About Outreach and Engagement

Public outreach and community engagement are crucial to the University of Colorado Boulder’s role as a comprehensive public research university. This website serves as a centralized hub to learn more about the outreach and engagement programs and resources the campus has to offer across Colorado and beyond.

Campus-wide Outreach and Engagement Support

The following CU Boulder organizations work to help faculty, staff and students across campus with outreach and engagement efforts and connect communities to campus resources, programs and initiatives.

  • Office for Outreach and Engagement

    The office works to support CU Boulder faculty and staff interested in working with community groups, K-12 populations and citizens in Colorado and beyond. Visit the web page to find out more about how we can support your outreach and engagement work through outreach awards, community partnerships, public programming and communications support. Learn More

  • CU Engage: Center for Community-Based Learning and Research

    The center provides support for community-based learning pathways for CU Boulder students from all majors and community-based research for faculty. Visit the website to find out more about how the center helps support research and provides civic engagement opportunities for students. Learn More

  • Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE)

    ODECE coordinates campus-wide initiatives and programs that promote diversity and inclusive excellence, enhance campus climate and strengthen community engagement through community partnerships. Learn More

  • Volunteer Resource Center (VRC)

    The center is dedicated to helping students as well as staff and faculty explore the opportunities and understand sustainable ways in which to create an impact and affect positive social change. The center matches students with volunteer programs that best fit their individual interests and needs as well as offers leadership opportunities for students. Visit the website to find out about volunteer opportunities and how to connect with the VRC. Learn More

  • Outreach and Engagement Professionals Network

    This network was established to enhance collaboration, share best practices and increase professional development opportunities among CU Boulder staff and non-tenure track faculty serving in primarily supportive roles managing the daily tasks that advance outreach programs and community partnerships. Events are organized by a volunteer steering committee. Contact us to be added to the email list.Learn More

  • Research & Innovation Office (RIO)

    This office cultivates and supports collaboration, transformation and leadership in research, scholarly and creative activities. RIO spans everything from foundational resources for funding and conducting groundbreaking research and scholarship to services and supports that help faculty and students maximize the impact of their research and creative works through innovation, industry partnerships and technology transfer. Learn More

  • Outreach Strategy and Coordination Network

    This network was established to increase cross-campus communication about outreach and engagement efforts and share resources, knowledge and best practices, so that we can work together to more effectively represent CU Boulder to all Colorado communities and positively impact Coloradans. The network includes representatives from across campus and is coordinated by Strategic Government and Community Relations and the Office for Outreach and Engagement. Contact us for more information.

  • Strategic Government and Community Relations

    The office will help you make connections and enhance existing outreach by connecting you with local community leaders and policymakers.Learn More

  • Strategic Relations and Communications (SRC)

    SRC is here to help you elevate your communications to diverse audiences while integrating the themes of our campus strategic imperatives – Lead. Innovate. Impact. SRC provides media relations support, marketing and creative services, campus communications, video, web, social media, and government and community relations assistance. CU Boulder has a team of communicators who can help design a communications strategy for outreach projects, discuss the news process and determine how to most effectively publicize an outreach event. Start with your department or campus communicator or the Office for Outreach and Engagement communications manager to discuss your project or to let them know about an upcoming event. SRC works closely with your campus communicator and the Office for Outreach and Engagement to support your outreach efforts.Learn More