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Syllabus Statements

Minimum requirements for all university syllabi are described in Board Policy 2-3-501. To ensure accurate and consistent messaging about UNC policies and student-support services, faculty are encouraged to use the statements found on this page, or simply include the link to this page on their syllabi and course websites.  To recommend revisions to a statement or get further information, contact the office who provided it. Offices that wish to provide additional recommended statements may send them to cetl@unco.edu.

ADA and TITLE IX Syllabus Statements 

Disability Resources

It is the policy and practice of the University of Northern Colorado to create inclusive learning environments. If there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that present barriers to students’ inclusion or to accurate assessments of students’ achievement (e.g. inaccessible web content, use of videos without captions), students should communicate about these aspects with their instructor(s).

Additionally, if you have a temporary health condition or a permanent disability that requires accommodations, contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) as soon as possible. DRC facilitates the interactive process that establishes reasonable accommodations.

Office: (970) 351-2289, Michener Library L-80.

Students can learn more here: www.unco.edu/disability-resource-center

Title IX

The University of Northern Colorado is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students that is free of all forms of discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Students who have experienced (or who know someone who has experienced) any of these incidents should know that they are not alone. UNC has staff members trained to support students to navigate campus life, to access health and counseling services, to provide academic and housing accommodations, to help with legal protective orders, and more.

Please be aware all UNC instructors and most staff members are required to report their awareness of sexual violence to the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC).  This means that if students tell an instructor about a situation involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, the instructor must share that information with the Title IX Coordinator, Larry Loften. Larry or a trained staff member in OIEC will contact the reporting students to let them know about accommodations and support services at UNC as well as their options to pursue a process to hold accountable the person who caused the harm to them. Students who have experienced these situations are not required to speak with OIEC staff regarding the incident. Students’ participation in OIEC processes are entirely voluntary.

If students do not want the Title IX Coordinator notified, instead of disclosing this information to the instructor, students can speak confidentially with the following people on campus and in the community. They can connect you with support services and help explore options now, or in the future.

Confidential Campus Resources

Assault Survivors Advocacy Program (ASAP) Office Located: 2nd floor of Cassidy Hall  
Office Phone: 970-351-1490
Web: unco.edu/asap    

Hours: M-F, 9am-5pm
24 Hour Hot Line: 970-351-4040
Email: advocacy@unco.edu

UNC Counseling Center 
Office Located: 2nd floor of Cassidy Hall
Office Phone: 970-351-2496

Hours: M-F, 8am-12PM, 1pm-5pm
Web: unco.edu/counseling-center

Psychological Services
Office Located: McKee Hall Room 247
Office Phone: 970-351-1645
Web: https://www.unco.edu/cebs/psychological-services-clinic/

Hours: By Appointment
Email: ppsy.clinic@unco.edu

*Staff members at confidential campus resources are not required to automatically report incidents of sexual or relationship/dating violence or stalking to the University. There are limits to confidentiality, and before speaking with a staff member, those exceptions will be outlined.

Students who are survivors, who are concerned about someone who is a survivor, or who would like to learn more about sexual misconduct or report an incident, can visit www.unco.edu/sexual-misconduct.  Students may also contact OIEC at 970-351-4899 or email titleix@unco.edu

Additional Syllabus Statements

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to practice academic honesty in every aspect of this course.  Students who engage in academic misconduct are subject to grading consequences with regard to this course and/or university disciplinary procedures through the Student Conduct and Accountability. More information about the academic misconduct process can be found in UNC’s Student Code of Conduct (BEAR Code).


Students are expected to attend class regularly. Each instructor determines the relationship between class attendance, the objectives of the class, and students’ grades. Instructors are responsible for articulating their attendance policies and their effect on grades to students. Students are responsible for knowing the attendance policy of each course. Only the instructor can approve students’ absences. Students are responsible for requesting such approval. In an effort to create inclusive learning environments, instructors should not require doctors’ notes to determine whether or not to excuse an absence.

Center for Career Readiness

Come visit us at the Center for Career Readiness to talk about resume, cover letter, interviewing, career/major exploration, job/internship search, graduate school search, and everything else career.

For more information on student resources, or to schedule an appointment, visit the website: www.unco.edu/career/students or for student events, visit: www.unco.edu/career/events.

We are located:
Office: University Center 1st floor
Hours: M-F, 8am-5pm

Appointments: Virtual and In-Person

Drop-Ins: Visit our website for up-to-date information

It’s never too early to talk about career!


