Metro students will once again be allowed access to the Phoenix Center at Auraria beginning this fall semester, but long-term access is still too be determined.
The center provides free and confidential resources to survivors of interpersonal violence.
Students voted 991 to 640 for a 2$ per semester fee that would permit them to use the center’s counseling services. The Metro Board of Trustees voted to enact the fee at a June 7 meeting.
Metro students were restricted from accessing Phoenix services last spring after the center’s federal funding expired and Metro administrators decided not to enact a fee.
“The board agreed to give the students access this coming year,” SGA President Laura Noe said, “but they want more information before any more decisions are made.”
Expanded coverage: A look back at The Metropolitan’s coverage of changes in Phoenix Center access
- February 1, 2012: Op Ed: Why were students not given a voice?
- January 25, 2012: Center remains unavailable to Metro students
- December 20, 2011: Administration says no to Phoenix Center funding
- November 16, 2011: Phoenix Center may close doors to Metro students