Student Clubs & Organizations

Get Involved

More than 40 student clubs and professional groups in Swenson College means you have a lot of options to meet other people and explore your potential career path.

Joining one of our student-run groups can also connect you with community events and give you the chance to lead, create, compete and inspire others.

Actuary Club

Prepare to become a strong actuarial candidate by taking advantage of examp prep, networking and talks with working actuaries.

Increase your knowledge of concrete and create partnerships with industry professionals through student competitions, social events, service projects and educational seminars.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

UMD’s official community for chemical engineers where you can meet other students and faculty, and find out about employment and research opportunities.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The ASCE UMD Student Chapter is a professional group of students who meet with working professionals within the civil engineering field to further develop their knowledge and network with local businesses. The group strives to help students learn more about their chosen major, make new friends, and gain practical knowledge on concrete, water, dirt, construction, and anything else involving civil engineering. Anybody interested in the field of civil engineering is welcome to join their bi-weekly meetings. For more information, check out the group's Twitter page, or contact the club officers at [email protected].

Biology Club

This group is all about socializing and giving biology students a place to ask questions, meet faculty and learn more about what is going in the Biology Department.

Bulldog Rocketry

Design, manufacture and test a high-powered rocket to partake in the Space Grant Midwest High-Power Rocket Competition held annually in Minnesota and cosponsored by NASA.

Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC)

Work on the redesign of a new, fresh-off-the-production-line snowmobile to make it faster, lighter, more reliable and more efficient.

Diesel Engineering Club (Diesel Club)

Work on the theory, programming, tuning, research and design of diesel engine applications by doing hands-on work and intricate testing.

If you’re in ROTC, join your fellow cadets dedicated to the betterment of their detachment and our community.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Student Organization

If you have a strong interest in the studies of geology and environmental science, this is the club for you!

Engineers Without Borders

This is a group with local and global reach focused on designing and completing engineering projects in order to build a better world.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) UMD Student Chapter

If you have a strong interest in electrical and computing fields, you can meet here to network with your peers.

Math Club

Meet socially with fellow math lovers for weekly problem solving sessions and puzzle solving.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The mission of this group is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact their community.

Open to all curious individuals, this club explores the natural world in a fun way through discussion, speaker presentations, games and movies. The group also tries to make a positive difference by offering tutoring and help sessions to students.

Pre-Physician Assistant Club (Pre-PA Club)

Prepare to be a physician assistant by learning more about this profession and meeting your fellow students.

UMD Robotics

Formerly known as Battlebots, this club is devoted to inspiring students in science and technology. From building and flying model aircraft to competing in nation-level battlebots competitions, there's a place for everyone in this club. 

Society of Chemists and Biochemists

Run by students, this group seeks to broaden interests, engage with researchers and promote personal and professional improvement.

Society of Physics Students

This club discusses physics and engages in fun activities including but not limited to movie nights, game nights, trivia/jeopardy events, fun projects such as building atmospheric weather balloons and learning to use various instrumentation (such as Raspberry Pi).

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Highly regarded within industry and academia, this group recognizes outstanding students who display distinguished scholarship in technical fields and exemplary character.

Women in Computing Club

Network with fellow women interested in computer science research and consider taking part in regional competitions where students can showcase their work. Contact the Computer Science Department for more information at [email protected] or 218-726-7607.

Women in Engineering and Science (WES)

Step away from the everyday stress of student life to bowl, eat pizza, take tours and do other fun things with other women interested in the sciences.