As part of our efforts to increase the sense of community and belonging amongst members of the graduate school, we have created a centralized platform for incoming and current graduate students to find departmental groups that align with their interests, in order to connect with like minded people. 

Please email uggsinfo@colorado.edu if you don't see your group in the list below.

 
 

The Black Student Alliance is an organization that serves as an advocate of the African/African American/ Black and entire underrepresented voice on campus and wishes to expose all students, faculty, and staff of the University of Colorado Boulder to new ideas and experiences in order to create positive change.

Who is this group for?
While our mission is to sustain a safe space for African/ African American/ Black students, BSA is open to ALL students of the University of Colorado Boulder who are sincerely interested in the Mission of the Black Student Alliance. You do not have to be Black or African American. Membership is FREE, there are NO dues, there is NO application, and NO waiting period.

Just contact us, or visit us at one of our general meetings!

Contact Info:

Gwendalynn Roebke, Co-President (gwro2950@colorado.edu)
Richardo Bambury, Co-President (richardo.bambury@colorado.edu)
Officers of Outreach: Chelsi Bambino (chelsi.babino@colorado.edu) and La’Tavion Willis (Latavion.Willis@colorado.edu)

    Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
    Website: https://www.colorado.edu/blackstudentalliance/

     

    CU Café is a collective of diverse STEM trainees that promotes inclusivity and scientific excellence and connects individuals who have a strong commitment to STEM scholarship, racial and ethnic diversity, community building, and mentorship. We value camaraderie, innovation, self-awareness, and self-empowerment, and we aspire to grow as scientists, professionals, and role models. CU Café has three primary aims:

    • To challenge the status quo of diversity in STEM fields, with the goal of fostering understanding, respect, and community here at CU-Boulder.
    • To empower our members to be agents of change and innovative leaders capable of fostering diversity and equity within STEM fields at CU-Boulder and the broader community.
    • ​To advance the careers of our members by increasing their visibility, expanding their professional networks, and cultivating a diverse and inspiring environment that supports them throughout their academic journey.

    Who is this group for?
    STEM Graduate trainees, professors and Post-Docs

    Contact Info:
    Simone Hyater-Adams, President, Simone.Hyateradams@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      Website: https://cucafeseminar.wordpress.com
      Twitter: @CUCafeSeminar
      Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/111542173003063/?ref=bookmarks
      Instagram: @CUCafeSeminar

       

      InterVarsity’s Graduate Christian Fellowship at the University of Colorado at Boulder seeks to provide graduate students with Christian community and the resources to succeed in graduate school and beyond.

      Who is this group for? 
      Anyone and everyone can join. This group is non-demoninational and welcomes a wide-range of beliefs and backgrounds.

      Contact Info:
      Emily Crider, Full time staff member. Email: emily.ballbach@intervarsity.org

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page: 
      Website: http://www.ivgcfcolorado.org

       

      We are a STEM blog that showcases and elevates science, especially CU science. Our mission is to make science accessible for everyone. We provide a platform and opportunities for undergrads and grads from all backgrounds to learn about science and sharpen their science communication skills.

      Who is this group for?
      Primarily for STEM graduate students, but open to all

      Contact Info:
      Alison Gilchrist, President and Editor in Chief, alison.gilchrist@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      Website: sciencebuffs.org
      Twitter: @sciencebuffs
      Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScienceBuffs/

       

      The STEMinar is a graduate student organization at CU Boulder which seeks to promote interdisciplinary interaction among graduate students in STEM departments. The STEMinar hosts bi-weekly seminars given by graduate students about their research. Additionally, the STEMinar publishes a bi­-annual journal featuring submissions from STEMinar participants, and gives out a number of research grants each year to support graduate students.

      Who is this group for?
      Graduate students in STEM departments, interested in interdisciplinary interactions.

      Contact Info:
      Kevin Dorney, Director, Kevin.Dorney@colorado.edu
      Sarah Arpin, Director, Sarah.Arpin@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      Website: https://www.colorado.edu/csl/steminar
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CU.STEMinar/

       

      Broadly, UMAS works to increase the cultural, social, political, and economic well being of Chicana/os. The organization’s goals include: to encourage respect, dignity, justice, and equality for the Chicano people; furthering the educational development of local youth; advancing the empowerment and rights of all people; presenting and Chicano culture to the campus and to the community with pride; and preparing and encouraging Chicana/o graduates of institutions of higher learning to return to their communities to help better conditions with their people. UMAS is dedicated to recruiting and retaining Chicano/Mexican/Mexican American students at CU Boulder and providing community services such as tutoring, CU tours, middle school and high school student college experience panels, and community events.

      Who is this group for? 
      This group is open to everyone!

