2022-2023 Academic Catalog

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Co-Curricular Engagement

Student Clubs and Organizations

The Office of Student Affairs recognizes interdisciplinary student clubs and organizations. Any interdisciplinary student organization wishing to be a recognized student organization at CU Anschutz should acquaint themselves with the policy and complete the CU Anschutz Student Organization Registration and Affiliation Request Form​.

Student organizations are required to renew their recognition each year July 1- August 14. Renewal In order to complete the recognition process, each organization will need to confirm three (3) officers and one (1) faculty/staff advisor, as well as upload their constitution/by-laws. All CU Denver student organizations require a non-discrimination clause in their constitution.

More information can be found at https://www.cuanschutz.edu/student/campus-life/organizations

Student Senate

The Student Senate is the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus' student governing body.  The Senate is composed of elected representatives from each class of the various disciplines at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, including the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, International Dentistry Program, College of Nursing, Graduate School Programs, School of Pharmacy, Colorado School of Public Health, Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program, and Physical Therapy Program. 

It should be emphasized that input to the Senate is in no way restricted to elected senators. All Senate meetings are open to any interested students, and participation by non-Senate members is greatly encouraged. Only through direct participation and conscientious election of Senators who reflect the majority opinion can students insure that their views are being accurately represented. 

Meetings are typically scheduled the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 5:30pm.  The meetings take place in Education 2 North.  The Senate officers serve from June through the following May. Senators serve from September through May.

The primary focus of the Senate is the promotion of interdisciplinary contact and cooperation between those various disciplines at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The Senate is the only vehicle through which the opinions of the entire student body can be conveyed to the administration, faculty, and others.  Through past efforts, the Senate has established an excellent working rapport with the administration, and the opportunity for meaningful student input in the modification of University of Colorado Anschutz campus-wide policy is evident. The Senate has student representatives on a number of campus committees and has access to senior level administrators to help shape University practice and policy.

Attendance of the Student Senate president at the monthly Regent meetings is encouraged.

Students are encouraged to discuss issues which concern campus matters with their Senate representatives and encourage the Senate to report regularly on information and issues discussed at Senate meetings. Meetings are open to all students, with voting privileges limited to two Senate votes per class.

The Senate sponsors various social events throughout the year and has funding available to assist students who incur expenses related to extracurricular professional development.  Fund request forms can be obtained from Senators, the Senate website, or from the Office of Student Affairs, Education 2 North, 3rd Floor.

Please visit the Student Senate's website at cuanschutz.edu/student/campus-life/senate