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The Health Center at Auraria remains open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Fridays. Please call 303-615-9999 for a medical consultation or to schedule an appointment at the center in Plaza 150. Consultations regarding COVID-19 are free of charge. The Health Center also provides an array of clinical services, including mental-health support.
Technology Needs for Class: If you don’t have a personal device other than a cell phone and/or your cell phone is inadequate for your class requirements, visit msudenver.edu/technology/hardware or call 303-352-7548 to request a device. You may be eligible for the Student Emergency Retention Fund to purchase a computer or secure a loaner from the University.
The Student Emergency Retention Fund can offer relief for students in dire circumstances so that they can quickly get financial support to pay essential bills and/or obtain necessary supplies. This fund may be of particular value to students who have lost their jobs or work hours due to COVID-19 layoffs. Apply using the link above or call the Student Care Center at 303-615-0006 to speak with a case manager about the process.
The Student Care Center staff is adept at supporting students through some of life’s most challenging circumstances, including housing insecurity, physical- and mental-health stressors, unemployment and other unmet needs. The center can advise on academic and University options available to students as well. Let them know how they can help you or a classmate by emailing [email protected], calling 303-615-0006 or filing a CARE referral. With the Roadrunner Food Pantry currently closed, please contact the MSU Denver Student Care Center if you’re facing food insecurity. In addition to connecting you with community resources such as those offered through Hunger Free Colorado and 2-1-1, the center can offer financial support for purchasing groceries and/or determine your eligibility for a no-cost meal-delivery service. The Care Center will also continue to bring Mobile Food Pantries to campus- events will begin again in Fall 2021. Check the Roadrunner Food Pantry website for additional resources.
Counseling Center: During this period of social isolation, we realize the importance of human connection and attending to our mental health more than ever. Mental-health support (therapy) is available virtually to students through the University’s Counseling Center. To connect with a therapist please call 303-615-9988 and leave a message with your name, telephone number and 900#. For urgent after-hours and weekend needs, call the University’s mental-health crisis line at 303-615-9911 to speak with a trained professional.
The Classroom to Career (C2) Hub is available to support your job search needs. We are working to incorporate new job postings into the Career Link database. Career Lab is also going virtual as of Monday, March 23! The lab will be open on reduced hours next week (1-3 p.m. Monday, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. Thursday), but more information on extended hours will be available March 30. To schedule a virtual appointment, email [email protected].
Center for Equity and Student Achievement (CESA) is prepared to assist you virtually, including programming for First-Gen Initiatives, Immigrant Services and the LGBTQ Student Resource Center. Please email [email protected] or visit the CESA website for more information.
The Phoenix Center at Auraria is offering a full range of services while campus operates remotely. Schedule an appointment for Zoom or telephone, contact an advocate, or visit their social media for info on Sexual Assault Awareness Month or other activities. The helpline is open 24/7 at 303-556-2255.
Collegiate Recovery Community continues to offer peer-to-peer connection, resources, activities and sober fun for anyone who needs assistance. Meetings are Monday/Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Zoom. Monday’s meeting ID is 603 672 201 and Thursday’s meeting ID is 245 022 889. The password for both sessions is ARC. For immediate support, contact the Auraria after-hours crisis line at 303-615-9911 or text TALK to 38255. For more information, email [email protected]
Students who do not qualify for the CARES Act relief funding, such as the COVID-19 Impact Grant, or students who have need greater than funding available to them, are encouraged to apply for the Student Emergency Retention Fund stipend. Please note that these funds are limited and specific criteria must be met in order to qualify for a stipend. Undocumented and international students are eligible to apply for the DREAMer Student Emergency Retention Fund.
The Student Emergency Retention Fund exists independent of CARES Act funding is managed by the Dean of Students Office. Additional information about the program can be found on their website.
The Student Emergency Retention Fund is overseen at the institutional level. This fund exists independent of CARES Act funding and is managed by the Dean of Students Office. Additional information about the program can be found on their website.
The awarding of the Impact Grant and Emergency Relief Grant funds delivered via the CARES Act, including the determination of student eligibility and award amounts, is driven instead primarily by federal regulations and requirements as legislated by Congress and interpreted and enforced by the U.S. Department of Education. This means eligibility criteria for the CARES Act emergency relief funds and HEERF Funds required a student demonstrate eligibility for federal student aid and have been enrolled in at least one on-campus class during the semester of the aid distribution, as determined by the distribution offices at MSU Denver
Unfortunately, the prevalence of fraud has exploded as scammers attempt to exploit the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can help. In addition to fraud awareness campaigns, they also provide tools to help you manage your money through this crisis, and resources pertaining to additional relief programs like the mortgage forbearance provisions, also included in the CARES Act.
Volunteer with the State of Colorado: https://helpcoloradonow.org/
Donate Funds to the State of Colorado: The Colorado COVID Relief Fund is hosted by the State of Colorado and Mile High United Way. The fund will be overseen by a committee of community leaders from across Colorado and will be providing aid to support Colorado communities and organizations affected by the recent outbreak of COVID-19. Funds will provide flexible resources to organizations in our state working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by the outbreak. Donate to the Colorado COVID Relief Fund
Design, manufacture, and test medical and protective equipment with Make4Covid: https://www.make4covid.co/
Sew masks for the medical workers at Saint Joseph Hospital and in Denver’s SCL Health System with Operation We Can Sew It
Schedule an appointment to donate blood or find a local blood donation center:
2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community.
Call 2-11 or (866) 760-6489
Text your ZIP CODE to 898-211
Colorado’s call line for general questions about COVID-19, provides answers in many languages including English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (???) and more. CO-HELP operators cannot recommend whether or where you get tested, provide medical advice or help you with your prescriptions. They cannot provide testing results. They cannot clear you to go to work. If you are seeking help for anything other than general questions, please try telehealth or health care provider.
303-389-1687 or (877)-462-2911