Published: Feb. 16, 2024

We would like to express our condolences to the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs community, as well as emphasize the importance of supporting one another. Read more from Jessica Doty, Doreen Jokerst and D’Andra Mull.

On behalf of CU Boulder, we would like to express our condolences to the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs community. We know this is heartbreaking news and may be a challenging time, and we want to emphasize the importance of coming together to support one another. 

Our connection across campuses means we recognize members of our Boulder community may be impacted by this event. Please do not hesitate to reach out to campus resources, as we are here to support you. 

The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) provides confidential support, including free trauma-specific counseling and victim advocacy to students, faculty and staff.  

We also encourage you to lean on friends, family and other support networks around you. While we are here for you, we also want you to be there for each other. Here are ways to support yourself and each other through a traumatic event.

In addition to support services, we want to emphasize the robust safety resources and reporting tools on campus. As a community, we can take proactive measures to identify and share our concerns. 

Just as we have reached out to our UCCS colleagues to offer support and resources, know that we are also here to support you. We encourage you to look out for one another during this difficult time and take care of yourself. 

Jessica Doty
Associate Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness Services and Chief Wellness Officer

Doreen Jokerst
CU Boulder Police Chief 

D’Andra Mull
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs


  • CU Boulder’s Student Support and Case Management office connects students with assistance, such as mental health resources, support resources, and intervention for students. If the concern involves an employee, the Behavioral Intervention Team will be made aware. 

  • The Office of Victim Assistance offers confidential support, including free trauma-specific counseling services as well as victim advocacy (helping people know their options and get assistance navigating systems), to CU Boulder students, staff and faculty who have experienced traumatic events, including but not limited to crime, abuse, violence, harassment, stalking, disaster, discrimination and more.

  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services offers confidential, on-campus mental health and psychiatric services for a variety of concerns such as academics, anxiety, body image, depression, relationships, substance use and more. This office serves CU Boulder students.

  • The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program offers confidential counseling to serve the emotional and psychological needs of CU Boulder employees. All FSAP staff are trained licensed  counselors and are equipped to deal with a wide range of mental health, personal and work-related issues. You must be a CU Boulder employee to use FSAP services.

  • Academic Live Care (ALC) is a telehealth portal that allows you to schedule and attend mental health appointments 24/7.  Free for all CU Boulder employees and students.  You can schedule virtual visits with licensed psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists or other providers for support.


CUPD’s website contains many resources to support students, staff, faculty, and community members in preventing and recognizing violence.

CUPD is a full-service, nationally accredited police agency providing dedicated emergency services and community-based public safety services around the clock. 

CUPD’s operations division includes police officers, residential service officers (RSOs), who support our residential community by patrolling residence halls on a continuous basis, and community safety officials (CSOs), who provide professional security services throughout campus. 

Remember, if you see something, say something. There are a number of ways to share concerns with CU Boulder Police, including calling or texting 9-1-1. CUPD’s emergency dispatch center provides services 24/7, 365 days a year. 

You may also report issues or concerns through Safe2Tell at CU Boulder or you may seek support, report concerns or refer someone for help through the Don’t Ignore It website.