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.

Applications are currently closed. Applications typically open in July and close in September.

Student councils


Our school has three student councils—one council for each of our three locations at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado. Joining one of our student councils is a great way to gain leadership experience, develop relationships with community organizations, and help build a sense of community across the school.

Council members help to:

  • Foster social cohesion among students at each campus and across all three ColoradoSPH locations by organizing social events
  • Establish and maintain community engagement and volunteer efforts
  • Provide professional development and leadership opportunities for students
  • Assist in the growth of the ColoradoSPH programs
  • Promote public health education and awareness on campus and beyond

Delta Omega, Alpha Upsilon Chapter


The Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health was founded in 1924 at Johns Hopkins University within the School of Hygiene and Public Health to promote the graduate study of public health, and to recognize outstanding achievement in the new field.

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.

Chapter/Faculty President: Lee Newman, MD, MA

Campus-based student organizations