While the University of Colorado Boulder campus is a safe place to live and go to school, we are not immune to identity-based or targeted crime. As a community, we can take proactive measures to identify well-being concerns for ourselves and others. Listed below are programs and resources to support students, staff, faculty, and community members in preventing and recognizing violence.
CU Boulder Alerts
In case of an emergency, be sure you get the message. Explore the CU Boulder Alerts website to understand better the university’s three alert notification levels, how alerts are shared, and ensure you’re signed up to receive alerts from the university and the city and county of Boulder.
Don’t Ignore It
Don’t Ignore It provides information about confidential support resources, options for reporting concerns, and skills for helping as friends and bystanders. Learn more about warning signs for recognizing concerning behavior and how to offer support to others who have experienced a traumatic event or who you might be worried about.
Concerns may also be reported to CUPD.
See below as the University of Colorado Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Safety, and Chief of Police Doreen Jokerst explains the emergency notification system and other safety tips and instructions.
CU Safety Alerts
Run, Hide, Fight
CU Emergency Alerts, CU Safety Alerts, CU Advisories
Active Harmer Response and Violence Prevention
The CU Boulder Police Department (CUPD) hosts active harmer response classes for faculty, staff, and students. For those wishing to view the training on-demand, a recording of the class is available on the CUPD YouTube channel.The training highlights proactive response techniques developed by experts to increase the probability of survival in an active harmer situation. A virtual course on violence prevention strategies, produced by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, is also available to all CU affiliates.
Confidential Support Centers and Resources
There are many resources available to support you in the wake of crisis. You are not alone.
The University of Colorado Boulder works closely with the community to come together and foster an education free of violence and harm.
- 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 Institutional Equity and Compliance is where responsible employees, as mandatory reporters, are required to report information about protected-class discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct.
- 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, 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 as generalist 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.