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!
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. www.colorado.edu/recreation
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.
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.
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. www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/studentconduct/downloads/StudentConductPoliciesandProcedures2012-13.pdf
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:
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.