• This page highlights responsibilities of student associations and application form, MCE-wide affinity groups, and student associations organized by program. 

    Section 5. Responsibilities of Student Associations

    Student Associations to COESA shall:

    1. Submit the COESA Student Association Application Form at the beginning of each academic year to be approved by the COESA board in order to be officially recognized and receive administrative and financial support.
    2. Have the affirmative responsibility to be present or send a representative to the COESA’s board meetings. (The COESA Student Association Senators that attend COESA board meetings are non-voting COESA Board members.)
    3. Present an oral report of their association’s events, accomplishments, and announcements to COESA in each executive board meeting.
    4. Act as a liaison between their program and COESA Executive Board.
    5. Comply with the Morgridge College of Education, and COESA’s financial, and administrative policies, and guidelines.
    6. Serve as members of a COESA committee, as needed.
    7. Adhere to the responsibilities set forth for their respective association.
    8. Inform their respective program department and graduate students of COESA and Graduate Students Government (GSG) announcements, events, and printings.
    9. Participate in the development and execution of COESA events.
  • MCE-Wide Affinity Groups

    QT Spectrums

    • Queer & Trans* Spectrums represents the founding members' desire to represent a broad range of identities while explicitly referencing our community. The group acknowledges that this community is constantly evolving and redefining itself, and welcomes all individuals who connect with the tenets of this group.
    • Dr. Stacy Pinto, Faculty Facilitator

    MCE International Student Affinity Group

    • The International Student Affinity Group meets monthly to discuss the lives, needs, potential activities to support MCE international students.
    • Dr. Duan Zhang, Faculty Facilitator

    Neurodiverse Student Affinity Group

    • The Neurodiversity Affinity Group was created to support neurodivergent students at DU. This is a student led group focused on support and community building. We meet monthly to discuss the highs and lows of navigating higher education through the lens of different neurotypes. Students offer peer support, tips, guidance, and resources. As a new group, we also discuss the direction and vision for the future of the group.
    • Dr. Sage Rian, Faculty Facilitator

    Students of Color Affinity Group 

  • Counseling Psychology

    Social Justice Cooperative (SJC)


    • Dr. Lisa Brownstone, Faculty Advisor
    • DUSJCooperative@gmail.com
    • The Social Justice Cooperative’s (SJC) purpose/mission is to promote and incorporate social justice principles, ideals, values, and actions within the University of Denver’s Counseling Psychology Department and its students, faculty, and staff. The SJC advocates for social justice, equity, and the actualization of multiculturalism within the larger systems and communities we embody, including within the Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver campus, and greater Denver community. The intention is to start from within our own department and build towards enacting change across our larger college, campus, and community.
  • Curriculum and Instruction

    C&I Student Representatives (please login to view C&I Student content)


    • Janee Deck
    • Ekta Ghosh
    • Lucas Lee
    • Heather Tobin
    • Yating Zhu
    • Dr. Kimberly Schmidt, Faculty Advisor
    • C&I at MCE Facebook Page
  • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

    ELPS Student Association


    • Jessica Racine, Co-Chair
    • Emily Shaba, Co-Chair
    • Ping Robert, IInternational Student Support
    • Academic Life, Abby Vining
    • Social + Wellness, Clarissa Terracciano
    • Dr. Lolita Tabron, Faculty Advisor
    • The mission of the Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (ELPS) Student Association is to serve and represent students enrolled in the University of Denver’s ELPS program by providing opportunities for personal and professional growth.
    • Virtual meeting last Tuesday of each month
  • Early Childhood Special Education

    Early Childhood Special Education Student Organization (ECSESO)


    • Alexandria Banning, Representative
    • Rachel Biggs, Representative
    • Samantha Karner, Treasurer
    • Lily Firtel, Social Event Coordinator
    • Dr. Jeanine Coleman, Faculty Advisor
    • The Organization will focus on the Early Childhood Special Education Masters Program. ECSEO is to create a community and home for our program. This organization is meant to help cohorts grow within the ECSE field. The ECSESO are members of the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children to further professional development, community networking, and learn how to advocate for children with exceptionalities.
  • Higher Education

    Higher Education Student Association (HESA)


    • President - Liz Spooner
    • Vice President/Treasurer - Hanna Kinney
    • Events Coordinator - Amanda Kallach
    • Director of Communications - Hannah Lee
    • Faculty Advisor - Dr. Michele Tyson
    • HESA Instagram Page
    • HESA Facebook Page
    • HESA provides an educational, professional, and social base for students within the field of higher education. Activities of the organization encourage and enhance various facets of graduate student growth and development and provide an opportunity to engage in collegial and social relationships with faculty, peers, and experts in the field.


