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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. Learn more.

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 more than 190 companies plus 4 FDA-approved drugs


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CU On The Air Podcast
CU On The Air audio podcast features faculty from CU's four campuses who are leading experts in their field. The podcast will promote the value of CU.

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CU Pride Points
CU's four campuses are making a difference today and creating a better tomorrow. Learn about our pride.

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Department News


A bipartisan group of lawmakers last week reintroduced the College Transparency Act, legislation that would produce new data on program-level college student outcomes like graduate earnings and loan repayment.
March 18, 2019
As the House and Senate prepare for hearings to update the law governing colleges, a new report lays out some guiding principles.
March 11, 2019
Teacher protests and a push for full-day kindergarten are dominating the education debate in Colorado, but policymakers are quietly working to address the state’s other school crisis: higher education
February 26, 2019
The current ratio of of in-state to out-of-state students today is about 60-40 at University of Colorado Boulder, an analysis finds. And it may soon flip.
February 25, 2019
U.S. News announced the 2019 Best Online Programs in the country and the University of Colorado College of Nursing online master’s in nursing ranked as one of the top in the nation at No. 4.
January 22, 2019

Department Events


Fri Apr 12
8:30am to 4:30pm
Omni Interlocken Hotel
Tue Apr 16
8:00am to 4:00pm
CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Education 2 South Auditorium
Tue Apr 16
8:00am to 4:00pm
CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Education 2 South Auditorium
Wed Apr 17
5:30pm to 8:00pm
CU Denver | Student Commons | Room 2600
Wed May 01
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Folsom Field • Touchdown Club
Tue May 07
7:30am to 9:00am
CU Anschutz