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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.


Nominations for the CU Involvement Awards are now open! For more information, please click here.

CU GOLD (Gaining Opportunities through Leadership Development) provides free leadership development opportunities to all CU students as a department of the Center for Student Involvement.  Our programs range from semester-long weekly seminars (the introductory Core Leadership Program and the secondary Applied Leadership Program) to a half-day intensive leadership conference (the GOLD Institute).  At the end of every school year we collaborte with the Center for Student Involvement and the Colorado Creed to host the annual CU Involvement Awards to honor leadership on campus.  We also provide free support for student organizations through our Workshops in a Box program.

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.

Registration for our Spring 2017 Core Leadership Program is now open!  The Core Leadership Program (CLP) is our introductory, semester-long seminar program.  Participants will discover and develop their own leadership strengths and styles, and will investigate how to be an effective leader.  Students will also develop lasting connections with fellow participants and network with CU Boulder staff and faculty.  For more information and to register please see the Core Leadership Program tab, or emails us at

Opportunities for All Students:

  • Core Leadership Program (CLP)
  • Annual Leadership Conference
  • Leadership Recognition Reception

Opportunities for Student Organizations:

  • Workshops in a Box (WIAB)

Opportunities for Core Leadership Program Graduates:

  • Applied Leadership Program (ALP)
  • CU GOLD Executive Board

We'd love to hear from you!

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

Twitter:  @cugold
Instagram:  @cu_gold