Most people just call us Student Orgs. No matter what you call us, joining a student organization will be one of the best decisions you make at CU Denver. Student orgs give you the opportunity to be more involved in the campus community and strengthen your skills in networking, communication, leadership, and time management.
We're excited for you to start your student org with our simple and streamlined process!
order to complete the recognition process, you'll need to confirm three
officers and one faculty/staff advisor, as well as upload your org's
All CU Denver student organizations require a non-discrimination clause
in their constitution. View the sample constitution.
Additionally, you must determine your org's recognition type, either
affiliated or associated. We've got those details included right here.
Being a student organization officer gives you the opportunity to practice your leaderships skills and learn new ones while directing an awesome group of students with a common purpose. Leadership, teamwork, and critical thinking/problem-solving are all part of an officer’s job. They’re also among the competencies identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as ones employers are seeking, giving you a leg up on the competition. Check out our leadership resources to prep for your role and grow your skills.
All forms and applications regarding the management of a student organization can be found on MyLynx. Student orgs that have already been established are required to renew their recognition annually in August via the "transition" feature in MyLynx in order to remain a registered student organization. The transition feature can be accessed through the admin dashboard for each org.
Remember, every student org will need to confirm three officers and one faculty/staff advisor, as well as upload their constitution/by-laws. All organizations require a non-discrimination clause in their constitution.
All organizations are required to have at least one faculty/staff advisor. An advisor is defined as a full-time CU Denver employee, faculty, staff, or administrator. Advisors play a key role in the development of an organization and its individual members. Prior to agreeing to be an advisor, we recommend you determine the role and time commitment required.
The day-to-day operations of the organization should remain the responsibility of the officers/members, not the advisor. An advisor's main purpose is to provide guidance, assistance and mentorship for the organization.