University of the Rockies Catalog - Student Support, Health, and Safety
University of the Rockies will maintain facilities accessible to persons with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. Individuals with disabilities who utilize powerdriven mobility devices, (e.g., any mobility device powered by batteries, fuel, or other engines––whether or not designed primarily for use by individuals with mobility disabilities––that is used by individuals with mobility disabilities for the purpose of locomotion, including golf carts, electronic personal assistance mobility devices (EPAMDs), such as the Segway® PT) may do so within University facilities only when operation of such mobility devices does not pose a substantial risk of harm to students, faculty, staff, or visitors to the campus. Use of power driven mobility devices for the purpose of ambulation between University facilities is permitted. Storage of power driven mobility devices within University facilities should not impede the path of travel for pedestrian traffic areas. Responsibility for the securing of power driven mobility devices resides with the user. The University does not accept responsibility for damage, loss, or theft of property stored on its premises.
Use of Service Animals
Service animals, performing a specific task for an individual with a documented disability, are welcome in all University facilities and in all activities of the University. If it is not readily apparent that an animal is a service animal, or the service animal does not have visually identifiable apparel, apparatus, or other evidence that the animal is a service animal, faculty and staff may ask to confirm that the animal is a service animal.
A service animal, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), is a guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks in support of a person with a disability. An animal whose sole function is emotional support does not qualify under this definition.
Students and visitors to the University are responsible for the care and supervision of the service animal while on University premises or while engaged in University activities. Care includes, but is not limited to, feeding, toileting and hygiene.
The Registrar’s Office works closely with members of the admissions, academic, and student services departments to facilitate inclusive student recruitment and retention efforts in compliance with regulatory requirements. This office collects, records, maintains and reports all student records within FERPA guidelines (e.g., grades, registration information, transcripts, and student academic progress). The Registrar’s Office determines student admissibility by requesting and evaluating all necessary student transcripts to determine applicability to programs. Program change requests, name changes, official transcript requests, and graduation functions are all handled by the Registrar’s Office. Students in need of these services should contact the Registrar’s Office for more information.
Students may read their materials online or download and save them to their hard drive. However, students may also want to download their materials to other devices, such as the iPhone or Kindle. Still others will want to save their materials on a thumb drive or print the materials. Constellation™ does not include restrictions on file storage or print functions. Full functionality of Constellation™ is best experienced with the included reader. The Constellation™ Reader will allow students to highlight material in a variety of colors, create notes, and make bookmarks. While the reader offers robust functionality, students will be able to access, download, and print their learning materials in accordance with their preferences. Students will lose access to any course digital materials approximately 60 days after the end of their course or their withdrawal date, unless they have downloaded the material to an external device or hard drive.
The University of the Rockies has a physical library located at the Denver Campus in the Tabor Center overlooking the 16th street mall. This library provides access to print books, handouts, reference material, special collections, and the online public access catalog (OPAC) which contains records for all of our books, ebooks, and videos. The library also provides students a place to study, read, write, and research.
The library also provides computers for student use. Each computer is equipped with MS Office and Internet access. Select computers contain specialized programs such as various assessment-scoring programs and Dragon Speak, used for reading from text and writing from audio. The library also houses an extensive testing material collection, which includes protocols, manuals, and test kits.
Instructional aides for resources and services are available on the library’s web page. These aides include: information on copyright and plagiarism, tip sheets for searching the databases, links to useful websites, information resources, and more. Some of the services available to you include assistance from librarians, one-on-one sessions, and interlibrary loan services which allow you to obtain articles and other documents that are not currently in the University Library's electronic or print collections.
The library staff is available for research assistance by email or telephone. You can reach the library staff at 800.901.3360 (toll free) or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can also access the 24/7 Ask-a-Librarian chat service on the library’s website.
In addition, the Rockies Writing Center includes a link to Smarthinking, an outsourced tutoring service. With Smarthinking, students can chat with an online tutor up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students can submit completed drafts of written assignments from any course to Smarthinking’s Essay Center for a tutor to review. The tutor will provide detailed feedback on written assignments, typically within 24 hours. Each student is allotted five hours of tutoring services per year.
All student materials to be posted or displayed on any other bulletin boards must be first approved by the Director of Student Affairs and Strategy (email@example.com) or a designee from the Students Affairs department. The displayed post must include a date stamp showing when approval was granted by the Director of Student Affairs and Strategy or designee.
No more than one copy of an item may be posted on any one bulletin board, and no student posters may be placed on the official University bulletin board. Faculty may not post academic information without approval from the Provost or designee.
Posting advertising events occurring in the University facilities may not be approved unless the event has been previously scheduled and confirmed. Advertising for an event may not include information or pictures indicating that alcohol will be served.
Posted materials should be professional in appearance. Posters and flyers must include the following information:
Student postings written in a foreign language must have a translation on file with the Students Affairs department. The displayed foreign language posting must include a date stamp showing when approval was granted by either the Director of Student Affairs and Strategy or designee.
Posters and flyers should not be larger than 8 ½” x 11” because of the limited amount of posting space available. Posters and flyers may be placed only on available bulletin boards.
The following are strictly prohibited under the posting policy:
The Director of Student Affairs and Strategy or designee reserves the right to refuse permission to post any materials that do not meet the previously listed requirements and are not deemed appropriate. Beyond the aforementioned restrictions, freedom of speech and expression are encouraged and respected.
Please refer to the Student Rights and Responsibilities section in this Catalog for information on Violation of Federal Copyright Laws.
Conveniently located in downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall, University of the Rockies Denver Campus is easily accessible to students through public transportation. Students are encouraged to use RTD light rail and bus transportation options. In addition, several parking lots are located within walking distance of the University.
The Golden Key International Honour Society was founded on November 29, 1977 to recognize academic excellence and encourage scholastic achievement among college students across all academic disciplines. Golden Key is the world’s premier collegiate honor society connecting members locally, regionally, and globally with lifetime opportunity, reward, and success. Golden Key keeps active membership in many National Organizations including Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), ACHS Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA), American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP), Direct Marketing Association (DMA), and National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC).
SALUTE stands for Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute, and Excellence. In 2009, the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society was established by Colorado State University through a grant from ACE/WalMart Foundation Success for Veterans. SALUTE is the first honor society created for student veterans and military service members attending institutions of higher education nationwide. SALUTE was chartered at University of the Rockies in August 2011.
Honor society members have access to resources and opportunities such as networking, professional development, and scholarship programs. Students should contact the Office of Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about honor societies.
Graduates of University of the Rockies receive automatic membership into the University's Alumni Association. As part of the Alumni Association, graduates can become Alumni Ambassadors to support and encourage prospective and current students by offering personal testimony about their academic experience. Alumni are encouraged to participate in University events throughout the community. For more information, please contact Alumni Services at email@example.com.
Career Services also offers individualized career planning assistance to all students and alumni. Students’ seeking assistance may visit the career services webpage at www.rockies.edu/resources/career_services.
Students and alumni needing additional assistance may email a rough draft of their résumé, a summary of their work and educational background, and a brief note explaining how Career Services can be helpful to them as they develop a career plan to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limitations Regarding Career Services
Certain positions presented on the career services webpage of University of the Rockies may include licensure or certification as a prerequisite to employment. Licensure requirements vary by state, and in some cases may not be met by completion of a degree program at University of the Rockies, as they may require separate application or testing. It is the sole responsibility of the student or alumnus to perform his or her own careful background research when seeking licensure or certification in any state.
University of the Rockies does not guarantee employment to any applicant as a result of his or her application, acceptance, attendance, or graduation in any program. University of the Rockies does not verify the content of job postings that are presented on the University website, and therefore makes no representations or guarantees about the accuracy of positions or contact information listed. University of the Rockies is not responsible for consequences that may follow from application to jobs listed on the University website. The inclusion of an employer’s job posting on this site shall not be construed as an endorsement of the employer (or of any religious or political point of view promoted by the employer) by University of the Rockies or any of its affiliates, and does not constitute a guarantee that a job is available with a given employer.
