Mandatory Reporting

In addition to referring a student to resources, any sexual misconduct, intimate partner abuse (including dating and domestic violence), stalking, protected-class discrimination or harassment, or related retaliation must be reported to the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC).

For questions regarding these issues or the obligation to report, please contact OIEC at 303-492-2127.

  • Stay safe: If there is an imminent danger to you, the student or someone else, call 911.
  • Take your time: If this is not an imminently dangerous situation, take time to listen to the student's concerns and how you might be able to help.
  • Stay calm: Take a few deep breaths to calm yourself. Use a calm voice when talking and asking questions.
  • Use active listening: Make eye contact, give your full attention. Restate what the student says to make sure you understand what is causing the distress and/or what they are asking for help with. 
  • Ask direct questions: Don't be afraid to directly ask the student if they are having thoughts of harming themselves or others. By asking you are not instilling the thought. 
  • Refer: Connect the student with the appropriate campus resource(s) for additional support.

Recognize Refer