, and First-Generation Initiatives.

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Gender Inclusive Restrooms

Gender-inclusive restrooms provide a safe, private facility for transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming people, families with children, and people with disabilities who may need assistance.

Lactation Spaces

Lactating and/or chestfeeding/bodyfeeding students, employees, and visitors may need a private space to express milk from their body (typically using a manual or electric pump when a baby is not feeding directly from a parent’s body). While the frequency of need to do so varies, some may need to express milk every 2-3 hours. As such, having access to an appropriate space on campus to do so is important so that these students, employees, and visitors can fully participate in academic and co-curricular experiences when they need to be on campus for longer periods of time. Without adequate space to express milk, both lactating people and babies can suffer health-related consequences. Likewise, some parents may prefer a private space to feed their baby while on campus and so lactation spaces can serve this purpose too; however, it is important to note that parents have a right to feed their baby in any space that they occupy (not a requirement to feed in designated lactation spaces).

Lactation Spaces

Our Departments


Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion (CMEI)

The Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion (CMEI) supports students’ sense of belonging in college and affirms their identities by building community through participation in student organizations (currently over 120 options), Met Media, fraternities and sororities (currently eight), racial equity and leadership programs, student travel and professional development funding, student gathering spaces, and campus events.


College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

CAMP, a U.S. Department of Education grant-funded scholarship program, is designed to meet the academic, financial and social needs of migrant/seasonal farmworkers and their children in pursuing higher education. While the program provides its most intensive assistance during the first year of college, the CAMP team is available to assist students throughout their college experience.

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First-Generation Initiatives

First Generation Initiatives supports students by providing community-building opportunities, workshops on skills needed during and after college, as well as empowerment around leadership and the first-gen identity. We are honored to be a part of their educational journey and believe first generation students are powerful, resilient and tenacious. They are #fearlessfirst. Welcome to our first-gen family!

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Immigrant Services

The Immigrant Services Program supports and builds community for students who weren’t born in the U.S. or come from families with immigrant backgrounds. We help our DACA, undocumented, refugee and immigrant students succeed in college through writing and language development support, assistance with financial aid options and scholarship essays, social events and resources around legal assistance or healthcare options.


LGBTQ Student Resource Center

This tri-institutional student service supports all genders and sexualities in the campus community using a model of CARE: Community Building, Advocacy & Support, Resources and Education. The LGBTQ Student Resource Center seeks to remove the barriers that LGBTQ students have in accessing their education on an equitable basis.


TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) is a federally-funded grant program which serves students who are first-generation, differently-abled (disabled) and low-income. Our services include advising, college and life-skills workshops, graduate school visits, access to a computer lab and much more!

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Veteran and Military Student Services

The Veteran & Military Student Services program is dedicated to supporting the more than 1,000 military service members, veterans and their family members who choose MSU Denver each year through assistance with the certification of VA education benefits, tuition assistance programs, an active Veteran and Military Services Center, and numerous workshops and programs designed to empower military-affiliated student to achieve their academic, career and personal goals.

Contact Us

Center for Equity & Student Achievement

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Meet Our Team

Phone: 303-615-0022


Email: [email protected]


Office Location:

Student Success Building

2nd Floor – #237

Auraria Campus

Mailing Address:


Metropolitan State University of Denver

Center for Equity and Student Achievement

Campus Box 62

P.O. Box 173362

Denver, CO 80217-3362