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Resources for Students of Color

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:

  • 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.
  • Student Conflict Resolution Services: Conflict is an unavoidable part of life. It can be stressful and frustrating. It can also be an opportunity to solve problems and strengthen relationships. If you are experiencing conflict on campus, contact Student Conflict Resolution Services to talk about it.  They will help you understand your options for moving forward in a constructive way.


Offices and Organizations

  • Department of Africana Studies: The faculty of the department brings a great depth of knowledge and understanding of African, Caribbean, and African American Studies to college. They are committed to disseminating accurate information, encouraging creative and critical thinking, and fostering the pursuit of academic rigor as well as creating a safe space for students to talk.
  • Department of Chicano/a Studies: The Chicano/a Studies Department (CHS) adheres to the following core values as it works with students to achieve academic excellence: social justice, human rights, self-empowerment, cultural repsonsiveness and service to community. Think of their office as a safe space to express yourself and get support.
  • African Student Union: Obuntu and Justice for All Obuntu is an African proverb phrase that means "Humanity to others" The aims and a purpose of the ASU is to bring and raise awareness of African culture amongst students, faculty and administrations in Auraria campus.
  • Black Student Alliance: BSA is dedicated to supporting the success of MSU Denver students who identify as African, African American, and Multicultural. BSA members will have every opportunity for personal and professional growth by identifying and utilizing campus and community resources that support our success. 
    • Meeting Times: Every 1st and 3rd Thursday (Time TBA )
    • Location: Central 214
    • Contact: or join our Facebook group: Black, African, Caribbean Student Alliance of Auraria
  • Journey Through Our Heritage: The JTOH Student Org partners MSU Denver students with community organizations and nonprofits to help engage them in service learning projects that enhances their understanding of issues related to areas of African/African American, Native American, Chicana/o, Mexicana/o, Mexican-American historical and contemporary issues.
    • Phone: 303-615-1179
    • Location: 1156 9th Street, Rectory Building 101
    • Hours: M-TR: 11:00am - 4:00pm & Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    • Website:

  • Japanese Club: This club is devoted time and effort to the pursuit of Japanese culture and language studies. We hope to hold workshops and events that will help further encourage dialogue from both American and Japanese perspectives.


Off Campus:  

  • Satya Yoga Collective: This program specifically addresses the negative effects of racism and oppression on the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of communities of color through the wisdom of yoga.
  • Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: This is a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state.
  • Asian Pacific Development Center: For 35 years this nonprofit has been committed to providing culturally appropriate behavioral health, primary medical care, and related services through an integrated system of care. Our holistic approach addresses the total well-being of individuals and families living in our Asian American Pacific Islander community.
  • One Colorado: LGBT People of Color: Description: 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.
  • Denver Indian Center: This center serves a diverse group of tribes, the majority of which represent the Southwest and the Northern and Southern Plains. Most come seeking economic stability, education and security for their families.

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