Welcome to the Office of Victim Assistance (OVA)

Traumatic events happen every day in all communities and CU's community is not exempt. Impact can vary and OVA strives to mitigate the impact of traumatic experiences by decreasing barriers and empowering victims/survivors in making informed decisions by providing free and confidential trauma informed services.

OVA provides free and confidential information, consultation, support, advocacy and short term counseling services to University of Colorado Boulder students, graduate students, faculty and staff who have experienced a traumatic, disturbing or life disruptive event. OVA is a separate office from the CU police department or the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance.  OVA is not the office that investigates or adjudicates cases.  OVA staff are confidential advocate counselors for students, staff and faculty. 

  • If you have questions about OVA services, please call 303-492-8855 or email assist@colorado.edu.
  • If you would like to meet with an OVA Advocate Counselor, PLEASE CALL 303-492-8855 at this time to initiate services/ask questions, see OVA COVID-19 update page
  • If it is after-hours, nights and weekend, 24/7 support information available here.