Office of the Chancellor - Standing with our LGBTQ+ community following the Colorado Springs shooting
To our CU Boulder community,
Like many of you, I am heartbroken today for the LGBTQ+ community, the Colorado Springs community and friends and loved ones of those killed and injured at the Club Q nightclub. I joined President Todd Saliman and the chancellors of CU’s other three campuses today in issuing the following joint message:
The University of Colorado community abhors the horrific and senseless violence that struck Colorado Springs in the early morning hours.
Just as we grieve with our family, friends and neighbors, we also stand resolute that violence and hate will not prevail, including hate directed at the LGBTQ+ community. Significantly, as we recognize Transgender Day of Remembrance, we are sadly reminded of how much work remains.
Love will overcome. Unity will prevail. We support those affected, directly and indirectly and in our communities. We remain committed to fostering a culture across CU that enables everyone to feel safe and to be seen, heard and supported.
Todd Saliman, President
University of Colorado
Venkat Reddy, Chancellor
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Philip DiStefano, Chancellor
University of Colorado Boulder
Don Elliman, Chancellor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Michelle Marks, Chancellor
University of Colorado Denver
If you or those close to you are impacted, please find campus resources available below.
As many of you depart for fall break this week, I encourage our campus community to check in on each other, take care of one other and support each other as Buffs Together.
CAPS offers confidential, on-campus mental health and psychiatric services for a variety of concerns. They offer mental health skills related workshops, group therapy, brief individual therapy, psychiatry, and 24/7 crisis services.
Phone: 303-492-2277 (24/7 support)
CAPS’ hours are modified during fall break. Please note that all services are virtual and remote this week:
The Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is dedicated to serving the emotional and psychological needs of the campus community. All FSAP staff are trained as generalist counselors and are equipped to deal with a wide range of personal and work related issues. You must be a CU Boulder employee to use FSAP services, and services are no cost to all CU Boulder faculty and staff members. Due to licensing restrictions, employees must be in the State of Colorado to be eligible for FSAP counseling services.
FSAP's hours are modified during fall break:
Monday–Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
For after-hour emergencies, please call the Real Help Hotline (833-533-2428), or dial 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.