For a comprehensive listing of CU-Boulder resources and services for students, check out the Division of Student Affairs website.
As college students, it truly is our duty to give back to the community we have gained so much from. Whether you want to help animals or children, advocate for the environment or for social change, it doesn’t matter—just find something you can support, and do it. Not sure where to volunteer? Try the Volunteer Resource Center or Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement.
“I like being in GlobeMed because I have met a bunch of people who have a similar passion for promoting global health equity.” – Ashley Armstrong
No matter what your interests or passions are, there is a group of students for you. See Get Involved on the Division of Student Affairs website. From intramural and club sports, to Anime Anonymous, to Sports Marketing Club, to the Extreme Measures, to Gay Straight Alliance, to Boulder Freeride, there are countless student groups you can join. Becoming involved in an organization is a great way to pursue interests outside of the classroom. Can’t find the group your looking for? Create your own!
“Doing school activities not only allows you to make new friends, but also allows you to find yourself and your potential career path.” – Elle Aud
A foundation in leadership not only helps you excel in academia and in the work world, but also enriches you personally. CU GOLD, Chancellor’s Leadership Studies Program, and CU Student Government (CUSG) are only a few leadership-based groups on campus. Reaching a leadership position in any student organization can also be just as rewarding as participating in a group meant specifically for developing leadership skills.
“Student Ambassadors is really about bringing the best and brightest students to the CU campus. Being a student ambassador gives me the chance to be make a difference in the lives of incoming freshmen by sharing all of the wonderful opportunities CU offers.” – Andi Hudler
Getting involved with the Greek community on campus is another great way to get involved.Panhellenic Sororities and Multicultural Greek Organizations are both affiliated with the university, and provide students with opportunities to participate in community service, develop leadership skills, and expand socially. The Interfraternity Council also provides students with academic support, leadership skills, lifelong friends, and a network of opportunities.
“The Greek community is an excellent source to meet other students from different backgrounds whether they’re from out-of-state or different majors. It’s a great way to get involved with a large community that shares the same motivation to help other organizations like charities and local student groups.” – Brett Forrest
These are only a few options of how you can get involved on campus; so if you don’t see anything you like, start looking for other opportunities. Becoming active on campus allows you to be a contributing member of the CU and Boulder communities, helps you meet people and find your place on campus, and can inspire interests and passions outside of the classroom. So get involved today!