Our Mission

We believe students who are fully supported and engaged can focus on their educational goals to reach their highest potential. In everything we do we offer resources, create opportunities, and promote excellence so that UCCS provides an outstanding student experience.

We create an environment that is welcoming, supportive and collaborative. We provide service that is friendly, helpful and thorough-we will do the leg work so you don’t have to. When you interact with our office, we are clear in our communication to help you get to where you need to go. We are open to new ideas to develop best practices. We put energy into developing relationships inside and outside of UCCS to co-create mutually beneficial partnerships. We respect individuals and provide information, tools and support to help them explore their next adventure.

By working in this way, we promote responsible growth and quality educational experiences. As a result of all we do, we provide opportunities for professional development and student support to enhance student success.*


Core Function Areas

  • Professional Development: Enhance the graduate student, staff, and faculty experiences by providing a variety of opportunities applicable to future endeavors.
  • Outreach & Recruitment: Support responsible growth by collaborating with various community and campus partners.
  • Student Support: Encourage student engagement through academic achievement, social and financial support.
  • Policy & Standards: Promote quality education by providing clear and consistent standards. Evaluate needs of the campus based on data and national trends.

*To access the Graduate School's full strategic plan document click here.