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To be a leader in addressing the humanitarian, social and technological challenges of the 21st century.


Who We Are 

  • CU Boulder is a leading global comprehensive research university.
  • Located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, we are distinguished by an entrepreneurial mindset that shapes our teaching, research and industry activities.
  • In all our actions, we are committed to inclusive excellence, a quality that defines our passion to be on the forefront of change for a more sustainable and understanding world.

The Colorado Creed 

As a member of the Boulder community and the University of Colorado Boulder, I agree to: 

  • Act with honor, integrity and accountability in my interactions with students, faculty, staff and neighbors.
  • Respect the rights of others and accept our differences.
  • Contribute to the greater good of this community.

These values are reinforced by our Initiative. CU Boulder’s identity is defined by respect for diversity and inclusivity.


Strategic Imperatives 

Strategic Imperative 1:
Shape Tomorrow’s Leaders 

  • committed to:
    • Demonstrating honor, integrity, accountability, respect and contributions to the common good.
    • Understanding, sharing and engaging .
    • Developing critical thinking and creative problem solving skills by fully participating in CU Boulder’s and community.
  • Recognize and engage graduates who consistently demonstrate and apply intellectual curiosity, rigor and collaboration to creatively address complex issues and opportunities.

Strategic Imperative 2:
Be the Top University for Innovation 

  • Serve as the by facilitating collaboration and the sharing of diverse perspectives between universities, industry, laboratories and communities to elucidate and address complex issues and opportunities.

Strategic Imperative 3:
Positively Impact Humanity 

  • Broaden and expand research, scholarship and creative work and articulate the they advance.
  • Collaborate to produce graduates who to make meaningful contributions to society.