Gender EquityRisk Reduction

Risk Reduction

By and large, Boulder is a relatively safe community. However, it is not without crime and concerns for physical safety. Sexual assaults, interpersonal violence, and aggressive behavior do occur both in the Boulder and Denver communities and, occasionally, on-campus.

It is best to plan ways to stay safe ahead of time.

Safety Tips

  • Familiarize yourself with campus and with safe spaces around town.

  • Make sure to personalize your safety settings on social media, including location settings.

  • Put emergency numbers, such as campus safety and the police, into your phone.

  • Attend a campus workshop or program on sexual violence risk reduction.

  • If you ever feel threatened, act up, state your feelings, and leave.

If you go out on a date, or plan to hook up:

  • Make sure you communicate clearly with the other person what you do and don’t want to happen.

  • Let a friend or two know where you are going and when you plan to be back.

  • Plan to meet in a public location if you are meeting someone you don’t know well.

  • Only drink something you have poured yourself or that comes from a sealed container.

  • Use good Judgment and speak up if you get uncomfortable.

If you do choose to go out and party:

  • Go out with friends, and make a plan ahead of time.

  • Be mindful of your alcohol and drug intake, and watch your drink.

  • If you arrive as a group, leave as a group.

  • Be aware of sudden changes in how your body feels, and tell a friend immediately.

  • Trust your instincts and use good Judgment.

  • Have a backup plan.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.