Academic Catalog 2009-2010 
    Oct 02, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Activities and Organizations

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Because we believe involvement in campus life refreshes, enriches, and rewards students, the University offers a variety of social, athletic, and cultural opportunities.

Honor Societies


Kappa Delta Pi

The international honor society for K12 and college teachers is Kappa Delta Pi. Each year the Chi Nu chapter of Kappa Delta Pi at CCU selects for membership outstanding students and alumni who are involved in teacher education. To be eligible, students must have the requisite academic average, exude an unequivocal dedication to teaching as a career, and exhibit the highest integrity and character. For more information about the Kappa Delta Pi membership, see the dean of the School of Education.

In His Service Leadership Honorary (College of Undergraduate Studies)

The campus based leadership honorary consists of freshmen and sophomore students who have exhibited excellent scholarship, leadership, and service at CCU in their first two years. A sister to the ODK National chapter, this honorary recognizes achievement in campus leadership, service positions off campus, and at least a 3.5 GPA. Students must be pursuing a degree in the college of undergraduate studies, and meet all of the stated criteria. Selection occurs in the fall and spring semesters.

Omicron Delta Kappa (College of Undergraduate Studies)

The national leadership honor society for college students, Omicron Delta Kappa, recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character. The Society recognizes achievement in scholarship, athletics, campus or community service, social and religious activities, campus government, journalism, speech and mass media and the creative and performing arts. Emphasis is placed on the development of the whole person, both as a member of the college community and as a contributor to a better society. Interested students must have junior or senior standing, have a GPA that places them in the top 35 percent of their class, be involved in at least three hours of service per week, and excel in one or more areas of recognition as a leader.

University Retreats (College of Undergraduate Studies)


A variety of retreats are held during the academic year, to provide times for recreation, instruction, and fellowship in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

Performing and Creative Arts


Students find ample opportunity for artistic expression. Music resonates throughout the campus, and members of the University community participate in a variety of choirs, bands, and music groups from classical to contemporary. For many, the high point of the year is traveling in the annual music tours.

Intercollegiate Athletics (College of Undergraduate Studies)


CCU is an NCAA Division II institution that offers programs in intercollegiate varsity athletics for men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, women’s volleyball, and men’s baseball. The University is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, one of the largest and most competitive Division II conferences in the nation. The RMAC is composed of two divisions— East and West. The East Division of the RMAC includes Chadron State College, CCU, Colorado School of Mines, The Metropolitan State College of Denver, Regis University, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and the University of Nebraska-Kearney. The RMAC’s West Division includes Adams State College, Fort Lewis College, Mesa State College, New Mexico Highlands University, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado State University - Pueblo, Western New Mexico University, and Western State College. CCU is recognized as the only evangelical Christian University in the Rocky Mountain Region.

The efforts of our department are geared toward the goal of helping our student-athletes and staff develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and share that relationship with others. Because of this, we place a high value on the process of discipleship/mentorship as well as the integration of faith in sport so that in all things, we accomplish our mission:

“To Glorify God by cooperating with the Holy Spirit in transforming lives through discipleship and excellence in intercollegiate athletics.”

This mission statement also reflects our commitment to excellence. We represent our University and Jesus Christ well when we perform to a level worthy of our opponents. CCU also places a high value on the academic success of all our athletes. The athletic department is committed to having our departmental average GPA meet or exceed that of the general CCU body. In all we do within the Colorado Christian University Athletic Department, we seek to honor God through excellence in the varsity sports we sponsor.

Athletic scholarships are offered on a limited basis to Christian student-athletes who have displayed the ability to compete successfully at the NCAA Division II level.

Student Clubs, Organizations, and Ministries


Students will find many different opportunities for campus and community involvement through student clubs, organizations, and ministries. These groups range from major-specific groups such as the Psychology Club to ministries such as S.A.L.T. (Snowriders as a Living Testimony). If a student doesn’t find a club, organization or ministry he or she is interested in, students are encouraged to start a new one through the Student Government Association and Student Activities.

Skiing and Outdoor Sports


Colorado is Ski Country U.S.A., and the sport is enjoyed and promoted at the University. Students interested in skiing, hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, and other activities in the magnificent Rockies will find many opportunities to enjoy the sport of their choice.

New Student Orientation Programs


CCU’s College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS) freshmen and transfer students are required to attend campus orientation programs. The Weekend of Welcome (Fall) and Winter Welcome (Spring) orientation programs exist to welcome new students and assist them in making a successful transition to the CCU community through friendship, opportunity, and increased faith. Freshman students who begin in the fall are also required to attend the New Student Retreat.

New student orientations are offered at all College of Adult and Graduate Studies regional locations for undergraduate and graduate programs. Check with your local regional center for specific orientation information.

Associated Students of Colorado Christian University


The largest organization on campus is the Associated Students of CCU, which serves the interests of the students and gives them a voice in community affairs. All students are members by virtue of their registration. Officers of the Student Government Association are elected annually.

Food Service


Food service is provided in the dining commons located next to the School of Theology building. Freshmen and sophomores living on campus are required to purchase one of a variety of meal plans. Students not on a meal plan may eat in the cafeteria and pay cash for meals.

Campus Bookstore


The CCU Bookstore offers a wide variety of merchandise, ranging from school supplies and textbooks to gift items.