Student group

In the School

  • The Education Diversity Scholars Program (EDS) is a supportive, vibrant community, composed of individuals who are deeply and passionately committed to the School of Education’s mission to promote “democracy, diversity, equity, and justice.” EDS provides academic and social support through individualized advising and community, financial support, and career exploration by way of various seminars, panels, and workshops related to education and teaching. EDS is open to students who are pursuing teacher licensure or majoring in Elementary Education or Leadership and Community Engagement, and who come from underrepresented backgrounds in higher education, including first-generation students, students of color and LGBTQIA students. For information on how to become part of the EDS community, contact Joanna Mendy.
  • Graduate Students of Color Collective (GSOCC) - Our mission is to promote diversity and social justice on campus and create a safe space for the critical discussion of race. This group is open to graduate students who are interested in advancing this effort either professionally or personally.
  • The Multicultural Leadership Scholars Program (MLS) supports the development of leaders from diverse backgrounds, experiences, concerns, knowledge, interests, and accomplishments. Through coursework, service, and socialization, scholars develop a deep awareness of their own values and belief systems as well as those of others. The program features meaningful relationships with professors and peer mentors, diverse practicum classes, financial support, career exploration and an increased sense of community. MLS is open to students of all majors who are interested in exploring leadership, and who come from underrepresented groups in higher education, including first-generation students, students of color and LGBTQIA students. Learn more about the program.
  • Student Association for Graduate Educators (SAGE) - Our mission is to build community among graduate students in the School of Education. New and continuing graduate students volunteer to organize academic and social activities throughout the year. SAGE also maintains open communication between faculty and students as well as to and from the University Graduate Student Council. For more information contact

Across Campus

Housed in the School of Education, the BUENO Center is one of the oldest centers of its kind on campus. BUENO advocates for equitable education for culturally and linguistically diverse learners and their families and offers a variety of research-based projects supporting this mission to precollegiate, undergradute, and graduate students.

CSL integrates more than 75 programs and projects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to improve teaching and learning in these areas and to serve as a state, national, and international resource for such efforts. Students can participate in programs focused on leadership, diveristy, women in STEM, biligual science, and more.

Housed in the School of Education, CU Engage is a campus-wide initiative composed of 9 unique programs that each focus on addressing complex public challenges through close partnerships with local community organizations.

Housed in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE), the CU LEAD Alliance is a campus-wide set of academic learning communities that promote leadership, excellence, achievement and diversity (LEAD) through various cohort experiences, scholarships, academic enrichment programs, and community-building activities.

Administered by the School of Education, the LA Program offers paid assistant positions to undergraduate students wishing to assist CU professors on the Boulder campus with classroom learning. All majors are welcome.

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