Student Support Offices & Resources
Supporting DU Students
DU offers many academic resources, each aimed to support the academic success of you as a student. Many resources and services are available in-person and remotely, while some may only be offered remotely at this time.
More detailed information about the types of academic and support services can be found below. COVID-related information about how to access each of these services can be found here. We also offer and encourage these resources, tips, and information for coping during COVID-19.
Subject-Specific Academic Support
The Writing Center
Get personalized writing help.
The University Writing Center works with all University of Denver students, staff, and faculty as part of the Writing Program's mission to create and sustain a robust culture of writing on the DU Campus.
In their free 45-minute consultations, Writing Center staff work with writers individually and in groups to discuss their work and to help them hone their skills and practices, with an eye both on the texts at hand and on the writers' goals and needs.
The Writing Center is accessible to both online and on-campus students.
The Math Center
Find Math Tutors and Workshops
The Math Center provides a place to study, to do homework, and to ask questions. Students are encouraged to work with other students in the same class. When they have questions, our assistants will give them hints and will guide them to find the answer. Working in small groups and having discussions with other students is one of the most effective ways to learn mathematics.
The Math Center offers free, drop-in assistance for Business Calculus, Calculus I, II and III, Elements of College Algebra, and College Algebra and Trigonometry.
The Science & Engineering Center
Receive Help with Science and Engineering Coursework
The Science and Engineering Center is a collaborative space staffed by undergraduate and graduate learning assistants (LAs) trained to assist students with first and second year biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering lecture and laboratory courses. Our goal is to help students grow as problem solvers by assisting with homework sets, lab reports, and preparing for exams. The Science and Engineering Center is not a one-on-one tutoring center, but is rather a support system where students can get guidance from TAs as well as their peers. This center is open to all DU students. All services are free. Located in the north-west corner of the main floor of the Anderson Academic Commons (west of the writing center).
The Center for World Languages and Cultures
We promote multi-cultural fluency
The Center for World Languages & Cultures strives to prepare students to advance their skills to better understand and promote understanding of cultural and linguistic differences. To promote engaged learning, teaching, and practice of the world's languages and cultures; to integrate languages and cultures into all disciplines and fields of study; and to build and support interculturally competent communities through the exploration and experience of languages and cultures at the University of Denver with its local and global communities and partners.
The Center for World Languages & Cultures offers a wide variety of programs and languages to best suit students' unique academic, professional and personal interests. The CWLC additionally offers language tutoring and advising to all students, faculty, and staff.
The Research Center in Academic Commons
Get Individualized Research Help
The Research Center should be a student's first point of contact for questions about locating books, finding articles on a specific topic, or using electronic resources.
The reference librarians at University Libraries also offer many instructional opportunities to help the DU community learn about library research. Library instruction sessions are one of the best ways to develop valuable research skills. Students who have the skills to find, evaluate, and use information are more successful in their classes and will be more successful at life-long learning after graduation.
The Research Center offers expert guidance through the research process:
- From refining a topic → to finding and evaluating relevant sources → to creating a bibliography.
- A consultation session can ease anxiety about a project or paper and teach research and evaluation skills for life-long learning.
- One-on-one research consultations are available to current DU students, faculty, and staff at any stage of the research process.
We offer research assistance and resources
The University of Denver Libraries strive to provide outstanding collections and services to the University community. The Anderson Academic Commons brings together the University of Denver's main library and popular Academic Support Services in one convenient location.
Online students have full access to all library databases and resources.
Other Academic Support
Need help understanding your credits or courseload?
The mission of the Academic Advising Office is to create an inclusive environment that empowers undergraduate students to successfully transition into college, take ownership over their education, pursue academic interests, engage in learning, and develop a comprehensive network of resources to persist to graduation.
Academic Advising collaborates with undergraduate students to help you achieve academic success and offers the following services:
- Major/minor exploration
- Time management strategies
- Organizational strategies
- Developing educational/career goals
- Evaluating academic progress
- Identifying campus resources
- Study strategies
- Understanding academic policy
- Taking a leave of absence
- Petitioning for an academic exception to policy
Student Success Coaching
Improve your collegiate performance.
Student Success Coaching is an opportunity where undergraduate students can meet one-on-one with a trained Student Success Coach to improve their performance in college. The topics they will cover together include: goal setting, time management, stress management, study skills, discovering your strengths, and connecting you to additional resources. All modules are tailored to students' individual goals and needs.
