• General Student Resources

  • These resources are accessible to students across all programs:

    Campus Safety
    Non-Emergencies: 303-871-2334
    Emergencies: 911 first then 303-871-3000

    • In event of emergency, TTY users should call 911 directly


    My SSP (My Student Support Program)
    It's okay to ask for help.  Contact us for 24/7 real-time support via text, phone, app, or internet. My SSP has counselors available who speak Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Arabic, French, and English.  

    • Inside the US: 866-743-7732 | Internationally: 001-416-380-6578 | Website: us.myissp.com
    • Download the free My SSP app today from your device's app store to get started | My SSP app guide


    CAPE (Center for Advocacy, Prevention, Empowerment)
    Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence and Promoting Healthy Relationships

    • 303-871-3853  |  cape@du.edu
    • 24/7 Helpline: 303-871-3456 (Fall, Winter, Spring quarters)

    SOS (Student Outreach and Support)
    Helps students succeed by connecting them to resources, developing a plan of action to meet their goals, and navigating challenging situations. Staff, faculty, and students can submit a referral or reach out directly for connection.


    Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX
    The Office, in collaboration with University partners, works to build and maintain a safe, gender equitable environment for students, faculty and staff in all aspects of educational programming and employment.


    DSP (Disability Services)
    DSP is dedicated to giving students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in the University’s programs, courses and activities.


    Veteran Services
    Guided by the knowledge that Veterans offer a unique academic and social quality to the University of Denver, the Veterans Services Office vision and mission is to support our Veterans through exceptional programming.


    DU Financial Support Resources
    - Please review the DU financial resources site for comprehensive options, including the DU Student Assistance Fund.

  • Leave of Absence Guide - All GSSW Programs - 11.22.22 Edit 

    Withdrawal & Leave of Absence How-To in MyDU 

    Planning for a leave:

    *Please review the linked student guides above*

    In order to prepare appropriately for a leave of absence from DU/GSSW, students are encouraged to ensure that all implications are considered in advance. Students are also encouraged to reach out to their respective financial aid contact, listed below, and to discuss any part-time academic planning interest with their designated advisor(s). Additional considerations are listed below.

    • Withdrawal considerations: Review the DU Registrar’s Withdrawal From DU site, the Graduate Bulletin’s Student Withdrawal from the University, and Things to Consider Prior to Withdrawing
      • If withdrawing after the tuition refund period, DU has a tuition refund appeal policy for qualifying students. Students who are approved for a medical leave cannot also apply for a tuition refund appeal.
    • Financial Aid contact for Denver Campus, Four Corners, and Western Colorado students: Victoria Veres, Associate Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid at 303-871-2779 or Victoria.Veres@du.edu
    • Financial Aid contact for MSW@Denver students: The University of Denver Office of Financial Aid at finaid@du.edu or 303-871-4020.
      • Important Note: Students should be clear about the impact of withdrawal on loan repayment requirements as well as scholarships, teaching assistantships, and other forms of University aid. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the appropriate financial aid office above to verify all implications before taking a leave of absence.
    • Do you have the DU student health insurance (applies to Denver Campus students only)? If so, please reach out to the DU Health and Counseling Center to identify if there will be coverage changes due to taking a leave. Contact information: insurance@hcc.du.edu or 303-871-2205.
    • Are you in a field internship? If so, please consult with your Field Liaison prior to withdrawing from field internship to discuss the best way to approach a leave with your agency. If you withdraw from field credits during a term, you may risk losing your field hours for that Students cannot take a leave of absence and continue in field internship, as a leave of absence is a full withdrawal from a current or future term.
    • Are you thinking about taking a leave while in the middle or end of a term? Have you considered the option of Incompletes or a combination of course drops and Incompletes to finish the term out? This option requires meeting the eligibility criteria established by DU and instructor discretion for each individual course. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate these conversations and to be aware of all DU deadlines and withdrawal timelines (e.g. Academic, Registration, and Billing Calendar and GSSW Student Resource Portal - Registrar Calendars).

