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Resources for Students

The Dean of Students Office and Division of Enrollment, Marketing, and Student Success remains committed to uplifting the student voice and providing an enriching, supportive, and inclusive co-curricular student experience. The CARE team can also provide support for student concerns. Referrals for academic, wellbeing, student conduct, and interpersonal conflict can be submitted via the Naropa Reporting Form located here. Please contact the CARE team for general questions or consultation by emailing

Dean of Students Office, Wulsin Hall, 2nd Floor



Naropa Reporting Form

Naropa encourages students to share concerns they may have directly with the appropriate parties or office(s) throughout their duration as a student for internal resolution exploration. Examples of internal resolution include student conduct, restorative community, faculty grievances, and/or financial aid balances or on-campus housing concerns.

Should students wish to file a complaint with the Colorado Department of Higher Education, additional information can be found on the CDHE website.

Students residing outside of Colorado: If a student is participating in a Naropa sponsored educational distanced-based program and currently resides outside of Colorado, students should file a complaint directly with Naropa as a first step in seeking resolution. Should a student feel that their complaint was not adequately or appropriately addressed, a complaint may be filed with the Colorado Department of Higher Education through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) contact. Examples of the types of student complaints that can be reviewed and investigated by the SARA portal entity include marketing and student recruitment materials, data pertaining to job placement, accuracy of information related to financial aid, credit transfer information, and information related to tuition and fees. The SARA portal entity cannot review matters concerning an individual’s grades or examination results as these are under the authority of Naropa’s faculty and academic programs.

For further information on the SARA complaint process:

If all other avenues provided have been exhausted, unresolved complaints may be filed with the Higher Learning Commission, the university’s regional accreditor.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: 800-621-7440

The Dean of Students Office is committed to the health, safety, and success of each of our students. We prioritize this commitment through our CARE team, who supports Students of Concern (SOC).

The CARE Team serves as a dispatch and case management team for students who are going through a difficult time due to various life circumstances including but not limited to, their academic progress and behavior, overall wellbeing, basic needs, and conflict resolution. If you know of a student who falls into this criteria, please complete a CARE team referral for the student of concern through the Naropa Reporting Form.

The CARE team is not an emergency response team. Please call 911 in the case of an emergency and/or campus Security & Safety 720-309-8211, then put in a student of concern/CARE team referral.

Please note, the CARE team follow-up strategies, outreaches and outcomes are confidential and generally will not be shared, except on a need-to-known-basis. Student information and their educational records are protected under the FERPA. Thank you for understanding and supporting our students.

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How to Submit a CARE team/Student of Concern Referral:

  • Go to MyNaropa and log-in with your employee credentials. See the purple tile “Report A Student Concern.”
  • Go directly to the Naropa reporting form.

Learn more about the CARE team.


Jeremy Moore
Phone: 303-546-3506

Jessica Del Castillo
Phone: 303-245-4772

Accessibility Resources at Naropa provides a process by which any student with a qualifying disability can apply for academic accommodations to have access to their education as mandated by the Americas with Disabilities Act or ADA. Emails are welcomed to answer any questions you may have throughout this process.

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Moises Hinojosa
Phone: 303-245-4749

Residence Life and Student Housing is continuing to provide housing and support to the students currently living in the residential areas in Snow Lion Apartments and 2333 Arapahoe Ave. We have a staff member on-call at all times who is reachable at 303-319-9793.

On-call staff are able to assist with questions, lockouts, Facilities and IT work
orders, emergencies, and more.

To set up a phone or Zoom meeting with the Director of Residence Life and Student
Housing, please email Stephan Taylor.

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Stephan Taylor
Phone: 303-546-3549

Ongoing Support Students who wish to engage in ongoing therapy with a counselor in training or short-term therapy with a licensed counselor should reach out to us at so we can help get you set up. Our process begins with a screening and an intake, and then progresses to weekly sessions for those students who are in the Scope of Care we provide. To help support the health of all, we will be providing only video telecounseling during this time. Drop-in Support: Students who need same-day, drop-in support can email us at
We’ll have you fill out some online paperwork, and try to schedule you into a spot during our daily 3-4 pm drop-in time.

Crisis Support

Students who need crisis support during this time can access it by calling Mental Health Partners (MHP) at 303-447-1665 or go to 3180 Airport Rd Boulder, CO for the 24/7 Walk-In Crisis Center. Clients who need extra support are encouraged to email Licensed staff check messages several times a day and will get back to you within 24 hours to schedule a phone follow-up.

