Published: Feb. 2, 2024

Class in sessionThe Division of Student Affairs works to enhance our students’ experience and help them connect what they are learning in class to life outside of the classroom. Part of supporting students is empowering faculty and staff with resources to promote well-being, growth and opportunity for each student. Whether you have a student in crisis or want to help students in their job search, there are ways Student Affairs can help you and your students succeed. 

Career preparation and exploration 

Career Services partners with Riipen to let faculty and staff seamlessly add relevant projects to your courses and programs. Riipen is a work-based learning platform connecting educators and companies to incorporate real projects into your course curriculum, leading to exciting and relevant resume-building experiences for students. 

The MySkills program helps students understand the top skills that companies are hiring for and identify how they are learning those skills during their time at CU Boulder. As a faculty or staff member, you can help students recognize the skills they are building through your program and course materials. You can also request a MySkills presentation or share the list of foundational skills to introduce students to the practice of building career-relevant skills and encourage engagement in the program. 

Request a free, tailored presentation or workshop for your classroom or student group led by Career Services staff. You can also incorporate career readiness course modules into your Canvas courses. By connecting students to foundational career content, you can help them prepare for their future careers. 

You can point your students to Career Services resources to assist them in their job and internship search. They offer online resources, appointments with career advisors, career fairs and workshops. 

Diversity, equity and inclusion programs 

The Center for Inclusion and Social Change (CISC) offers opportunities for faculty and staff to support students through diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and programs. Events give you a chance to engage with students, celebrate diversity, and gain knowledge on topics like social justice, LGBTQ+ issues and identities and women’s leadership. Students value opportunities to connect with faculty and staff in these spaces, which can help students feel connected to the CU Boulder community in new ways. You can check out events and find opportunities to get involved.  

You can also join the First-Generation Faculty and Staff Directory to become a resource for students who are the first in their families to go to college or graduate school and stay updated on campus-wide first-generation events. Faculty and staff who identify as a first-generation college student or an ally are welcome to join the directory.  

Personal growth and conflict resolution 

Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (SCCR) helps faculty and staff navigate a range of issues related to student behavior and conflicts, helping students to reflect on their decisions and be accountable for their actions. SCCR can help you report a suspected Honor Code violation or learn more about the Honor Code. They can also offer guidance on managing conflict with a student or help you understand how the Code of Conduct applies in the classroom. 

Faculty and staff are also invited to volunteer with the Restorative Justice Program, which encourages students to repair harm, improves relationships with neighbors and helps strengthen our community on and off campus. Volunteers can either serve as community representatives or restorative justice facilitators. Both roles have the opportunity to cultivate a safe and open space to help repair potential harm of an impactful incident.  

SCCR offers presentations for classes and departments. The presentations cover topics like the Student Code of Conduct, Honor Code, conflict resolution, de-escalation, the CU Restorative Justice Program and the Amnesty Policy. 

Supporting students of concern 

If you are concerned about a student, you can refer them to Student Support and Case Management (SSCM). As a faculty or staff member, you may have concerns about a student harming themself or others, having access to basic needs like food and shelter, mental or physical health issues and more. SSCM evaluates each referral and connects students to resources that can support their needs.  

You can learn more about how to recognize and respond to a student in distress.  

Service learning 

Faculty and staff can engage with the Volunteer Resource Center by signing up to volunteer alongside students. You can volunteer with programs like the Buff Pantry and mobile food pantries or sign up to support campus events like move-in to support students. Explore opportunities through CUServes

The Volunteer Resource Center also offers classroom presentations to educate students about their programs and services. To schedule a presentation at the beginning or end of class or to reach out with questions, please email

Find the support you need 

Student Affairs partners with faculty and staff in our goal to provide programs and services that positively impact the personal growth, success, health and well-being of every student at CU Boulder. Learn more about the Division of Student Affairs