Support-folio for Writers on the DU Campus
Resources for First-Generation Students
Are you a First-Generation undergraduate student studying the liberal arts? The College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences has a First Generation Program that provides mentors, guidance, and resources to help you navigate your college experience.
Center for Advocacy, Prevention, & Empowerment (CAPE)
Writing is a task that can sometimes be mentally and emotionally taxing, leaving writers feeling especially vulnerable. In the course of your writing process, stress may expose thoughts or feelings you wish to discuss further. At the Writing Center, we believe your writing is best when you take care of yourself and your mental health.
The DU Writing Center is proud to collaborate with the Center for Advocacy, Prevention, & Empowerment (CAPE), which provides advocacy for students, faculty and staff impacted in any way (whether first or second hand) by interpersonal-violence (IPV). IPV is an umbrella term for sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking or other forms of relationship violence, including platonic and familial relationships. CAPE is available for confidential support around academics, stress and anxiety, therapy referrals, navigating medical and reporting options, obtaining a no-contact order, getting financial supports, or simply being a safe and confidential place to talk through your experience.
You can find more information about CAPE or schedule an appointment with a confidential advocate though their website (https://www.du.edu/health-and-counseling-center/cape/) or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health & Counseling Center (HCC)
As part of the University’s Culture of Care & Support, DU provides resources to create access for the campus community to maintain safety, health, and well-being. DU understands that students may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug concerns, depression, difficulty concentrating, and/or lack of motivation. These stressful moments can impact academic performance or reduce your ability to engage. DU offers services to assist you with addressing these or ANY other concerns you may be experiencing.
If you or someone you know are suffering from any challenges, you should reach out for support. You can seek confidential mental health services available on campus in the Health & Counseling Center (HCC) and My Student Support System (My SSP). Another helpful campus office is Student Outreach & Support (SOS), where staff work with you to connect to all the appropriate campus resources (there are many!), develop a plan of action, and guide you in navigating challenging situations. If you are concerned about yourself and/or one of your peers, you can send a SOS referral.
More information about HCC, MY SSP, and SOS can be found at:
- Health & Counseling Services
- My SSP 24/7 confidential services for students
- Student Outreach & Support (SOS) and SOS Referrals
Adapted from Mental Health and Wellness Statement (University of Denver, 2020)