The Buffalo Way
Creating a sense of belonging in changing times
As students, faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences head toward fall semester, some of us might be wondering where we belong.
The answer is “here,” with the herd, which moves in synchrony over hills and around threats. You are welcome here, at this time, in this place, with this group.
The college strives to be a space and place of belonging, nurturing and help.
The poet Mary Oliver memorably addressed belonging this way: “Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting—over and over announcing your place in the family of things.”
You are a welcome member of the Buff family.
Break the college bubble: find your group—and yourself. Be involved in student organizations.
We work with community partners around Colorado and beyond to increase college accessibility for first-generation and low-income students.
Staying connected is a vital part of student experience at CU Boulder. CSI Events office works to cultivate an environment for building vibrant, engaging and safe communities through programming, leadership development, cultural awareness and learning opportunities
Faculty and staff resources
Find information on learning programs, organizational development and more.
Discover upcoming programs related to diversity and inclusion on campus.
These services include individual consultation, mediation, assessment of unit dynamics, and investigations of allegations of unprofessional behavior as defined in the Professional Rights and Responsibilities of Faculty Members.
We hope you will join us for CU Boulder’s 4th annual Health & Wellness Summit! The summit is open to CU faculty, staff and students interested in learning more about our holistic approach to health and wellness and about the programs and services available.
The college’s primary embedded therapist liaisons from Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) are Rachel LaHoda and Jazmyne Peters. They will serve as the college’s key CAPS collaborators regarding building relationships with the college or leadership and assessing mental health needs, as well as providing direct counseling services to A&S students. Peters also has special interest and experience in working with BIPOC students, specifically around race-based stress and trauma. The college’s third embedded therapist is Colleen Ehrnstrom, who will also be dedicated to providing direct care and support to students. All A&S students can also see all CAPS counselors including Karen Hamilton-Stokes, therapist Focused on Black or Black-Identified and marginalized students, and Ben Ototivo and Beth Parsons, multicultural specialist positions.
How to connect with an embedded therapist:
The Contemplative Resource Center (CRC) seeks to integrate secular contemplative practices into how we at the University of Colorado work, teach, learn and live.
Students can also join Health Promotion for free Mindful Mondays to engage in mindfulness exercises and learn about resources on campus.
Since 2002, the CAIRR Neuroscience Laboratory in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department has conducted clinical research studies about the efficacy of acupressure for stress, cardiovascular function in stroke survivors, and mild traumatic brain injury in both civilian and veteran populations. From these, an evidence base has emerged, providing the foundation for the ITEA Plus webpage platform.
Acupuncture can also help relieve symptoms related to stress, fatigue, back and neck pain, anxiety and other conditions. Students, staff and faculty can access acupuncture services through Physical Therapy and Integrative Care at Wardenburg Health Center.
Looking for more resources from the College of Arts and Sciences on health and wellness?
Promoting healthy lifestyles is a key value of our college. We support and share opportunities for our students and employees to understand and implement ways to increase personal wellness in their lives.