University of the Rockies Catalog - Student Support, Health, and Safety

University of the Rockies Catalog - Student Support, Health, and Safety

Section Three: Student Support, Health, and Safety

One of the Core Values of University of the Rockies is Service. This value means that the University provides high quality services which support the University mission and academic programs. Our faculty and staff are committed to the institution’s educational programs, personalized services, and reliable levels of support to meet the needs of our students in an exceptional manner. In this section, you will find information about many of the resources, tools, and supports in place to demonstrate our commitment to your success. In addition, we have pledged to keep the Rockies community informed about relevant health, wellness, and safety issues.


Accessibility for Students with Disabilities

Use of Mobility Devices

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 power driven 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 cars, 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 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 (generally a dog) 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.


Advising and Mentoring

Course planning is ultimately the student’s responsibility; however, students who need information concerning program requirements, progress toward or eligibility for graduation, or access to support services should contact their Student Advisor (online) or Registrar Advising Specialist (Colorado Springs Campus or Denver Instructional Site). In addition, each Colorado Springs and Denver student is assigned a Core Faculty member as a mentor, who assists by helping the student with professional issues and support. Students seeking advice on academic issues should contact their instructor or designee (Colorado Springs Campus or Denver Instructional Site) or Student Advisor (online).

 

 


Registrar’s Office

The Registrar’s Office is responsible for a range of services available to University of the Rockies students. These services include providing guidance in the admissions, enrollment, and registration processes, maintaining student records, and providing transcripts. The Registrar’s Office, in conjunction with the School Deans, assures that the academic program requirements and the needs of students are met and that students can access all support services.

 

The Registrar’s Office works closely with members of the admission, 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 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 who attempt coursework on campus in Colorado Springs will have access to their grades via their Student Portal following the conclusion of each term. Students who attempt coursework in the online delivery format or at the Denver Instructional Site will receive notice following the conclusion of every course to their email address of record that their grade has been posted and can be accessed via their Student Portal.

 

Additional support is available to students through the Student Affairs department.

 

 


Resources and Services

University of the Rockies has a commitment to the educational goals of its diverse student population and thus provides a wide range of student-centered resources and services. Some of the following services may be limited to University of the Rockies students who are attending the Colorado Springs Campus or Denver Instructional Site. For additional support or for more information on the resources and services available to University of the Rockies students, check out the University website, http://www.rockies.edu, or contact your Student Advisor (online) or Registrar Advising Specialist (Colorado Springs Campus or Denver Instructional Site).

 

 


Website

University of the Rockies’ website, http://www.rockies.edu, provides students with up-to-date information about academic offerings and student events.

 

 


Online Bookstore

All students can obtain the required book list for their classes through University of the Rockies’ online bookstore. In addition, the online bookstore provides a convenient place to purchase textbooks. Students utilizing the online bookstore have the option to rent or purchase new or used books online and have the books delivered in a timely fashion. To access the online bookstore, visit the University of the Rockies website, http://www.rockies.edu. Students may purchase books through other vendors, but are responsible for ensuring that they get the correct version as outlined in the required book list.

 

 


New Student Orientation

Prior to each term, new ground students attend an orientation designed to assist them in achieving success at University of the Rockies. The orientation is an exciting experience that allows students to begin new friendships and includes a dinner, a tour of the facilities, and information sessions with GSA officers, Deans, faculty, and administrative staff. New Student Orientation covers University policies and procedures along with helpful information to assist new students in successfully navigating their degree program and preparing for in-class and out-of-classroom experiences.

 

 


Library

Library Resources

The University of the Rockies Library offers students and faculty:

 

  • a selection of psychological, organizational leadership, counseling and specialty journals;
  • access to a growing e-book collection supporting the subject areas of each course taught at the University;
  • classics in the field of psychology;
  •  multiple bibliographic and full-text databases including ProQuest Central, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, SAGE Research Methods; Journal of Marital and Family Therapy; DSM V; Business Source Complete (EBSCO), PsycBOOKS/PsycCRITIQUES/PsycINFO/PsycARTICLES (EBSCO); and SAGE backfiles; and
  • interlibrary loan for articles that are not part of the library’s collection.

