2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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Academic Services and Student Support

CU Anschutz Student Affairs

Many student support services are provided by the CU Anschutz Student Affairs Office, including several of the services listed below.  

Dr. Jan Gascoigne
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Carl Johnson
Director of Student Engagement

University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus 
Education 2 North, Room 3210

Case Management

Through intentional collaboration with the schools and colleges, the Office of Case Management works to ensure that students are connected to the appropriate resources to meet their goals and develop new skills in navigating challenging experiences.  The Office of Case Management also takes a preventative approach to risk assessment by offering resources, referrals, and support to both students who may be displaying concerning behaviors and those impacted by those behaviors.

In addition, Case Management manages the Anschutz Shares process.   Anschutz Shares supports students in financial distress by providing money to students in crisis.    More information can be found at https://www.cuanschutz.edu/student/support/cu-anschutz-shares.

Faculty, staff, students, guests and concerned others are encouraged to refer students' behavior that they perceive as concerning, worrisome, or threatening to the Office of Case Management.  Referrals can be submitted online at https://www.cuanschutz.edu/student/support/care-team.

The Office of Case Management also oversees the Campus Assessment, Response, & Evaluation (CARE) Team.  This team of student affairs administrators and campus partners meets to address the health and safety needs of students as well as the campus community.

Per the Duty to Report Criminal and Threatening Behavior Policy, University staff, faculty, students and volunteers are required to report any threatening or criminal behavior to police and are encouraged to follow up with a Care Report. Additionally, per the CARE Team Policy all University staff, faculty, students, and volunteers are strongly encouraged to report concerning student behavior to the CARE Team.  Referrals can be submitted online at https://www.cuanschutz.edu/student/support/care-team.

Disability Resources & Services

Disability Resources & Services envisions an educational environment that is inclusive and embodies the equality of opportunity.  We work with students with disabilities to provide equal access to an education and do so by providing advocacy, accommodations, and referrals to on-campus resources and off-campus community resources.

The DRS staff members also work closely with faculty and staff in an advisory capacity to assist with the development of reasonable accommodations. This partnership allows students with disabilities to demonstrate their abilities in both the classroom and clinical settings.  Accommodations include but are not limited to: alternative testing (extra time for exams, taking exams in a reduced distraction environment), digital textbooks, captioning services, interpreting services, special furniture, and assistive technology.

Location:  Strauss Health Sciences Library
Phone:  (303) 724-5640
Email:    sherry.holden@cuanschutz.edu


Students may create a profile on the Off-Campus Housing website (https://offcampushousing.ucdenver.edu/)and look for roommates as well as housing options with area leasing agencies and individuals with properties in the Denver Metro area, including Aurora.

More information from CU Anschutz Student Affairs can be found on the website at https://www.cuanschutz.edu/student/resources/housing.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is in the Office of International Affairs (OIA) and provides assistance to international students in nonimmigrant visa classifications. Please visit the website to see an overview of services or to schedule an appointment. 

Location: Fitzsimons Building, 8th Floor, Room C8000D
Phone:  303-724-0795
Website:  http://ucdenver.edu/academics/InternationalPrograms/OIA/ISSS/Pages/ISSS.aspx 

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is authorized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to issue Forms I-20 and by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) to issue DS-2019 Certificates of Eligibility.  These documents permit international students to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa to study at the University.

International students in F-1 and J-1 status are required to complete an online orientation course.  This course is designed to inform students regarding their immigration-related rights and responsibilities and to better prepare them so they can be more successful in their time at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

International students in F-1 or J-1 student status are required to be registered full-time for two semesters per year.  Full-time for undergraduate students is twelve (12) semester hours. Full time for most graduate students is five (5) semester hours.  The Department of Homeland Security requires the University to report the immigration and registration status, as well as the current residential address of all international students in F-1 and J-1 status on a regular basis. International students in F-1 and J-1 status must notify ISSS before making any changes in enrollment or immigration status, such as adding or dropping courses, changing degree level, applying for work authorization, changing positions, or applying for a change in immigration status. They must notify ISSS of any new residential address within 10 days of the move. 

International students in F-1 or J-1 status who travel abroad and need to re-enter the U.S. to resume their academic program at the Anschutz Medical Campus will need to bring their Form I-20 or DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility to ISSS to request a travel signature before leaving the U.S.

Office of Information Technology (OIT)

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) works in partnership with academic and business units to provide technical support to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff at the CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. OIT serves as the primary source of campuswide technology services in partnership with school, college and department IT professionals.

Services range from providing wireless networks, email and university passwordssoftware, desktop services, security, and systems development, to protecting the integrity of the university’s data and administrative systems. Additional resources are available from the student technology guide and technology tools and software remote learning and working webpages.

Medical Malpractice Coverage

The University's medical malpractice coverage is provided through a Self-Insurance Trust (the "Trust") authorized and established pursuant to a resolution of the Regents of the University of Colorado.  This coverage is subject to the terms of the Trust's Coverage Document and extends to health care practitioners-in-training who are enrolled a the University.  Health care practitioners-in-training are considered "public employees," and therefore, their liability in any medical malpractice action is limited by the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act (C.R.S. 24-10-114).

