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DU Emergency & Crisis Number: 303-871-3000

The DU Emergency & Crisis number is available any time you’re experiencing an emergency or you’re in crisis and need help. Trained professionals will direct you to the assistance you need, whether it’s Campus Safety, the Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Empowerment (CAPE), the Health and Counseling Center or another resource.

Save the DU Emergency & Crisis number in your phone so you can call it any time you need help.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I call the DU Emergency & Crisis number?
The DU Emergency & Crisis number is available 24 hours a day, any time you need help, whether you are currently having an emergency or you’re dealing with a crisis in your life. (If you’re having a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 first, then call the DU Emergency & Crisis number.) 


Examples of when you might call the DU Emergency & Crisis number:

  • You’re having a medical emergency. (If it is a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 first.)
  • You’re in fear for your safety. (If you’re in a life-threatening situation, dial 911 first.)
  • You've been a victim of a crime.
  • You're experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis.
  • You're concerned about the well-being of a friend or colleague at the University.
Who will I talk to if I call the DU Emergency & Crisis number? 

The DU Emergency & Crisis number is answered 24 hours a day by trained representatives in the Department of Campus Safety. Every representative who answers the phone is trained to help put you in touch with the right resource quickly.

Will my call be confidential?
Yes, your call is confidential unless you choose to officially document the incident. You won’t be required to provide your name or identifying information when you call. The nature of the call (but not your identity) will be logged to comply with safety regulations. Your identity won’t be reported unless you choose to file a formal complaint.
Can I call CAPE or another resource directly?
Yes. At any time, you’re welcome to call any of the University’s other resources, such as the Health and Counseling Center, CAPE or the University Chaplain. But if you’re currently having an emergency or crisis, we encourage you to call the DU Emergency & Crisis number directly, so that you can quickly be connected to the best resource for you.

Crisis resources for the campus community

Campus Safety

Campus Safety provides safety and crime prevention resources for the University.

Emergency phone: 303-871-3000          
Nonemergency phone: 303-871-2334
Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Empowerment (CAPE)

CAPE provides advocacy and support for victims of sexual violence, stalking, sexual harassment and relationship violence.   Please contact the Coordinator of CAPE Advocacy Services, Kayla Ham, at 303-871-3853, email, or visit the CAPE website at for more information.

A Counselor on Call is available after hours for members of the University of Denver community for issues related to gender-based violence as well as other mental health crises.  This includes sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, or sexual harassment. All calls to the CAPE and the Counselor on Call are free and confidential.  To reach the Counselor on Call after normal business hours, please call 303-871-2205.  

Health and Counseling Center
The HCC provides medical and counseling services for University students, faculty and staff.
An HCC counselor is available to speak to you 24 hours a day to help with urgent mental health concerns.
During regular office hours you can reach the counselor by calling the main HCC number (303-871-2205). On evenings and weekends, you can talk to a counselor Counselor on Call by calling 303-871-2205.

HCC office: 303-871-2205

University Chaplain

The University Chaplain is available to all members of the DU community for help with issues ranging from interfaith dialogue to spiritual care and counseling.

Univeristy Chaplain: 303-871-4488