During these challenging times, many in the CU Boulder community may be looking to campus resources for assistance. Please know there are many in-person and 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 offering counseling and consulting services in-person and via telehealth.
- Provides free, confidential counseling for CU faculty and staff (individual, couples and family therapy)
- Provides assistance to faculty and staff for personal or work-related concerns
- Hosts groups and workshops virtually and in person
Taking place of a traditional walk-in hour, Let’s Chat is a no-cost service where CU Boulder employees can schedule an informal, confidential consultation with a counselor Monday–Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. via telehealth or in person. Please contact FSAP if you would like to schedule an appointment, and an FSAP counselor will reach out to you within 24 hours.
You’ll need the Zoom platform (encrypted and HIPPA compliant) 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).
- 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. Consultations are being offered in-person or via video consult. Please call to schedule.
- 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 both in-person and via Zoom. The Raimy Clinic can be reached at 303-492-5177 (confidential voicemail for intake) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
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.
- 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, 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.
Both in-person and online support will be offered to students throughout the fall semester. The center plans to open their front lounge area to the campus community on Sept. 7, pending any COVID-related changes in campus operational status
The Contemplative Resource Center seeks to integrate secular contemplative practices into how we at CU work, teach, learn and live. The center provides opportunities for inner reflection and embodied experience to support holistic health and well-being; resources for contemplative practices and pedagogy, community building and support; and an antidote to the many stressors in academic life and to media saturation at work and home. Staff are trauma-informed.
The CU Collegiate Recovery Center (CUCRC) is open to anyone in recovery or seeking recovery or support for a variety of behaviors, as well as those who are interested in being part of a healthy recovery community. Email email@example.com or call 303-492-9642 to:
- Talk with a recovery professional
- Find support meetings
- Talk with a student for peer support
- Get involved in the recovery community or programs
- Learn about sober housing, scholarship opportunities and more
- Disability Services works with students, staff and faculty to create an inclusive and accessible campus for all.
- Their office provides housing and academic accommodations for students with a wide range of disabilities.
- They also offer workshops and support for note-taking, organization, test-taking, time management and more.
Health Promotion provides outreach and education on a variety of health topics to help students make informed decisions about their health and well-being.
Human Resources' Faculty Staff Assistance Program has put together a series of workshops, covering topics like mindfulness in everyday life, making the most of your vacation and more.
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
- Programs, events and workshops for international, campus, and community audiences that seek to engage participants and cultivate knowledge, belonging, success, adjustment and community
The Red Folder is a resource available to staff and faculty that can help you recognize, respond to and make referrals for students in distress.
The Crown Institute offers short and simple practices studied at the institute, as well as compassion practices led by Thupten Jinpa, as part of their Together for Wellness series. Additionally, they have shared resources compiled by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network in response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
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 crises. SSCM works collaboratively to support academic success and emotional well-being.
- SSCM does not solve a student’s problems for them, but helps identify issues and appropriate resources and works collaboratively with the student to develop an action plan.
- SSCM case managers are trained to answer students' questions, discuss support options, help identify and complete next steps and ultimately, connect students to resources. Anybody can refer a student to SSCM.
- SSCM is always happy to provide consultation to any caller who has concerns about a student and is unsure where to start.
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.
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