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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.



Video: CU Funding in Focus

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 the University of Colorado

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.


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


CU Boulder has been named No. 50 out of 18,000 universities in an annual ranking that measures quality of education, training of students, prestige of faculty and quality of faculty research.
June 4, 2018
Katlyn Ball and Marcus Pumphrey, two students in the College of Education, were recognized as the top teacher candidates in the state by their selections to the Future Educator Honor Roll. Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne celebrated the accomplishments in a ceremony at the State Capitol May 2 ahead of Teacher Appreciation Week.
May 10, 2018
A proposal to allow more out-of-state students at the University of Colorado and other public universities gained state lawmakers' final approval.
May 7, 2018
This month's pride point features the generous and visionary gift from CU Denver alumnus Don Johnson and his wife, Maria
May 1, 2018
Economic growth, windfall from federal tax reform allowed lawmakers to fund most of governor’s priorities.
April 30, 2018
An IBM Watson Health study has identified UCHealth as one of the five top-performing large health systems in the U.S., based on a variety of metrics.
April 30, 2018

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Department Events


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Viaero's Ranch, Weldona (near Fort Morgan)
Thu Jul 19
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Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, Colorado
Tue Aug 07
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Two Rivers Convention Center, Grand Junction
Sun Sep 09
7:00am to 7:30pm
University of Colorado Boulder Benson Field Boulder, CO US 80309
Wed Oct 03
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Denver County Club

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