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There are 30,000 students at CU. There are 1,000 in your major. What is going to set you apart?  

Find your strength as a leader with CU GOLD.

CU GOLD provides free leadership development programs open to all CU students who inspire participants to create positive change in their communities. Our programs range from semester-long weekly seminars (Core Leadership Program) to a half-day intensive conference (Annual Leadership Conference). We also provide services for student groups (Workshops in a Box and Event Planning 101) and valuable resources for student involvement and recognition. The CU GOLD Executive Board, made up of a volunteer base of students who have graduated from the Core Leadership Program, is instrumental in planning, facilitating, and creating the various aspects of CU GOLD.

CU GOLD is a student-run department of the Center for Student Involvement, located in the University Memorial Center.

Our mission is to be a credible resource for current and emerging leaders on the CU campus. We foster a culture of accountability, leadership, and responsibility by inspiring diverse students to develop and enhance their leadership abilities. Students will learn to apply their leadership skills in order to positively impact both the university and the surrounding community.

We accomplish our mission through free and open leadership workshops, networking events, the Core Leadership Program, the Applied Leadership Program, community service, and leadership recognition.

  • Our Fall 2016 Core Leadership Development Program (CLP) is now under way! CLP is our weekly introductory leadership seminar. Students will learn their own strengths as leaders and how to apply them, as well as develop lasting connections with fellow participants and the CU Boulder community. Applications for the Fall 2016 program could be found under the Core Leadership Program tab. To inquire about our Fall 2016 program registration, please email

Opportunities for All Students:

  • Core Leadership Program
  • Annual Leadership Conference
  • Annual Leadership Awards

Opportunities for Student Groups and Organizations:

  • Workshops in a Box
  • Event Planning 101

Opportunities for Core Leadership Program Graduates:

  • Applied Leadership Program
  • CU GOLD Executive Board


Visit: University Memorial Center, Room 339
Phone: 303-735-0640
Fax: 303-492-2522
Mail: 207 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309

Advisor: Chris Leary
Coordinator for Student Organizations
Center for Student Involvement
Visit: University Memorial Center, Room 330