CU-Boulder is increasing racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity on campus among students, faculty, and staff. Several groups, including the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs; the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement; and the President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity, are working to improve both the campus and Boulder community climates for all students, faculty, and staff. Visit www.colorado.edu/cu-diversity for detailed information, and check the following specific student diversity resources:
The Buff OneCard is your official CU-Boulder student ID to be used for your entire career at CU-Boulder. The card is required as official verification of eligibility for many student privileges, including access to residence hall buildings, the Student Recreation Center, all campus libraries, Wardenburg Health Center, dining halls, tickets for athletics events, free use of RTD buses, and more. If you lose your card or believe it has been stolen call 303-492-1212 immediately to have the card deactivated. This prevents others from using it.
As a student or prospective student at CU-Boulder, you have a right to certain information pertaining to financial aid programs, crime and safety, graduation rates, athletics, and other general information such as the costs associated with attending CU-Boulder. This information is available to you at www.colorado.edu/administration/righttoknow/list.html.
Join the ranks of over 1,000 CU-Boulder students who study abroad each year. Study abroad programs exist for all majors, including yours! Explore your major while abroad, and build skills for the job market. CU has many affordable study abroad programs, and financial aid applies. Scholarships are also available. CU Study Abroad has programs for all language levels, and there are programs in over 50 countries where you can study in English. studyabroad.colorado.edu | Center for Community S355 | 303-492-7741
In the event of an emergency, you may use any public pay telephone toll free to reach help. Dial the 9-1-1 emergency number or 0 to reach the operator. Dialing 9-1-1 from campus telephones connects you with the campus police.
Testing Services, under the umbrella of Career Services, administers academic, admission, and exemption tests. These include national tests such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL-iBT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), PRAXIS Series exams for prospective teachers, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and bACT-Residual. CU-Boulder institutional tests available include Core Curriculum Exemption tests in geography, upper-division written communication, QRMS, and 56 foreign languages.
Buses. You don't need to park it—and all you need is your Buff OneCard to ride for free! Most buses run every 10 to 15 minutes during peak hours on weekdays and weekends, but schedules do vary.
Voted CU’s and Boulder’s Best Hangout, the UMC is visited by more than 12,000 people every day who come to grab a bite to eat, enjoy free entertainment, catch some sun by the fountain or on the rooftop, shop the retail stores, study, check email, bowl, play pool, and take care of banking, printing, and mailing. With a wide variety of student services and dozens of student group offices in the building, the UMC is an exciting center for community interaction and activism. At the UMC, diversity is celebrated through food, dance, art, music, and the free exchange of ideas.
As the flagship university of the state of Colorado, CU-Boulder has become a true community of learners—faculty, staff, and students—jointly engaged in the quest for knowledge. At the heart of our Flagship 2030 strategic plan is a strong commitment to student success and redefining how we teach, discover, and share knowledge. Together, we are working to become a leading model of the “new flagship university” of the 21st century—serving Colorado and engaged in the world. www.colorado.edu/flagship2030