The Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy
While campus is closed, GITA will be providing remotely as many of our services as we are able. Please keep an eye out for updates regarding remote events and services. In the meantime, you may contact us via email (email@example.com) or contact our pro staff as listed below.
Please contact the following Pro Staff at GITA for remote assistance:
Kat Martinez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- For assistance with: academics, class schedules, advising, faculty/staff concerns, class overrides
Eneri (Netty) Rodriguez (email@example.com)
- For assistance with: programming events, emotional support, resources
Javonne Archibeque (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- For assistance with: course schedules, class overrides, department orders, emotional support
Soj Sirivanchai (email@example.com)
- For assistance with: resources, scholarship assistance, advising, class overrides
For more updates about the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the MSU Denver COVID-19 Updates & Resources Page, as well as the resource documents page, the Center for Disease Control, and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
You may also visit the College of Letters, Arts, And Sciences' FAQ Page for Online Classes for MSU Denver Students for more information about the transition to online learning due to the outbreak.
In addition to the below resources, the MSU Denver Care Team will be available to remotely assist students for food, wellness, financial, & safety resources, as well as to assist students in the transition to online learning. Please contact the CARE Team by phone (303-516-0006), by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by filling out a CARE Referral Form.
Additionally, GITA's Student Retention & Success Advisor, Soj Sirivanchai (email@example.com), can assist MSU Denver students with locating and navigating resources.
For MSU students, faculty, and staff facing housing insecurity or displacement due to the outbreak, MSU Denver is offering a discounted rate at SpringHill Suites:
SpringHill Suites Discounted Rate for Displaced MSU Staff, Students, and Faculty
If any MSU Students, Faculty or Staff need assistance for immediate housing needs, or need to be on campus for your work, MSU Denver is supporting its campus community with a discounted rate of $49/night. Please use the link above to book - you'll need your MSU Denver ID at check-in.
If you are unable to make rent payments due to the outbreak, please consider filling out the following template letter and sending it to your landlord to postpone or waive payment.
You may also apply for rent assistance through the MSU Denver Student Emergency Fund via online form (located under Application & Elegibility Requirements) or through the MSU Denver CARE Team. Students must show that their work has been reduced or they have been laid off as well as a leasing agreement.
Additionally, YouthSeen, a Colorado nonprofit servicing LGBTQ/QTBIPoC/QTPOC youth, is expanding their mental health fund to aid community members with food and utilities while continuing to fund mental health. To apply for assistance through YouthSeen, please visit this link.
For students requiring food assistance, the MSU Denver Roadrunner mobile food pantry will be available for all Auraria campus students as supplies last starting on Tuesday, March 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Walnut Lot, West 4th Street Denver. This event is scheduled to continue being held every two weeks on Tuesday’s from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the same location (subject to change). The mobile food pantry will be distributing pre-made boxes of supplies from the Walnut Lot, West 4th Street, located across from Lynx Crossing (formerly known as Campus Village). Students will be able to drive or walk-up to receive a box as social distancing measures will be in place to ensure the safety of all volunteers and students.
In addition to this event, The Roadrunner Food Pantry is supporting students by providing electronic gift cards to students in need to purchase groceries, while supplies last. In addition, we are working with students to determine eligibility for a meal delivery program. We are also available to discuss and complete SNAP applications to get food assistance.
To discuss any of these options, please contact the Student Care Center to discuss your needs by calling 303-615-0006, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or filing a CARE Referral so that a case manager can follow up with you.
Additionally, please make use of these resources below:
List of Denver Food Pantries
For a larger resource database of food banks, soup kitchens, and nonprofits working to fight hunger across the country that can be found by state please visit https://www.foodpantries.org/
If you have a child, consider that several school districts across Colorado will be offering free meal programs for children 18 and under while school closures continue. Some locations don't require your child to be a student. For a list of locations, please visit this link (CBSDenver).
For DREAMers and Undocumented/Immigrant community members, please see the PDF below for a list of local resources to assist with the COVID-19 outbreak.
For more help navigating and locating resources, please contact our Student Success & Retention Coordinator Soj Sirivanchai (email@example.com) or MSU Denver's Center for Multicultural Excellence and Inclusion.