Our office partners with many offices and programs on campus and in communities around the state to support student success through scholarships and program development. Main partners are listed below. 

Key campus partnerships

We work collaboratively with the partners listed below on outreach to and support of first-generation, low-income students as well as students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Senior Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Admissions. Provide campus access to low-income and first generation students with a special focus on middle schools and schools with significant numbers of students who qualify for free and reduced meals.
  • Conference Services. Provide a quality residential experience for the participants of our many precollege outreach programs during the summer months and to provide a quality dining experience for the many guests we host for campus visits throughout the year.
  • CU LEAD Alliance programs. Partner with these programs to introduce first generation and low-income students to a supportive community of scholars with shared goals and similar cultural and personal backgrounds.
  • Financial Aid. Identify first generation and low-income students who can benefit from supplemental scholarship dollars to minimize their student loan debt or who might be in need of one-time emergency funding to help them through financial difficulties.
  • Student Affairs. Partner on programming and events for students.

Community Partnerships

  • Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) Partners. ODECE currently manages about $2 million in COSI scholarships and ensures mentoring, tutoring, advising and other academic enrichment for students through partnership with the CU LEAD Alliance programs who facilitate their success as a CU Boulder student. Through these scholarships, ODECE is building stronger relationships with counties and school districts across the state to better serve students, part of CU Boulder’s commitment to expanding outreach to K-12 students from underrepresented communities. Those partners are listed below.
  • Denver Indian Center. ODECE works with the Denver Indian Center to promote the center as an additional resource and support for Indigenous students who attend the university and to conduct outreach to the local Indigenous community in the Denver-metro area.

Precollege Partnerships

ODECE works collaboratively with the organizations listed below to provide access to the CU Boulder campus by providing campus visits for their students and then provide advocacy for their graduates who choose CU Boulder as their choice college/university to ensure that they participate in support programs, including the LEAD Alliance, who can provide them with wrap-around support services to facilitate their success as a CU Boulder student.