Student Outreach & Support

Helping Students Connect to Support Resources

Student Outreach and Support (SOS) connects students who need help with appropriate campus resources. Whether you're in need of support yourself or know someone who needs our services, please get in contact with us as soon as possible.

If you or a student you know is in need of support, submit an SOS referral and we will reach out to them within 24–48 business hours to share information about SOS and introduce students to their SOS Case Manager.

Our Mission

Student Outreach & Support (SOS) helps students succeed by connecting them to resources, developing a plan of action to meet their goals, and navigating challenging situations. The SOS staff creates an inclusive and welcoming environment for students to develop skills in self-awareness, self-advocacy, resilience, and navigation to maximize their educational experience.

Summer Drop In Hours

Connect with us during in person drop in hours on Mondays and Fridays from 2pm-4pm. 

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Help Students Connect to Support Resources

Submit an SOS Referral, and we will reach out to offer support.

Submit SOS Referral

SOS Is Not for Emergencies

Dial 9-1-1 in Case of Emergency

For emergencies, immediately dial 9-1-1 and then Campus Safety at 303-871-3000. If dialing from a campus phone, press 1-3000 for Campus Safety.

Emergencies include any immediate risk to life, health or property.

Support Resources

For Students

When you submit an SOS Referral, whether it's for you or someone you know, you make our community stronger. If you're having a challenge yourself, let us answer your questions that may include more information about temporary financial assistance, medical leave, health & food needs, or coping with loss.

Types of Student Support

For Faculty & Staff

If you're a faculty or staff member who knows of a student who may need support, please contact us as soon as possible. We at Student Outreach & Support also want to help you navigate the Red Folder before you need to use it. If you're interested in learning how to identify students in need, please reach out to us, as well.

Faculty & Staff Resources

Families or Guardians of Students

If your child or dependent is attending DU, please know that SOS is here to support them. You can also submit a SOS referral to activate outreach and support.

More about SOS Referrals