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Student Counseling Center
Phone: 303-245-4630

For more about contemplative practice opportunities at Naropa, contact Seann Goodman.

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Seann Goodman

ISSS will continue to offer meetings in office as well as online via zoom depending on your preference. You must install zoom in order to utilize this service. Office Hours will remain the same as usual.

Those students who are covered under the student plan can find answers to questions about the coverage/insurance cards etc. by reading the benefits or the FAQ sheet at

If you have lost your ID/bus pass and need a replacement, kindly send an email to

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Tashi Browder
Phone: 303 546 3592

CReST (Community Repair and Support Team) is offering Connection Circles and reparative processes (like restorative conversations) remotely through Zoom. If you are in need of support for conflict or interpersonal difficulty, please email Jamelah Zidan.

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Jamelah Zidan
Phone: 303-245-4677

Student Groups and Events
The Director of Campus and Residential Life and the Graduate Assistant for Campus Life are available to support and assist students by email or Zoom meeting. The Student Union and Groups page on MyNaropa will provide updates regarding the status of student group meetings and events, some of which may be offered online. You can also email the appropriate student group leader or event contact to find out any further details.
The Student Union of Naropa (SUN) is a great resource for all Naropa students. You can email questions or requests to, follow them on Facebook or on Instagram.
Reconnecting on Outer Terrain (ROOT) will continue to rent outdoor equipment and host weekly hikes with a limited number of participants as the weather warms. Contact or or get connected on Facebook.
Food Pantry
The Food Pantry is available to provide non-perishable food items on a short-term basis to students experiencing food insecurity. Delivery can be arranged for quarantined students living on campus, if needed. To access the Food Pantry, please email
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Stephan Taylor Email:

The Office for Sustainability is available to guide and support students in this time
of global pandemic, where the reality of interbeing and interconnection has been thrown into stark relief. Immense challenge bring immense opportunity: to come together and “bounce forward,” to emerge as a society more connected, more robust, sustainable and regenerative.

Contact us to plug into resources regarding:

  • Anti-Fragility (bounce forward)
  • Personal/Purpose Sustainability (self-care practices, The Work That Reconnects, values
    determination, serving oneself by being of service)
  • Mindful Transportation (Bike Shack, B-Cycles, Bus Passes)
  • Anti-Consumption (second-hand clothing and goods, upcycling, re-using/re-purposing)
  • Carbon Drawdown
  • Regenerative Agriculture and Food Security
  • Zero Waste (recycling, composting, hard to recycle materials)
  • Renewable Energy · Social Sustainability (connections, networks and nodes)
  • Economic Sustainability (circular materials economy, gift economy, sharing economy, economy for all)
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Michael Bauer
Phone: 303-245-4658

Naropa University is committed to cultivating a university environment free of harassment, discrimination and violence and will take steps to prevent such conduct, its reoccurrence and discriminatory effects on members of the Naropa community. The University does not tolerate acts of sexual harassment, sexual assault, gender discrimination, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking—virtually, in-person, or through other means.

If you are a Naropa community member and have experienced, or know of someone who has experienced sex and/or gender-based harassment, discrimination, and/or violence, we urge you to connect with the Title IX coordinator to talk about what resources, options, interim measures, supports, and resolution modalities may be applicable to the situation.

Please visit for more information, training, and access to the full policy.

Also, please be aware these external resources:

Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA)

Free, confidential support and information for victims/survivors of sexual assault.


Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN)

Free, confidential support and information for victims/survivors of intimate partner


Queer* Therapeutic Services

Nonprofit organization providing queer-informed counseling services, educational trainings, and community programming.


Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE)

Boulder County Health Foothills Hospital
303-415-8100 4747
Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

To submit a Title IX Complaint, please email

Help guide students through their entire academic journey, from new student orientation to graduation. Advisors are available to assist students in navigating academic policies, tracking degree requirements and creating course schedules each semester. Advisors support you in making well-informed decisions regarding your education, a process that includes helping you to clarify your interests, strengths and goals, and better aligning your passions and priorities. Our mission is to support your journey toward self-discovery, academic success, and engaged action in the world.

UG Academic Advising is available to all current Naropa students via Email, Phone, Teams, and Zoom.

To make appointments visit

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The Academic Coaching Program offers free, personalized, skill-based academic coaching for students seeking extra support. Staffed by experienced graduate students, we strive to create a safe and inclusive environment where we can engage openly about the source of your academic difficulties and support you in creating and achieving academic goals that are rooted in your needs and values. We provide specific tools and strategies to resource you as you work toward improving your academic experience and performance, whether in the classroom or online.

Academic Coaching is available to all current Naropa students via Teams, Zoom, Email and Phone. Make an appointment.

The Naropa Writing Center (NWC) provides one-on-one writing support to all Naropa community members. We are happy to work with you at any stage in your writing process, from brainstorming to drafting, revision to citation review. Rather than functioning as an editing service, our goal is to support the development and refinement of your writing skills. Writing Fellows may make recommendations and act as guides in the consulting process; however, the final decision concerning your writing remains in your hands.

In response to COVID-19, the NWC will conduct only online appointments for Fall 2020.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM and Friday, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Appointment Scheduling:

Visit our page on MyNaropa,, for more details about our service and writing resources, including handouts on citation guidelines, grammar, and more!

Funding Resources

What is the CARES Act?

Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which includes funding for institutions of higher education. On April 15th, 2020, Naropa University signed and returned a certification and agreement with the Department of Education to receive this federal funding. This funding will be used to offset the expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and to provide Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grants to eligible students, whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Naropa University was allocated a total of $656,811 from the CARES Act and will use no less than half of the funds received ($328,406) to provide HEERF Grants to students, with educational funding priority for students who have the most need. The emergency grants are intended to help offset expenses that students incurred directly related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (Housing/Food, Technology/Course Materials, Transportation, Healthcare, Childcare).

How much has been distributed to students?

Naropa University has allocated:

  • $273,407 to 130 students as of September 30, 2020.
  • $328,406 to 149 students as of November 18, 2020. (All student grant funds exhausted as of this date)

*Grants allocated are based on actual expenses and may range from $1 – $6,000

*Naropa estimates that 990 unduplicated students were eligible for a HEERF emergency grant during the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters of 2020.

Who is eligible for a HEERF Emergency Grant?

  • Only available for US citizens and eligible non-citizens, who are otherwise eligible to receive Federal Student Aid (Title IV).
  • To be considered, a student must be currently enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program.
  • If a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has not been previously submitted, one will need to be completed prior to consideration.
  • Must have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. If needed, the financial aid office will request documentation of these expenses. If documentation is requested and not provided promptly, the application will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Click here to access the HEERF Emergency Grant Request Application. The application can also be located on the “Financial Aid and Tuition” page of Classic MyNaropa.
  • Applications will be accepted electronically.
  • With the application, you will be asked to list a dollar amount of the expense(s) incurred and a brief explanation of how the expense is directly related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus, in the following categories:
    • Housing
    • Technology/Course Materials
    • Transportation
    • Healthcare
    • Childcare
    • Other
  • While we understand that lost wages for off-campus work have greatly impacted our student community, loss of employment cannot be considered an expense. For assistance with lost wages, please file an unemployment claim in Colorado.

Please understand that the funding is very limited and that not all applications will receive HEERF Emergency Grant Assistance. Priority will be given to applicants who:

  • Demonstrate the highest need according to the FAFSA
  • Are enrolled in a residential degree program (highest impact with the transition to remote delivery and temporary campus closure)
  • Do not have other forms of aid available up to the Cost of Attendance (including loans)

For information on Naropa’s expenditures of the institutional portion, please review the quarterly reports.

  • What is CRRSAA—HEERF II emergency funding? The CRRSA (Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations) Act was signed into law on December 27, 2020, and is intended to provide economic relief to individuals and institutions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic uncertainty. The act approved funding to be allocated to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that was distributed directly to universities. As directed by that fund, Naropa University is redistributing emergency grants to students facing financial hardship in the amount of $328,406. Who is eligible to receive the HEERF II emergency grant? To be eligible, you must:
    • be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program
    • be currently enrolled at least 1/2 time (minimum of 6 credits)
    • have a complete 2020/2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file
    • be a U.S. citizen or Eligible Non-citizen (according to the FAFSA)
    • have education-related expenses/unmet financial need, caused by COVID-19, incurred on or after 12/27/20

Students who meet the above criteria are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. At this time, Naropa University estimates that 642 students meet the eligibility criteria for the Spring 2021 semester.

How do I apply for a HEERF II emergency grant?

APPLICATION NOW CLOSED: Click here to apply for the HEERF II emergency grant.

How will decisions be made for who gets a HEERF II emergency grant?

According to CRRSAA guidance, Naropa University “must prioritize grants to students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants.” The “Estimated Family Contribution” (EFC), calculated on the FAFSA will be the guide Naropa uses to determine “exceptional need” for prioritization.*

Given this, Naropa will be implementing the following application review cycle:

  • For the first two weeks, only students who demonstrate the highest financial need according to the FAFSA (0-6000 EFC range) will be reviewed. Students in this category with completed applications by 11:59 pm each Friday will have their applications reviewed the following week.
  • All other students (EFC of 6001 or higher) will begin being reviewed Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021.
    After March 23rd, all students will be evaluated on a weekly basis, with priority still given to students demonstrating the highest financial need according to the FAFSA.
  • Applications will remain open until the end of the Spring 2021 semester, or until funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.

*Students can view their EFC on the Student Aid Report (SAR) sent to them by Federal Student Aid upon completion of the FAFSA, or by reviewing their “College Financing Plan” on the Financial Aid section of the Naropa Self-Service portal.

How will the funds be distributed to students who receive the grant?

The emergency grant funds will be made as direct payments to students unless the student has requested to apply the funds to an outstanding balance for the current semester. For students directly receiving the funds, the funds will be sent by either electronic-refund/direct-deposit or mailed as a paper check, depending on the student’s election in the “Payment & Refund Center” in the Student Finance section of the Naropa Self-Service portal.


How much has been distributed to students?

Naropa University has allocated:

  • $227,500 to 169 students as of March 31st, 2021
  • $328,406 to 184 students as of June 30th,2021. (All student grant funds exhausted as of this date)

For information on Naropa’s expenditures of the institutional portion, please review the quarterly reports.


The American Rescue Plan (ARP) legislation was signed into law on March 11th, 2021, which provided an additional $932,548 in student emergency grant funding for Naropa University students.

The purpose of these emergency student grants is to assist with student need and expenses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In accord with the agreement between Naropa University and the US Department of Education, the student emergency grant funds are to be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

As funds are limited, priority will be given to students with the highest financial need and first-time recipients.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have unexpected expenses and/or increased financial need due to the national emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Have a complete aid application
    • US citizens and eligible non-citizens must have a complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • Non-US citizens must have a complete International Student Aid Application.
  • Be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking programor,
  • Have been previously enrolled in a degree-seeking program since March 13th, 2020 (when the National COVID-19 emergency was declared)

Click here to apply for a federal emergency grant!

How much has been distributed to students?

Naropa University has allocated:

  • $524,137 to 133 students as of June 30th, 2021.
  • $624,229 to 159 students as of September 30th, 2021.
  • $932,548 to 229 students as of November 15th 2021 (all funds exhausted).

Naropa estimates 1709 students to have been eligible for emergency grants since the beginning of the COVID 19 Pandemic.

For information on Naropa’s expenditures of the institutional portion, please review the quarterly reports.

*These funds have been exhausted and the application is now closed* We are pleased to announce that additional emergency grant funds have become available for the Spring 2021 semester! To be eligible, you must:
  • have a complete aid application for the 2020/2021 award year
  • be enrolled at least ½ time in a degree-seeking program for the Spring 2021 semester
  • have unexpected expenses and/or increased financial need due to the national emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As funds are limited, priority will be given to students with the highest financial need and to students who have already utilized all other forms of aid available to them (including loans).
The application is now open Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 through Saturday, January 23rd, 2021.
Please click here to apply! *These funds have been exhausted and the application is now closed*
We will begin reviewing applications on Monday, January 25th, and expect to begin notifying students of decisions by Monday, February 1st. If additional funds remain after the first application cycle, then the application will be reopened.

We know that COVID 19 has impacted our students and their family’s financial pictures in many ways. If your financial circumstances have changed due to the pandemic (or other factors), please keep in mind that you can request a “Change in Financial Circumstance Review” (Professional Judgment) to have your more current financial circumstances evaluated instead of the 2019 tax year for need-based Federal financial aid. If you would like to learn more/request a review, please click here.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.