Making a Difference
Programs We Support
Gifts to the Parent Fund benefit students in five categories: Health and Safety, the Center for Community, Student Development, Leadership and Integrity and Parent Programs.
Below are the five supported categories and some examples of the programs:
Health and Safety
Night Ride provides students with a safe and accompanied trip home.
Late Night/Alternative Programming gives students the option of non-alcoholic activities.
Career Services provides students with internships and preparation for their professional life beyond college.
Leadership and Integrity
The Honor Code is a student-led initiative promoting honest and ethical behavior in the academic lives of students.
Center for Community
The new Center for Community is home to a full complement of student and academic services and the largest dining hall on campus. This building is located on Regent Drive at the crossroads of the Kittredge and main campus communities. The Center for Community provides students a wealth of support services that exist to ensure their success, many of which are supported by the Parent Fund. Quality space for student and academic services are an important priority. A portion of the money raised for the Parent Fund annually will be directed towards the Center for Community building. If you have an interest in a naming opportunity within the building, please contact us at 303-492-3440.
The Office of Parent Relations and the CU Parent Association (CUPA) are supported by the parent fund, including grants and scholarships. Each year, CUPA awards more than $100,000 in grants and scholarships to Student Affairs organizations and student groups whose projects build community, promote diversity, encourage civic engagement and improve campus safety.