What We Do
The Office of Alumni Relations manages relationships between UCCS and its 34,000 alumni and works to cultivate a strong bond between our graduates and their alma mater.
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We assist the campus with brand-related information and resources, including downloadable graphics and templates, and can provide branding guidance for your project or publication so that you can help UCCS build a strong, consistent, and recognizable brand identity.
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Community & Regional Relations
Outreach is important to meeting the campus vision and mission. University Advancement professionals coordinate the university's primary outreach activities to the community and region. This includes memberships in key organizations, attendance at key community events, representation on important community initiatives and the creation of partnerships supporting the university's mission.
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University development professionals support fundraising on behalf of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Our donors are fueling Creating Futures—the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the University’s history. Private philanthropy allows UCCS to expand its excellence and impact by supporting the scholarships, buildings, Centers, and programs that make UCCS an exciting place to learn, teach, research, and work.
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University Advancement also manages the UCCS event calendar. The calendar allows faculty, staff and students to post and promote special events by logging in with their UCCS user names and passwords. Periodic group trainings are available to learn about the system, and Advancement staff are happy to meet with departments one-on-one to discuss specific needs.
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University Advancement works closely with staff from the CU Office of Government Relations to represent campus interests at both the State and Federal levels. This includes monitoring of key legislation, working with the local delegations and promoting university opportunities for funding.
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University Advancement is responsible for the official UCCS Institutional Website homepage and is leading a redesign by developing a long-term strategic vision, content strategy, information architecture and user experience design that will help achieve the mission of the UCCS homepage and improve the experiences of prospective students, current students, faculty, staff and partners in their work and study.
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Keeping faculty and staff accurately informed of the latest actions taken by the university is the goal of University Advancement’s Internal Communication function. The most visible efforts are Communique, a constantly updated website that carries the latest university news and the University Calendar which carries event listings from throughout campus.
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University Advancement coordinates brand marketing, and student recruitment marketing, conducted through the Integrated Marketing Committee, composed of Advancement, Student Success and outside agency representatives.
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Responding to media inquiries about the university, as well as actively encouraging local and regional media outlets to cover university activities, is the goal of University Advancement’s Media Relations function.
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University Advancement helps coordinate the photography needs for the campus in several ways: we maintain an online selection of high-resolution downloadable photography, keep a large physical collection of campus photos, and can help you hire a professional photographer to capture your event or photos for your marketing materials.
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University Advancement coordinates the use of social media throughout campus by using social media to interact with the UCCS community, disseminating accurate information in real-time, and providing campus-wide social media training for faculty and staff.
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University Advancement's University Events office plans over 50 special events per year ranging from groundbreakings to fundraisers. We work with selected campus units including the Chancellor's Office and the CU Foundation to ensure that each event is unique and has a successful outcome.
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We're also involved in several committees and university projects, and strive to be a go-to resource for the UCCS campus. Visit the "Contact us" page if you have any questions or comments.