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The Center for Equity and Student Achievement

In order to be compliant with the social distancing recommendations in mitigating the community spread of the Coronavirus, the Center for Equity and Student Achievement centers and programs have taken several steps to maintain student support and engagement opportunities online. 

Effective Monday, March 16 from 5 p.m. we will be operating remotely until further notice. 

At this time, the University has limited face-to-face operations and CESA staff are prepared to assist you virtually and are committed to maintaining our key operations during this period. Please email or call 303-615-0022 (please leave a voicemail) and a staff member will get in touch with you shortly.  To connect with specific CESA centers/program staff, please visit their specific website and/or email the staff directly. 

This is a difficult time for many members of our community. If you are struggling and have an urgent need to speak with someone, the University has a mental health crisis and assistance line available to students (at no cost).  That phone number is 303-615-9911. Professional mental health staff are available 24/7 to speak with you at that phone number, in the event that this may be helpful. Additionally, the MSU Denver Counseling Center will have virtual therapy appointments available shortly—please check their website for more information on how to access this service (note: The Counseling Center’s virtual appointments are not intended for emergency/crisis needs- please call 303-615-9911 for emergent needs).

Medical questions, concerns, or needs (related to COVID-19 or otherwise) can be directed to the Health Center at Auraria. Please call the Health Center at Auraria directly at 303-615-9999 to discuss your situation. Calling is a preferable way to initiate contact with the medical professionals on staff at this time, though the Center remains open. The Health Center’s normal business hours are Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm and Fridays from 8am-3pm.

NOTE: Any Auraria campus emergencies should be immediately reported to the Auraria Campus Police Department by calling 303-556-5000.



The Center for Equity and Student Achievement's (CESA's) mission is to support and educate students throughout their MSU Denver journey and to advocate for a campus community that promotes equity and inclusion.

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