Academic Advising collaborates with undergraduate students to help you achieve academic success and offers the following Student Success Coaching services:
- Staying organized
- Balancing commitments
- Forming productive study habits
- Using your strengths
- Having accountability
- Understanding your learning style
- Knowing who to contact to connect with campus resources
Career and Professional Development
Develop your professional skills
Career & Professional Development is here to help you leverage your academic studies to take the next step in your career. Most of the services are free to all DU students--on-campus or online. It is never too early to start thinking about your career and next steps. Check out career.du.edu to explore the host of services available to you. See below for a snapshot.
The Career and Professional Development Center provides the following assistance:
- Advising and coaching on how to take the next step in your career
- Connections to job fairs and professional development events
- Interview preparations to help you anticipate questions to impress employers
- Support in modifying or developing your resume or cover letter
- Coaching on salary negotiations
- Online catalog of resources and support services
- Petitioning for an academic exception to policy
Disability Services Program
Get the support you deserve.
The Disability Services Program (DSP) is dedicated to giving students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in the University's programs, courses and activities. DSP provides accommodations at no cost to any student who has a documented disability as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Accommodations afford students equal opportunity to participate in the University's programs, courses, and activities.
DSP provides or facilitates a range of accommodations, including, but not limited to:
- Test accommodations (examples: extended time, minimal distraction)
- Alternate format texts & materials
- Course substitutions
- Classroom changes
- Audio recording of lectures
- Required meal-plans
- University managed housing
- Early registration
- Note takers
- Sign language/oral interpreters
- Speech-to-Text services
- Referrals to other services and programs
Learning Effectiveness Program
Find support as a diverse learner
The Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP) at the University of Denver provides individualized support for neuro diverse learners with Learning Disabilities, and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), students on the Autism Spectrum, and students who have a history of learning differences.
The LEP offers the following services:
- weekly one-on-one academic counseling
- subject specific tutoring
- executive functioning support services including organization and time management skill building
- social skill building resources
- peer mentoring
- Journey to Empowerment through Transition (JETT) transitional resources and experiences
- Eye to Eye
- Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society - academic honor society for students with disabilities
Health & Wellness
Student Outreach and Support (SOS)
Connect with campus support services
Student Outreach & Support (SOS) helps students succeed by connecting them to resources, developing a plan of action to meet their goals, and navigating challenging situations. The SOS staff creates an inclusive and welcoming environment for students to develop skills in self-awareness, self-advocacy, resilience, and navigation to maximize their educational experience.
SOS seeks to support students on campus through the following services:
- SOS Referral System
- The SOS Referral system is a process to submit information about a student who may be experiencing a challenging situation and needs help to connect to the appropriate resources.
- Medical Leaves of Absence
- Resource, Assistance, Empowerment (RAE) Resources
- These are a separate set of resources designed to support students navigating homelessness, risk of homelessness, food insecurity, and students who are or have been associated with the foster care system.
- Student Opportunity Assistance & Resources (SOAR)
- The SOAR program helps students navigate their financial situation through resources including but not limited to, financial literacy and planning programs, and options of potential funding from different resources that include Financial Aid, Student Financial Services, and the Division of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence.
- SOS Referral System
Health and Counseling Center (HCC)
We provide counseling and therapy to DU students.
The University of Denver Health and Counseling Center is an integrated health and counseling center that is designed to meet our students needs while providing quality health care services.
The HCC is every student's home for health and well-being during their time at the University of Denver. They are committed to care of body and mind to help students succeed in college and life.
MYSSP: Telemental Health
Mental health support from the comfort of your home
Students have the ability to get confidential support right from their phone through My SSP: Student Support Program! To do so, they simply search for My SSP on their device's app store, download and complete their profile to chat and phone a My SSP advisor/counselor 24/7, from anywhere.
Students, faculty, and staff can also access helpful articles and videos focused on well-being and success here at The University of Denver. The My SSP app and support provided are free of cost to the DU community.
Center For Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment (CAPE)
Survivor Healing & Support
The Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment (CAPE) supports survivor healing by providing advocacy and support for survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.
All services are confidential and free of charge.
Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC)
A Peer Driven Substance Support Group
The DU Collegiate Recovery Community is a peer-driven community of support for students in recovery from substance use disorders. The community seeks to support and protect students' long-term recovery through programming focused on peer support, recovery coaching, academic guidance, health and wellness activities, leadership development, and service opportunities. The Center offers a virtual community lounge, alcohol and drug-free social events, support meetings, peer mentoring, and educational seminars and events. The CRC is a supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to pursue sobriety. It is designed to provide academic excellence alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.
DU Food Pantry
On-Campus No-Cost Meals
The DU Food Pantry exists as a free and open resource for anyone with a DU ID number to supplement their weekly food supply in times of need. New visitors are asked to fill out a short demographic survey.
