As an incoming student, you are part of the Alumni Association’s initiative called Forever Buffs. As a Forever Buff you are part of a strong alumni and student network. You and CU alumni have much in common, especially sharing Buff spirit, which will open doors for you throughout your life. Membership in the Herd, the student arm of the Alumni Association, also is a great way to engage with other students and celebrate being a Buff. With 5,000 members, it’s one of the strongest student groups in the country.
As a CU-Boulder student, you live in one of the most dynamic, progressive, and attractive small cities in the United States. With a large system of bike and pedestrian paths, and one of the best bus systems in the nation (free to students with your Buff OneCard), Boulder is an easy place to get around any time of year. The city is renowned for its natural beauty, high-tech businesses, cultural activities, and the CU-Boulder campus, drawing a variety of individuals to the area, including scientists, professionals, writers, artists, and over 30,000 students.
The Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) is a resource to students in providing advocacy, advising, support, and mentoring services aimed at increasing community, persistence, and empowerment of all students, using a particular lens of multiculturalism and social justice. A few of the programs offered by CMA are the Peer Mentor Program, First Generation Scholars Program, Diversity Awareness Trainings, White Ally Program, and Exploring Diversity Through Film Series.
Whether you’re looking for a group that emphasizes ethnic or cultural heritage, political involvement, hobbies, or environmental issues, clubs and organizations are an important part of campus life. Stop by the University of Colorado Student Government (CUSG) office for more information about clubs and activities, or visit the student activities website or the online club guide. http://sofo.colorado.edu/SOFOsdg.php | UMC125
The Conference on World Affairs, held each year during the second week of April, is the largest event in Boulder, attracting 92,000 students and visitors to over 200 sessions, all of which are free and open to the public. Roger Ebert, who was a participant for four decades, called it the “conference on everything conceivable,” as topics are hardly limited to international affairs.
The mission of the Office of Discrimination and Harassment (ODH) is to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment and discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or veteran status at the University of Colorado Boulder. Additionally, we strive to prevent and eliminate false allegations of discrimination and harassment and retaliation against individuals who report allegations of discrimination or harassment or individuals who participate in an investigation.
First-year students have many exciting new opportunities and face a number of potential challenges. Those who become involved in their university community, both inside and outside the classroom, typically perform at higher levels in both the academic and personal aspects of their lives. Connect with your peers, meet regularly with faculty members, or touch base with a resident advisor (RA) to find out about the many resources and experiences that the university has to offer. The choices you make in the first year have a huge impact on what kind of Buff you will be at CU and beyond.
Since its creation in 1992, the Chancellor’s Standing Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues has realized several major initiatives benefiting the university, including a certificate program in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies, domestic partner health insurance, an LGBTQ alumni association chapter, and more.
Greek life at CU-Boulder encourages the pursuit of excellence in leadership and scholarship, as well as friendship and community service. The CU-Boulder Greek system consists of the Panhellenic sororities and multicultural Greek organizations. The Panhellenic Executive Council and the Multicultural Greek Council govern these groups. Visit the Greek Life website for additional details. www.colorado.edu/greeks