Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Auraria Higher Education Center are collaboratively finding solutions to increase employee and student safety.  

Earlier building-access and safety efforts announced in May and June have been expanded to include a pilot program that will secure all exterior doors in the West and Central Classroom buildings beginning Monday, June 26.  

What you need to know:

  • All West and Central Classroom building exterior doors will be transitioned to badge access only beginning Monday and continuing until further notice.  
  • Employees will periodically monitor one designated entrance on each building prior to class times to ensure Roadrunners can access the building through the transition.  
    • Central Classroom Building monitored entrance: Doorway located on the southwest side, facing the courtyard. 
    • West Classroom Building monitored entrance: Doorway located underneath the second-level walkway between West Classroom Building and Arts Building. 
    • Signs will be posted on all exterior doors that explain the pilot program and direct visitors to the monitored entrance. 
  • All Roadrunners should have an updated badge.  
    • If you forget your badge, signs will direct you to the attended entrances. 
    • If you have lost your badge, please replace it as soon as possible. 
      • Visit the ID Station located in the Tivoli Student Union, room #269
      • ID services are available Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      • Employees must provide a government-issued ID and a document or email from Human Resources or a completed ID Authorization/Charge Form.
      • Students must provide a government-issued ID and a copy of their current semester course schedule (digital schedules are accepted).
      • Call 303-556-8352 or email [email protected] for more details.

Central Classroom Building Monitored Entrance:

Central Classroom building exterior


West Classroom Building Monitored Entrance:

West Classroom Building exterior

Piloting controlled access for two of campus’ most heavily used summer buildings is the next in a series of steps taken to maximize security on campus. Feedback and findings gathered throughout the pilot program will inform building-security and -access plans for additional facilities for the fall semester and beyond. If successful and effective, this effort may be replicated across other campus buildings in the future.

AHEC is also embarking on a longer-term campus-security and building-access study to determine sustainable solutions. This will include hiring a security consultant.

Stay tuned for a more detailed communication including FAQs from Larry Sampler, chief operating officer, later today.