Discovering your academic path doesn’t just happen through your classes. Here are six ways to explore CU.
Join 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.
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:
- The Rec Center: Hit the rock climbing wall, join an intramural sport or participate in the virtual Outdoor Program.
- Environmental Center: Join the Sustainable Buffs Community for opportunities to engage in community building, education and leadership in sustainability.
- The Herd: Become a member and celebrate your place at CU Boulder. You can also become a Herd Leader and be a part of enhancing inclusivity, Buff pride and networking opportunities on campus.
- Center for Inclusion & Social Change: Participate in community-building programs, educational workshops and inclusive events.
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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