Image of the CU GOLD name with a starburst
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 (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 host our annual Leadership Recognition Reception 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.

  • 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 (CLP)
  • The GOLD Institute, our annual leadership conference
  • The Leadership Recognition Reception, our annual leadership awards presentation

Opportunities for Student Groups and 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!  If you have any questions or want to stop by, you can reach us by any of the following ways:

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

Staff Advisor:  , Coordinator for Student Organizations, Center for Student Involvement


Visit:  University Memorial Center, Room 330