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The CU Advocates program is the official
grassroots network of the University of Colorado.

Anyone can be a CU Advocate. It is a growing network of people who are informed of opportunities and challenges facing CU.

CU Advocates are empowered to influence public perception and policy affecting CU. CU Advocates take the initiative to attend educational programs to become more informed on and engaged with areas important to CU, the state and public higher education. CU Advocates are encouraged to promote CU's value and opportunities.


CU Funding In Focus

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Twenty years ago, Colorado students and their families paid one-third of the cost of their college tuition. State funding covered the rest. Today that's reversed, as students and families pay two-thirds of the cost.

Why advocate for CU?

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It is imperative that CU supporters mobilize to advocate on behalf of the university to help influence public policy, shape public opinion, energize support, and secure CU’s future.

  • Colorado ranks 48th in the nation for state funding per resident college student
  • CU boasts five Nobel laureates and 10 MacArthur “genius” fellows
  • CU physicians performed the first liver transplant
  • CU researchers developed the first shingles vaccine.
  • CU has educated 20 astronauts
  • CU research has created 182 companies plus 4 FDA-approved drugs


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CU On The Air PodcastCU On The Air, our monthly audio podcast features faculty throughout CU's four campuses who are leading experts in their field. The podcast will promote the value of CU to the state and well beyond, and will be informational, relevant and entertaining.

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CU Pride Points On each of the University of Colorado's four campuses, students from every walk of life receive the education, research opportunities and inspiration to change the world. We give businesses the top-tier talent and revolutionary technology they need to get ahead. We provide essential community programs to citizens across the state. Learn about how we are making a difference today and creating a better tomorrow.

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Department News


The opening of a a National Cybersecurity Intelligence Center in Colorado Springs is expected to accelerate efforts to make the city a national hub for cybersecurity that will help the thriving local industry grow more quickly, officials say. The center, announced Thursday by Gov. John Hickenlooper, will be housed in a former manufacturing plant near the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus.
January 18, 2016
The University of Colorado on Thursday announced a $4 billion fundraising campaign, a figure that dwarfs previous campaigns.
January 17, 2019
The University of Colorado system has launched an interactive state map to illustrate its outreach efforts around the state.
January 16, 2019
University of Colorado Boulder is one of the "friendliest" institutions in the country to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students, according to a new survey.
January 14, 2019
Students from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy helped give free flu shots at the National Western Stock Show Saturday.
January 12, 2019
A regent implied CU should not fund intercollegiate athletics at all because the money would be better spent elsewhere. It's important to understand that athletics at CU is largely a self-sustaining enterprise.
January 2, 2019

Department Events


Tue Jan 29
7:30am to 12:00pm
State Capitol
Thu Jan 31
5:30pm to 9:30pm
Sheraton Downtown Denver
Wed Feb 20
7:30am to 9:00am
CU Anschutz Medical Campus | Krugman Auditorium
Thu Feb 21
5:30pm to 9:30pm
San Francisco
Tue May 14
5:30pm to 7:00pm
UCCS Campus