American Indian Science and Engineering Society 

Description: The American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization which nurtures the building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational programs, AISES provides opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives to pursue studies in science, engineering, and technology arenas. The trained professionals then become technologically informed leaders within the Indian community. AISES' ultimate goal is to be a catalyst for the advancement of American Indians and Native Alaskans as they seek to become self-reliant and self-determined members of society.

The BOLD Center

Department: College of Engineering & Applied Science
Description: Academic center for engineering students. Includes Goldshirt program and provides scholarships.

CU Cafe

Description: CU Café is an organization of postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students of color at CU Boulder. Our aim is to create a supportive community for underrepresented scholars to thrive and grow on campus. To that end, CU Café brings underrepresented scholars and professionals to campus to give both departmental discipline-specific colloquia as well as informal inspirational/career development talks to grad students and postdocs. Each year CU Café identifies and brings STEM disciplinary speakers to campus through shared funding from the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement and the individual academic departments, and one speaker of campus-wide interest. CU Café also meets regularly to provide opportunities for professional development, community building, social opportunities, and informal academic support for its members. Connect with us on Twitter @CUCafeseminar.

CU Engage

Contact: Roudy Hildreth
Department: School of Education
Description: Funds community-based projects

CU Prime

Contacts: Ben Pollard, Ren Reiff
Department: Physics
Description: Student run group for undergrads that offers mentoring, talks and classes.


Contact: Adalyn Fyhrie
Department: Astro/Planetary Sciences
Description: Student-run group for undergrads: mentoring and talks.

CU Women of Color in STEM

Contact: Hiba Anwar, Rocio Monroy-Tello, Namita Pasupuleti
Social Media: Instagram - @cuwocstem
Description: CU Women of Color in STEM is a student organization that works to support women of color in STEM and give them a community to fall back on. The goal of this organization is to inspire current and future generations of women of color to become interested in STEM. Women of Color in STEM also aims to provide students with a safe space and an opportunity to network with fellow students, alumni, professors with similar experiences.

Diversity Group (EBIO)

Contact: Julian Resasco
Department: EBIO
Description: Support for underrepresented students in EBIO.

Integrated Teaching and Learning Lab

Contact: Janet Yowell
Department: College of Engineering

LASP Outreach

Contact: Erin Wood
Department: LASP


Contact: Beth Kroger, Chief of Operations
Office: University of Colorado Main Campus, 440 UCB
Description: JILA actively seeks and supports diversity as an integral element of a collaborative and world-leading research institute. JILA Excellence in Diversity and Inclusivity (JEDI) is a self-nominated group of JILAns focused on advancing effective diversity and inclusivity through education and activities within JILA and collaboratively with the CU community. JEDI includes JILA Fellows, Staff, Students and Postdocs.


Contact: Arpi Grigorian
Description: Queer and trans STEM.

McNair Scholars Program

Office: Student Academic Success Center, Fleming Law 187
Description: The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 151 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for underrepresented students. 

Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program (MASP)

Contact: Celeste Montoya
Department: College of Arts & Sciences
Description: Academic program for underrepresented students in the arts & sciences

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Office: Engineering Center BOLD Center
Description: The NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professional, and positively impact the community.

Promoting an Inclusive Community in Astronomy (PICA)

Contacts: Hayley Roberts, Baylee Bordwell and Ryan Diaz-Perez 
Department: Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
Description: PICA is a diversity group primarily run by graduate students with support from faculty members in the Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Department. We dedicate our time to raising awareness of actions that can increase diversity and inclusiveness within the Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Department. We work towards providing a safe space for graduate students to discuss challenges they face in the department as well as in the wider field of STEM.

Science Discovery

Contact: Stacey Forsyth
Department: CU Science Discovery
Description: STEM education for K-12 students, teachers and community

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE/MAES)

Society for Women Engineers (SWE)

Department: College of Engineering
Description: SWE is focused on building a community of strong female engineers by establishing a secure and substantial support system that begins in college and transitions into the professional setting.

STEM Routes

Contacts: Dana Stamos, Andres Villada
Department: Colorado Diversity Initiative
Description: Graduate student-run group for mentorship of undergrads in the STEM disciplines

Student Academic Success Center (SASC)

Contacts: Shane Oshetski (Writing Program Coordinator)
Department: Office of Undergraduate Education.
Description: Academic program for underrepresented students

Underrepresented Students in Astronomy

Contact: Maya Yanez

Women in Computing (WiC)

Contact: Annie Kelley, Lauren Mitchell
Department: Computer Science
Description: Supporting women and diversity in computing.

Women in Physics

Contact: Miranda Thompson
Department: Physics
Description: Supporting women in Physics.

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)

Contact: Anna Corts (co-founder)
Department: College of Engineering
Description: Coaching and mentorship for women in STEM

Information compiled courtesy of Simone Hyater-Adams in conjunction with WhoRunsCU and CU-Prime.