Office of Victim Assistance (OVA)

The Office of Victim Assistance is a free and confidential counseling and advocacy center. Contacting OVA may be done by phone at 303-492-8855, email at assist@colorado.edu, or online through the office’s confidential reporting site. In each case, CU community members (students, staff, faculty, and their significant others) may confidentially let the Office of Victim Assistance know about harmful and/or traumatic events they have experienced, and this does NOT constitute a report to the University or law enforcement.

Individuals may report and seek support through OVA around recent or past occurrences such as bias-motivated incidents, sexual assaults, harassment, hazing, dating and domestic abuse, stalking, serious accidents, physical assaults,discrimination or other traumatic experiences. The information will go only to the Office of Victim Assistance, a confidential office on campus.

Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Counseling & Psychiatric Services maintains confidentiality for all clients seen in the center. Counseling records are kept separate from academic and student health records and cannot be accessed by faculty, staff, parents or non-CAPS staff without written consent. All services are in accordance with state laws.

Ombuds Office

In order to protect confidentiality, the Ombuds Office conducts its business in person and over the telephone but not via e-mail.  This office offers all members of the university community a safe and confidential place to talk about their campus-related problems. They help to identify and evaluate options and provide information, and can facilitate conversations between conflicting parties and make referrals when necessary.

Communications with the Ombuds Office remain in the Ombuds Office and will not be shared except in aggregate, non-identifiable form, and will not initiate any law enforcement, student conduct, or administrative action.

Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

The Faculty Staff Assistance Program offers short-term, confidential counseling to staff and can provide referrals to community and university resources.