Student Organizations & Programs

Our students may join organizations sponsored by our school, such as those listed below, or participate in activities and organizations offered by our three universities.

New student mentoring program

This program pairs established graduate students with peers who are new to the school. Mentors support and encourage new students, offering guidance in areas such as balancing the demands of work and school, adjusting to life in Colorado, building a sense of community, cultivating positive advisor/advisee relationships, and more. While students from all three campuses are invited to participate, please note that any in-person events will be held at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Additionally, it is not guaranteed that you will be matched with a mentor/mentee from your home campus.

Delta Omega, Alpha Upsilon Chapter

Chapter/Faculty President: Lee Newman, MD, MA

The Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health was founded in 1924 at Johns Hopkins University within the School of Hygiene and Public Health (now known as the Bloomberg School of Public Health) by two graduate students, Dr. Edgar Erskine Hume and Dr. Claude W. Mitchell. At the time, public health as a profession was still in its infancy and, prior to the establishment of university-based education in public health, entrance into the field had been largely through practical experience and political favor. To promote the graduate study of the field, Dr. Hume and Dr. Mitchell organized this honorary society in order to recognize outstanding achievement in the new field. Over 80 years later, Delta Omega has expanded to more than 70 chapters throughout the world and has more than 14,000 members from top echelons of graduate schools and programs of public health, as well as the public health community. 

The Alpha Upsilon Chapter inducts eligible graduating students, faculty, alumni, and one honorary member each year. Induction occurs during the annual scholarship and awards reception. Members are signified by their salmon academic stoles worn during the annual school convocation.

Student council

The ColoradoSPH Student Council is our primary student leadership organization. Council members are devoted to serving as representatives of the school, developing relationships with community organizations, and involving students at all three campuses in public health activities. The council also has the authority to formally recognize any newly formed student organization within the school.‚Äč