CCD is pleased to offer free memberships at the Denver YMCA to all CCD students. Membership at the YMCA permits access to any location across the country and your family members may join for a $20/month family-upgrade fee. To sign up, simply visit any of the 5 metro YMCA branch locations in person and bring proof of current student status at CCD. The Denver YMCA offers:
Why free lockers you ask. Maybe you've got back-to-back activities, a diaper bag for your child, or maybe you don't have a stable place and just need someone to keep some of your stuff. No matter the reason, having access to a safe and secure place to keep your belongings while you're on campus can help you stop worrying about your personal items and start focusing on your classes. If you think having a locker would help you. Schedule a short appointment with our team by filling out this form and we'll get you set up.
Menstrual products are expensive and are not covered by health insurance nor social programs like SNAP or WIC. We know many students at CCD struggle to make ends meet with limited finances. CCD Human Services Office program is committed to ensuring students' health and dignity and we see increasing access to free menstrual products as a key piece of our equity and inclusion work on campus. That's why we are happy to provide free tampons and pads in our food pantry to any student who needs them. We also strongly support expanding access to free menstrual products across campus. Need some supplies? Stop by the food pantry located in Tivoli Student Union, Room 260.
We recognize that there is often little to no space on campus specifically for Black students to be able to fully express, and heal from, the racialized trauma & stress you experience each day. We want to change that. That is why we have partnered with a fantastic BIPOC-led organization in Denver, YouthSeen, to hold healing circles for all Auraria students who self-identify as Black.
"It's only through our own transformed relationship with our bodies that we can begin to fight for the liberation of all bodies." - Sonya Renee Taylor
The Community College of Denver Office of Student Life, in partnership with CCD Health Instructor & Body Positive RD/Nutrition Therapist, Natalie Nowak, has launched the Body Positive Learning Cohort; a six-part workshop and peer-learning series for students interested in building a body-positive campus. As a cohort member, you will learn how to promote healthy eating, sustainable self-care behaviors, and positive body image as the norm. Cohort members become community leaders in the fight against body shaming both on and off-campus. Alumni will have the opportunity to help us shape future workshops and events around campus to combat diet culture and promote health at every size.
Project Lets: builds peer-led communities of support, education & advocacy for folks with lived experience of mental illness, trauma, Disability, and/or neurodivergence.
My3 Suicide Prevention App
Racial Trauma Includes information on distinct types of racial trauma or race-based traumatic stress (RBTS), multi-cultural mental health treatment resources for RBTS, and information and resources for preventing RBTS and helping communities heal from RBTS.
Finding Mental Health Care That Fits Your Cultural Background Tips on researching providers, what questions to ask and other things individuals can do to help ensure that their mental health care fits their cultural background.
Identity and Cultural Dimensions discusses the importance of cultural competence, disparities in accessing care, promoting a culture of equity and inclusion, providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care, and advocating for change. Includes links to information about:
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) recognizes that many of its students may go by a name other than their legal name. CCCS acknowledges that a preferred first name should be used whenever possible in the course of system business and education.
A preferred first name can be used for the following records:
How to provide or change a preferred first name: