Looking to get involved, but don’t know where to start?

There are a variety of ways to get involved on campus. Getting involved can help you meet new people, find community, discover new interests and skills, and so much more! If you have questions about involvement at CU Boulder, use the live chat feature in the lower right corner of this website. Our live chat is monitored Monday–Friday, 9 a.m–5 p.m. MT.

First, welcome to CU! There are a number of ways to get connected and find opportunities to get involved on campus. Here are a few things we encourage you to check out:

  • Take our involvement survey and tell us about yourself and we’ll match you with some involvement opportunities we think you might like based on your interests.
  • Check out our student organization directory to find a student organization that may be of interest. This directory will be updated as more organizations register with our office, so be sure to check back periodically as we have more than 500 student organizations to get involved in. 
  • Visit the CSI events page for opportunities to get connected through programs and events. Also, follow us on social media @CUBoulderInvolvement as we post lots of great information there. 
  • Sign up to participate in CU GOLD’s Core Leadership Program, which is a great way for students to meet new people, connect regularly with peers and learn valuable skills.
  • Connect with the Volunteer Resource Center to find campus and community volunteer opportunities or visit their CUServes directory to explore and sign up for service events.
  • If you are currently living on campus, we highly encourage you to connect with their RA to see what is happening on your floor and within your residential community.
  • If you are currently living off campus, we highly encourage you to connect with Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations – an office that is dedicated to serving off-campus and non-traditional students.

First, welcome to CU! There are a number of ways to get connected and find opportunities to get involved on campus. Here are a few things we encourage you to check out:

  • Take our involvement survey and tell us about yourself and we’ll match you with some involvement opportunities we think you might like based on your interests.

  • Check out our student organization directory to find a student organization that you would like to get involved with. This directory will be updated as more organizations register with our office, so be sure to check back periodically as we have ore than 500 student organizations to get involved in. 

  • Visit the CSI events page for opportunities to get connected through programs and events. Also, follow us on social media @CUBoulderInvolvement as we post lots of great information there. 

  • Sign up to participate in CU GOLD’s Core Leadership Program, which is a great way for students to meet new people, connect regularly with peers, and learn valuable skills.

  • Connect with the Volunteer Resource Center to find campus and community volunteer opportunities or visit their CUServes directory to explore and sign up for service events.

  • Connect with Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations - an office aimed at serving off-campus living and non-traditional students. They are doing a lot for transfer students, particularly students living off-campus. A few organizations they help oversee include Non-Traditional Student Organization and Tau Sigma (a transfer student honors society).

There are a number of ways to get connected and find opportunities to get involved on campus. Here are a few things we encourage you (and your student) to check out:

  • Have your student take our involvement survey, and they will be matched with some involvement opportunities that we think they might like based on their interests.
  • Check out our student organization directory to find a student organization that may be of interest to your student. This directory will be updated as more organizations register with our office, so be sure to check back periodically as we have more than 500 student organizations to get involved in. Several of our student organizations have created outreach messages for students looking to get involved, so have your student click through to explore some of our student organizations. 
  • Visit the CSI events page for opportunities to get connected through programs and events. Also, follow us on social media @CUBoulderInvolvement as we post lots of great information there. 
  • Sign up to participate in CU GOLD’s Core Leadership Program, which is a great way for students to meet new people, connect regularly with peers and learn valuable skills.
  • Connect with the Volunteer Resource Center to find campus and community volunteer opportunities or visit their CUServes directory to explore and sign up for service events.
  • If your student is currently living on campus, we highly encourage them to connect with their RA to see what is happening on their floor and within their own communities. 
  • If your student is currently living off campus, we highly encourage them to connect with Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations – an office that is dedicated to serving off-campus and non-traditional students. 
  • Still don’t know where to go to get involved? Send us an email at involvement@colorado.edu or connect with us over LiveChat on our website and one of our team members will be happy to help you.


Be Involved Fair

The Be Involved Fair is an opportunity to network and learn more about involvement at CU and in the Boulder area. Traditionally, this program has taken place on the Norlin Quad, and has hosted thousands of students exploring the idea of involvement. You can learn more about the event here: Be Involved Fair

We are excited to offer students a safe and creative way to make new connections and learn about opportunities to get involved on campus and in the community.  Attendees can meet with leaders and members of student organizations.

We hope to see you there!


Explore BuffConnect

BuffConnect is our virtual student center for all things involvement. Whether you want to join a student organizations, learn more about leadership opportunities or check out upcoming events, BuffConnect is your one-stop shop for getting connected on campus!

Log in to BuffConnect with your Identikey and password.

BuffConnect homepage

  • We aim to make finding the right organization as easy as possible. If you know the name of the organization, enter it in the search bar. But if you want to take a more general approach, check out the category options.
  • Once you’ve found one (or a few!) you are interested in, you can contact them directly through their BuffConnect portal or “join” their organization right on the spot!


Complete our Involvement Quiz

Tell us about yourself by taking this short quiz and we’ll match you with some involvement opportunities we think you might like based on your interests.

Involvement Quiz