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Resources for LGBTQ+

On campus:

 Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Counseling Center: The Counseling Center staff can help you find ways to manage difficult times and provide you with a comforting place to examine your life and learn more about yourself so you can realize your potential.
    • Phone: 303-615-9988
    • Hours: M-F 8:00am-12:00pm; and 1:00pm-4:30pm. Closed for lunch from 12:00pm-1:00pm.
    • Location: Tivoli Student Union 651
    • Website/Link:

  • Phoenix Center: Ending Interpersonal Violence (IPV) through Prevention, Awareness and Support Services. The Phoenix Center at Auraria's mission is to implement campus response services, provide education, and facilitate dialogue related to IPV in the Auraria community.
    • Phone: 303-315-7250
    • Hours: Monday through Fridays 8am-5pm
    • Location: Tivoli Student Union 259
    • 24/7 hotline: 303-556-2255
    • Website/Link:

  • CARE: The CARE Team provides early assessment and referral when a student's behavior is flagged as concerning, risky, or potentially harmful to self, others, or the community. The team makes a good faith review of the information provided and suggests a reasonable course of action to mitigate risk, considering the needs of the individual within the context of the community.


Offices and Organizations

  • LGBTQ+ Student Resource Center: This office is dedicated to providing a safe place for students identifying within the LGBTQ+ community here on Auraria campus. The office has a front desk where students can get advocacy help and resources directly from the staff. There is also a safe study space where students can relax on couches, drink tea, and check out books from a library with over 2,000 books and DVDs from authors within the LGBTQ+ community
    • Services offered:
      • Name change service for transgender individuals
        • This service is based in the LGBTQ office Tivoli 213. Many Transgender individuals or those that identify as non-binary choose to change their names so it reflects the gender they identify with. The LGBTQ office offers this service to individuals that wish to have a different name on school rosters and school databases.
      • This office also provides students with information about coming out, safe sex, STD info, discrimination and harassment issues, including homo/bi/transphobia.
      • Not only does this office provide resources for students but it provides training, education and events to the entire Auraria community. The office provides safe zone ally trainings and countless events across campus all year round to provide information to the community.
    • Phone: 303-556-6333
    • Location: Tivoli 213
    • Website/Link:

  • Women’s Studies and Services: The mission of the Institute for Women's Studies and Services is to serve as a feminist hub for transformative education, programming and advocacy on issues of gender inclusion and social equity.


Off Campus:

  • The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is a helpline that individuals in the LGBTQ+ youth community can call when in a crisis or a suicidal situation. It also a safe space for individuals to talk to someone in a judgment free zone.
  • The Center- Advancing LGBTQ Colorado: this center was created specifically to create a space where LGBTQ+ community members have a voice to empower, enrich and advance the LGBTQ+ community. The center is also a space the individuals of this community can go to be free from harassment and discrimination. The center hosts countless programs for members of all ages and identities including legal consulting, range consulting for workplace discrimination, and programs that are specific to the transgender community. Volunteer opportunities are also available at this center.
  • One Colorado: LGBT People of Color: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans come in all races, and One Colorado is committed to reflecting this diversity as we work to create a fair and just Colorado for all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, economic class, or race.
  • Trans-Lifeline: Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well-being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people, for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
  • Rainbow Alley: A branch off from The Center for LGBTQ community, Rainbow Alley is a safe space for supporting specifically LGBTQ teens and youth in the Denver Metro Area.
    • Services Offered:
      • This is a drop in space that supports LGBTQ+ youth age 11-21, and provides resources, programs, events, counseling, support and more, in a supportive space.
      • Some important resources provided include: Safe sex supplies, movies and books, games, game tables, computers, Drag closet and snacks! Rainbow specializes in peer support, safe sex education, HIV prevention and empowerment.
    • Phone: 303-733-7743
    • Location: 1301 East Colfax Avenue, Denver CO 80218
    • Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 12:30pm-7:30pm. Thursday and Friday: 1pm-8pm
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