Associated CCU Students exists to represent the collective student body, and provides you with an avenue to voice your opinions. ACS strives to serve the communities of CCU and the greater Denver-Metro area by coordinating events and services to address voiced needs. The Associated Students is comprised of the following groups: Senate, University Programming Council, Student Organizations, Residence Housing Association, and Student Standards and Accountability Board. Each of these branches has its own appointed student leader.
Senate is the representational part of Associated CCU Students and is comprised of 15 student senators representing each group of the Associated Students, each of the five academic schools of CCU, and each graduating class. Senators present legislation and initiatives to help meet student needs and address important issues on campus. All students are welcome to attend Senate meetings that occur on a bi-weekly basis, however senators are the only students allowed to vote on legislation.
University Programming Council (UPC) is the programming portion of the Associated CCU Students. UPC is responsible for planning and executing special events on and off campus. These events include favorite campus traditions such as King Cougar (mock male beauty pageant), O'Malley's Alley (lip syncing contest), the annual Talent Show, and February Formal (off-campus Valentine's Day dance).
The Student Standards and Accountability Board (SSAB) is responsible for hearing student cases concerning discipline appeals, as deemed appropriate in the Student Judicial Model. SSA’s main purpose is to discern between what is true and what is false and assist in carrying out the University's discipline process found in the Student Handbook. The goal of SSAB is to remain teachable, approachable, and professional and to exercise wisdom on each case-by-case student infraction.
RHA (Residence Hall Association) desires to see the CCU community united and at the same time growing in individual stairwell pride. This group hosts various events to form stairwell unity and strives to meet the needs of students who take advantage of on-campus housing by providing an open forum for students to voice programming requests, housing complaints, and implement desired changes.
The Associated Students charters student-led group to be a part of Student Organizations. CCU boasts over 30 Student Organizations, varying from ministry opportunities, to service on campus, to related hobbies, interests, or majors.