Dean of Students
Hello MSU Denver students,
I hope that your experience at MSU Denver has been going well! As you embark on your academic and life journey I encourage you to take full advantage of the many opportunities to engage in your University experience. The University has a broad array of activities and diverse opportunities for you to maximize your collegiate experience. Likewise, should you encounter challenges during the academic year I hope that you will avail yourself of the many helping resources for MSU Denver students. To that end, I want to share some important information about campus safety and related resources.
MSU Denver is committed to ensuring that all students can learn in an environment that is safe and conducive to success. As such, we set expectations for student behavior that are articulated in our Student Code of Conduct. I encourage you to familiarize yourself with this document, as you are accountable to the standards outlined within.
In the event that another student’s behavior is adversely impacting your University experience, I encourage you to make a report to the University so that we can respond appropriately. Likewise, if you are concerned about one of your peers, please let our staff know by filing a CARE report. The CARE Team provides early assessment and referral when students are struggling or may be behaving in a way that is concerning, risky or potentially harmful to themselves or others.
I want to emphasize that the University prohibits sexual misconduct, which includes sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination or sexual violence within our community.
Sexual misconduct includes attempted or completed rape or sexual assault, as well as sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism, exhibitionism, verbal or physical sexuality-based threats or abuse, and intimate partner violence such as dating violence and domestic violence. Students experiencing such behavior are strongly encouraged to make a report. If the alleged perpetrator is a student, please contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator or Student Conduct Coordinator by calling 303-615-0220 or by visiting Tivoli 311. You can also learn more about Title IX, including considerations to make when filing a report, by visiting our website.
If the alleged perpetrator is an MSU Denver employee, visitor to campus or other non-student, the report should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator/Executive Director of Equal Opportunity & Assistant to the President by calling 303-556-4746 or by visiting Student Success Building 440.
Students who wish to make a criminal report of an incident should contact the Auraria Police by calling 303-556-5000 or 911 on campus, or other appropriate law enforcement agency if the incident occurred off campus.
Additionally, please know students have access to a variety of free and confidential support services on campus:
- The Phoenix Center at Auraria provides support and advocacy related to sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. The Phoenix Center is located in Tivoli 259 and can be reached by calling 303-556-6011 or 303-556-2255 for their 24/7 Helpline.
- The MSU Denver Counseling Center provides individual short-term psychological services to help restore self-esteem and empowerment, including dealing with the range of intense emotions, handling responses of close significant others if needed, and managing the short-term and long-term impact of trauma. The Counseling Center is located in Tivoli 641 and can be reached by calling 303-615-9988.
- The Health Center at Auraria is staffed by Family Medicine trained physicians and psychiatrists who provide an array of medical and mental health services. Medical providers also offer support for victims of interpersonal violence. The Health Center is located in Plaza 150 and can be reached by calling 303-556-2525 or 303-352-HELP (4357) for victim assistance.
- Please note: For after-hours mental health and victim assistance needs call 303-352-4455.
Additionally, presentations, resources and other information related to Title IX, bystander intervention, and healthy relationships are available by visiting our online Learning Center. I strongly encourage you to review the important information housed there.
For additional information or questions about any of the above listed topics you are welcome to visit my office in Tivoli 311 or online at www.msudenver.edu/sew. For additional information related to campus safety and crime please visit www.msudenver.edu/campussafetyandcrime. Here’s to a safe and productive MSU Denver experience!
Associate Vice President for Student Engagement & Wellness/Dean of Students
Below are links for students to get more information on a variety of topics such as the student conduct process, Title IX, interpersonal relationships, and more:
Frequently Asked Questions related to the student conduct process as well as conflict resolution services.
Definitions of terms often used in the Dean of Students Office.
Bystander Intervention information.
Healthy relationships, consent, intimate partner violence, and sexual misconduct information.
Links to on- and off- campus resources related to safety, well-being, and sexual violence.
Check out the Circle of 6 App - a free mobile application aimed at preventing violence before it happens.
Contact the staff in the Dean of Students office if you have questions about the information found on this page, or for additional information.