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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

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A University of Colorado team has been chosen by the U.S. Geological Survey to host the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center for the next five years as one of eight national hubs for the study of the changing needs of land and resource managers across the country.
October 26, 2018
Colorado’s two largest universities each are moving forward with plans to replace outgoing presidents who came into their jobs a decade ago and led their respective research institutions through a crippling recession and into national prominence with burgeoning enrollments.
October 22, 2018
ALAMOSA — Collaboration was a significant message during a meeting on Monday with University of Colorado regents and administrators, local health care leaders and state legislators.
September 26, 2018
A Colorado congressman is backing a bill that, if approved, would pause student loan payments for patients while they receive cancer treatments.
September 25, 2018
A sincere hope that the revised rules at CU Boulder will encourage civility and open exchange in the classroom.
September 20, 2018
Under new policies, students in Colorado can now respectfully debate and disagree with their professors and classmates and expect to be treated with respect in return.
September 17, 2018

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