DU & Community Support
If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, or sexual harassment, there are many resources available both on campus at DU and in the Denver community ready to offer their help and support. On this page, you'll find a list of these resources, including services provided and how to get in touch.
You can contact CAPE by email or during business hours at 303-871-3853.Email CAPE
In Case of Emergency
If you or someone around you is in an emergency situation, don't hesitate to call 9-1-1, or Campus Safety at 303-871-3000 or ext. 1-3000, right away. For a non-emergency illness, injury, or mental health crisis, call the HCC Front Desk at 303-871-2205 — help is available 24/7.
CAPE can help you explore your options for reporting sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment, or relationship violence. Speaking with a CAPE advocate does not obligate reporting anything to law enforcement or the University.
Medical Forensic Exams
After experiencing a sexual assault, you may choose to undergo a Medical Forensic Exam (MFE), also known as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) forensic exam. This does not require you to formally report anything to law enforcement or participate in an investigation.
Support for Affinity Groups
Our advocates have content expertise in and center survivors who hold marginalized identities or are members of groups facing a heightened risk of experiencing gender violence.
How To Support a Survivor
When a friend or loved one has experienced gender violence, it can be difficult to know how best to respond. CAPE is here to help.
Survivor Advocates are considered confidential under Colorado State Statute 13-90-107. Confidentiality means that your personal information and anything you share will be protected and will not be disclosed to others without your permission. Limitations on confidentiality apply only when:
- Clear and substantial risk of physical danger to self or others exists. This may include life-threatening situations or when specific threats are made against others.
- It is required by law (i.e. child abuse reporting statute) or court ordered. In these cases, efforts are made to protect all sensitive information.
Confidential University Resources
The following services from the University of Denver are committed to maintaining confidentiality and protecting your personal information.
- CAPE Advocacy Services (business hours): 303-871-3853
- DU HCC Counselor on Call (24/7): 303-871-2205
University Reporting Options (Not Confidential)
You are always free to report sexual assault, stalking, harassment, or relationship violence to the University. This can be done through Campus Safety or the DU Title IX office. Reports cannot be kept confidential and may result in a Title IX investigation conducted by the University.
- DU Campus Safety (emergency): 303-871-3000
- DU Campus Safety (non-emergency): 303-871-2334
- Associate Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity and Title IX: 303-871-3142
- DU Student Outreach and Support: 303-871-4724
Title IX investigations are separate from law enforcement investigations. You have the option of reporting only to the University, only to law enforcement, to both, or to neither.
Confidential Community Resources
The following resources from outside DU are committed to maintaining confidentiality and protecting your personal information.
The Blue Bench: 303-322-7273
- 24/7 sexual assault hotline
- SANE Forensic Exam accompaniment
- Individual/group therapy
- Case management
- Prevention/education programming
Safehouse Denver: 303-318-9989
- 24/7 relationship violence hotline
- Shelter services
- Case management
- Individual/group therapy
The LGBT National Hotline: 888-843-4564
- Monday–Friday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mountain Time
- Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mountain Time
- Telephone, text, and email support for LGBT issues
- Local resource information for cities across the US
Community Reporting Options (Not Confidential)
You are always free to report sexual assault, stalking, harassment, or relationship violence to law enforcement. These reports cannot be kept confidential and will result in a law enforcement investigation by the Denver Police Department.
- 9-1-1 (emergency)
- Denver PD: 720-913-1300 (non-emergency)
Law enforcement investigations are separate from Title IX investigations. You have the option of reporting only to law enforcement, only to the University, to both, or to neither.