The EBIO department works to foster an inclusive and supportive environment for all persons of color. We recognize and value the perspectives and contributions of community members from all cultures, ethnicities, and international origins within our department. As a department, we work to support all students, staff, and faculty in their overall well-being and professional development.

STEM Routes

STEM Routes is focused on preparing undergraduates for preparing and applying to graduate school. Led by graduate students, for undergraduates, this group provides access to the cultural capital required for applying to and succeeding in graduate school.

Center for Inclusion and Social Change (CISC)

The CISC supports undergraduate and graduate students across multiple identities, including students of color, LGBTQ+ students, QTBIPOC students, women and femme students and first-generation students. They provide community-building programs, educational opportunities, and a space for students to interact with people from different cultures. 

SMART program

The Colorado Diversity Initiative (CDI) offers 10-week summer research internships for rising juniors and seniors at colleges and universities nationwide through the Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) program. EBIO hosts SMART students in several research labs, with EBIO graduate students & faculty serving as mentors.

Colorado Advantage Graduate Preview Weekend 

The Colorado Advantage Program fully funds a graduate preview weekend for interested & eligible students applying to STEM doctoral programs at CU Boulder. The program runs the Fall before doctorate program admissions, and applications are typically due in Mid-September. For from underrepresented backgrounds interested in exploring the EBIO department, this is a great way to experience the program before applying. 

Student Academic Success Center

Multicultural academic learning community offering academic skills development, math and writing courses, supplementary instruction in gateway courses, tutoring, pre-collegiate and graduate research opportunities

McNair Scholars

Federal aid program that prepares undergraduates for doctoral studies through involvement in research