We know that the turbulence of this political season – added to the economic, health, and social challenges of the pandemic, issues of racial justice, and an altered way of working and learning – could add additional anxiety in an already demanding year.
On this website, we have compiled resources and events to support faculty, staff, and students. You might find it helpful to address questions, engage, and learn from one another.
Free speech is the central tenet of a free and democratic society and vital to CU Denver’s mission. Learn about your rights and responsibilities, policies, and FAQs.
Find resources designed to help you navigate the election. Classroom tools also available to help facilitate conversations about the outcome of the 2020 election.
Chancellor Marks and other university leadership sent several messages regarding the election to the campus community. Visit the Chancellor’s Communications page.
Student Event Planner Dominque Perez interviews panelists Michael Sage (Community College of Denver), Kelly Hupfeld (University of Colorado Denver), and Robert Preuhs (Metropolitan State University of Denver) on Voter Suppression.
Student Events Planner Dominque Perez interviews faculty members Tammi Spicer-Dormuth (Community College of Denver), Richard Moeller (Metropolitan State University of Denver), and Michael Berry (University of Colorado Denver) on the history
and impact of the Electoral College.
This video features several CU Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver faculty members discussing the state of the U.S. Constitution, with particular focus on the Electoral College, citizens' right
to protest, women's suffrage, and the Post Office.
Students have a constitutional right to participate in non-disruptive protests. Learn which actions are protected and which are not, according to the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC).
Students on public university campuses have the right to organize or participate in peaceful protests. Find answers to the most frequently asked questions, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).
The 2020 election can be an identity-threatening event to students in many ways. This article from Student Experience Project (SEP), a partner of CU Denver, highlights possible scenarios students could encounter leading up to the election and after it,
as well as tips for faculty.
Learn More About SEP and CU Denver's Partnership
Trauma-informed teaching and learning requires having awareness of our students' past and present experiences, as well as the effects of those experiences on their well-being. Learn about the timely resources available to CU Denver faculty and a guide
to Trauma-Informed Practices for Postsecondary Education.
This article from the University of Michigan offers strategies that instructors can use to plan and facilitate conversations about the 2020 Election.
The Center for Learning & Teaching at the University of Colorado Boulder has compiled several resources into this tip sheet with links to additional information.
These recommendations from the Teaching & Resource Center at Berkeley can help educators bridge challenging subjects in their classrooms.