It is the responsibility of the student or alumnus to perform his or her own careful background research when selecting a position, evaluating an employer, interviewing for, or accepting any position. It is the sole responsibility of the student or alumnus to obtain or confirm any necessary information concerning an employer. University of the Rockies is in no way responsible for the safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of employment.
University of the Rockies’ website also contains links to other websites as a convenience for its users and is not responsible for the contents of any linked site. Anyone who discovers misuse or abuse of this website is encouraged to report the matter to Career Services, either in person or via email@example.com.
Career Services abides by the principles of professional conduct set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
The University’s programs and services are designed to prepare students and graduates to pursue employment in their field of study or related field; however, the University does not guarantee that students or graduates will be placed in any particular position or employment. Any statistics referenced on the University website and attributed to a source other than University of the Rockies have not been independently verified by University of the Rockies.
24 Hour National Suicide Prevention/Mental
Health Crisis Lifeline
24 Hour National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800 799-SAFE (7233)
TDD Line: 1-800-787-3224
National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline
CDC National AIDS Hotline
National AIDS Hotline for the Hearing Impaired
TDD Line: 1-888-232-6348
24 Hour National Alcohol and
Substance Abuse Information Center
Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
4PM-12AM M-F, SAT 12PM-5PM EST
Poison Control Center
National Child Abuse Hotline
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPRO)
For students in Colorado, the following counseling services have been identified.
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault:
Colorado Springs TESSA
Crisis Line: 719-633-3819
General Information: 719-633-1462
Colorado Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Center:
2231 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80211
Crisis Line: 303-975-6144
General Information: 303-974-5140
Rape Assistance and Awareness Program:
Denver Health Medical Center
777 Bannock St.
Denver, CO 80204
Noeticus Counseling Center
190 East 9th Ave.
Denver, CO. 80203
Suicide & Crisis Hotline
Paging Service: 800-784-2433
Suicide Prevention Partnership
Survivors after Suicide
Denver Family Crisis Center
Metro Crisis Center
303-928-7100 and 888-885-1222
Mental Health Services:
Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Mental Health
Call Center: 719-572-6330
The Colorado Center
Centus Counseling Services
Drug Abuse Information & Treatment:
Colorado Springs Valley Hope Association
Broader Horizons Counseling Services
5524 E Colfax Ave.
Community Alcohol/Drug Rehab
3315 Gilpin St.
121 Acoma St.
Denver, CO 80223
Behavior Services Institute
1600 Downing St.
Denver, CO 80218
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Substance Abuse Treatment
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Substance Treatment
The safety and well-being of faculty, students, and staff are the top priority of the institution. In accordance with institutional policies and guidelines, select members of University senior leadership are authorized to make and announce decisions regarding weather-related closure or delays, and only those communication channels detailed below should be considered official sources for such announcements. Faculty, administrative staff, or students are not authorized to make, or otherwise announce such decisions.
Given travel locations and related conditions will be different among students, students may reserve the right to judge the conditions surrounding their own travel during inclement weather. Should a student consider conditions unsafe and not attend, they are obligated to follow established institutional guidelines and policies, or be accountable to potential penalties and restrictions for any absence in order to assure adherence to appropriate standards for compliance, accreditation, and/or applicable regulatory guidelines.
The determination is made after consideration of all available information, including:
Students are encouraged to check the Channel9 News website (9News.com) on a regular basis for school closure information. Also, the SendWordNow alert will be used to send messages, including updates, directly to those actively enrolled students registered as users of this system.
Notice of a delayed opening or closure will normally occur before 6:00 am. Notice of an early closing will normally occur between 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
In the event of a closure, class session(s) will be made up within one week. The instructor will work with students and will notify the Registrar’s Office of the date and time of the rescheduled class session.
In the event that extreme weather conditions require the Denver campus to close on a Fridays during which In-Residence workshops are scheduled, the University will notify Channel9 News. In addition, the University will notify the faculty and students affected that classes have been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
Statistics for the previous three calendar years are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred: