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  • Colorado Capital Conference, June 2020

    The University of Colorado will co-host the 2020 Colorado Capital Conference with U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), Colorado Mesa University (CMU), and Colorado State University (CSU). University of Colorado System President Mark Kennedy will be CU’s host at the conference, June 10-12, in Washington, D.C.

    One hundred Colorado residents will be selected to attend this unique, bipartisan conference at our nation's capital through a competitive selection process.

    If you have questions, please contact Natalie Ellis in the CU Office of Government Relations, natalie.ellis@cu.edu or 303-831-9106.

    School of Public Affairs Graduate Scholarship

    SPA graduate students are invited to apply for a stipend of up to a maximum of $2500 that has been made available by a generous donor and by the School of Public Affairs.  This stipend will pay for a guaranteed conference registration, hotel costs, airfare and other travel expenses.  

    The deadline for stipend applications to the School of Public Affairs is 4 pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, in order to arrange travel in advance.  The recipient will be announced on March 1, 2020.  In order to be considered for the stipend, submit the following information via email to spa@uccs.edu

    1. Describe yourself, your accomplishments, community involvement, and professional history in a short paragraph or two.

    2. Describe how you believe the Capital Conference will benefit you in a short paragraph or two.

    3. Attach your résumé or CV.

  • Leadership Conference

    The McConkie Leadership Conference is a community staple that provides professional development for the Pikes Peak Region at large. The conference takes place annually.

    Students are invited to attend the one-day conference along with community leaders from the public, nonprofit, and private sectors, including local government employees and elected officials; police, fire, and other first responders; as well as a variety of professionals.

  • Potential Internships

    Graduate and Intern Opportunities

  • Study Abroad

    UCCS students have the opportunity of signing up for a faculty-led experience abroad.

  • Professional Development

    The School of Public Affairs is invested in your professional development.  This includes skill developments, networking opportunities, special events, and more.

  • Criminal Justice Engagement Series

    The BACJ program includes campus and community engagement as part of the program's student learning mission.  Our commitment to student development and success is demonstrated in the classroom and in authentic experiential learning contexts. 

  • Student Groups and Organizations

    Become involved on campus and with SPA by joining our student groups