Published: Sept. 4, 2020

Discovering your academic path doesn’t just happen through your classes. Here are six ways to explore CU.

Student skateboarding on campusJoin a student organization

CU Boulder has more than 500 student organizations. Are you interested in politics? Outdoor activities? Artistic expression? Social justice? There’s something for everyone! Visit BuffConnect to explore student groups by topic or alphabetical list.

Can’t find a group that matches your interests? Start an organization of your own! The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) supports student groups with the resources to plan events, raise funds and grow your organization.

Get involved

Getting involved can help you meet friends, discover interests and hobbies, and even explore different career paths. Here are a few of the many possibilities to check out this semester:


Volunteering is a great way to explore both on campus and in the Boulder area. Not only can you meet new people and make a positive difference in your community, but there are many options to fit your schedule. Visit the Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) to learn more.

Help with a research project

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides hands-on experience in a research or creative project. This is also a chance to connect with faculty mentors.

Find an on-campus job

Aside from earning money, working on campus is a great way to meet new people and gain work experience. From paid research studies to part-time student employment, there are many opportunities to work at CU Boulder.

Attend campus events

If you feel like you don’t have time to commit to a group right now, there are still ways to explore and meet new people. Check out all of the free student events happening this semester!

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