Student Groups


Computer Science Undergraduate Advisory Council (CSUAC)

CSUAC is composed of Computer Science undergrads and other interested students who want to make improvements to the undergraduate Computer Science program.


CS Graduate Student Colloquium

This event has been temporarily cancelled. It will resume in the near future.

Each week a student from one of the CS labs will discuss their research. These talks are geared to foster communication between the labs and give students a friendly environment to practice their presentation skills. Students who receive a Department Travel Stipend will be encouraged to sign up and present at one of the talks after the funded event. A sign-up sheet will be provided at the first event for anyone wanting to give a talk.

Pizza and refreshments is provided after each presentation, and an award for the best talk will be given at the end of the academic year.

Open to All Students

Hack CU

Hack CU hosts several hackathons throughout the year, and runs the Startups2Students job fair each spring. Visit the Hack CU website for more information.

CU Ethical Hacking Club

Interested in computer security? Cryptography? Social engineering? Hacking competitions? Join the CU Hacking Club! We meet on a regular basis to discuss a variety of computer security topics, techniques and tutorials. Some of us also participate in various hacking competitions during the year. All skill levels and backgrounds welcome. Come learn about how computer systems can be attacked and what you can do to defend them. For more info or to stay up to date on our happenings, apply for membership to our mailing list or email

CU Women In Computing (CUWIC)

CU Women in Computing (CUWIC) is the ACM-W chapter within the Computer Science Department at CU Boulder. CUWIC is dedicated to supporting women and diversity in computing.

Bitcoin Club

The College Cryptocurrency Network (CCN) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to forming a robust network of college clubs for cryptocurrency education, mining, trading and start-ups. Visit the Bitcoin Club website for more information. 

Computer Forge @ CU

Promotes software project collaboration and cloud computing. Any full-time student at CU Boulder can become a member. Some of the benefits of membership include:

  • Post projects and contact each other on the CUCF site.
  • Get hosting privileges on our OpenStack cloud (great for hosting a website, testing remote software and project collaboration!)
  • Attend Computer Forge seminars to learn and implement knowledge on software development, including server implementation, scaling, security, databases and more.

If you are interested in becoming a member, check out the Computer Forge website or email group leader Eric Fossas.

Colorado Data Science Team

The Colorado Data Science Team (CODATA) is a lively student group of data scientists, machine learners, number crunchers and statisticians, predominantly from computer science but with members from many departments across campus. Our primary goal is to give students hands-on experience working in teams to apply modern machine learning tools to real problems with real data. We compete internally in sponsored prediction challenges, as well as representing CU Boulder in global competitions as seen on Kaggle, DrivenData, Quantopian and other platforms. Check out to join our mailing list, and to learn more about the team and the optional 1-credit companion course. You can also contact us at