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 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.
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 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.
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 Library offers students and faculty:
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.
Please refer to the Student Rights and Responsibilities section in this Catalog for information on Violation of Federal Copyright Laws.
Library Services (Colorado Springs Campus and Denver Instructional Site)
The circulating collection includes books and serials that support the curricula of all Schools within the University: the School of Organizational Leadership, the School of Professional Psychology, and the School of Social, Human, and Educational Development.
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.
In addition, the Rockies Writing Center is staffed by professional Writing Coaches who facilitate discussions in the Discussion Board, respond to emails from students under the “Ask A Coach” tab, and comment on up to three Writing Samples and return them to students within five to seven days. Students are encouraged to enter the RWC classroom often to take advantage of its resources and support.
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 (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 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 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 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:
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.
Please refer to the Student Rights and Responsibilities section in this Catalog for information on Violation of Federal Copyright Laws.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about honor societies.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
For students in Colorado, the following counseling services have been identified.
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault:
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
Denver Safe House
1649 Downing St.
Denver, CO 80218
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:
Cedar Springs Behavioral Health
2135 Southgate Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Treatment Referral Services:
Mental Health America: 719-633-4604
The Colorado Center
Centus Counseling Services
Drug Abuse Information & Treatment:
Riegel Center – St. Francis Health Center
961 E Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Colorado Treatment Services
2010 E Bijou St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
875 West Moreno Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Call Center: 719-572-6100
About An Alternative
3100 N Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Broader Horizons Counseling Services
5524 E Colfax Ave.
Community Alcohol/Drug Rehab
3315 Gilpin St.
121 Acoma St.
Denver, CO 80223
Community Alcohol/Drug Rehab
3315 Gilpin St.
Denver, CO 80205
Behavior Services Institute
1600 Downing St.
Denver, CO 80218
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Substance Abuse Treatment
The safety and well being of faculty, students, and staff is the top priority of the institution. In accordance with institutional policies and guidelines, only 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 as a result, 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:
Notice of an interruption in University operations will be distributed promptly to area radio and television stations in Colorado Springs. Denver 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 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 (acting upon, and communicating the decision of the University) will notify the faculty and students affected that classes have been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
Statistics for the previous three years (on the Colorado Springs campus) and for 2012 (since the opening of the Denver Instructional Site) are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred: