Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
    Nov 28, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

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


Chi Alpha Sigma

Chi Alpha Sigma is a national honor society that acknowledges the efforts of collegiate athletes who fulfill all the obligations to their athletic endeavors while maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.4. The society seeks to encourage and reward high academic scholarship of college athletes at four-year accredited colleges and universities; to encourage good citizenship, moral character, and friendship among the high academic achievers in college athletics; and to mentor and to provide leadership to other athletes.

Eta Beta Rho

Eta Beta Rho is a national scholastic honor society for students of Hebrew Language and Culture. The purpose of Eta Beta Rho is to recognize outstanding attainments in the study of Hebrew language and literature, to stimulate study and research in this field, and to promote an understanding and appreciation of the culture of Israel. Membership in this Society is based upon scholarship. Undergraduates must have completed at least 12 credits of Hebrew with a 3.0 average. They must rank not lower than the highest 35% of their class in general scholarship and shall have completed at least three semesters of their college coursework.

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 spring semester.

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 (cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale), 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.

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association official honor society at four-year colleges and universities.  LPH represents what Aristotle identified as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotions; and ethos (Eta), defined as character credibility and ethics. The goals of the honor society are to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in Communication Studies; stimulate interest in the field of Communication; promote and encourage professional development among Communication majors; provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of Communication; establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students; and explore options for graduate education in Communication.

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.

Pi Kappa Delta

Pi Kappa Delta is an honorary Speech and Debate Society whose name represents “the Art of Persuasion, Beautiful and Just.” The society consists of educators, students, and alumni that cultivates articulate citizenship through the promotion of ethical, humane, and inclusive communication and educational practices; supports comprehensive approaches to forensics pedagogy and practice; encourages the creation of professional development opportunities for forensic educators; and seeks to expand access to intercollegiate speech and debate activities.

Pi Kappa Lambda

Pi Kappa Lambda is a national music honor society. Pi Kappa Lambda recognizes the highest level of achievement and outstanding accomplishment in a student’s music education. Election to membership in Pi Kappa Lambda is indicative of superior attainment in music, together with the personal qualifications pertaining to an outstanding exponent of the art.

Pi Lambda Theta

Pi Lambda Theta is an international honor society and professional association in education. Membership is open to any undergraduate student who is nominated by his or her institution or invited by a chapter. Minimum eligibility requirements are: an intent to pursue a career in education, a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and current enrollment in a qualified degree program. Students must have achieved at least a sophomore standing in a baccalaureate degree program or pre-baccalaureate degree program in education that meets prerequisites for a baccalaureate degree program. Colorado Christian University participates in Pi Lambda Theta’s Direct Honors Program which allows the institution to offer the benefits and recognition of Pi Lambda Theta membership to their best students without chartering a local chapter. The Dean’s Office of the School of Education certifies student eligibility. Members who join Pi Lambda Theta under the Direct Honors Program join as members at large. The program is administered entirely by the international office of Pi Lambda Theta with CCU School of Education counselors.

Sigma Tau Delta

The Alpha Omicron Zeta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an international honor society in English, strives to:

  • Confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies;
  • Provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities;
  • Foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing;
  • Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members;
  • Exhibit high standards of academic excellence; and
  • Serve society by fostering literacy.

Sigma Tau Delta’s central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.

Sigma Theta Tau

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), is a global organization advancing world health and honoring nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.  STTI membership is by invitation only and is extended to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship. Colorado Christian University is one of four institutions which comprise the Alpha Kappa Chapter at Large.

Sigma Zeta

The Gamma Sigma chapter of Sigma Zeta, a national undergraduate honor society, encourages and fosters scholarly activity and recognizes academic scholarship in the natural and computer sciences and mathematics. The honor society includes all science and math oriented departments, majors, and students. Sigma Zeta was founded in 1925 by individuals dedicated to the principle that science is best taught by actively engaging students in research.

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. Student retreats exist as an addition to the daily community and growth activities of CCU, encouraging students to temporarily leave behind routine commitments for the opportunity to build relationships, deepen their connection and belonging to the CCU community, engage in intentional reflection, restoration, and renewal for the purpose of growth, and deepen their faith and consider God’s calling for their college experience.

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)


Colorado Christian University is an NCAA Division II institution that offers programs in intercollegiate varsity athletics for men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, women’s volleyball and softball, 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 the following schools: Adams State College, Black Hills State University, Chadron State College, CCU, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University - Pueblo, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, New Mexico Highlands University, Regis University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Western State Colorado University, and Westminster College.

The efforts of the athletics 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:

“Empowering athletes to grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally and athletically through relational mentoring, discipleship, academic support and athletic excellence.”

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 sports we sponsor.

Athletic scholarships are offered to Christian student-athletes who have displayed the ability to compete successfully at the NCAA Division II level. At CCU, athletic scholarships are stacked upon academic and other institutional aid.

Student Clubs and Organizations


CCU is home to a number of student-run groups catering to a variety of academic and non-academic interests, with new groups being added each semester.

Student organizations support students’ sense of belonging and enhance community by providing opportunities for students to pursue or engage in a variety of experiences and passions.

Through leadership development, adviser mentorship, and budget management, students that participate in student organizations experience creative freedom and find individualized communities and opportunities throughout their time at CCU. Clubs and organizations represent a variety of hobbies, topics, academics, and sports, such as Hockey Club, CCU for Life, Pre-Health Club, Research Club, and many more. If you can’t find a student organization that suits you, we would love to help you start a new one!

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 opportunities and increased faith. Freshmen students who begin in the fall are also required to attend the New Student Retreat.

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. The President of the Associated Students is elected annually.

Food Service


Food service is provided in the dining commons located in the Anschutz Student Center. 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.