 

Appropriate Use of Database Content

Researchers are permitted to access the databases only for the purposes of providing or pursuing an education through University of the Rockies. They may not use the materials for any other purpose. Neither database access nor materials retrieved from the databases may be shared inside or outside the University.

 

Violations may result in disciplinary action and/or legal liability to the database providers. University of the Rockies requires its students, faculty and staff to respect intellectual property rights, and will take action against anyone who abuses access to the database content made available by the library.

 

Library Services (Colorado Springs Campus and Denver Instructional Site)

The circulating collection includes books and serials that support the curricula of both the School of Organizational Leadership and the School of Professional Psychology.

 

The non-circulating research collection includes dissertations, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works integral to our programs.

 

The desk reference collection includes copies of the required reading textbooks that support the classes taught at the University. Faculty may check these out, however students are required to use them in the library. Faculty may place additional reference materials in the library for supplemental class use.

 

The library has computers for student use that include Internet access, MS Office, and access to specialized software programs provided by the University. It also provides students with a place to study, read, write, and research seven days a week.

 

The Colorado Springs Campus and Denver Instructional Site libraries are staffed to provide bibliographic instruction and research assistance.

 

Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs

The University also has a Letter of Agreement with the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD). This library offers University of the Rockies students and faculty a resident’s card and access to their full range of services, including interlibrary loan.

 

Overdue and Unreturned Library Material

It is the responsibility of the patron who checks materials out of the library to return or renew them by the specified due date and to ensure that they are returned in good condition.

 

Students are required to return borrowed material on time. Fines for overdue material accrue at a rate of $1.00 per day, per item. The maximum fine for each item is equal to the cost of replacement. Library privileges are placed on hold as soon as fines begin to accrue. Students with a balance due will not have access to their official transcripts. Students with fines of over $30.00 will not be allowed to continue into the next term/class until the balance is resolved.

 

 


SMARTLab: A Statistics Primer

University of the Rockies maintains SMARTLab, an online statistics primer, designed to help prepare students for success in research courses. This resource does not cover all concepts or skills needed for these courses, and is not intended to substitute for a full introductory statistics course. SMARTLab is a compilation of interactive web-based course materials and activities focused on basic statistics. SMARTLab was specifically designed for students who have never taken a statistics course, or who need a refresher before embarking on their graduate studies. It is also useful as a reference for students while they are conducting background research, designing research studies, and/or writing theses and dissertations.

 

 


Writing Center

University of the Rockies Writing Center (RWC) is an online Writing Center housed within a familiar online classroom format. On-campus and online students are enrolled in the RWC automatically and perpetually, and the RWC will appear as a course in the student’s learning platform home page. The RWC provides several resources for improving academic writing skills. There is an automated tool that teaches students how to develop well-crafted thesis statements, paragraphs, and outlines for essays. The Center also contains a section on APA formatting requirements, sample papers, grammar guides, and punctuation rule handouts for printing and quick reference.

 

 


Bulletin Boards

Graduate Student Association (GSA) bulletin boards are located in the Colorado Springs campus library and outside the GSA Lounge. In addition, located inside the GSA Lounge there is a bulletin board for students who wish to post a notice to trade, sell, or purchase used textbooks.

 

All student materials to be posted or displayed on any other bulletin boards within the Colorado Springs Campus or Denver Instructional Site must be first approved by the Director of Student Affairs (studentaffairs@rockies.edu) 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 or Student Affairs 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 appropriate School Dean.

 

Posting advertising events occurring in the University facilities may 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:

 

    1. Student organization, department, or faculty member sponsoring event;
    2. Event name, date, time, and location; and
    3. Sponsor contact 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 or Student Affairs 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:

 

  • materials which are profane, derogatory, sexist, or racist;
  • materials displaying, promoting, or implying drug or alcohol consumption
  • postings for political candidates or issues external to University of the Rockies; and
  • postings or handbills advertising unofficial off-campus parties (such parties are prohibited unless special permission has been granted).

 

The Director of Student Affairs or Student Affairs designee reserves the right to refuse posting permission for 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.

 

 


Distribution of Printed Materials

Distribution of printed materials and publications at University of the Rockies is normally limited to University materials and publications. Placing materials and information on vehicle windshields is not allowed. If a student wishes to publicize a service, event, or activity, he or she should refer to the bulletin board policy previously mentioned. Students may contact the Office of Student Affairs with any further questions regarding the distribution of printed materials.

 

 


Copy Machines

Copy machines at the Colorado Springs Campus are located in the Library, the Rockies Counseling Center, and the administrative suite. Copy machines at the Denver Instructional Site are located near the study rooms. Students, faculty, and staff are advised to contact IT Support in order to be issued an access code to these machines. A copy fee may be assessed. Users are responsible for ensuring that any copies made fall within the guidelines of the Fair Use Doctrine of U.S. Copyright Law.

 

 


Student Mailboxes

Student mailboxes are available for Colorado Springs Campus students only. Students should frequently check their mailbox slots located near the GSA Lounge for regular distribution of University of the Rockies information. Students may not receive U.S. mail at the University and may not use the University’s address for their personal or professional mailing address. Information or material placed in a student’s mailbox is considered confidential.

 

 


Lost and Found

Lost and Found items are maintained in the Library. Items will be disposed of if they are not claimed within 60 days.

 

 


Facility Use

Any requests for scheduling the use of classrooms or other facilities at University of the Rockies must be submitted on a Facilities Use form available in the administrative offices. Use of facilities by non-University organizations requires approval of the VP/Campus Director.

 

 


Parking

Colorado Springs Campus

University of the Rockies Colorado Springs campus students must park in the “Employee & Visitor” area located southeast of the University and marked with yellow lines. This large, well-lit area is the closest parking area to the library. Students are required to have their University parking permit visible in their vehicle while parked on the campus.

 

Overnight parking on the university campus is prohibited. In addition, University of the Rockies students should not park in any reserved space, nor should they park in the white spaces controlled by VIA Health Organization. Students who do so may have their vehicles towed by the organizations that control those spaces as a part of their lease.

 

Denver Instructional Site

Conveniently located in downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall, University of the Rockies Denver Instructional Site 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.

 

 


Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Students enrolled in Colorado Springs Campus degree programs may participate in the life and direction of University of the Rockies through membership in the Graduate Student Association. The Director of Student Affairs and the Student Affairs Specialist are liaisons to the GSA. The University of the Rockies Student Association developed its own bylaws and establishes its fee schedule. The GSA plans activities such as the Spring Fling and Winter Ball and publishes a semi-annual newsletter. Participation in GSA activities and planning meetings is encouraged.

 

GSA Student Lounge

The Graduate Student Association recognizes the importance of student needs and has worked with University of the Rockies to provide a student lounge on the Colorado Springs Campus. The GSA Lounge is a comfortable area open to students for gathering, studying, and relaxing between classes. It is a popular facility and is centrally located on campus. The GSA Lounge is equipped with a microwave oven, refrigerator, TV, Nintendo’s Wii video game console, and a DVR that is available for student use. Students may view movies and TV series episodes that are available in the Library and can be checked out for use only in the GSA Lounge. University of the Rockies faculty and staff recognize the sacrifice that working adult students make to obtain an education and encourage use of the GSA Lounge as a place for students to relax, socialize, study, and retreat before, during, or after classes.

 

 


Honor Societies

Top performing students are recognized for their academic achievement through invitation and participation in Golden Key and SALUTE honor societies.

 

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, Colorado State University was awarded the ACE/WalMart Foundation Success for Veterans Grant, and from that SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society was created. 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 studentaffairs@rockies.edu for further information about honor societies.

 

 


Alumni Services

As a University of Rockies graduate, you have the opportunity to continue your involvement with the University community, stay connected with other alumni, students, faculty, and staff, and keep up with exciting changes at University of the Rockies. Alumni Services strives to foster these relationships throughout the University of the Rockies family. Graduates of University of the Rockies receive automatic membership into the University Alumni Association. Alumni event schedules and updates will be communicated to alumni. For more information, please contact Alumni Services at alumni@rockies.edu.

