Your student government: Welcome back Buffs

first_imgBy the University of Colorado Student GovernmentYou are about to embark or continue on a life-changing adventure along with astronauts, actors, politicians, writers, engineers, people who are going to change the future; and you will be immersed in resources, opportunities, and brain trusts strong enough to facilitate your mark on this world.  As a Buff, you have the opportunity to grow and explore through a vast and dynamic myriad of organizations, clubs, and programs across CU.Your RAs, professors and advisors will relentlessly tell you time and time again that students who get involved in the CU community beyond the classroom have overall higher GPAs (as well as far more interesting Instagrams), and CUSG should definitely be at the top of your list of organizations.The CU Student Government (CUSG) is one of the largest and most autonomous student governments in the country. We allocate and implement over $27 million in student fees across cost centers, programs and student groups every year. CUSG is run for the students, by the students, and impacts every single Buff throughout their time in Boulder. The student resources, or “cost centers”, under CUSG’s direct purview include the massive Recreation Center, the Environmental Center, the GLBTQ Resource Center, the Women’s Resource Center, the Volunteer Resource Center, the UMC , the Cultural Events Board , and KVCU (Radio 1190) among many others. CUSG also serves as a fierce advocate for Buffs, student voice to the CU administration, and leads lobbying efforts at the state capitol with legislation directly affecting university students. If you’re a first-year student, make sure to pay special attention to the CU Student Government Freshman Council, which will be accepting applications early this fall. Freshman Council members work closely with executive staff on high priority programs including Homecoming, elections, and legislative affairs, as well as craft events of their own. Members chosen for this program have the unique opportunity to shadow executives and legislators for an entire year, and gain skill-building (and resume-building) experiences.The resource centers CUSG fund and oversee create programs and communities that are responsible for shaping four years of Boulder not just into an education, but an experience. Each cost center is run by a board comprised of students from a wide range of majors, and freshman are highly encouraged to apply for board member seats. This summer, the Student Group Funding Board began interviewing applicants for positions, and throughout August and September, Finance Board, Air Board, the REC Board, and the Legislative Affairs Commission will also be looking for dedicated freshman board members.Follow CUSG on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with all the programs, events, and opportunities your student leaders are working on throughout the year. Published: Aug. 25, 2014 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img

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