This coverage applies to the persons described above while they are involved in any activity or program that is part of the academic program and which has received the prior approval of their respective school at the Anschutz Medical Campus regardless of where  such activity or program may take place, as long as it occurs within the U.S.  In the event that the activity takes place in a state other than Colorado, and a court determines that the limits of the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act do not apply, the Trust provides coverage of at least $1,000,000 per incident.  For further information, please contact Professional Risk Management at 303-724-7475

Students who agree to participate in and are approved for any educational or training program outside the U.S. are advised that the University of Colorado Self-Insurance and Risk Management Trust does not provide malpractice coverage for their activities outside of the U.S.

Strauss Health Sciences Library

Mail Stop A033
12950 E. Montview Boulevard
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-2152
Website: https://library.cuanschutz.edu/
Email: AskUs@CUAnschutz.edu

Students are encouraged to become familiar with the Strauss Health Sciences Library resources early in their professional studies. On campus, no login is required in order to reach online library resources.  Off campus, students log in to access online resources with their Passport account just as they do to access other resources such as the student portal.

The library provides an extensive collection of allies health, dental, medical, nursing and pharmacy resources, including more than 273,000 print and audiovisual volumes, hundreds of electronic books, and more than 60,000 electronic full-text journals. E-resources include PubMed, Up to Date, Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Web of Science, MICROMEDEX, Clinical Key, Clinical Key for Nursing and many others.  E-resources may be accessed by students enrolled at CU Anschutz at no charge through the library website https://library.cuanschutz.edu/.  Free classes, online tutorials, research consultations, Ask Us live chat and expert online searches done by the library's professional searchers are all services accessible from the library web pages. 

To access the library's e-journals, use the search box on the library home page and click the Journal Search tab.  A complete list library databases can be found at https://library-cuanschutz.libguides.com/. Search the library's online catalog, including books, older journal holdings and audiovisual material in the Strauss Health Sciences Library.  Materials not available at the Strauss Health Sciences Library may be obtained through Interlibrary Loan for a fee.

Check that your account is active, click the "Library Accounts" link under the Services tab on the library home page.  Use your Passport ID username (NOT your email address) and password.  If that does not work, call the Service Desk at 303-724-2152 or email us at AskUs@CUAnschutz.edu.

Free classes are listed at https://library-cuanschutz.libcal.com/calendar/straussclasses.  Schedule library classes at alternative times by using the Ask Us link on the library home page sidebar. 

The library provides access to computers with Microsoft Office and other applications in the library's first floor Information Commons, and offers individual and group study rooms on all three floors.

Wireless printing to the library's pay for print system is available through several methods; ask at the Service Desk for details, or see information on the website. One printer in the library gives access to your Student Printing account. 

PASCAL, the library's storage facility for older materials located on the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus offers a drop-off and pick-up location for library materials. More information on PASCAL can be viewed on the website

Student Health Promotion

Office of Student Health Promotion

Website: https://www.cuanschutz.edu/student/health-wellness/health-promotion
Email: health.promotion@cuanschutz.edu
The Office of Student Health Promotion strives to create a supportive community where students feel a sense of belonging, where their holistic health and wellbeing are nurtured, and they are empowered to excel in their academic training. Through events, services, resources and student involvement, Student Health Promotion offers students support and opportunities of personal development towards thriving while at CU Anschutz. Some of our tools and resources include:

  • YOU@CUAnschutz

Website: https://you.cuanschutz.edu/
Email: health.promotion@cuanschutz.edu
Free and confidential online tool that provides each student with personalized content to promote holistic well-being to help you succeed, thrive, and matter while at CU Anschutz. YOU personalizes content with feedback from you in short “Self-Check” surveys, as well as offering a goal setting tool to support your success. Log-in to your personal account: you.cuanschutz.edu

  • WeCU Peer Coaches 

Website: https://www.cuanschutz.edu/student/health-wellness/health-promotion/peer-coaching
Email: health.promotion@cuanschutz.edu
Peer coaches are students trained to meet one-on-one to discuss and support students in creating positive, meaningful change in their lives. A peer coach will help students identify priorities, strengths, and motivations to guide a conversation designed to offer students a personalized action plan to achieve success in their goals. Appointments are made through the Student Health Promotion Website.

  • Mental Health First Aid

Website: https://www.cuanschutz.edu/student/health-wellness/health-promotion/first-aid
Email: health.promotion@cuanschutz.edu
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care. Trainings will be offered throughout the year and marketed for registration.

  • Student Health Promotion Committee

Website: https://www.cuanschutz.edu/student/health-wellness/health-promotion/committee
Email: health.promotion@cuanschutz.edu
Students representing each school/college work collaboratively to implement positive initiatives and create a culture of health and wellness on campus. Creating programming, education, and marketing, the SHPC apply student perspective to meet the needs and interests around health and well-being. To get involved, or learn more about the committee or meeting times access their page through the Student Health Promotion Website.

  • The CU Anschutz Phoenix Center

Website: https://www.cuanschutz.edu/student/support/phoenix-center
The CU Anschutz Phoenix Center is a free and confidential resource and assistance service to survivors of interpersonal violence (relationship violence, sexual violence, and stalking), as well as their friends, families, and concerned others. The PCA support services include academic advocacy, assistance reporting to the school and/or law enforcement at the survivor’s request, safety planning, court accompaniment, emotional support, and more. The PCA also provides campus education and training, awareness raising events, and campus policy guidance.

For appointments or information: 303-724-9120
24/7 Free and Confidential Helpline: 303-556-CALL (2255)