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.
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.
Established in 1977, Student Legal Services (SLS) is a small law office at CU-Boulder dedicated exclusively to serving the legal needs of students. Sponsored by the Student Government and funded in large part by student activity fees, SLS provides accessible professional legal assistance to eligible students for a fraction of the cost of a private attorney. SLS has several attorneys on staff who can help students make sense of their legal situations, explain their options and/or help them prevent their legal issues from getting out of control.
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
Suicidal thoughts—your own or a friend’s—are cause for serious concern. Suicide is the second ranking cause of death for college-age students, and all warning signs must be taken seriously. A person who is suicidal often feels depressed, lonely, and isolated from friends and family. A change in sleep patterns, loss of interest in activities and friends, and changes in lifestyle are some additional indicators of suicidal tendencies. If you find yourself or a friend exhibiting these behaviors, seek help immediately!
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.