As the war in Ukraine continues, our university community has voiced increasing concern regarding the Russian attack. Please find more below on the university’s actions and resources.



Our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine tonight. My hope is that peace and stability will find all of those whose way of life has been threatened in the last week.”
–Chancellor Phil DiStefano, supporting the AAU condemnation of the attack



CU Boulder Police Department, at the request of Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, has donated protective gear to frontline Ukrainians.

For those who wish to give, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has a dedicated Ukraine Crisis page with reputable organizations and resources.

Supporting Our Community

The university has reached out directly to members of the community who are likely to be closely impacted. If students, faculty or staff need further assistance, the services below are available.

Student Support and Case Management (SSCM)

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.  

 C4C, Room N460

The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA)

OVA offers free and confidential consultation, support, advocacy and trauma focused short-term counseling for students and staff who have experienced a traumatic or life-disruptive event.

C4C, Room N450
24/7 phone support

Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

CAPS offers confidential, on-campus mental health and psychiatric services for a variety of concerns. They offer mental health-skills related workshops, group therapy, brief individual therapy, psychiatry and 24/7 crisis services.  

C4C, Room N352
24/7 phone support

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

ISSS supports students and scholars as part of the international campus community. If students, faculty or staff are having trouble accessing funds from their home country, we encourage members of the university community to reach out directly to In addition, please see the information on the ISSS website regarding the ISSS Emergency Grants. The ISSS Financial Support Opportunities website has other financial resources listed. On the ISSS website, you can also find information about applying for Severe Economic Hardship employment authorization from the federal government.

ISSS is also there for support. You can contact them directly through one of these methods:

C4C, Room S355

Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

FSAP is dedicated to serving the emotional and psychological needs of the campus community. All FSAP staff are trained as generalist counselors and are equipped to deal with a wide range of personal and work-related issues. You must be a CU Boulder employee to use FSAP services, and services are no cost to all CU Boulder faculty and staff members. Due to licensing restrictions, employees must be in the state of Colorado to be eligible for FSAP counseling services.

 Schedule an appointment
 Let’s Chat drop-in hours: Monday–Friday, 2–3 p.m.

Advice for Scholars & Researchers

While there is no current research directly impacted by sanctions, scholars and researchers may want be aware of the latest Research and Innovation Office guidance regarding work in the region.

Our Research & Experts

For more on news and CU Boulder expertise, see Expert Insights on Ukraine & War in Eastern Europe.

News & Resources

Rebuilding Ukraine's higher education with President Zelenskyy May 16

The campus community is invited to attend a virtual address by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 16. The event, discussing how America's leading research universities and Ukrainian officials can work together to help rebuild and transform Ukraine's decimated higher education sector, will be hosted by the AAU, of which CU Boulder is a member.

Get resources for understanding the Russia-Ukraine War

Librarians and archivists are providing a variety of suggestion to help the community process the events unfolding in Ukraine. Each suggestion is either an item available to check out, a rare or distinct item accessible in one of the five libraries on campus or a media recommendation that’s openly available to access.

With Russia invading Ukraine, what’s the threat of nuclear war right now?

Though nuclear war isn’t likely, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could have far-reaching consequences, says CU Boulder researcher Brian Toon. 

Millions are turning to TikTok for the latest on Ukraine, but can the platform be trusted?

As the crisis in Ukraine continues, TikTok has become a primary outlet for spreading information, causing some to refer to the conflict as TikTok's first war. Casey Fiesler, an assistant professor of information science, discusses the role TikTok is playing in the Ukraine crisis.

5 things you need to know about the Russia-Ukraine war

CU Boulder experts in Russia and Ukraine share insights into what has led to the crisis, how citizens of both countries are reacting, what effect economic sanctions could have on both Russia and the West and how Americans can help from afar.

Stanley McChrystal shares insights on Ukraine invasion, leadership in uncertain times

This year's Leo Hill Leadership speaker, a retired four-star general and former special ops commander, discussed leadership in times of uncertainty and shared his perspective on the Russian invasion of Ukraine in front of an audience of more than 1,000 students and community members.

ICYMI: As tensions in Ukraine increase, researcher worries for its people

This week, tensions in Eastern Europe escalated as Russia launched a wide-ranging military attack against Ukraine. “What about the people who will have to carry the burden of a war?” asks CU Boulder's John O'Loughlin who has spent 30 years studying the political attitudes of everyday Ukrainians.