Published: Oct. 8, 2019

Did you know there are departments and programs at CU Boulder dedicated to helping you explore your interests? Check out these opportunities on campus!

students gather for the annual CUnity FestPlanning events

Through the Center for Student Involvement, there are a few opportunities to gain experience with event planning.

  • Cultural Events Board: This student organization is dedicated to filling cultural voids on campus through event programming and funding for student groups.
  • Distinguished Speakers Board: Inspire others by helping to bring some of the world’s greatest minds to CU Boulder.
  • Program Council: Gain experience and insight into the entertainment industry by planning concert and film events. 


Do you enjoy gardening? Or working with animals? Consider signing up for CU in the Community on Oct. 26! This event through the Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) allows students to connect with the community through volunteering. Food and transportation are provided. 

The VRC has many opportunities to volunteer throughout the year, with many organizations on and off campus. Visit UMC 458 and meet with a VRC staff member to learn more.

Health and wellness

If you’re interested in health and wellness, here are some ways you can get involved.

Sustainability and the environment

If you’re interested in sustainability programs, visit the Environmental Center (E-Center) in UMC 355. Volunteer with Ralphie’s Green Stampede, take a Sustainability Skills workshop or join the Sustainability Leadership Program. There are many ways to get involved!

Inclusion and diversity

Do you enjoy learning about and celebrating other cultures? Get involved with these organizations.

  • Dennis Small Cultural Center: As the cultural diversity center of the UMC, the DSCC partners with campus departments and student groups to celebrate nationally recognized history and heritage months throughout the year.
  • Multicultural Greek Council: These organizations provide students with opportunities to develop leadership skills, cultural awareness and academic scholarship.
  • Center for Inclusion and Social Change: This center supports all students in the exploration of all of their identities. They create a welcoming and inclusive space on campus that supports academic and personal growth. Stop by N320 in the C4C to see how you can get involved.


Looking to develop your leadership skills? Check out these programs!

  • Journey Leader program: Help welcome new students and families to CU Boulder, and share tips and advice for adjusting to life on campus.
  • CU Student Ambassador program: Join this team of student tour guides to serve prospective students and their families.
  • CU GOLD: This program provides free leadership development opportunities that are open to all CU students.