      Contact Info:
      Ashly Villa-Ortega, MEXA Chair asvi6077@colorado.edu
      A-mairany Casillas-Alcala, UMAS Chair Amca7132@colorado.edu
      Andrea Invernizze, Officer of Outreach andrea.invernizze@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UMASyMEXA/

       

      The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Group at the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing coaching, mentorship and a platform for discussion, networking and support to encourage and inspire women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields through the tenure of their professional careers.

      Who is this group for?
      Undergraduates and Graduate Women in the Science and Engineering fields

      Contact Info:
      Sarah Crump, President. sarah.crump@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      Website: https://cuwise.wordpress.com
      Buff Connect: https://orgsync.com/156854/chapter

       

       

      AWM is an organization with the mission of encouraging and supporting women to pursue their interests in mathematics as well as promoting equal opportunities for and treatment of women in this field.

      Who is this group for?
      Anyone (grad or undergrad) with an interest in contributing to a visible and supportive community of women in math can join. Note, we are the assoc. FOR women in math and not the assoc. OF...so as long as you are FOR women in math, you are welcome here!

      Contact Info:
      Sabina Altus (APPM), President, sabina.altus@colorado.edu
      Krisztina Dearborn (MATH), Vice President, krisztina.dearborn@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      Website: https://awmcub.wixsite.com/awmcuboulder
      Facebook and Twitter: AWMBoulder
      Buff Connect: https://orgsync.com/162567/chapter

       

      The CU Boulder graduate student chapter of SIAM was founded as an organization to meet the needs of graduate students interested in mathematics and its applications. 

      Who is this group for?
      Our chapter's membership is primarily from the Department of Applied Mathematics, but our activities have attracted students from other science and engineering disciplines as well. All interested students, from any department, are encouraged to participate in SIAM-sponsored events. (Email us to receive event announcements).

      Contact Info:
      Harry Dudley, President, harry.dudley@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      Website: https://www.colorado.edu/amath/academics/organizations/siam-graduate-chapter

       

      College of Arts and Sciences Student Government

      We seek to increase the educational and cultural experience and development of the CU Student Body, mainly via student-run initiatives on campus in cohort with CSI-recognized student organizations. We also promote forums for the arts, and we hope to decrease the gap between University policy and decision-making and the students that are directly affected by such legislation.

      Who is this group for?
      Any A&S student can join. We hold concurrent elections with CUSG in the spring and the fall, unless there are not enough candidates to have a competitive election. In that case, we have an application process and internal Board vote for membership.

      Contact Info:
      Garrett Schumacher, President. Email: gasc8689@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page: 
      BuffConnect, or email: assg@colorado.edu

       
      Computer Science Graduate Student Association

      The Computer Science Graduate Students Association (CSGSA) is a student organization run by and for graduate students from the Computer Science Department at CU Boulder. Its main goal is to foster community amongst graduate students in the Department of Computer Science and other affiliated departments/institutes. To encourage such community, the CSGSA will arrange social events, professional development events, and serve as a central forum of representation for graduate students, representing graduate students’ interests to the department and broader university administration.

      Who is this group for?
      Any computer science graduate student or graduate student who has an affiliation with the computer science department

      Contact Info:
      Stephen Hutt, Chair, Stephen.Hutt@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page: 
      website : bouldercsgrads.org
      slack : boulder-cs-grads.org
      email : sgsa@colorado.edu

       

      Environmental Studies and Design Graduate Forum (ESDGF)

      The Environmental Studies and Design Graduate Forum is dedicated to advancing the research, teaching, and service goals of ENVS/ENVD graduate students at CU Boulder. We do this by promoting and supporting the scholarly work of ENVS/ENVD graduate students, improving their visibility and standing as members of the CU Boulder community, and providing a forum to discuss and interact over ENVS/ENVD related policies and subjects.

      Who is this group for? 
      Grad students in Environmental Studies and Design, but anyone can join.

      Contact Info:
      Angela Boag, Secretary, angela.boag@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      Buff Connect: https://orgsync.com/157131/chapter

       

      Doctoral Business Student Association (DBSA)

      We are the representation of business doctoral students to the school's Doctoral Curriculum and Policy Committee. We raise issues, and voice opinions on issues raised by faculty, on behalf of the school's doctoral students.

      Who is this group for? 
      Students in the doctoral program at the Leeds School of Business.

      Contact Info:
      Justin Pomerance (Marketing PhD Candidate, justin.pomerance@colorado.edu)

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      N/A

       

       

      Student organization that is aimed to promote interdisciplinary research in language, culture, and social practice and engage students across different departments in CU College of Arts & Sciences

      Who is this group for?
      Any student, graduate or undergraduate interested in pursuing research in culture, language, and social practice.

      Contact Info:
      Irina Wagner, member, irina.wagner@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      Buff Connect: https://orgsync.com/161596/chapter
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clasp.cuboulder/

       

      The Linguistics Graduate Student Workshop is a hands-on working group for graduate students in linguistics. We meet biweekly to share our research, work on publications, practice conference talk, and engage in additional professional development activities.

      Who is this group for?
      Graduate students in the Linguistics department.

      Contact Info:
      Olivia Hirschey. Co-organizer. olivia.hirschey@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
       N/A

       

      AWM (The Association for Women in Mathematics)

      AWM is an organization with the mission of encouraging and supporting women to pursue their interests in mathematics as well as promoting equal opportunities for and treatment of women in this field.

      Who is this group for?
      Anyone (grad or undergrad) with an interest in contributing to a visible and supportive community of women in math can join. Note, we are the assoc. FOR women in math and not the assoc. OF...so as long as you are FOR women in math, you are welcome here!

      Contact Info:
      Sabina Altus (APPM), President, sabina.altus@colorado.edu
      Krisztina Dearborn (MATH), Vice President, krisztina.dearborn@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      Website: https://awmcub.wixsite.com/awmcuboulder
      Facebook and Twitter: AWMBoulder
      Buff Connect: https://orgsync.com/162567/chapter

       

      Prospectives of Soft Matter

      We aim to bring together students from different disciplines to collaborate in soft matter projects and organize talks from renowned researchers in the field.

      Who is this group for?
      All students (mostly targeted to STEM) interested in soft matter research.

      Contact Info:
      Eduard Benet, group admin, edbe0252@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      Buff Connect: https://orgsync.com/171305/chapter

       

       

      Who is this group for?
      Grad student and undergrads in physics

      Contact Info:
      CU-Prime@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      Website: 
      https://sites.google.com/a/colorado.edu/cu-prime/​

       

      A community of graduate and undergraduate students, post-docs, and faculty working to support the inclusion, participation, and success of women in the physics department at CU and around the world.

      Who is this group for?
      Students, post-docs and faculty in physics (all genders) interested in supporting teh success of women in physics

      Contact Info:
      WiPBoulder@gmail.com

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      N/A

       

      Program provides opportunities for university students (undergraduates, graduate students, and post docs) to teach inquiry-based science activities to K-12 populations that are underrepresented in science.

      Who is this group for?
      Undergrads, grads, and post-docs in Physics and JILA 

      Contact Info:
      Mike Bennett, program director, michael.bennett@jila.colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      Website: https://jila-pfc.colorado.edu/pisec/home

       

      Sociology Graduate Student Collective

      Advocacy group to voice graduate student concerns within the department.

      Who is this group for?
      All graduate students in the sociology department.

      Contact Info:
      Hillary Steinberg, Hillary.Steinberg@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      N/A

      Student Academy of Audiology

      The Student Academy of Audiology serves as a collective voice for students and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology. The SAA introduces students to lifelong involvement in activities that promote and advance the profession of audiology, and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy for the profession and the public we serve. The CU-SAA organizes students to volunteer in community events which benefit those with hearing loss, connecting them to the broader community of people with hearing loss. The group also provides students with leadership opportunities and organizes travel to state and national audiology conventions, where students learn the latest developments in the field and are able to network with professionals in the field, which is vital for future employment opportunities.

      Who is this group for?
      Any students interested in audiology are welcome to join SAA and participate in events. We ask for $20 membership dues, but everyone is welcome to participate in any events, but due-paying members are prioritized for funding opportunities.

      Contact Info:
      Senia Romero, UGGS Representative, senia.romero@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      BuffConnect: https://orgsync.com/157172/chapter 
      Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/534354423282927/

       

      Performers Without Borders (PWB)

      Performance is a communicative tool to address topical issues relevant to society and ourselves. The program's mission is to utilize the communicative power of the performing arts to inspire individuals to use their voice effectively in speaking out and acting on their local and global concerns. Our aim is to give existing performing arts students an outlet in which they can combine their knowledge of the arts with community action, and to provide a vehicle for non-performers, amateurs and/or people new to the performing arts to harness and practice their performance skills and utilize their voice and actions to approach pressing social issues. Our events and work transcend "borders" through the arts: academic, geographic, interpersonal and questions the borders of liveness and performance online by engaging new technology.

      Who is this group for? 
      Any CU student!! Those who are interested in testing the boundaries of performance definitions are welcome to join. We are interested in all methods of interdisciplinarity in performance: culture, discipline, environment, etc. Our organization is particularly interested in testing the boundaries of performance in order illuminate social issues and ignite positive social change.

      Contact Info:
      Co-Presidents, Jashodhara Sen, jashodhara.sen@colorado.edu and  Marla Schulz, marla.schulz@colorado.edu

      Website link, social media, or Buff Connect page:
      Buff Connect: https://orgsync.com/156995/chapter
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CUPWB/