CUHK-Shenzhen adopts a collegiate system where all students are affiliated to different colleges. Students can actively engage in creating college culture and immerse themselves in the humanistic environment of college education, which emphasizes broad knowledge and ethical values. The College aspires to break down the boundaries of schools and majors, to develop a diversified community that immerses students in a harmonious environment where they can broaden students' intellectual horizons, enhance their creativity and imagination, and enable them to fully unleash their inherent talents. This fosters students' self-awareness, self-reflection, and self-confidence, empowering them to pursue a bright and promising future with determination and resilience.
In gratitude for the support of the Genzon Foundation for the development of the University, the University named the second college as“Diligentia College”, which was established in October 2016. Diligentia College aspires to students’ whole-person development through non-formal education. A variety of co-curricular activities have been launched to strengthen students’ physical and mental health, foster their sense of national identity, global vision, citizenship & social responsibility, enhance their aesthetics and spirit of innovation. Through these activities, students are able to achieve comprehensive development in terms of moral character, intelligence, physical health, social skills, and practical abilities.