Oct. 28, 2020


Students, faculty and staff,

As leaders of the Auraria Campus, we take great pride in our Auraria community and are committed to the well-being of our students, faculty and staff, and to protecting everyone’s right to freedom of speech, expression, petition, religion and peaceful assembly.

We are also committed to ensuring that all individuals who wish to make their voices heard on our campus can do so in a safe environment. In fact, we encourage you to do so! Engaging in our civic discourse is not only your right, it is our responsibility as members of this community.

As you do, we want to remind you how to engage in protest or demonstration. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado has provided resources so that you can “Know Your Rights” as you engage.

Safety is and always has been our number one mission. It is our hope that any demonstrations that occur in the wake of the presidential election on Nov. 3 remain peaceful and productive. Vital information will be communicated to keep our Auraria family informed through RAVE text alerts, emails, social media and website updates.

During this time, we ask that you continue to check our website, as well as the Auraria Higher Education Center’s website, for pertinent updates. We will work diligently to ensure that you are provided with the important information needed to stay safe in the coming weeks.




Everette Freeman, Ed.D.

President | Community College of Denver


Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

President | Metropolitan State University of Denver


Michelle Marks, Ph.D.

Chancellor | University of Colorado Denver


Colleen Walker

Chief Executive Officer | Auraria Higher Education Center