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Community Sponsorship Policy

Metropolitan State University of Denver is proud to support organizations in their community-based initiatives. Our community outreach is regularly extended to organizations that, through dynamic and innovative programming, also support these MSU Denver strategic planning objectives:

  • Raise the profile of MSU Denver
  • Recruit students and faculty
  • Promote cooperative learning
  • Engage alumni, donors and parents
  • Engage community leaders

Initiatives that are eligible for support include the following:

  • Community event sponsorships
  • Community organization program partnerships
  • Event attendance: single or table ticket purchases, or participation in such events as golf tournaments
  • Gifts-in-kind (e.g., silent auction prizes)
  • In-kind use of facilities, expertise and services (e.g., athletic fields for an event)
  • Organizational memberships (e.g., Denver Metro Chamber, Hispanic Chamber, Latina Chamber, Black Chamber)

Illegal activities and events associated with political or religious fundraising are not eligible for support from the University.

Approval for funding in any one year will not automatically guarantee ongoing or repeat funding in subsequent years.

To be supported, initiatives need a clear rationale. Examples of acceptable rationale include the following:

  1. Enable strategic networking for purposes of fundraising, friend raising or recruitment
  2. Raise the profile of the MSU Denver in areas such as high-quality education, diversity, and staff and faculty achievements
  3. Engage alumni, donors and parents of potential students
  4. Partner with community leaders toward strategic objectives of the University
  5. Complement integrated marketing and communication initiatives
  6. within programs such as capital campaigns, faculty recruitment, or special celebrations and events

Community Sponsorship Process:

MSU Denver faculty and staff who are interested in the University providing support for an organization’s event or programming, please complete the following form:

> Request for Community Sponsorship

(The Community Sponsorship Advisory Group reviews these requests and make its recommendation to the President’s Cabinet each month.)

Considered for attendance:
If you are a MSU Denver faculty or staff member who would like to be considered for attendance at functions for which the University has purchased a sponsorship, please complete the following form:
> Community Sponsorship Participation List

Post-event feedback:
If you have attended a function, please complete this form:
> Community Sponsorship Feedback

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