The COVID-19 pandemic is a complex, challenging, and fluid situation, which continues to evolve.  UNC will follow applicable legal requirements and public health mandates, and evaluate federal, state, and county public health recommendations in all decisions related to university operations. Students should review the Coronavirus website for the current academic term for the most up to date guidance. Students who fail to comply with any public health requirements that UNC puts in place, such as the use of masks and social distancing, will be reminded of current policy; students who fail to correct their behavior will be asked to leave the classroom and may be referred to the Student Conduct and Accountability. 

The safety and well-being of our Community of Bears requires each of us to be prepared to do our part to protect the health of our entire campus community, as well as our friends, families, and neighbors. It is important that all members of the university community work together to do all we can to keep our community safe.

Equity and Inclusion

The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) embraces the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. UNC honors the inherent dignity of each individual, and welcomes their unique perspectives, behaviors, and world views. People of all races, religions, national origins, sexual orientations, ethnicities, genders and gender identities, cognitive, physical, and behavioral abilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, regions, immigrant statuses, military or veteran statuses, sizes and/or shapes are strongly encouraged to share their rich array of perspectives and experiences. Course content and campus discussions will heighten your awareness of others’ individual and intersecting identities. For information or resources, contact the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, at 970-351-1944. If students want to report an incident related to identity-based discrimination/harassment, please visit www.unco.edu/institutional-equity-compliance.

Additionally, there are several cultural and resource centers across the campus that are equipped and designed to serve as caring and thoughtful centers for students, staff and faculty. You can find their information below:

Asian Pacific American Student Services (Cultural Center)
924 20th St
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-1909

Cesar Chavez Cultural Center & DREAMer Engagement Program (Cultural Center)
1410 20th St
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-2424

Center for Womens and Gender Equity (Resource Center) & Stryker Institute for Leadership
1915 10th Ave
Greeley, CO 80639

Center for Gender and Sexuality (Resource Center)
2215 10th Ave., Campus Box 42
Greeley, CO 80631

Marcus Garvey Cultural Center (Cultural Center)
928 20th St., Campus Box 41
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-2351

Native American Services (Cultural Center)
924 20th St
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-1909

Veteran's Services (Resource Center)
1815 8th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631

Food Insecurity

Knowing that food insecurity is experienced at higher rates among college students, UNC offers assistance to students facing food insecurity through an on-campus food pantry. The Bear Pantry is located in University Center 2166A and is open for regular hours throughout the semester.  Please visit www.unco.edu/bear-pantry for more information.

Land Acknowledgment

The University of Northern Colorado occupies the lands in the territories of the Ute, Cheyenne, Lakota and Arapaho peoples. The University acknowledges the 48 tribes that are historically tied to the state of Colorado. Thus, the land on which UNC is situated is tied to the history and culture of our native and indigenous peoples. UNC appreciates this connection and has great respect for this land. Additionally, the University community pays its respect to Elders past, present, and future, and to those who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.

As part of the learning and reflection process please visit https://native-land.ca/ or call the Office of Equity & Inclusion at 970-351-1944.

Name in Use/Pronoun in Use/Name Change

Some students may have changed their names to better reflect their gender identity or for other reasons. The process to request that the University change the name that appears on Canvas and on the course roster is available here: https://www.unco.edu/registrar/name-change.aspx

University Libraries

The University Libraries has the spaces, resources, and support you need to help you achieve your academic goals. Visit us at Michener Library, on west campus, or at Skinner Music Library, on central campus. Check out all the resources we offer, from scholarly journal databases and streaming media to laptops and anatomical models, at our website: https://www.unco.edu/library/. Need research help from an expert? Ask a librarian. We offer multiple ways to get in touch: https://www.unco.edu/library/research-help/. 

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers three kinds of sessions to meet your writing needs: In-Person, Email, and Zoom Sessions. Trained Writing Center Consultants can assist you with writing assignments from any course or subject. Even if you think your writing is pretty good, it’s always nice to have another reader look over your work.

To guarantee a session time, make an appointment using our online scheduling system by visiting our website (below). We also have walk-in session times available during our scheduled open hours, Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Writing Center, Ross Hall 1230 as well as walk-in sessions in the library (first floor) Monday – Thursday evenings, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

If your instructor requires you to visit the Writing Center, make sure to alert your Consultant, and/or check the box on the appointment form, and we will send an email confirmation of your session to your instructor.

For more information, email the Writing Center at writingcenter@unco.edu or visit the website: www.unco.edu/writing-center.