Per the Policy on Discovery and Patents, the university owns student discoveries or patents perfected using university facilities as a condition of the student’s education. Every person, as a condition of employment or of his/her education, and every user of university facilities, shall comply with the policy. www.cusys.edu/policies/policies/A_IP-Discoveries.html
CU-Boulder has approximately 1,200 full-time faculty members; 91 percent of them hold a PhD or an equivalent degree. Professors hold weekly office hours and can advise you about how you’re doing in class, what courses you should take, career options, and student research opportunities. Outside of the classroom, professors are conducting research in their individual fields and making a place for themselves and the university in the history books. Our faculty members have distinguished themselves in many fields, earning four Nobel Prizes and numerous other national and international awards.
If you work on an independent study project, you may choose a topic from a specific area of study or ask a professor to help you design a project tailored to your interests. Projects could include writing a play, doing laboratory research, or designing a space shuttle experiment. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) sponsors undergraduate students who wish to work in partnership with a faculty member on a research or creative project. enrichment.colorado.edu/UROP
The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) lets you combine your academic study with a military officer’s educational program. ROTC courses are open to all CU-Boulder students, even those not enrolled in ROTC. Scholarships are available to those who qualify.
The University of Colorado Student Government (CUSG) is the student government for all CU-Boulder students. CUSG is among the most influential student governments in the nation and has an operating budget of more than $32 million. Similar to the structure of the U.S. government, CUSG has executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Executives are elected each year in the spring, and they appoint a staff of commissioners, student administrators, and administrative assistants. Legislative council meetings are held Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Summer session offers a variety of courses in almost any area. The courses are offered in 3-, 5-, 8-, and 10-week blocks and are open to both continuing students and nondegree students who want to enjoy Boulder in the summer. A three-week intensive session, Maymester, offers students the opportunity to take one course immediately after the end of spring semester. Classes featuring visiting faculty are offered through FIRST (Faculty in Residence Summer Term).
Numerous volunteering opportunities are available on campus and in communities all over the world. Read on to find out about university resources and organizations that provide volunteer opportunities locally, nationwide, and globally.
Your vote is important! Whether it’s for the University of Colorado Student Government (CUSG), local, state, or national candidates, or issues, please exercise your right to vote. If you want to register to vote in the State of Colorado, you must meet the following requirements: