The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness and Community (MOSAIC) are excited to welcome students back onto campus and into a new academic semester full of possibilities and reenvisioned opportunities to connect with the campus community.
“UCCS is home to a diverse student, staff, faculty and alumni community,” said Stephany Rose Spaulding, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “Inherent with our diverse population are the different thoughts, beliefs and lived experiences we each bring to the university. The free exchange of these ideas and beliefs is central to a vibrant university experience.”
The DEI Office and MOSAIC aim to provide an open, safe and supportive campus environment based on mutual respect, engagement and learning for everyone, Spaulding says.
“Inclusive diversity is at the heart of our mission. We affirm, celebrate and stand by the ongoing investment in UCCS as a diverse community. Diversity within the UCCS community engenders multicultural awareness and empathetic understanding. While we are each individuals, we form one community — so let our actions each day build upon the work to celebrate and uplift this phenomenal Mountain Lion community.”
Below is a list of resources available on campus to support the various members of our community.
Main Hall 410 (beginning March 1st, 2022)
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion aspires to strengthen equity, diversity and inclusion as integral components of academic excellence and establish the university as a regional and national leader in preparing students for success in a culturally, ethnically and racially diverse global society and workforce.
Main Hall Room 201
The Office of Institutional Equity is a neutral, fact-finding office charged with investigating allegations of violations of the UCCS Policy on Discrimination and Harassment, the University of Colorado Sexual Misconduct Policy, and the University of Colorado Policy on Conflict of Interest in Cases of Amorous Relationships.
Main Hall Room 201
The Office of the Dean of Students cultivates student success through student support and advocacy, educational opportunities and the promotion of personal accountability and empowerment. The Office of the Dean of Students also addresses issues of students’ safety and wellbeing, and supports all students in times of challenge and crisis.
University Center 110A
The Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness and Community (MOSAIC) and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center support and create opportunities that assist all UCCS students in developing a sense of community and place on campus, with an emphasis on supporting and advocating for students from marginalized communities.
Located inside the Recreation and Wellness Center
Confidential Resource. The Mental Health Services Staff at the Recreation and Wellness Center are available to serve the counseling and mental health-related needs of UCCS students.
The Matrix Center sponsors a wide range of extracurricular programming, workshops, film series, visiting speakers, student scholarships and community outreach programming, including K-12. Today, the Matrix Center has gained a national reputation as a leader in the study of privilege and oppression from an intersectional perspective.
Gateway Hall, 2nd Floor
The UCCS Police Department is a full-service agency operating around the clock, every day of the year. Officers have full police authority on campus and in certain off-campus areas within Colorado Springs.
Campus Safety Escorts
Call police dispatch at (719) 255-3111