Here are some ways to connect with other graduate students on campus, online and off campus, locally and internationally.
Graduate Student Groups
Provides a forum for graduate students to present their research from any discipline in the Humanities and Social Sciences that pertains to East Asia. Students also have a chance to meet and interact with professors from the CU campus as well as from other universities.
An organization comprised of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers engaged in fundamental and applied science which seeks to promote camaraderie and exchange of knowledge between students across the BioFrontiers Institute and the entire University of Colorado.
Student-run seminar series that focuses on inspiring students from underrepresented backgrounds to be successful academics.
Student-driven effort led by grad and undergrad students in the Physics Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. Our goal is to increase inclusion in Physics/STEM fields, especially among traditionally underrepresented groups, through mentorship and community building.
Recruits incoming and continuing undergraduate science majors from diverse backgrounds to a program at Fiske Planetarium and Sommers-Bausch Observatory.
A multidisciplinary organization of graduate students, professional students, and postdoctoral fellows. FOSEP works to build bridges between science and society and to foster leaders who are prepared to apply specialized expertise to 21st century challenges.
Graduate Students of Color Collective (GSCC)
A student group that aims to create and maintain space for self-identified students of color to gather and support each other in the School of Education and at CU Boulder. Our hope is to hold formal and informal gatherings throughout school year and potentially host events and collaborate with other graduate students and organizations. Please connect with link to the FB group page for more information.
Graduate students are represented on campus through the CU chapter of UGGS.
WiSE is committed to providing coaching, mentorship, networking, and support for women in STEM fields.
Campus & Local Organizations
A gathering usually in a friendly pub after work to hear an informal introduction to an interesting current scientific topic, led by an expert. Gatherings take place in Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins.
Currently an annual gathering in August in association with the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference (COLTT).
A description of the benefits of networking for graduate students with a list of resourcing opportunities.
Offers a range of academic and cultural programs to help you become part of a vital, caring community that will change you and that you, in turn, will change.
Connect with those who have studied at CU Boulder before you and stay connected with those you study with while you are here.
Support the athletic department.
The Alumni Association’s initiative to engage CU Boulder's 240,000 alumni and 30,000 students in every step of their lives whether that be driving with a CU license plate to support student scholarships, helping with career advice, hosting CU watch parties across the country, or traveling to exotic places together.
An organization for individuals in a postdoctoral position (be it research, teaching, or some other type of appointment) that fosters professional advancement through programming, support services, and networking opportunities.
A scientific research society which includes members from the area federal labs and IBM labs.
National Graduate Student Organizations
The AWIS offers free membership for CU Boulder students studying in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical fields. Benefits include: access to career opportunities, a subscription to the AWIS magazine, job postings, funding resources, and networking opportunities.
News and advice on surviving graduate school - from planning your dissertation to navigating the job market.
CGS is an organization of institutions of higher education across the globe engaged in research and graduate education. Its mission is to improve and advance graduate education in order to ensure the vitality of intellectual discovery. CGS accomplishes its mission through advocacy at the federal policy level, aiding students in their research, and the development and dissemination of best practices.
NAGPS strives to be the umbrella organization representing all the graduate and professional students in the country. Its threefold mission is to: (1) develop and sustain a member network to connect graduate and professional students and their associations, (2) provide resources and support to empower members, and (3) advocate at local and national levels on their behalf.
Numerous volunteering opportunities are available on campus and in communities all over the world. Read on to find out about university resources and organizations that provide volunteer opportunities locally, nationwide, and globally.
The Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) is CU Boulder’s volunteer placement service. VRC links students, staff, and faculty to community programs for both short- and long-term volunteer service that match a variety of interests, including education, law, health, environment, animals, disabilities, seniors, women, justice, arts, language, culture, and more. VRC hosts volunteer fairs at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, short-term service projects, Alternative Breaks volunteer trips during university breaks, campuswide food and shelter supply drives, and CU’s annual day of service, Better Boulder Better World.
As a community-based clearing house for nonprofit organizations, the Volunteer Connection offers more than 1,000 volunteer opportunities in the Boulder area. Visit the website to schedule a meeting with referral counselors who will help you search the extensive volunteer database.
In partnership with thousands of local nonprofit organizations, VolunteerMatch has built the nation’s most comprehensive and up-to-date online database of volunteer opportunities. You can search for volunteer opportunities by zip code, category, and date, and you can inquire via e-mail about specific programs that fit your interests and schedule.
IECE prepares CU Boulder students for a lifetime of service to society. IECE is working to make ethical and civic engagement a defining characteristic of our educational community. Visit the website to learn how you can get involved.
The INVST Community Leadership Program (CLP) develops community leaders who engage in compassionate action as a lifetime commitment. The INVST CLP is a two-year experience that combines community service with theoretical learning and practical skills training. Students earn 24 academic credits and receive an AmeriCorps scholarship and a “Certificate in the Study and Practice of Leadership.”