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The following is a list of programs, organizations, and activities provided to students at the University of Colorado Denver.  Research suggests that becoming involved in extra curricular activities on campus helps to promote academic success, so get involved !  Please feel free to contact us to add to this list. 


Copper Nickel Literary Magazine

Contact: Jake Adam York, Editor -

Website: Copper Nickel

Copper Nickel is a literary journal published by the students and faculty at the University of Colorado Denver. Unlike traditional campus literary journals, Copper Nickel publishes work by student authors and by professional authors. Selection is competitive, and more like a national literary journal's editorial process than a traditional campus literary magazine's.. Copper Nickel is recognized as a national literary journal, but unlike other national journals our staff is 96% undergraduate students. 


Distinguished Lecture Series 

Wesbsite: Lecture Series 

Our Distinguished Lecture Series hosts an array of speakers on Campus.  The goal of the lecture series is to expose UC Denver students to different thoughts and cultures through lectures and entertainment. The Student Activities staff, composed of students and administration, plan and  promote numerous    speakers, guest lectures, presentations and exciting debates. The Distinguished    Lecture Series is the cornerstone of our Student Activities programming.


Lunch with Lawmakers 

Contact:, Office of Student Life

A new program that offers a 60 minute open forum with a member of the Colorado Legislature.  Lunch provided!


New Student Convocation

Contact:, Office of Student Life

Website: Convocation

The New Student Convocation is the official welcoming ceremony for freshmen and transfer students to the University community by the Provost, faculty, staff, and student government and features top University officials who welcome you and discuss what lies ahead for you at our campus. This event is held before the beginning of classes in the Fall.


Office of International Education

Website: OIE

The office of International Education (OIE) handles international admission and international scholar and student services.  They also manage all study abroad programs and our international college relationships.



Office of Student Life


Website: Office of Student Life

Supports the academic resources, out-of-class learning and recreational opportunities that are available throughout the year at UC Denver.


Spoken Word/Poetry Slam!    

Contact:,  Office of Student Life

Similar to the GIG series, students will be able to sign up to read/perform their work or the work of their favorite poet on the first and last Wednesday in the Tivoli Atrium from 11am-2pm.


Student Housing


Website: Student Housing                                            
Research has shown that living in student housing during the first year has numerous benefits for students both academically and socially.  Student Housing participants tend to have: Higher graduation rates than students who live off campus, a higher level of satisfaction with their college experience, a higher level of involvement in clubs and activities on campus,  more frequent interaction with faculty members and peers.  Campus Village  residents elect their own officers and representatives, giving residents a strong voice in the formation of policies. Each semester, the Community Council sponsors and coordinates various activities such as; social events, community service programs, intramural sports, and educational programs.


Student Organization Resource Center

Contact: Samantha.Ortiz@ucdenver, Office of Student Life

Website: SORC

The mission of the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) is to promote student engagement as an integral part of a University education, register student organizations, and provide services, information, education, support, and advising to assist with the development and strengthening of students and student groups. Working with university and community partners, including student group advisors, alumni, and national organizations, and through education on university resources, policies, and procedures, SORC provides leadership development, organizational management, and skill development opportunities in an effort to empower students, to support quality learning experiences outside of the classroom, and to encourage active, thoughtful, involved community citizens.


Student Organizations

Website: Student Organizations

At the University of Colorado, we recognize the importance of student organizations for building leadership, teamwork, and networking skills. Involvement in campus organizations is also an important part of UCD’s total educational program. Student Organizations offer social, service, and professional opportunities for their members within the university and community. Membership can broaden acquaintances, develop leadership abilities, build decision-making and problem-solving skills, and complement classroom instruction.


Women’s Leadership Conference

Contact:, Office of Student Life

Website: Women's Leadership Conference

The Women's Leadership Conference is a great way to get involved and network with the community. It is a session in which a keynote speaker is   invited to speak on the accomplishments and struggles and allows for participants to network and interact through a variety of breakout sessions on the topic at hand, empowerment and leadership.

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