To help you be successful at CU Denver, we encourage students to take advantage of all of the academic resources and co-curricular learning and recreational opportunities that are available throughout the year at the university.
You can get involved with a student organization, Campus Village Community Council, student government or the campus newspaper. Perhaps, you will choose to spend time with one of more than 70 student groups and clubs including honorary and professional organizations and faith-based groups. Participation in these groups will help you develop leadership and organizational skills that will aid you throughout your education and career.
Campus Village Involvement Opportunities
The Campus Village Community Council
is a student-run organization that acts as a government for Campus Village. Community Council allows residents to voice their opinions and ideas in order to improve their community. Students involved in Community Council will participate in frequent meetings, elections, and programs. Any resident of Campus Village may join Community Council.
Become a Resident Assistant (RA)
Students who have lived in Campus Village for at least one year are eligible to apply for a Resident Assistant position. RA's are student leaders in the Campus Village community who work to create a healthy and inclusive living and learning environment. They support the transition to being a college student and help others to develop life skills. RA selection occurs each Spring Semester. Details on the application and selection process are distributed to current residents.
Ways to Get Involved on Campus
The Office of Student Life takes pride in providing a multitude of campus events for our students, including weekly activities and lectures on campus. We hope you will take advantage of everything that CU Denver and the Office of Student Life has to offer!
The purpose of the University of Colorado Denver Student Government Association is to represent and promote the ideas and interests of the Student Body while providing opportunities for student leadership and student leadership development.
SACAB is comprised of student representatives elected from all three institutions, including the Community College of Denver (CCD), Metropolitan State College of Denver (Metro State), and the University of Colorado Denver, Downtown Campus (UCD).
Meetings are held every Friday afternoon at 2:30 pm in the Tivoli Student Union, Suite 329 (Senate Chambers), and are open to the student public. The SACAB office is also located in the Tivoli Student Union, in Suite 314. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to stop by the SACAB office or give us a call at 303-556-4589.
The UCD Advocate is the publication for and by the students of the University of Colorado Denver and is paid for by UC Denver student fees and advertising revenue. The UCD Advocate is published every Wednesday during the academic year and is distributed throughout the Auraria Campus and its immediate environs. Opinions expressed within are those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect those of the UCD Advocate or its advertisers.
At the University of Colorado Denver, we recognize the importance of student organizations for building leadership, teamwork, and networking skills. Not only are you enhancing your college experience but you are also impacting the college experience of your fellow students. 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.
If you enjoy social networking, music, films and culture, you should be one of the first students to participate in our new Student Program Board. The Program Board is the talented group of students who brainstorm, plan, organize and provide the campus with a variety of outstanding events!
If you'd like to know more about the Student Program Board email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org right now!
So get involved! You have nothing to lose and absolutely everything to gain!
On-Going Events and Activities
The top priority while at the university is to get a degree…hey, it’s why you’re here…no secret there. In Student Activities, we know the journey to a degree takes a lot of work, but it should be fun too, right? We certainly think so.
Student Activities at the University of Colorado Denver seeks to provide students with opportunities to experience, learn and participate outside of the classroom. We aim to provide you, the student, with social, educational, cultural and recreational events and activities that challenge you as well as create an avenue for fun during your time on campus.
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.
Showcase your student band through the Office of Student Life weekly GIG Series. The GIG series is designed to showcase local and student talent. Every Thursday afternoon in the Tivoli Student Union Atrium from 11am to 1pm.
If your band or group is interested in playing a GIG, contact the Office of Student Life & Activities at 303.556.3399 or email us at email@example.com.
The last Tuesday evening, (7p-9p) of every month is devoted to an open stage for Auraria students. Comedy, music, poetry…anything (within reason) goes! Three winners will be chosen from each session and will square off Spring Semester in the 3rd Annual Auraria Talent Show.
A new program that offers a 60 minute open forum with a member of the Colorado Legislature. Lunch provided!
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.
If you are interested in performing, contact the Office of Student Life & Activities at 303.556.3399 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Student Involvement Fair is a great opportunity for student organizations and campus departments to promote the various programs and activities that they offer. This event is held during the first month of classes in the Fall. This event is not open to vendors.
Festival Fall Fest allows the community to interact with the students, faculty, and staff on campus. With music, food and fun, the Fall Fest is a great way to celebrate the final days of nice weather! This event is held in September.
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 he accomplishments and struggles and allows participants to network and interact through a variety of breakout sessions on the topic at hand, empowerment and leadership
Fling is the equal of Fall Fest but it's the best way to top off the school year. It's the place to be with the presence of music, food, fun and lots of people! This event is held in April.