One of the best things about CU Boulder is the variety of backgrounds, interests, beliefs and pursuits present in our campus community. You will see people from every continent, culture and economic background. It’s a great thing to have this kind of diversity on our campus and it's even better when our differing perspectives combine to build a strong and open community that prepares graduates to thrive as citizens of a diverse multicultural society.

Diverse Culture

CU Boulder strives to enrich the university by attracting, supporting and graduating students from a diverse range of backgrounds. The city of Boulder itself draws a unique type of individual, and to this diversity CU Boulder seeks to add students with unique perspectives, life experiences and ideas. The Campus Diversity Plan sets forth the university’s goals to: build and maintain an inclusive campus environment; to recruit, support, retain and graduate a diverse student population; and to maintain and enhance diversity in employment of staff, faculty and administrators.

In support of these objectives, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE) works to achieve inclusive excellence and to make it a priority across the campus. ODECE sponsors programs and activities that engage the campus, celebrate differences while valuing common experiences and ensure a culture of inclusiveness for all. Learn more about ODECE at

Campus Conduct & Policies

CU Boulder strives to create a climate of respect, support and accountability. We provide programs to help students learn about the rights, responsibilities and privileges that are gained by being a CU Buff. The overarching set of values and the social contract of the campus can be found in our Student Conduct Code, Honor Code and Colorado Creed. Each helps to foster a campus community where everyone is treated with respect and courtesy. The university views the student conduct process as a learning experience that encourages growth and personal understanding of one’s responsibilities.

Campus Safety: Stay Informed, Stay Safe

There are several departments at CU Boulder committed to the safety, emergency preparedness, environmental health and safety and overall public safety. While the campus is one of the safest among the Pac-12 Schools, it’s always wise to stay informed on campus safety issues.

  • Emergency alerts: get real-time text messages about campus closures and other emergencies sent straight to your mobile via our campus alert system.
  • Police department: the Police Department shares crime alerts, crime prevention tips, information on crime trends, news releases, pedestrian safety tips and more.
  • Emergency preparedness: the emergency management team provides educational resources on how to be prepared in case of an emergency.
  • The Campus Safety website provides comprehensive details on resources available to all campus constituents.