University of Colorado at Boulder
CULTURAL EVENTS BOARD
The CUSG Cultural Events Board (CEB) is a student-run cost-center dedicated to promoting cultural
awareness on the CU-Boulder campus through a wide variety of cultural programming. Yearly, CEB
funds over thirty student groups' events that bring diverse perspectives to the CU community. In addition
to student group sponsorship, the Board itself hosts several cultural speakers who educate CU-Boulder
students and the community on cultural voids not readily available on campus. As a programming
committee that includes members from a variety of cultural and political perspectives, CEB has
complemented CU students' academic experience since 1974.
UMC Room 355
Established in 1970, the CU Environmental Center assists with the educational mission of the University
by providing information on environmental issues to students, faculty, staff and the broader community.
The Environmental Center gives students applied experience in interdisciplinary environmental problem
solving. In addition, the Environmental Center assesses the environmental performance of the University
and works with other parts of campus to improve CU’s environmental performance. The Center provides
direct services to the University community, including the recycling program, the student bus pass and
bike programs, and energy conservation and renewable energy programs. The Center engages in the
community with the environmental justice and earth education programs along with educational events.
GLBT RESOURCE CENTER
Willard Hall Room 227
In March 1995, the GLBTRC formally opened its doors to the CU community. The GLBTRC is dedicated
to education, advocacy, outreach, leadership development and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, queer, intersex and ally (LGBTQIA) issues. We provide educational trainings and
workshops, conferences, major speakers, social activities, student group support, a resource library ,
computer lab, community space, scholarships, one-on-one support and much more! As of 2009, we
tracked over 8,000 contacts provided by the GLBTRC services and events. We estimate our impact is
much greater. Although the Center's focus is on LGBTQIA issues, we recognize the importance of
advocating on behalf of other under-represented campus communities and the importance of addressing
issues of injustice on the basis of race, class, gender, ability, age and other identities.
OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT SERVICES
UMC Room 313
The mission of Off-Campus Student Services is to educate students in life skills related to living off
campus. We assist students in finding off-campus rentals through our on-line rental database (Ralphie’s
List). This database contains listings for houses, apartments, rooms and roommates. OCSS also hosts
housing fairs and off campus living presentations to assist students in finding an off-campus rental.
OCSS helps students understand the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. Our office
offers free lease reviews and also answers general landlord/tenant questions from students. Through
these services we educate students regarding the structure and operation of a landlord/tenant
relationship – legal implications of a lease, initiating and maintaining a good relationship with landlords
and how to protect a security deposit.
UMC Room 401
The Program Council is not a cost center but a student-run organization that brings concerts, special
events, and films to campus. Past events have included Dave Mathews/Tim Reynolds, Jimmy Fallon of
Saturday Night Live, Creed, Smashing Pumpkins, String Cheese Incident, and many local bands.
Program Council also operates a film series, which brings free sneak previews of unreleased movies to
campus weekly. Volunteer and paid positions are available for all students wishing to learn more about
the entertainment industry and participate in it. Production, marketing, event co-ordination, and security
positions are available. Visit the Council in UMC, #401 or call.
The 215,000-square-foot Recreation Center offers a multitude of services including an ice hockey and
skating rink, aerobics studio, climbing wall, indoor running track, swimming pool with diving well, handball,
racquetball, and squash courts, two multi-use general gyms, fitness systems room with Cybex fitness
equipment, and much more state of the art equipment and services. In addition, the Center sponsors
several club sports and rents equipment for off-campus recreational needs. Current full fee paying
students are granted automatic membership to the Recreation Center. Being involved pays great
dividends, as studies have found that those who participate in collegiate recreation programs have less
stress, develop a sense of community, maintain a higher GPA, and maintain a higher level of fitness
throughout their lives.
UMC 227 F (Senior Dedication Lounge)
The Student Outreach Retention Center for Equity (SORCE) has been a project of the University of
Colorado Student Government (CUSG) specifically designed to provide a student initiated cost center that
would reach out to under-represented students in order to create a positive, cohesive campus experience
and serve as a bridge between the various student groups and resources on campus. SORCE seeks to
foster a safe and positive environment for traditionally under-represented students who have historically
had barriers to high education, including students of color, women, GLBTQ students, students with
disabilities, first generation and non-traditional students. SORCE hopes to achieve this through peer
mentorship programs, leadership opportunities, community building events, and high school outreach.
STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES
UMC Room 311
Student Legal Services provides legal counseling and, in some types of cases, representation in court to
full time students on most civil and criminal matters. The program's attorneys also give educational
presentations to various student groups on the legal rights and responsibilities of citizens. The mission of
the service is to minimize the impact of legal problems on students' academic careers, to protect and
defend students' legal rights, and to educate students about the legal system.
Legal matters handled by the office include landlord/tenant, consumer, accident/injury, criminal, traffic
tickets, divorce, wills, probate, bankruptcy, public benefits, and adoptions. Legal Services also acts as a
resource for legal information for other campus agencies such as Off Campus Student Services.
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS FINANCE OFFICE
UMC Room 231
The Student Organizations Finance Office is a University of Colorado Student Government service
department and acts as an on-campus “bank” for student groups. All student-fee-funded groups or
Independent Student Groups that use campus facilities for activities must maintain an account with the
office, which oversees more than 800 such accounts. The staff also assists groups with a variety of other
organizational activities including programming, event planning, and accounting policy and procedure
UNIVERSITY MEMORIAL CENTER
UMC Room 305
Known as the campus “living room,” more than 14,000 people visit the UMC every day to grab a bite to
eat, meet friends and classmates, enjoy free entertainment, catch some sun by the fountain, shop, study
with wireless internet, run errands, or just hang out! With a wide variety of student services and student
group offices in the building, the UMC is an exciting center for community interaction and activism. At the
UMC, diversity is celebrated through food, dance, art, music, and the free exchange of ideas.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO STUDENT GOVERNMENT PROPER
UMC Room 125
The University of Colorado Student Government (CUSG) is responsible for an operating budget of
approximately $36 million, making it one of the largest student governments in the nation. CUSG Proper
provides oversight of the student government and consists of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial
branches. Besides creating policy and making budget decisions for CUSG's cost centers, CUSG Proper
acts as an advocate for CU-Boulder students on many different levels: administrative, state, and federal.
The CUSG Proper budget includes funding for the government office as well as public relations, elections,
the Freshman Council, travel, and Homecoming. Additionally, the Student Group Funding Board (SGFB)
and the Distinguished Speaker’s Board are financially overseen by CUSG Proper.
VOLUNTEER RESOURCE CENTER
UMC Room 344
Founded in 1965 by a small group of dedicated students, the mission of the Volunteer Resource Center is
to strengthen campus and community relations through education, outreach and community service.
Community service offers students direct experiential learning opportunities, which in turn enhance the
academic experience, fill societal needs, and cultivate positive relations amongst students and the
broader community. VRC provides online volunteer listings of over 300 volunteer programs, hosts
volunteer fairs and community-need focused events each semester raising student awareness about
volunteer opportunities available to them, as well as the societal issues that volunteers can address. VRC
offers individual, group and class volunteer referral services to campus and community volunteer
programs, Alternative Breaks volunteer trips, community service workshops and presentations, a first -
year intern program and coordinates student-friendly service events to ensure that all students have the
opportunity to positively impact their community through volunteer service.
WARDENBURG HEALTH CENTER
Wardenburg Health Center is a convenient, comprehensive, on-campus health care facility, providing a
wide range of primary care, mental health, and sports medicine services in addition to lab and radiology.
In addition, health education, outreach, and illness prevention activities and programs are an important
part of Wardenburg's mission to encourage health. The physicians employed at the Health Center are
board certified, and Wardenburg is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health
Wardenburg is a service of CUSG and is governed by a Student Health Board.
WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER
UMC Room 416
The Women's Resource Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, serves as a resource for the
university community and an advocate for women of all backgrounds, races, classes, ages, sexual
orientation, political and religious beliefs and abilities. We welcome and support people of all genders.
The Center offers a variety of services and groups, in addition to referrals to campus and community
resources. The WRC centralizes information on services, organizations, and events in a woman-friendly
environment and works for gender equity and multiculturalism. The Center provides support and
information, an extensive resource library accessible directly and over the World Wide Web, advocacy,
and a comfortable and safe place to spend time. The Women's Resource Center also has peer groups
for people with shared identities and interests, arranges interactive events, and publishes a newsletter
each semester. In addition, the WRC provides a place for various student groups to meet and organize.
Students use the Center to find a resource to help with a problem, read a book for fun or research, and
network. The WRC is a great place to connect with various organizations, university services, and people
committed to women's issues and multiculturalism as a whole.
303-492-5713; TTY: 303-735-0377