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.

The mentee application form is now open. It will remain open until August 28, 2022 or until space is filled.

The mentor application form will close on August 5, 2022.

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.

  • President: Miranda Dally
  • President-elect: Greg Tung
  • Past president: Ashley Brooks-Russell

Colorado Public Health Association Student Leaders


In the fall of 2022, the Colorado School of Public Health became the first organizational member of the Colorado Public Health Association. As part of that membership, all ColoradoSPH students, staff and professional research assistants are automatically members of the state’s professional public health organization. 

To recognize outstanding student engagement, CPHA's Emerging Leaders program created a cord of yellow and blue to be worn by ColoradoSPH graduating students who have significantly contributed to CPHA. This recognition was formally approved by both the school and the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs at CU Anschutz.

The selected students are active with the association, its conferences, and its Emerging Leaders program, and the cords of blue and yellow are a symbol of leadership and recognition. The student awardees are chosen annually by the Colorado Public Health Association. 

Campus-based student organizations

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