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University of Denver: Learning Effectiveness Program

Mission Statement

The Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP) at the University of Denver provides individualized support for neuro diverse learners with Learning Disabilities, and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), students on the Autism Spectrum, and students who have a history of learning differences. The mission of the LEP is two-fold: 

  1. To support and serve DU students 
  2. To serve as a resource to the University community 

Contact Information

Learning Effectiveness Program Contact Information:
Ruffatto Hall, 4th Floor
1999 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
Phone: 303-871-2372
Fax: 303-871-3939

Email us: lep@du.edu


Program Description

Description of Services

We partner with students in individualized settings to support and enable them as they

  • Understand their learning difference and how it impacts their experience 
  • Develop organizational and learning strategies based on their strengths 
  • Identify, access, and effectively use resources 
  • Develop executive functioning abilities and enhance metacognitive awareness 
  • Find a healthy balance between social, personal, and academic activities 
  • Develop educational goals consistent with their life’s passion and objectives 
  • Identify vocational goals that enable them to lead lives of meaning and purpose, as defined by them 

The LEP also provides resources which include: 

  • Weekly one-on-one academic counseling 
  • Subject specific tutoring 
  • Executive functioning support including organization and time management skill building 
  • Social skill building resources 
  • Peer mentoring (mentor and mentee opportunities for LEP students)
  • First LEP Year Total Experience (FLYTE) transitional resources and experiences 
  • Eye to Eye 
  • Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society – academic honor society for students with disabilities 

The LEP works with the greater University of Denver community to expand the definition of Inclusive Excellence, to include those who learn “differently”.

Application Process

Students fill out our online application form found on our website. In addition to completing the application form, students must also email, fax or mail documentation of their learning disability, ADHD, ASD, or demonstrated history of learning challenges to LEP. Once a student is accepted to the University of Denver, the LEP Contract is then sent to the student.

Target Population

  • Specified Learning Difference
  • Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
  • Autism or Aspberger
  • Students who have a history of learning differences

Program at a glance

How many students are enrolled in this program? 100-499

What are the annual costs for a student to attend this program? $3,000-$4,999

Is this program public? No

Is this program fee-based? Yes

how large is the instition associated with this program? 10,000-24,999

What type of institution is associated with this program? University