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Student Clubs & Organizations

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Joining a student club can make your college experience more fun and rewarding. Many groups get involved in the community and like in the Bulldog Rocketry Club, students can get the chance to participate in state and national events.

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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.

ACM Club

For Computer Science students and all interested in computers at UMD.

Actuary Club

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

American Concrete Institute Student Chapter (ACI)

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)

Designed to further your academic and professional interests, this organization welcomes all academic levels and is free to join.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

This group offers the chance for collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment and skills development across all engineering disciplines while working towards a goal of helping the global community.

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

For Environmental Health and Safety majors, this is a professional society dedicated to those that work to maintain and improve the quality of life of those around them by reducing the likelihood of workplace injury.

Astronomy Club (Stargazing Society)

Open to anyone with an interest in the world outside our atmosphere and enjoy things like stargazing, movie nights, astrophotography and being outside at night.

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.

Chemistry & Biochemistry Club (Chem Club)

Explore chemistry through fun and educational demonstrations while hanging out with other people interested in chemistry.

Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)

For Christian students pursuing healthcare professions.

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.

Eagle Air Corps (E.A.C.)

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

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.

Entomology Club

Deepen your knowledge of insects and help educate others about them while assisting with UMD’s insect collection. 

Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (Formula SAE)

Design, construct and compete with a formula one style race car in this club led by the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department.

Geology Club

Share your passion for geology and make connections in the department and the field.

HOSA Future Health Professionals (HOSA)

Future health professionals gather to collaborate, build networks and take advantage of unique training opportunities.

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.

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) UMD Student Chapter

Help out with the annual cardboard boat race on campus while also taking part in design competitions, tours and networking over refreshments.

Math Club

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

Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE)

For students, engineering graduates and licensed engineers, this group strives to preserve workforce ethics and encourage engineering careers.

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.

Omega Chi Epsilon (OXE)

This is the National Honor Society for Chemical Engineering and promotes scholarship and original investigation in the field while recognizing character, integrity and leadership.

Order of the Engineer

This is an international group open to students that complete an engineering program. SCSE hosts a swearing-in ceremony in the spring and fall for anyone that wants to join. Check out the webpage for more details on how to join.

Physics Club

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-Physical Therapy (Pre PT at UMD)

Undergraduates working toward attending physical therapy graduate school can meet here to work together on the steps needed to accomplish their goals.

Pre-Dentistry Club (Pre-Dent)

Volunteer, get advice, learn about different dentistry fields and build your resume by checking out this club for students prepping for a career in dentistry.

Pre-Medicine Club (Pre-Med Club)

If you’re interested in pursuing a postgraduate education in the field of medicine, you can learn a lot from your peers by meeting with this group.

Pre-Optometry Club

This group’s main mission is to help you prepare for optometry school and learn more about the field.

Pre-OT Club

Occupational Therapists will know what OT stands for and students in this club will know how to prepare for graduate school.

Pre-Pharmacy Club

Get a head start on what is expected when applying for pharmacy school and gain tips on how to be a stand-out candidate.

Pre-Physician Assistant Club (Pre-PA Club)

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

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club

Meetings with this group gives you a chance to meet other pre-vet students and visit with veterinarians in our community to learn more about what to expect in this career.

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 

We are the local chapter of the Society of Physics Students. We discuss physics, provide outreach to the community, and encourage involvement for anyone who is interested.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

This is the largest professional group for women engineers and is open to men who support women in engineering, too. Members are eligible for scholarships and awards and can participate in volunteer opportunities and company tours.

Software Development Club at UMD (DEV Club)

Work on a project while sharing knowledge across the collective languages of the group’s membership.

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.

Society for Mining, Matallurgy and Exploration (SME)

This is a global group dedicated to professionals in the minerals industry.

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 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.