 

 


Career Services

Career Services provides resources related to career exploration, employment, job-seeking techniques, sample resumes, and cover letter critiquing.

 

Career Services also offers individualized career planning assistance to all students and alumni. Students’ seeking assistance may visit the career services webpage at, http://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 careerservices@rockies.edu.

 

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, and 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 careerservices@rockies.edu.

 

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.

 

 


Employment Services

University of the Rockies does not guarantee employment to any applicant as a condition of his or her application, acceptance, or attendance in any program. University of the Rockies does not promote employment services or make student referrals to prospective employers based on direct contact with the employer regarding current job openings to any student attending University of the Rockies online or ground programs.

 

 

HEALTH INFORMATION


Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Program

Students may obtain information on the illegal possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and illicit drugs, as well as the University’s standards of conduct, associated health risks, drug or alcohol counseling and treatment programs, University disciplinary actions, and federal, state, and local sanctions for violations of law by viewing the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Program Report, located on the University of the Rockies website at http://www.rockies.edu/DFSCA.

 

 


Health and Wellness Requirements

The University does not require any proof of vaccination as a condition of enrollment. Students are encouraged to speak to a physician for information on recommended immunizations.

 

 


Smoking/Use of Tobacco Products

The facilities of University of the Rockies are smoke and tobacco free. No smoking, chewing, or dipping is allowed inside University buildings.

 

 


Alcohol and Drug Prevention Programs

The University provides services related to drug and alcohol use and abuse including the dissemination of informational materials, education programs, referrals, and disciplinary actions. The Director of Student Affairs provides an overall coordination of the Drug Free School Program; however some services are the responsibility of other areas of the University.

 

These include:

Alcohol and Drug Education: Student Affairs, Employee Assistance Program

 

Counseling Referrals: University of the Rockies Counseling Center staff, Office of Student Access and Wellness, Employee Assistance Program

 

University Disciplinary Actions: Director of Student Affairs, Human Resources

 

 


Counseling, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Programs

The following national toll-free telephone numbers are provided to assist any member of the University who may require assistance in dealing with a drug or alcohol problems, crisis situations, domestic violence, or other issues.

 

24 Hour National Suicide Prevention/Mental

Health Crisis Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/index.cfm

 

24 Hour National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800 799-SAFE (7233)

TDD Line: 1-800-787-3224

http://www.ndvh.org/

 

National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline

1-800-227-8922

http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/

 

CDC National AIDS Hotline

1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/

 

National AIDS Hotline for the Hearing Impaired

TDD Line: 1-888-232-6348

 

24 Hour National Alcohol and

Substance Abuse Information Center

1-800-784-6776

 

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline

1-888-THE-GLNH (843-4564)

4PM-12AM M-F, SAT 12PM-5PM EST

http://www.glnh.org/

 

Poison Control Center

1-800-222-1222

 

National Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)

 

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

 

Denver

        Colorado Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Center:

        (303) 975-6144

        CSADVC-INFO@csadvcdenver.org

 

        Rape Assistance and Awareness Program:

        (303) 322-7273

        http://www.raap.org/

 

Suicide:

Colorado Springs

        Suicide & Crisis Hotline

        (Paging Service): (800) 784-2433

 

        Suicide Prevention Partnership

        (Hotline): (719) 596-5433

 

        Survivors after Suicide

        (Heartbeat): (719) 596-2575

 

Denver

        Denver Family Crisis Center

        (303) 436-6000

 

        Metro Crisis Center

        (303) 928-7100 and (888)-885-1222

 

Mental Health Services:

Colorado Springs

        Pikes Peak Mental Health

        (Crisis): (719) 635-7000

        (Call Center): (719) 572-6330

 

        Cedar Springs Behavioral Health

        (Main): (719) 633-4114

 

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Referral Services:

        Mental Health America: (719) 633-4604

        http://www.mentalhealthanswers.org

 

