Greetings, CCA Community.
On Friday, June 24th, the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade was officially overturned by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). This decision signals a federal shift in laws, with significant and variable impact across the United States. Within our own college community, I have been informed that several of our students returned to our classrooms (virtually and in-person) today with questions and thoughts, ultimately seeking space to dialogue on the matter. While an array of feelings and opinions are present within our community, I felt deeply that I had a responsibility to send this message. A message not of political stance or personal opinion, but one of care and consideration. Furthermore, I felt that failure to send a message to our community acknowledging the impact of this ruling, would in itself send the wrong message.
As an institution, we recognize that members of our community will experience this decision in different ways. As always, we care deeply about the well-being of all of our CCA community members and their families.
If you or someone within our college community are in need of assistance:
Students can find support from our Counseling Services located in the Student Centre, at the CentreTech Campus, Room 101G, contact at 303-360-4932 or email [email protected]. Or complete the online referral form: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?CCofAurora&layout_id=10. Enrolled students are provided several free counseling sessions per academic year.
CCA employees, please remember that you have access to confidential counseling and mental health resources through the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program, free of charge. CSEAP can be reached by phone at 303-866-4314 during business hours.
All CCA community members may reach out to the following resources at any time:
- Colorado Crisis Services – Call: 1-844-493-8255 or Text: “TALK” to 38255 or Chat: https://coloradocrisisservices.org/
- Aurora Mental Health Center: 303.617.2300