CU Boulder has many support and advocacy resources available for our campus community.
Confidential support centers and resources
Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) can be reached at 303-492-2277 (24/7 phone line).
- Provides free, confidential mental health services for CU Boulder undergrad and graduate students in Colorado to address a variety of concerns such as academics, anxiety, body image, depression, relationships, substance use and more.
- Provides free and confidential drop-in services virtually through e-Let’s Talk.
- Provides free virtual workshops and resources.
The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) can be reached at 303-492-3020.
- Provides free, confidential counseling for CU faculty and staff
- Provides assistance to faculty and staff for personal or work-related concerns
- Hosts groups and workshops
The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) can be reached at 303-492-8855 (24/7 phone line). There are some drop-in hours at the Center for Community (C4C), Room N450, or check the OVA website or call for assistance.
- Provides free, confidential counseling, advocacy, information and referrals for all CU community members, including undergrad and grad students, staff and faculty.
- Specializes in current and past life-disruptive events including but not limited to crime, intimate partner abuse, sexual assault/misconduct, stalking, disasters, experiences of bias, harassment, discrimination, abuse and violence.
Hours are Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After-hours support is also available at 303-492-8855; press menu option 2.
The Ombuds Office can be reached at 303-492-5077.
- Confidential: Does not keep records of communications and will not share your identity or the content of communications without permission, except if there is an imminent risk of harm
- Informal: Does not maintain records, adjudicate, arbitrate or participate in formal processes
- Impartial: Does not advocate for any party to a dispute and will consider the interests and concerns of all parties involved with the purpose of achieving a fair and equitable outcome
- Independent: Functions independent of line management; talking with Ombuds staff does not constitute notice of any claims to CU Boulder
- Affordable psychotherapy for students, faculty and staff for help coping with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress and more.
- Therapists are clinical psychology graduate students in training, supervised by licensed faculty.
- Location: Muenzinger Psychology, second floor, Room D232; call or email to request appointments.
- SilverCloud Health is an online portal that offers secure, immediate access to online programs for stress, anxiety and depression.
- Each module offers information, tips and interactive activities to better understand one’s emotional well-being.
- It is available for free to all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.
- Sign up at colorado.silvercloudhealth.com/signup.
- The Real Help Hotline is offered through CU Boulder to all employees as an option for quick access to mental health services: 833-533-CHAT (2428).
- The service is free and confidential, available 24 hours a day and open to all employees.
- A report of sexual misconduct, discrimination or harassment, crimes or related retaliation may be pursued in different ways. Depending on the nature of the alleged conduct, a complainant or victim may pursue a criminal process, a university process, both processes or neither process. A victim may also decline to notify authorities.
Other supportive resources
The Center for Inclusion and Social Change has been established to support undergraduate and graduate students across multiple identities, including students of color, LGBTQ+ students, QTBIPOC students, women and femme students and first-generation students. Students will find a welcoming and inclusive gathering space at The Center for Inclusion and Social Change, and a place to find community, resources and support for academic, personal and professional growth.
Whether you or someone you know is having a hard time, it’s important to reach out or ask for help. Learn more about signs to watch for and how to connect a friend to resources. #Bethe1to Help a Fellow Buff
The CU Collegiate Recovery Center (CUCRC) is open to anyone in recovery or seeking recovery or support for alcohol or drug use or other addictive behaviors as well as those who are interested in being part of a healthy, sober community. Email or call 303-492-9642.
- Talk with a recovery professional
- Attend a Support Meeting on campus
- Talk with a student for peer support
- Get involved with a sober community or program
Disability Services can be reached at 303-492-8671.
- Provides students with disabilities the tools, reasonable accommodations and support services to participate fully in the academic environment
- Teaches self-advocacy and creates a network of resources
International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) seeks to support international students and scholars in pursuing their educational, research, and/or professional objectives at the university.
ISSS offers holistic advising services for international students, scholars, their dependents, and university departments including:
- Comprehensive advising
- Assistance with adjusting to life at the university and in the U.S.
- Preparation of immigration benefit documents for students and scholars
- Facilitation of access to campus and community resources
- Programs, events, and workshops for international, campus, and community audiences that seek to engage participants and cultivate knowledge, belonging, success, adjustment, and community
Email or call ISSS at 303-492-8057.
The Veteran and Military Affairs can be reached at 303-492-7322.
- Provides a key point of contact for the CU Boulder veteran/military community
- Establishes and operates an informal veterans support group
- Assists in the transition from military to campus life
- Provides an informal mentoring program for student veterans
The Student Support and Case Management can be reached at 303-492-7348.
- SSCM assists students who are experiencing distress from events such as personal or family crisis. SSCM works collaboratively to support academic success and emotional well-being.