CU Boulder colleges and schools have access to dedicated teams of liaisons from Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), the Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) and Health Promotion. 

This program is intended to increase education, access, awareness and support for students, staff and faculty within colleges and schools. College liaisons also help provide consistent health and wellness messaging and programs to students throughout campus.

Liaison services

Liaisons are here to support faculty and staff within colleges by:

  • Providing a streamlined process for referring students to campus resources
  • Connecting faculty and staff to training opportunities and information
  • Working directly with students, staff and faculty to address concerns
  • Offering clinical and non-clinical support and education
  • Working collaboratively to direct students to the services that best meet their needs

Liaison departments

The following Health and Wellness Services departments have college-specific liaisons available to support students, staff and faculty.

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

CAPS counselors provide confidential clinical support and mental health services to students.

Office of Victim Assistance (OVA)

OVA advocate counselors provide confidential clinical, trauma-specific services as well as education and support for students, staff and faculty.

Health Promotion

Health Promotion staff and peer educators provide education, prevention and non-clinical support for students on a variety of topics. They also provide strategic support in developing education and outreach plans to meet the needs of students during the academic year.

Note: For more general support, these departments also offer a variety of presentations and outreach programs that faculty and staff can request. Topic areas include stress management, trauma-informed support, relationship wellness and more.

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How to refer a student to college liaisons

Faculty and staff play a key role in referring students to services within colleges and schools. If you are concerned about a student or think they may benefit from liaison services, please refer them to the following resources. 

You can also reach out to one of your designated wellness liaisons for support.

Student Support and Case Management (SSCM)

If you are concerned about a student, SSCM can initiate a wellness check and provide individualized support. SSCM case managers connect students with campus partners, community resources and support systems, while also building a trusting relationship and coaching them toward self-advocacy.

How to refer a student to SSCM:

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) provides mental health support for all CU Boulder students, including mental health screenings, brief individual therapy, group therapy, workshops, crisis support and more.

Student referral options:

Staff and faculty can refer or encourage students to utilize the following services from CAPS.

  • Let’s Talk: Students can attend a Let’s Talk session with their embedded counselor. If a student is unable to attend a session within their college or school, they can also meet with a CAPS provider online or during drop-in hours.
  • Workshops: CAPS provides free weekly workshops to help students develop coping skills around stress management, anxiety and emotional regulation.
  • Screening appointments: Students can schedule a free screening appointment online to meet with a CAPS provider to explore their concerns, identify resources and develop a personalized care plan.

Health Promotion

Health Promotion provides programs and peer-to-peer support for students to help them develop healthy habits and meet their wellness goals.

Student referral options:

Staff and faculty can refer or encourage students to utilize the following services from Health Promotion.

  • Wellness programs: Health and Wellness Services has a variety of programs that run throughout the fall and spring semesters. Available programs include weekly workshops, special events, training opportunities and online support services.
  • Peer Wellness Coaching: Peer Wellness Coaching allows students to meet one-on-one with a trained peer to develop wellness goals, learn about resources and create personalized self-care plans. Coaches are familiar with topics like stress, relationships, time management, career exploration, academics, self-image, finances, goal-setting and more.


Office of Victim Assistance (OVA)

If a student, staff or faculty has been impacted by a traumatic event that they have experienced and/or witnessed, (recent or in the past) you can refer them OVA for trauma-informed support services, which include trauma-specific counseling and/or advocacy. 

Referral options:

Staff and faculty can refer students and colleagues to OVA through the embedded program or through their main campus office in the Center for Community (C4C), N450.

Get connected with OVA

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