Visitors are provided with up to one bag of food per week. New visitors will get a free reusable bag and are expected to bring this with them on future visits. This is to reduce the waste generated by food pantry visits and also to ensure that this shared resource is able to serve all who need it.
- Tuesdays 4 pm-8 pm during classes
- Tuesdays 2 pm-6 pm during breaks
For Tuition Assistance
Financial Aid assists students with resources students need to complete the application process, understand financial aid packages and manage unmet costs. Whether a first-time applicant or a soon-to-be DU graduate, Financial Aid staff will assist students every step of the way.
Financial Aid services and resources include:
- assistance with financial aid application completion
- financial aid and scholarship options
- review of and acceptance of financial aid
- outlining institutional scholarships, student employment and loan repayment
- Location: University Hall, 2197 S. University Blvd.
- Phone: 303-871-4020
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition billing and charges
The Bursar's Office is responsible for the collection and billing of tuition-related charges and administering Federal Perkins Loans.
- Location: University Hall, 2197 S. University Blvd.
- Phone: 303-871-4944
- Email: email@example.com
Other Student Support
Helping keep DU safe
The Division of Campus Safety provides essential services to keep our community safe with both emergency and non-emergency response. Officers also provide opportunities for the DU community for educating themselves about safety-related issues, with community training including first aid/CPR/AED training, self-defense classes, R.A.D. training, mace training, and fire extinguisher training. All classes are free to DU students, although the First Aid certification card does involve a small cost.
- Emergency Phone: 303-871-3000
- General Inquiries Phone: 303-871-2334
The Cultural Center
Supporting DU diversity
The Cultural Center challenges the University of Denver community to create a campus climate that ensures all of its members are valued, supported, and thrive by embracing and engaging our social identities.
This work occurs in alignment with the University's Inclusive Excellence framework, in support of the University's vision to be a great private university dedicated to the public good.
The Cultural Center offers robust services, some of which include:
- Gender & sexuality education and programming
- Race and ethnicity education and programming
- Spiritual life programming
Access and Transitions Programs
Ensuring equitable access
Access and Transitions provides support for pathway program, first-generation, minoritized, and other underrepresented students by:
- creating community activities
- offering mentorship
- hosting academic success workshops
- promoting leadership development
- providing resource referrals
- sharing potential scholarship support
The University has several access and transitions programs supporting students from historically underrepresented backgrounds:
- Denver Promise Scholars
- Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (E-STEM)
- Excelling Leaders Institute (ELI)
- Volunteers in Partnership (VIP)
LGBTIQA Programs and Services
We support our LGBTQA students, staff, and community
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning and Ally (LGBTIQA) communities are a vital part of and contribute significantly to Inclusive Excellence at the University of Denver. The Cultural Center's LGBTIQ&Ally Services supports and empowers our LGBTIQ&A communities as they thrive, succeed, and help make DU inclusively excellent!
Supporting your spiritual needs
The University of Denver recognizes and celebrates the wide diversity of worldviews represented among its students, faculty, staff and administrators. And DU intends that all of those individuals are able to find support on campus.
Spiritual Life is available to all members of the DU community on issues ranging from interfaith dialogue to spiritual care and counseling. For example, Spiritual Life will:
- engage students, faculty and staff in areas of interfaith dialogue and spiritual searching,
- provide a venue for ethical reflection on current issues,
- encourage both personal exploration and community dialogues around major issues of religion, spirituality, social justice, and public life,
- offer a non-clinical safe space for spiritual care and counseling, and supports students' quests for personal religious and spiritual development.
We support our DU veterans and families
The Veterans' Services staff is the primary point of contact for any military- or veteran-related issues, concerns, or questions students may have.
DU has a strong Student Veterans Association with active ties to the national Student Veterans of America, the SALUTE veterans' honor society, and many valuable connections to the greater Colorado community.
Veteran's Services offers the following services:
- Comprehensive GI Bill and Military Assistance Counseling for current and incoming students
- Connection to on-campus and off-campus resources for veterans and their families
- Transition and student engagement assistance
- Professional development
- Employment search assistance
International Student and Scholar Services
For students studying aboad
Studying abroad is challenging, which is why International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) offers a range of services and support. International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is one of four units within the Office of Internationalization. Located in the International House, ISSS provides the following services to international students and scholars on campus:
- Advocacy for international student and scholar issues on campus
- Cultural adjustment and immigration advising
- Orientation and employment workshops
- Support of international student organizations
- Cross-cultural programming
- Issuance of immigration documents, authorizations, and certification letters