  • Library and Information Sciences

    American Library Association (ALA) - LIS Student Chapter


    • Hara Edwards, President
    • Katelyn Chewning, Programming Director & Secretary
    • Ryan Downie, Outreach & Community Liaison
    • Dr. Krystyna Matusiak, Faculty Advisor
    • The ALA student chapter is to allow students to become involved in a national professional organization before they enter the field of Library and Information Science, and to promote service at student and professional levels.

    ASIS&T, University of Denver Chapter


    • Lisa Cook, President
    • David Eby, Vice-President
    • Michele Newman, Secretary
    • Robert Camastro, Web Content Manager
    • Dr. Shimelis Assefa, Faculty Advisor
    • The purpose of this association is to facilitate learning and development of technology and information skills via TechBytes, a series of short presentations – about 20-25 minutes long – designed to introduce audiences to new and innovative technologies and tech-related issues. Primarily geared towards DU’s Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals.
    • ASIS&T YouTube Channel 

    LIS Student and Alumni Association


    • Hannah Kinne, President
    • Ryan Downie, Communications Chair
    • Dr. Keren Dali, Faculty Advisor
    • The mission of LISSAA shall be to serve and represent students enrolled in the University of Denver’s Library and Information Science program by providing opportunities for personal and professional growth. LISSAA will provide a bridge between enrolled students and alumna to give greater opportunities in the library and information science profession and act as a coordinating point for official student chapters of national library organizations.
    • Constitution
    • Bylaws

    MCE Accessibility Advocacy Group (AAG)


    • Michele Newman, President
    • Jaylyn McCoy, Vice President
    • Leah Byrnes, Secretary
    • Indigo Michalik, Treasurer
    • Dr. Keren Dali, Faculty Advisor
    • AAG Constitution
    • The purpose of the MCE Accessibility Access Group is to improve Accessibility in Higher Education and raise awareness/provide training for DU students, faculty, and staff around issues concerning accessibility. 

    Readers for Change: Special Interest Group


    • Clarissa Vannier, Member
    • Dr. Keren Dali, Faculty Advisor
    • Readers for Change is a special interest group created for University of Denver students, alumni, and faculty to share in the transformative power that books and reading have on individuals, families, and communities.  Each quarter, a work of fiction or narrative nonfiction will be chosen to shine a light on a broad range of topics and issues that will interest and concern many.

    Society for American Archivists (SAA)


    • Michele Newman, President
    • Dr. Kate Crowe, Faculty Advisor
    • The purpose of the student chapter of the Society of American Archivists at DU is Group is to improve Accessibility in Higher Education and raise awareness/provide training for DU students, faculty, and staff around issues concerning accessibility.
  • School Psychology

    Student Affiliates of School Psychology (SASP)


    • Caroline James, President
    • Danielle Vosloo, VP
    • Katie Olson, Marketing and Communications Director
    • Sabrina Hughes, Special Events and Outreach Coordinator
    • Katie O'Connor, MA/PhD Representative
    • Ilana Friedman, EdS Representative
    • Mattea Tressler, Equity Chair
    • Clara Cuthbert, Mental Health Coordinator
    • Mark Thomas, Conference Ambassador
    • Dr. Cynthia Hazel, Faculty Advisor
    • CFSP Student Board cfsp.sasp@du.edu
    • SASP Facebook Page
    • SASP Instagram Account (@du_cfsp)
    • SASP Twitter Account (@DU_CFSP)
    • The Student Affiliates in School Psychology (SASP) is an organization formed under the auspices of the Division 16 Executive Committee. Currently, it is the only student affiliation of its kind within this discipline. This organization is designed to keep graduate students apprised of issues pertaining to school psychology as well as participating in activities that will further strengthen the discipline in the future.

This portfolio last updated: 19-Dec-2022 3:02 PM