In support of Boulder
Dear DU community,
We write in anguish at yesterday’s violence and the senseless deaths in Boulder. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the 10 individuals who were brutally killed. In the midst of this horrific tragedy, we also express our deepest gratitude to the first responders who immediately placed themselves in harm’s way to rescue others, including downed Boulder police officer Eric Talley.
This message may offer little solace in light of the continual acts of violence afflicting our communities, and far too frequently in Colorado. Yet, we hope that you are able to be with those you care about, let them know they are loved and find comfort in your DU family.
The following support and resources are also available to you—whether in-person or virtually—should they be of help:
|•||The Health & Counseling Center (HCC) provides many tele-medical and mental health services, including crisis and after-hours support. All University of Denver students have access to free crisis services at the HCC, regardless of insurance coverage (303-871-2205).|
|•||Employee Assistance Program: SupportLinc is the University’s employee assistance program. DU employees and their family members can access counseling and receive professional referrals to other experts. Call 1-888-881-LINC (5462) or log in to the SupportLinc website with username: universityofdenver.|
|•||Student Outreach & Support is a University resource where trained staff members ensure that students are connected to appropriate campus resources, have a plan of action to meet their goals and learn how to navigate challenging situations. You can activate these services by completing an SOS Referral at sos.du.edu or by calling 303-871-2400.|
|•||The Cultural Center creates an environment where students of marginalized faiths and LGBTQ+ students can critically engage their historical legacies while enhancing their educational, intellectual and personal/professional interests as they relate to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic and cultural sensibilities, while providing a physical safe haven for respite and dialogue as they navigate their journey at DU.|
|•||The International Student Support Program (SSP) is free to use and offers online resources and international student support counselors that can help you while studying in the United States. You can connect with an international student counselor who speaks your language, understands your culture and can help you address the unique challenges you face when studying in another country.|
Take good care of yourselves and each other, and please reach out should you need support.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Interim Vice Chancellor for Human Resources