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

CU-Boulder Police Department

Environmental Health and Safety

  • Phone: 303-492-6025
  • Email: ehs@colorado.edu
  • Website: www.colorado.edu/ehs
  • 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*

  • Phone: 303-492-5101
  • Website: www.colorado.edu/healthcenter
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (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 extension 2)
  • Website: www.colorado.edu/sacs/counseling
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. walk-in hours
  • Location: Center for Community (C4C) Room S440
  • Director: Karen Raforth, Ph.D.
  • Description: Counseling and Psychological Services offers confidential counseling services for all CU-Boulder students, including individual counseling and therapy, group counseling, consultation and workshops.

Victim Assistance, Office of* (OVA)

  • Office Phone: 303-492-8855, after hours press 2 to talk to a counselor
  • Email: assist@colorado.edu
  • Website: www.cuvictimassistance.com
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location: Center for Community, C4C, Room S440
  • Director: Jessica Ladd-Webert
  • 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, advocacy 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 after business hours, call the main number (303-492-8855) and press "2" to speak to a mental health professional.

Campus Closures

  • Phone: 303-482-4636
  • Website: www.colorado.edu
  • 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

  • Non-Emergency: 303-441-3333
  • Phone: 303-441-3300
  • Website: www.boulder-police.com
  • Location: 1805 33rd Street
  • Chief of Police: Mark R. Beckner

Sheriff’s Office, Boulder County

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.

Reporting Crimes

Official Reporting

  • 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.

Confidential Reporting*

  • Website: www.colorado.edu/confidentialreporting/
  • 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

  • Website: www.colorado.edu/police/forms/anonymous.cgi
  • 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.