The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is housed in CU Boulder's Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE), which works throughout the university to create an academic environment in which all students can succeed and thrive in the fullest expression of their individual identities.

We echo the OUE community's commitment to inclusion and strive to create a campus where all students feel they belong and are valued. We also advocate for equity and accessibility with shared principles of innovation and collaboration. In partnership with colleges, schools, programs and other units, we promote learning opportunities, eliminate barriers to student success and work to improve the quality of the campuswide undergraduate student experience.

We are committed to recruiting and supporting students who have been historically marginalized in higher education—and invite dialogue about our programming. UROP is an active member of the campus LEAD Alliance and dedicated to providing equitable access to the university's research and creative resources. We sincerely value and strongly support undocumented employees and students on our campus, who enrich our community, and are committed to providing funding options for DACA, ASSET and/or undocumented students.

CU Boulder's Land Acknowledgment

The University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado’s flagship university, honors and recognizes the many contributions of Indigenous peoples in our state. CU Boulder acknowledges that it is located on the traditional territories and ancestral homelands of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Ute and many other Native American nations. Their forced removal from these territories has caused devastating and lasting impacts. While the University of Colorado Boulder can never undo or rectify the devastation wrought on Indigenous peoples, we commit to improving and enhancing engagement with Indigenous peoples and issues locally and globally. We will do this by:

  • Recognizing and amplifying the voices of Indigenous CU Boulder students, staff and faculty and their work. 
  • Educating, conducting research, supporting student success and integrating Indigenous knowledge.
  • Consulting, engaging and working collaboratively with tribal nations to enhance our ability to provide access and culturally sensitive support and to recruit, retain and graduate Native American students in a climate that is inclusive and respectful.

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