• Campus

    The grounds and buildings that comprise a section of the university. The legislative mission for each campus of the University of Colorado is mandated by the Constitution of Colorado and stated in the Colorado Revised Statutes. The university has three main campuses (Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Denver Health Sciences Center) plus a centralized system administration campus (System.)
  • Campus-sponsored fundraising

    Fundraising that is the lead responsibility of the University and not the responsibility of a supporting foundation through a development services agreement. This includes all fundraising events and acceptance of Gift in Kind. The University having lead responsibility does not preclude or prohibit assistance from a supporting foundation.
  • ChartFields

    The individual components (fields of information) that represent the coding structure used by the University's Finance System (and subsystems) to record a transaction. Detailed explanations are available here.

  • Civil union partner

    The civil union partner of an employee in a civil union that satisfies the requirements of the Colorado Civil Union Act, C.R.S. § 14-15-101, et seq., if the employee and civil union partner have not dissolved the partnership and are not legally separated.

  • Classified staff

    An individual who holds a staff position that is governed by the state personnel system's rules and regulations (pursuant to state law).

  • Community relations function (external)

    An event, such as an award dinner or fundraising activity, hosted by an external organization, which supports the instructional, research, or public service mission of the University.

  • Compensating controls

    Procedures used to mitigate risks inherent in Internal Controls arising from approved waivers of segregation of duties. Detailed explanations are available at

  • Concentrations

    Results when material volumes of revenues or supplies are received from a single source (vendor, payer, markets or geographic areas) for which it is reasonably possible that a disruption from this single source would also disrupt the Organizational Unit's operations. Examples include more than 50% of a customer-driven revenues from a single vendor, such as Medicare; or purchasing more than 50% of your supplies from one vendor or market.
  • Conference

    An auxiliary activity to conduct a formal meeting of a number of people, primarily other than employees or associates, for discussion or consultation on a serious and identified topic, where admission is charged to those attending. Unlike the admission fee for a fundraising event,the admission fee for a conference is not intended to be tax-deductible, either in total or in part. Conferences are accounted for in Funds 20 or 29 in the Finance System.
  • Confidential information

    This category includes data elements not usually disclosed to the public but are less sensitive than Highly Confidential data. If a legally required and applicable, Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request is submitted, these records may be released. Examples include Personnel information, Non-public policies.

  • Conflict of interest

    Situations defined in the Administrative Policy Statement Conflict of Interest Policy in which financial or other personal considerations may compromise, or have the appearance of compromising, an employee's professional judgment in administration, management, instruction, research and other professional activities. This includes situations in which an employee might derive private gain due to her/his association with the University.

  • Courtesy vehicles

    A vehicle loaned to the University by a sponsoring car dealer in exchange for goods and/or services (but not cash) provided by an organizational unit not to exceed the value of the annual lease of the vehicle (such as Athletics tickets and Athletic event parking).

  • Customers

    An individual who applies for and/or receives goods or services from the University.