Buff Bulletin Board

The Buff Bulletin Board, a listing of campus announcements, is a service of Campus Communications.


Remind students to complete the basic needs campus survey by Feb. 21

Basic Needs Center: Complete the basic needs campus survey

The basic needs campus survey for undergraduate and graduate students is open now through Feb. 21! Please remind students to check their campus email for a link to complete the survey.

The survey will help CU Boulder identify needs and improve the programs and services that support students' access to basic needs. Students are encouraged to participate in this survey even if they have not experienced insecurity related to housing, food or other basic needs. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The responses are confidential and will be summarized with other responses. 

If students complete the survey by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 21, they will have a chance at winning an air fryer, campus meal swipes, textbook assistance, CU Boulder swag, Apple AirPods or $500!

Register your off-campus party to avoid an expensive ticket

Party registration

Having friends over? Register your party to lessen your chances of receiving an expensive ticket. By registering your party with Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations, the registrant will get a 20-minute warning before police officers arrive if your residence receives a noise complaint.

Students must take an in-person orientation before using the party registration program. Visit UMC 313 or email OCHNR at och@colorado.edu to learn more.

Apply for a Volunteer Buff Grant

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Do you have an idea to help the community and need money to do it? You can design and lead your own volunteer service project with help from a Volunteer Buff Grant!

The Volunteer Buff Grant Program provides students with the opportunity and resources to create a service project that is impactful and meaningful to them and their community. You can expand our campus service outreach to areas of impact that may not be represented in current VRC-sponsored projects, plus gain valuable skills with real-world experience!

Learn more and apply by March 1.

Go all in with Alternative Breaks! Use your time off to make a difference

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The CU Alternative Breaks program sends teams of college students to engage in meaningful service during breaks from school. Get the opportunity to explore the United States while making a difference through service, reflecting upon your experience and creating long-lasting connections with others.

This year’s programs include community gardening and addressing food insecurity in Oregon, constructing and repairing homes on a reservation in South Dakota, developing programs for youth facing significant life challenges in Minnesota, and understanding and impacting homelessness in an urban environment in California.

Applications are open until Feb. 13.

Campus Sustainability Awards nominations due March 16

The annual Campus Sustainability Awards celebrate individuals and departments that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability through inventive programs and initiatives that directly reduce resource use, enhance social equity and cohesion or promote a culture of sustainability at CU Boulder.

Awardees will be recognized on April 25 at the annual Campus Sustainability Summit. Nominations are due on March 16.

Win cash prizes for your sustainability solutions; proposals due March 16

The Student Ideas Showcase on April 24 will feature sustainability and climate solutions from students across the various CU Boulder colleges and schools. Student coursework, research and independent study work is all eligible for submission. Student projects will be eligible for $10,000 in cash prizes from the CU Climate Action Fund and the CU Office of the President Sustainable Solutions Challenge.  

Submit your proposal by March 16 to receive priority consideration. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 11. Find more information on the Environmental Center website.

Looking to get started? Come to the Design Thinking for Sustainability Workshop on Feb. 22. Students who participate in the workshop and present at the Ideas Showcase will be eligible to earn a micro-credential in sustainability innovation. 

Interested in an internship with sports medicine? Open house Feb. 13

Come join CU Athletics during our open house on Tuesday, Feb. 13 (6:15 p.m. check-in). Learn about our undergraduate sports medicine internship working with University of Colorado varsity athletes, beginning fall 2024. This internship is perfect for students interested in athletic training, orthopedic medicine, physical therapy, massage therapy and chiropractic care. Please visit our website for more information.

Get paid to help advance scientific research

Interested in helping research and being paid for your time? Join this study and help advance scientific research! Darwin Biosciences specializes in infectious disease research; the lab is located in the Jenny Smoly Caruthers Biosciences Building on East Campus.

To be considered for this study you must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Healthy
  • Available to come to our lab for a one-hour visit (approximately)

Participation involves one visit during which you’ll donate blood, nasal swabs and saliva. For more details, fill out our contact form. Be a part of something big and get paid for it!

Volunteers needed for clinical trial on persons with multiple sclerosis

Researchers from the Neurophysiology of Movement Laboratory at CU Boulder are conducting a study to investigate if electrical stimulation applied to the legs can reduce fatigue and improve walking in persons with multiple sclerosis.

You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • Are between18-65 years of age
  • Have clinically confirmed diagnosis of MS
  • Are able to walk but have some difficulty walking
  • Experience some fatigue during activities of daily living

The 11-week study involves four evaluation visits and 18 treatment sessions (three times/week for six weeks).

Evaluation sessions (approximately two hours each)

  •   Answering questionnaires
  •   Tests of walking, balance and muscle function

Treatments (approximately 60 minutes each)

  •   TENS applied to leg muscles while performing weight-lifting exercises
  •   The treatment will be applied to two muscle groups in each leg

Participants will be paid up to $880 for completing the 11-week trial.

If you are interested, please contact Mélanie Henry by email at melanie.henry@colorado.edu and reference the MS clinical trial.

Launch your summer internship search with CU PIIE

If you're interested in a paid internship where you can positively impact your community, consider applying to the CU Public Interest Internship Experience (PIIE) program. Applications are open now and are due at noon on Feb. 18 (deadline has been extended).

Check out the Civic Engagement Fair Feb. 22

Civic Engagement Fair on Feb. 22 in UMC 235

The Department of Political Science at CU Boulder is excited to announce the Civic Engagement Fair on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in UMC 235.

The fair is targeted toward social science majors to connect them with opportunities to engage with their civic duties. We are especially focused on widening students’ concepts of what they can do with their social science degrees by connecting them with organizations that depend on civic activities to sustain their operations.

We define civic engagement as the act of participating in collective efforts to improve the culture and conditions of our world. Our guiding principle with this event is that it can be easy to fall for the trap that contributing to our political world is out of reach and not worth the effort for the average person. Indifference is a coping mechanism for disempowerment. Our goal in hosting this fair is to show students the wide array of opportunities to get involved and build community in civic spaces.

The event will be kicked off with presentations from two CU Boulder alumni: Boulder County Commissioner Marta Loachamin (bachelor's in ethnic studies) and Boulder Couty Clerk and Recorder Molly Fitzpatrick (bachelor's in political science).

After their presentations, students will get the opportunity to speak with representatives from a variety of on-campus, local and statewide organizations:

  • Bridge USA
  • New Era Colorado
  • Boulder County Farmer’s Market
  • CU Political Science Club
  • Office of Judicial Performance Review
  • And more!

Become a Journey Leader

Journey Leaders are students within the New Student & Family Programs department who help welcome our newest class of Buffs to campus. As a Journey Leader, you will gain valuable leadership experience while meeting new people and getting involved on campus.

Last chance to apply to be a Journey Leader—applications close Friday, Feb. 9.