Category: Emergency Assistance
For information pertaining to general/medical emergencies, crime, and victim assistance.
In case of emergency CALL 9-1-1.
You can dial 9-1-1 from any telephone, and emergency outdoor telephones (blue lights) are also located strategically throughout the campus and off-campus on The Hill.
On-Campus Emergency Resources and Services
Environmental Health and Safety
Director: Derrick K. Watson
Description: The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) department provides comprehensive health and safety services to the CU-Boulder campus community. EH&S also provides leadership in environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance assistance to the campus community.
Wardenburg Health Center*
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8AM-6PM, Fri 8AM-5PM, Sat 9AM-2PM (Urgent Care)
Location: 19 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309
Description: Wardenburg Health Center’s convenient on-campus facility specializes in the health care needs of college students. They provide primary care; psychological and psychiatric services; women’s health; mental health; sports medicine services; laboratory and x-ray services; community health education; and a pharmacy. All CU students may use Wardenburg regardless of insurance provider.
Find out what to do when Wardenburg is closed...
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)*
Phone: 303-492-6766 (after hours use ext. 2)
Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM-4PM
Location: Willard Administration Center Room 134.
Director: Karen Raforth, Ph.D.
Description: Counseling and Psychological Services offers confidential counseling programs and activities for all CU-Boulder students, including individual counseling and therapy, group counseling, and workshops on issues like stress management, multicultural support, and coping with trauma.
Emergency Day-Time Cell Phone: 303-818-0590
Office Phone: 303-492-8855
Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM
Location: Willard 217 - 219
Director: Mary Friedrichs
Description: The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) provides free confidential response services for students, faculty, staff and their significant others who experience traumatic, disturbing or disruptive life events. We do this by providing information, support and short-term counseling. OVA is not a part of the police department. The office responds to situations involving physical assault and hazing, bias motivated incidents, death, discrimination and harassment including sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, serious accidents, sexual assault and stalking, as well as other potentially traumatic situations. If you are a CU student, or if you would like to discuss concerns about a CU student that cannot wait until business hours, call the main number (303-492-8855) and press "2" to speak to a mental health professional.
Description: Hazardous storms and other emergencies occasionally force the campus to close. Closures for emergencies that occur at night normally are announced by 6:00AM. Daytime closures or evacuations are announced as decisions are made. Information on the nature of the emergency and any necessary instructions will be posted on the CU-Boulder website, available by calling the information telephone line (303-492-INFO), and sent to students, faculty, and staff through our campus alert system.
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Off-Campus Emergency Resources and Services
Boulder Police Department
Location: 1805 33rd Street
Chief of Police: Mark R. Beckner
Sheriff’s Office, Boulder County
General Information: 303-441-3131
Sheriff: Joe Pelle
Office of Emergency Management
Emergency Status Updates: Click to view
Website:Click here to visit the OEM website.
Description: The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates the activities of volunteer, public and private agencies in emergency planning, mobilizing, and direction of emergency preparedness personnel in response to and recovery from disasters or emergencies.
CU Police Phone: 303-492-6666
Boulder Police Phone: 303-441-3333
Description: To make an official report, contact the CU Police or Boulder Police. Contacting the police may begin a criminal investigation, but generally does not unless you choose to do so or if you are under the age of 18. The CU-Boulder Office of Victim Assistance, MESA, and the Boulder County Safehouse can also facilitate official reporting through law enforcement if desired, as well as answer any questions or concerns you might have about reporting options.
Description: Confidential reporting is available to members of the University of Colorado community by completing an online form available by following the link above. Completing this form does not constitute a report to the University and will not initiate any law enforcement, judicial or administrative action. This information goes to a confidential office, the Office of Victim Assistance and will not be shared except in aggregate, non-identifiable form. If you would like to be contacted by office staff, there is a place to let them know how to reach you with the information you provide. You can also receive information, support, and resources if you do not want or have not yet decided to report officially.
CU-Boulder Police Anonymous Reporting
Description: This information is received by the CU-Boulder Police Department. Contact information is not required, you may submit this form without listing any contact information. If you submit this form without listing any contact information your anonymity can not be absolutely guaranteed. The CU-Boulder Police Department will not attempt to locate you.