The COVID-19 pandemic has been a tumultuous time for us all. Our students may be facing any number of challenges, such as financial stress, mental health issues, and additional demands related to caring for family members and themselves. Under these circumstances, students especially value human connection. Being supportive and flexible as an individual and in your classes is appreciated, and making yourself available to your students can help students feel connected. 

Students may be less communicative than they normally are during the semester as they balance a number of responsibilities beyond coursework. If you have concerns about a student in your class: 

  • Reach out once to the student directly. Some students simply don't have the bandwidth right now to address everything, which may include classes. 
  • If a student is unresponsive and you have concerns, contact Student Support and Case Management. They may have more information about a specific student, or can help you navigate available resources. 

For students experiencing difficulties, CU offers robust services that can assist. Counseling and Psychiatric Services and Student Support and Case Management are continuing services remotely for local students and can help out-of-state students find support in their area. There is also emergency funding available through Buffs Together for students with critical needs. 

In addition to the resources below, there are more campus support services available to students, staff, and faculty.