Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Metropolitan State University of Denver Council of Administrators (COA) is a representative body that provides a voice on relevant issues and appropriate support for administrators to be informed and engaged in the University community. All professional personnel defined as "Administrators" at the University are members of COA and share in the responsibilities and opportunities as defined by the COA By-Laws.
We welcome and encourage you to attend the monthly COA meetings as a way to stay informed and connected with your fellow administrators. Please refer to the meeting schedule for dates, times and locations.
Get Involved - Join a COA Committee!
The COA has leadership positions, COA committees, as well as representation on University committees. This is a great opportunity for you to get involved and have your voice be heard in matters that directly concern administrative employees at the University. To find out more about committee options, attend a COA Meeting or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metropolitan State University of Denver was established in 1965 as a college of opportunity with the mission of making higher education achievable for ALL students regardless of race/ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religion or socioeconomic background. In addition, MSU Denver has committed itself to support educational success of undocumented and immigrant students through degree attainment.
Undocumented and immigrant students at this University have been accepted into the University family and are valued members of this community. As professionals in our respective fields, we are committed to promoting safe learning spaces that allow for critical thinking, free, informed and engaged dialogue for all of our students, including our most vulnerable.
On this day, the Council of Administrators state clearly and emphatically that we will honor our commitment to the creation and maintenance of learning spaces and administrative programs and services that welcome, support, nurture and foster inclusivity across the spectrums of race/ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexuality, religion, age, abilities and socioeconomic status.
We commit to support undocumented students in their pursuit of their education. We agree to the following actions:
- MSU Denver administrators will continue to honor our obligations established by the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) and for the purposes of immigration enforcement, will not cooperate with the arrest, interview, search and/or surveillance of any member of the MSU Denver community, without a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena.
- We will educate ourselves on the complex psychological, financial, environmental, and legal impact of decisions affecting undocumented students.
- We will work with the professional staff in the Office of Immigrant Services and the Dean of Students to help support vulnerable students as emergency and ongoing needs arise.
Adopted May 18, 2017