We want to foster a positive and productive working environment for the faculty, staff, postdocs, and students in our BioFrontiers community. We understand that challenging circumstances and situations may arise during your time in our community, and we want you to be aware of the variety of CU Boulder resources that are available to you. Below you will find a table of resources with brief descriptions of services, website links, phone numbers, and the different communities that a particular resource serves. 





Phone Number

Communities served

Ombuds Office

Our office serves as a good place to surface, voice, discuss and clarify university-related concerns.



Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Students 

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program is dedicated to serving the emotional and psychological needs of the campus community.



Faculty, Staff, Postdocs

Counseling and Psychiatric Service

We offer confidential, on-campus mental health and psychiatric services for a variety of concerns such as academics, anxiety, body image, depression, relationships, substance use and more.




Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance

OIEC is committed to preventing and eliminating discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy at the university.



Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Students

Office of Equal Opportunity and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Coordinator

ADA Compliance supports the ongoing development of an accessible university that embraces disability as diversity. We provide disability-related information, services, and resources for faculty, staff and visitors.



Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Students (and Visitors)

Office of Victim Assistance

OVA provides free and confidential information, consultation, support, advocacy and short term counseling services to University of Colorado Boulder students, graduate students, faculty and staff who have experienced a traumatic, disturbing or life-disruptive event. OVA is not a part of the police department or the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, and is a confidential resource for students, staff and faculty. 




Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Students

Center for Inclusion and Social Change

At CISC, our goal is to support all students in the exploration of all of their identities and to create a welcoming and inclusive space on campus that supports academic and personal growth. We provide community-building programs, numerous educational opportunities for students to learn and teach, and a space for students to become active, informed global citizens by engaging and interacting with individuals from different cultures.



Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Students

Women’s Resource Center

Using gender equity as a framework, we provide educational and community building opportunities, resources and referrals, and a gathering space for women-identified students and their allies.

(Will now be part of the Center for Inclusion and Social Change)



Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Students

Gender and Sexuality Center

The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is here to support students, faculty and staff who identify along the spectrum of gender and sexual orientation, including those who are questioning and exploring their identities, and those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and A spec folks (LGBTQIA) as well as their allies at the University of Colorado Boulder.

(Will now be part of the Center for Inclusion and Social Change)



Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Students


Disability Services

In collaboration with the university community, Disability Services ensures that students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations and services to participate equally in the academic environment.




CU Police Department

The members of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) are dedicated to providing the highest quality police services in order to enhance community safety, protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime.



Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Students

Cultural Unity and Engagement Center

We provide facilitated educational experiences, resources, and involvement opportunities to improve the campus climate for first generation, international, and students of color.

(Will now be part of the Center for Inclusion and Social Change)




Faculty Relations

We provide services to faculty members and academic administrators to help develop and maintain working relationships that are positive and productive. These services include individual consultation, mediation, assessment of unit dynamics, and investigations of allegations of unprofessional behavior.


(303) 492-0447


Academic administrators holding a faculty appointment;

Post-doctoral appointees who have a conflict issue with a faculty member;

Graduate students on appointment who have a conflict issue with a faculty member (excluding academic appeals)

Threat Assessment Program

The University of Colorado Boulder has a strong interest in protecting students, employees and others from harm to themselves or others. In support of that interest, CU-Boulder has adopted a Campus Violence Policy and has developed two threat assessment protocols, one which focuses primarily on students and one which focuses primarily on employees, including faculty, classified staff and university staff employees.



Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Students

Students of Concern

SOCT is a campus resource dedicated to assisting students who may be in distress or experiencing challenging or difficult life circumstances. The SOCT also provides consultation and intervention when students exhibit aggressive, concerning or disruptive behaviors. The primary focus of the team is to take a proactive approach in identifying students who are struggling and provide early intervention, resources, and referrals, both on campus and in the community.



Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Students