    Types of Leaves and Processes:

    • Personal Leave of Absence Policy: A graduate student may withdraw from the University temporarily or permanently for non- medical Students do not need to meet eligibility criteria for this type of leave. A personal leave does not “stop the clock” on the Time Limit for Completion of the Degree. Students apply for this leave through MyDU (see the process outlined below) and requests are processed through the DU Registrar.
    • Medical Leave of Absence and Medical Reentry Policies: A medical leave of absence may be requested for serious mental and/or physical conditions that prevent a student from functioning successfully or safely as a member of the University
      • This leave is managed through the DU Office of Student Outreach and Support, sos@du.edu. Students should review the policy linked above, which lists steps, qualifications, and medical documentation requirements. The mandatory application can be found here: Application for Medical Leave of Absence. As a reminder, students do not send this application or any medical documentation to the Graduate School of Social Work; instead, students seeking a medical leave must work directly with the DU Office of Student Outreach and Support. A medical leave does “stop the clock” on the Time Limit for Completion of the DegreeStudents who are approved for a medical leave cannot also appeal for a tuition refund. Information on how tuition is prorated for a medical leave is listed within the policy.
    • Withdrawing and taking a leave: Students who intend to take a leave for a future term must not register or must fully withdraw from that term. Students who are currently enrolled in the term in which they intend to begin a leave of absence must first withdraw officially from all courses before proceeding. Students who fail to withdraw from their current and/or future terms may be liable for full tuition and fee charges, and a failing grade may be recorded for every course for which the student is registered. Per DU policy, if after a certain part of the term (generally after week 6), students must receive written approval from instructors via the add/drop form to withdraw from their given course(s), if required per established deadlines. Students must send this documentation to the DU Registrar (Registrar@du.edu) within the stipulated timelines. Important dates for add/drop, instructor drop approval dates, tuition refund percentages, and registration can be found at DU Registrar Academic, Registration, and Billing Calendar and the GSSW Student Resource Portal - Registrar Calendars.
      • To withdraw and submit a leave request: Students can complete withdraw and leave of absence requests via MyDU > Student Resources (on left side) > Records and Requests > Withdraw from DU. During the withdraw process, you will be prompted to provide additional information for the leave as applicable. A step-by-step guide for withdrawing and requesting leave can be found under “Leave of Absence” at the GSSW Student Resource Portal- Student Resources Tab

    For additional guidance and support through this process, please contact GSSW Advising at GSSW.Advising@du.edu.

    *Disclaimer: This is meant as general guidance and not as formal policy.* Below is a listing of student resources for students who are expecting a child. In addition, please feel free to connect with your instructors directly on planning and needs if you so choose. If you would like assistance in communicating with your instructors, please let your advisor know. You can also be connected with our program administration for further support on questions or needs. Your instructors may also connect with program administration if they have additional questions. 

    Student resources can also be reviewed at the GSSW Student Resource Portal - Student Resource Tab 

    •  Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IXThis Office, in collaboration with University partners, works to build and maintain a safe, gender equitable environment for students, faculty and staff in all aspects of educational programming and employment. 303-871-7016 |  TitleIX@du.edu 
    • Financial Aid contact for Denver Campus, Four Corners, and Western Colorado students: Victoria Veres, Associate Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid at 303-871-2779 or Victoria.Veres@du.edu 
    • Financial Aid contact for MSW@Denver students: The University of Denver Office of Financial Aid at finaid@du.edu or 303-871-4020. 

    Email at DU (Outlook through Office 365)

    IT Support

    Microsoft Office 356 (student access)

    Zoom Video Conferencing



    Canvas Support Hotline: 1-855-712-9770

    Technical Support for MSW@Denver: 855-840-5129  

This portfolio last updated: 25-May-2023 3:41 PM