Published: April 7, 2020

During these challenging times, many in the CU Boulder community may be looking to campus resources for assistance. Please know there are many virtual support and advocacy resources available to you.

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 students in Colorado to address a variety of concerns such as academics, anxiety, body image, depression, relationships, substance use and more.
  • Please call 303-492-2277 and follow the instructions on the voicemail. CAPS is available Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) can be reached at 303-492-3020. FSAP is now offering telehealth videoconferencing exclusively, which is an encrypted platform that is completely confidential and HIPPA compliant. Please contact FSAP if you would like to schedule an appointment, and an FSAP counselor will reach out to you within 24 hours.

  • 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

You’ll need the Zoom platform downloaded to your devices in order to participate in telehealth videoconferencing. Learn more about Zoom

The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) can be reached at 303-492-8855 (24/7 phone line). Services will now be available over the phone and online only, Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. After-hours support is also available at 303-492-8855; press menu option 2.

  • 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, gender-based violence, experiences of bias, harassment, discrimination, abuse and violence.

Please call 303-492-8855 to set up a virtual appointment. Please note when we return calls they will usually be coming from a blocked or restricted number.

The Ombuds Office can be reached at 303-492-5077 and is open for Zoom consultations. Please call to schedule a consultation.

  • 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 teletherapy is available through CU Boulder’s Raimy Psychology Clinic, for individuals residing in Colorado. Sessions are held through Zoom. The Raimy Clinic can be reached at 303-492-5177 (confidential voicemail for intake) or raimy@colorado.edu.

  • 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.

SilverCloud Health is an online portal that offers free and secure 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.
  • This service is available for free to all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

Sign up online now.

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.

Reporting information

Report bias-motivated incidents, discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct.

  • The Don’t Ignore It website provides options for seeking confidential support on and off campus, skills for helping others and reporting options related to sexual misconduct, harassment and discrimination.
  • 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 to:

  • Talk with a recovery professional
  • Attend virtual support meetings
  • Talk with a student for peer support
  • Get involved with a sober community or program

Disability Services can be reached at 303-492-8671 or dsinfo@colorado.edu.

  • 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 Service (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
  • Advocacy
  • Programs, events and workshops for international, campus, and community audiences that seek to engage participants and cultivate knowledge, belonging, success, adjustment and community

Email isss@colorado.edu or call 303-492-8057.

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.

The Red Folder is a resource for recognizing, responding to and referring students in distress.