CU Denver Mental Health and Safety Resources

April 26, 2024

Our campus community’s health, well-being, and safety are top priorities, and we are here to help. We’d like to remind our students, faculty, and staff of the resources available to them in these areas and to plug these websites and contact numbers into their computer browsers and cell phones. 

For students:  

  • Health & Wellness Resources: Dedicated to providing an exceptional and holistic wellness experience, this area offers student resources for mental, physical, and financial health needs. 
  • Housing & Dining: CU Denver Housing and Dining is committed to promoting a safe and secure on-campus living environment. Staff are available and on-call 24 hours a day to respond to emergency situations. If you have questions or concerns, reach out to 303-315-5272.
  • CU Denver CARE Team (for student support): If you are worried about a fellow student, notice changes in their behavior, or believe they could benefit from additional support, please submit a referral to the Campus Assessment, Response & Evaluation (CARE) Team. 
  • CU Denver Counseling Center: CU Denver students are eligible for a free initial intake and up to 10 individual sessions per calendar year. 
  • TELUS Health: TELUS connects students with free, confidential mental health and well-being support conveniently available 24/7 via the TELUS Health Student Support app (on Apple’s App Store or Google Play), telephone (866-743-7732), and web.
  • Auraria Crisis Line: 303-615-9911.
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: The line to call is now three easy numbers: 988. 

For faculty/staff:  

  • CU Denver Crisis/Mental Health Resources (for employees): Resources available for concerns about faculty/staff behavior, crisis counseling, personal crises, and more.  
  • CSEAP (Colorado State Employee Assistance Program for classified staff) 303-866-4314 or 1-800-821-8154: Free resource to all state employees offering mental health counseling, critical incident response, mediation, and more. 
  • The Real Help Hotline: Employees covered under any of CU’s medical insurance plans can use the hotline for access to professional counselors who can help find local resources or provide immediate crisis counseling. This free and confidential service is available 24/7.  
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: The line to call is now three easy numbers: 988. 

Campus safety

As a reminder, CU Denver requires ID badges to be visibly displayed at all times when on campus. We encourage our campus community members to check the CU Denver Emergency Management Division website for campus safety updates and use the website to make sure you are signed up for emergency text/email alerts. The Auraria Police Department is available at 303-556-5000.