Welcome to the Office of Victim Assistance (OVA)

Traumatic events happen every day in all communities and CU's community is not exempt. The impact of this can vary from person to person. OVA strives to mitigate the impact of traumatic experiences by increasing access and awareness to empower the people we serve in making informed decision.  We do this by providing free and confidential trauma-focused services.

OVA provides free and confidential support, consultation, advocacy and short-term trauma-focused counseling services to University of Colorado Boulder students, graduate students, faculty and staff who have experienced a traumatic, disturbing or life disruptive event. We are also a resource for witnesses and secondary survivorsOVA is not the office that investigates or adjudicates cases. 


  • If you have questions about OVA services, please call 303-492-8855 or email assist@colorado.edu.
  • If you would like to meet with a confidential OVA Advocate Counselor you have TWO options:
    1. 1. PLEASE CALL 303-492-8855 to schedule an in-person^ or telehealth appointment  OR
    2. 2. Dropping into our office without an appointment is available Monday, Wednesday, and Thursdays between 12:30pm and 3pm in C4C Room N450
    • ^Note: masks are currently optional for in-person service.  If feeling sick please stay home and call so we can reschedule and/or convert appointment to telehealth for those in Colorado.
  • If it is after-hours, nights and weekend and campus holidays, 24/7 support information available here.
  • For more details on confidentiality please visit the About OVA's page, confidentiality section