As an incoming student, you are part of the Alumni Association’s initiative called Forever Buffs. As a Forever Buff you are part of a strong alumni and student network. You and CU alumni have much in common, especially sharing Buff spirit, which will open doors for you throughout your life. Membership in the Herd, the student arm of the Alumni Association, also is a great way to engage with other students and celebrate being a Buff. With 5,000 members, it’s one of the strongest student groups in the country.
To view a quick on-line reference guide to helping a student in difficulty please click here. This resource lists what to look for when identifying students of concern, suggestions on when responding to a student in distress, and on-campus resources for support, consolation and referrals.
When choosing a bank, take time to consider a few things. Most financial institutions issue debit cards for their customers to use at ATMs. Elevations Credit Union ATMs are non-surcharging to members and are located around campus. Consult with your bank for their locations around town. If you’re making a purchase or paying a bill on campus, checks are usually accepted with two forms of identification (one must be a current Buff OneCard). Regarding Boulder banks, to cash a check you must have an account at that bank. Make sure to ask your bank about overdraft protection as well.
Career Services is a great place to get help with planning your career, finding an internship, and getting a job or going to graduate school. The Career Services fee you pay with your tuition covers almost everything—access to online internship and postgraduate job opportunities, admission to career and internship fairs, on-campus interviewing, employer and job-search skills presentations, professional career counseling, résumé critiques, and résumé referrals.
The Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) is a resource to students in providing advocacy, advising, support, and mentoring services aimed at increasing community, persistence, and empowerment of all students, using a particular lens of multiculturalism and social justice. A few of the programs offered by CMA are the Peer Mentor Program, First Generation Scholars Program, Diversity Awareness Trainings, White Ally Program, and Exploring Diversity Through Film Series.
The Children’s Center (303-492-6185) serves the children of university residents, students, staff and faculty. Additionally, CU-Boulder Human Resources provides employees with access to Sittercity, an online platform that connects employees to pre-screened babysitters, nannies, elder care providers, tutors, pet care providers and housekeeping services.
See Ombuds Office.
Counseling and Psychological Services offers counseling programs and activities for all CU-Boulder students. All contacts are confidential. The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. In the event of an emergency during working hours, you may call our main number and press "2" for immediate professional assistance. counseling.colorado.edu | Center for Community S440 | 303-492-6766
From time to time, we all have difficulties with our personal relationships, social life, classes, or finances. As a result, we may feel depressed or anxious without being able to link these feelings to a single problem. Other crises arise when we are victims of physical assault, harassment, or discrimination; have a serious substance abuse problem; or feel violent or suicidal. If you find yourself in a crisis, don’t hesitate to call the Office of Victim Assistance at 303-492-8855 for free and confidential assistance. cuvictimassistance.com
Any CU-Boulder student, staff, or faculty member may receive a free safe escort by vehicle to or from campus and throughout Boulder city limits. CU NightRide is based out of the UMC at the reception desk on the second floor. Campus escorts are provided by a micro-minivan and are usually available within five minutes. Rides are available by heading to the CU NightRide dispatch desk in the UMC or from any location by calling 303-492-SAFE (7233). umc.colorado.edu/cunightride | 303-492-SAFE (7233)