Published: May 19, 2021

It has been about two months since the March 6 riot took place in the University Hill neighborhood. With investigations continuing and an increased effort to address community concerns, here are some updates and reminders.

Student accountability

The Boulder Police Department, CU Boulder Police Department and Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (SCCR) have been working together to investigate and adjudicate cases of misconduct from March 6.

As police investigations are completed, cases are referred to SCCR. Students are held accountable to the university code of conduct. With this, they could face suspension, expulsion from the university or other disciplinary sanctions. The Student Code of Conduct holds students accountable through a tiered approach, based on the level of the violation and the student’s responsibility.

Since the March 6 riot:

  • Of the names referred to student conduct, 96 are current CU Boulder students.
  • Fifty-five students have been referred to the student conduct process. Some of these cases are still under review.
  • Fifty-four cases have been resolved so far. Forty-three students have been found responsible for violating university policy by attending the event and were sanctioned with probation or formal disciplinary probation. Four students were suspended.  
  • For the most current updates, please visit CU Boulder’s COVID 19 Dashboard

Ongoing investigations

Through the investigations to date, not all referrals were CU Boulder students. These included some of the most extreme attacks on law enforcement. Several referrals were also received without information or supporting evidence. The university will continue to investigate and hold students accountable as investigations are completed.

As we head into the summer, we continue to encourage all students to act with respect, integrity and compassion and remember you are a Buff wherever you are.