Sexual Assault /Victim Assistance Services

Direct Access to Denver Health Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Students who have been sexually assaulted can attain services, guidance and intervention by contacting the Health Center at Auraria or the Phoenix Center at Auraria. If after meeting with either of these agencies a student would like to obtain a forensic evidence based examination, the Health Center at Auraria has a formalized agreement with Denver Health that provides all students on the Auraria campus direct access to a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) who is trained to perform medical forensic examinations. These examinations are provided at no charge.

The Health Center at Auraria is available to coordinate and pay for transportation to Denver Health for the SANE exam, if this is requested. Options include using current ride services such as Uber and Lyft, taxi services and/or various public transportation alternatives. The exact mode of transportation is determined at the time of need, in consultation with the individual needing transportation.

Students who access a SANE for a medical forensic examination are NOT required (at any time) to participate with law enforcement investigations or any criminal justice response.

Health Center at Auraria: 303-615-9999 | Plaza Building 150 | Business Hours M-Th 8:00am - 5:00pm and F 8:00am - 3:00pm  

Phoenix Center at Auraria: 303-315-7250 Tivoli 227 | Business Hours M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


24/7 After Hours Options

Crisis Line for Mental Health and Victim Assistance: 303-615-9911 or text TALK to 38255

The Phoenix Center at Auraria Help Line: 303-556-2255 (303-556-CALL)


On Campus Resources:

Auraria Campus Police Department  303-556-5000

The Phoenix Center at Auraria 303-315-7250

CCD Counseling Center 303-352-6436

MSU Denver Counseling Center 303-615-9988

CU Denver Counseling Center 303-315-7270

Nightrider  303-556-2001


Helpful Websites

The blue bench 

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault