Chancellor's Communique

Helping Those Impacted by the Boulder County Fires, 12-31-21

Dear students, faculty and staff,

As crews work tirelessly in the aftermath of yesterday’s devastating fires in Boulder County, and communities come together to support the thousands evacuated from their homes, we are working to make emergency resources available for those impacted. We are aware of hundreds of families affected among the CU community, including many on our campus, and there is no doubt that countless others have been impacted and are in need of support.

If you have been directly affected by the Marshall and Middle Fork fires and need assistance, please know that we are working on making emergency funding available to you. We will share more information about emergency resources and support next week, and there are additional services listed on the Boulder Office of Emergency Management website.

This is a distressing time for many. Please remember that there are mental health resources available to you, on campus and off. Colorado Crisis Services provides free, professional one-on-one support 24/7 by calling 1-844-493-8255 or texting “TALK” to 38255.

Many of us are seeking ways to help. You can support affected members of the CU Anschutz community with a gift to the CU Anschutz Emergency Relief Fund. In addition, all gifts made through January 14 to the University of Colorado Marshall Fire Support Fund will be distributed to students, faculty and staff throughout the CU system who have been impacted by the fires. Additional opportunities are listed below.

We will be closely monitoring the effects of this traumatic event, as well as COVID-19 cases, on our campus community, and will share any operational changes that may be needed to keep our mission moving forward.

Our hearts are with all of those impacted, and our campus community is here for you. 

Please take care of yourselves and one another.

Don Elliman


How You Can Help

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