Published: March 23, 2021

International Student and Scholar Services is heartbroken by yesterday’s senseless tragedy at the King Sooper’s grocery store in South Boulder. We want to express our sympathy to the victims and their families. We are concerned for the well-being of our international students and scholars, who are integral members of this community. Please take care of yourselves and those around you during this difficult time.  

To echo Chancellor Distefano’s message to our CU Boulder community last evening, “Check in with your colleagues and classmates....It is important for us to pull together as a community and to care for one another.” Campus resources include the Office of Victim Assistance (OVA), 303-492-8855, which offers 24/7 phone support for students, faculty and staff; Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), 303-492-2277, which offers 24/7 phone support for students; and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), 303-492-3020, which offers support for faculty and staff.  

As addressed by Chancellor Distefano during today’s community discussion, we encourage people not to make assumptions about the shooter’s background, heritage or motive. As always, if you witness discriminatory behavior or actions please report it to the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC), 303-492-2127.   

Finally, ISSS is here to support its community. Please feel free to join “walk-in” ISSS Zoom Advising or reach out by email