Active harming incidents have occurred at a number of locations in recent years, and the University of Colorado is not immune to this potential.  While the odds of this occurring at CU are small, the consequences are so potentially catastrophic it makes sense for all students, staff, faculty and visitors to CU to know how to react should such an incident happen here.

Watch the Shots Fired Video (CU Students, Faculty, and Staff only)

In order to access the video, students, faculty, and staff will need to use their CU identikey and password. After authenticating with your identikey credentials you receive a message asking if you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely — click NO.

There are no universal answers that guarantee safety in such an event. There are guidelines that can be followed to maximize success. The University of Colorado Police Department recommends you consider the following key points.

Run. Hide. Fight.

For those who are unable to view the above video because they are not affiliates of the CU Boulder campus, there is another option. The video, called "Run, Hide, Fight: Surviving an Active Shooter Event" was produced by the City of Houston Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security. There are two versions. One in English and one in Spanish.