Resources: Student Services

Skiing and Snowboarding

Excellent downhill ski areas are a relatively short distance from Boulder. National forest and park service lands are open to cross-country skiers wherever there’s snow. Maps of national forest and park locations are available at retail stores specializing in mountain sports. Wherever you go, be alert to snow and weather conditions. Remember that storms might approach quickly during the winter, and the State Patrol might require chains or adequate snow tires for traveling on mountain roads. Drive and ski carefully!


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Sports and Recreation

The Student Recreation Center is a student-fee-funded service managed by the University of Colorado Student Government (CUSG).  The Rec is open seven days a week and has an auxiliary site at Williams Village. Approximately 3,000–5,000 students use the Rec on a daily basis. Visit the website for a complete listing of the facilities and programs offered, including four premier programs: fitness and wellness, club sports, intramurals, and the outdoor program.


Student Academic Success Center

The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) offers eligible undergraduates supplemental instruction for key courses, college learning strategies workshops, core curriculum mathematics and writing courses, individual consultations to improve academic performance, assistance for undergraduates who speak English as a second language, referrals for group and individual tutoring, and preparation for post baccalaureate study. The center hosts the McNeill Academic Program, Academic Excellence Student Support Services Program, and Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program.

Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs’ primary focus is to create a positive learning environment that fosters successful educational and personal development of all students, both in and outside of the traditional classroom. Student learning and success is enhanced when the academic environment and community support students’ full development as individuals—not just as isolated intellects—and when students are seen as important partners in the learning experience. For a complete listing of services offered, visit the student affairs website.

Student Conduct

To view a complete copy of the Student Conduct Code and to review the conduct process and what is considered prohibited conduct, stop by the Office of Student Conduct or visit the website.

Student Diversity

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 for detailed information, and check the following specific student diversity resources:

Student Government

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.

Student Identification

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.

Student Information System (ISIS)

ISIS is a computerized data system that contains information on student admission, registration, financial aid, and academic records at CU-Boulder. The MyCUinfo student web portal is a component of ISIS.


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