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.

Safety Videos

Emergency Alerts

CU Safety Alerts

CU Advisories

Run, Hide, Fight

CU Emergency Alerts, CU Safety Alerts, CU Advisories

Agency Relationships

Sign up for the free Guardian mobile safety app, and be aware of important app updates.

Active Harmer Response 
The CU Boulder Police Department (CUPD) hosts active harmer response classes for faculty, staff, and students. The training highlights proactive response techniques developed by experts to increase the probability of survival in an active harmer situation.

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.