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Community and Culture

CU’s ideas and energy benefit everyone who’s seen a CU-produced play or panel, cheered on a Buffs touchdown, benefited from university outreach or medical care, or heard insights from our economists and poets. Our scholars and visionaries generate great ideas and beautiful artworks for public debate and appreciation, while our athletes compete with pride and vigor on courts, courses, slopes, tracks, and fields.

CU aims to improve access to, and appreciation of, higher education. We volunteer to build homes, heal underserved constituencies, and make cities and towns more sustainable, around the globe and around the corner. By engaging with communities, CU graduates gain understanding of diverse needs and perspectives, and become prepared for leadership in industry, government, and civic life—leadership that’s needed now more than ever.

Your support for CU’s Community and Culture strengthens our social fabric and promotes positive change.

CU’s initiatives include:

  • A Rural Health track at Anschutz that aims to remedy the critical shortage of doctors in remote Colorado counties, some of which have one or fewer full-time practicing physicians
  • A Visual Arts Complex in Boulder that bolsters the teaching and creative work of the Department of Art and Art History, and creates a regional focal point for art at the CU Art Museum
  • An Arts and Humanities Center in Colorado Springs, which inspires tomorrow’s creative and intellectual work on a distinctive 36-acre site that honors both the land and its colorful legacy
  • A Precollegiate Program in Denver and at other CU campuses that offers tutoring, mentoring, and rigorous academic prep starting in middle school, making college more attainable for first-generation and underrepresented students