There are many resources, most of which are free of charge, available to UCCS students, faculty, and staff to help with stressful or challenging situations. These offices can provide additional educational resources and support for addressing concerns, exploring options for reporting, and gaining skills for helping others.
All members of the UCCS community have access to off-campus resources, which may include confidential and support resources not affiliated with the university. Many off-campus organizations offer free training and events. Please visit their websites for details.
Those campus and community professionals who have the ability to maintain confidential relationships include health care providers, mental health professionals, designated victims’ advocates, attorneys, and ordained clergy, all of whom normally have privileged confidentiality that is recognized by Colorado state law.
The University supports the use of confidential resources so that complainants can provide information confidentially and still receive supportive measures as necessary through the Director of Institutional Equity or designee. Communications with these confidential resources are confidential to the extent permitted by statutory law. Confidential resources are not considered “responsible employees” for mandatory reporting purposes.
UCCS Student Mental Health Services
Located inside the Recreation and Wellness Center
The Mental Health Services Staff at the Recreation and Wellness Center are available to serve the counseling and mental health-related needs of UCCS students.
The UCCS Mental Health Services maintains confidentiality for all clients seen in the center. Counseling records are kept separate from academic and student health records and cannot be accessed by faculty, staff, parents or non-counseling staff without written consent. All services are in accordance with state laws.
Primary service is psychological treatment and education for all UCCS students to enable them to experience optimum health mentally, emotionally, socially and academically. Services include individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, crisis/emergency interventions, and consultation sessions for concerned friends/roommates/instructors.
UCCS Student Health Services
Located inside the Recreation and Wellness Center
Students that have been sexually assaulted may be seen by a medical provider at the UCCS Wellness Center during office hours at no charge. The UCCS Wellness Center is able to provide a confidential consultation that includes resources available to victims, medications for the prevention of pregnancy and certain sexual transmitted infections and testing if needed. The UCCS Wellness Center is unable to provide SANE exams.
If a student comes to the Wellness Center seeking a medical forensic/evidence exam (Sexual Assault Nurse Examination - SANE) after a sexual assault, they will be referred to UC Health Memorial Hospital which provides this service. SANE exams are offered through the central location emergency room 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Students that are unable to find transportation to UC Health Memorial Hospital on their own may contact Yellow Cab at 719-777-7777. Contact information for UC Health Memorial Hospital is:
UC Health Memorial Hospital
1400 E. Boulder St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Real Help Hotline (Employees)
The Real Help Hotline gives UCCS employees access to professional counselors who can offer assistance finding local resources or provide immediate crisis counseling. It’s a free and confidential service and it’s available 24/7. The service is available to all members covered under any of CU’s medical insurance plans.
(833) 533-CHAT (2428)
Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP)
University of Colorado employees have access to the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP). This free, confidential resource provided by the State of Colorado can be for work-related or personal use. Whether you require counseling after a traumatic family event or facilitation towards a stronger work team, C-SEAP will help you receive the support you need. There are locations throughout Colorado for easy accessibility.
435 Gold Pass Heights,
Colorado Springs 80906
TESSA is the only provider of confidential services specifically for victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (DVSA) in El Paso and Teller Counties. TESSA fundamentally does three things:
- Provide immediate safety at their confidential Safehouse for women, children, and other victims escaping abuse;
- Empower survivors through programs and support such as advocacy and counseling; and
- Create a safer future through education and outreach to schools, businesses, and other organizations.
Colorado Springs Crisis Line
List of emergency and crisis lines for Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Finding Our Voices
Healing Art Activities for Survivors of Sexual Assault
560 Broadway Suite 110
Denver, CO 80202
The Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) is charged with enforcing the State’s anti-discrimination laws in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodations. CCRD works to eliminate and prevent discrimination in these areas through investigation, education, mediation, and enforcement. 560 Broadway Suite 110
On-Campus Resources for Education and Support
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Main Hall Room 312, (719) 255-4001
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strives to be inclusive of our entire community, regardless of social or cultural identity, background, perspective or origin. DEI, promotes the principles of equity and diversity—which are defined within a domestic context and a specific historical, social, and cultural framework—and an intellectual environment that is inclusive of all stakeholders in order to overcome the historical legacies of exclusion.
LGBT Resource Center @ MOSAIC
University Center 110, (719) 255-7527
The LGBT Resource Center (LGBTRC) @ MOSAIC exists as part of UCCS's on-going commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive atmosphere for everyone on campus. The LGBTRC is designed to provide resources and information to LGBT students, advocate for LGBT interests throughout campus, conduct outreach and education, and to ensure LGBT voices are represented among the campus at large.
University Center 110A, (719) 255-3040
The mission of the Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness, and Community (MOSAIC) is to support and create opportunities that assist all UCCS students in developing a sense of community and place on campus, with an emphasis on supporting and advocating for students from underrepresented communities. MOSAIC strives to create a safe place that encourages and nurtures connections and engagement across social identities, cultures, international status, experiences, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Serves the entire campus community, including students, faculty and staff.