Chancellor's Communique

We're Here For You, 10-30-20

Dear students, faculty, and staff,

This year has been anything but typical, and the events of 2020 continue to demand a lot from each of us. With the ongoing disruptions and hardships COVID-19 brings, calls for racial justice, destructive wildfires, and a rapidly changing political climate, we find ourselves at a particularly tumultuous moment in time. 

As we navigate our personal and professional lives amid the many challenges we face, we want to remind you that our campus community is here for you. Your well-being is our top priority, and I encourage you to seek help when you need it. There are many resources available, both on campus and off.

The Department of Psychiatry is offering our students, faculty and staff one-on-one support sessions next week to support those feeling anxious, stressed, worried or pandemic fatigued. Department faculty or staff will help you process your emotions and thoughts, and can also connect you with clinical services if you are interested. These one-on-one sessions will be supportive in nature and are not considered clinical encounters or patient care, and there is no cost to take part. Sign up today for your session here.

Additional Support for Students

Additional Support for Faculty and Staff

  • Call the Well-Being Support Line at 303-724-2500 to speak with a volunteer who will listen, and provide support and guidance. The support line is available for faculty, clinicians, PRAs and staff, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.
  • You can also contact the Faculty and Staff Mental Health Clinic at 303-724-4987 or for a confidential virtual appointment at a time convenient for you.

Office of Equity

The Office of Equity is a support resource for CU Anschutz faculty, students and staff who may experience discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and any related retaliation. More information is available here.

Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Community Engagement

Join drop-in Zoom sessions through Nov. 9 with the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement. View the schedule here.

Colorado Crisis Services

Contact Colorado Crisis Services at 1-800-493-8255, or text “TALK” to 38255, to speak with a professional counselor about any area where you could use support for yourself or a loved one, from loneliness and isolation, to stress, relationship issues, substance use and other common concerns.

More Resources

During the turbulent and unpredictable times we’re living in, it is particularly important to attend to your mental health and well-being, and the needs of peers, colleagues, family and friends. 

Please know that we remain deeply committed to your health and safety. This campus community has risen to each challenge, and we will get through this together as well.

Thank you for all you are doing to help keep #CUAnschutzTogether.


Don Elliman


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