Denver

        The Colorado Center

        (303) 547-3700

        http://www.thecoloradocenter.com

 

        Catholic Charities

        (303) 742-0828

        http://www.catholiccharitiesdenver.org/

 

        Centus Counseling Services

        (303) 830-2130

        http://www.charg.org

 

Drug Abuse Information & Treatment:

Colorado Springs

        Riegel Center – St. Francis Health Center

        (Appointments): (719) 776-8325

 

        Valley Hope Association: (719) 265-1867

 

        Pikes Peak Mental Health

        (Crisis): (719) 635-7000

        (Call Center): (719) 572-6330

 

        Cedar Springs Behavioral Health

        (Main): (719) 633-4114

 

Denver

        Broader Horizons Counseling Services

        (720) 234.4555

 

        Community Alcohol/Drug Rehab

        (303) 295.2521

 

        Behavior Services Institute

        (303) 831.4500

 

        Awareness Addiction Center- DUI- Center

        (720) 933-0687

 

        Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

        Substance Treatment Services

        (303) 293-2220

        http://www.coloradocoalition.org

 

        Veterans Affairs Medical Center

        Substance Abuse Treatment

        (303) 393-2882

 

 

 SAFETY INFORMATION


Colorado Springs Campus Closure Due to Inclement Weather Policy

Under extreme weather conditions, the University may alter the operating hours for the campus. It is the intent of the University to maintain operations. Unless the campus is unsafe, we will strive to be open and operational.

 

The determination is made after consideration of all available information, including:

 

  • Weather reports, forecasts, and warnings from the National Weather Service;
  • Road conditions in and around Colorado Springs; and
  • Delays, closures, or non-closures of other schools and military bases in the vicinity of the University.

 

Notice of an interruption in university operations will be distributed promptly to area radio and television stations using the FlashAlert System as well as the SendWordNow system. These systems will post the announcement on local television and radio stations, as well as send out email messages to students.

 

Notice of the delayed opening or closure of the Colorado Springs Campus will normally occur before 6:00 am. Notice of closing early will normally occur between 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

 

In the event of a school 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.

 

 


Denver Instructional Site Closure Due to Inclement Weather Policy

Under extreme weather conditions, the University may alter the operating hours for the Denver Instructional Site. It is the intent of the University to maintain operations. Unless the Denver Instructional Site is unsafe, we will strive to be open and operational.

 

The determination is made after consideration of all available information, including:

 

  • Weather reports, forecasts and warnings from the National Weather Service;
  • Road conditions in and around Denver; and
  • Delays, closures, or non-closures of other schools and military bases in the vicinity of the Site.

 

Notice of an interruption in University operations will be distributed promptly to Channel9 News. Students are encouraged to check the Channel9 News website (9News.com) on a regular basis for school closure information.

 

Notice of a delayed opening or closure of the Denver Instructional Site will normally occur before 6:00 am. Notice of closing early will normally occur between 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

 

In the event of a school 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-Residence Classes

 

In the event that extreme weather conditions require the Denver Instructional Site to close on a Fridays during which In-Residence classes are scheduled, the University will notify Channel9 News. In addition, the Student Services Support Specialist will notify the faculty and students affected that classes have been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

 

 


Campus Security and Safety

The University of the Rockies Annual Campus Security and Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics compiled by the University. The policy statements address the University’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, such as policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Statistics for the previous three years are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred:

 

  • on campus in Colorado Springs; or  
  • on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Colorado Springs Campus.

 

This report is available online at http://www.rockies.edu/campus_safety_and_security_report. You may also request a paper copy of the report by responding to studentaffairs@rockies.edu and a copy will be mailed to you.

 

 


Student ID or Access Card

For security purposes, access to the various building locations and activities of University of the Rockies is by Student ID or access card. Each student, faculty member, and staff person will be issued a Student ID or access card by the Registrar’s Office (Colorado Springs Campus) or Security (Denver Instructional Site). If a Student ID or access card is lost or stolen, it must be reported immediately and no later than 24 hours after loss.
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