Our student organizations aim to provide each member with professional growth opportunities, leadership development, and academic recognition. In these groups, you can learn and grow in your chosen fields by engaging in a variety of career networking and service opportunities as part of a community.

Students, alumni, staff, and faculty who join a student organization are encouraged to be active participants in a variety of ways. This may include attending events, collaborating on projects, contributing to activities, and serving in leadership roles. A majority of our student organizations have a virtual component and opportunities for members to participate regardless of location.

Browse through the student organization descriptions below to find the group, or groups, that meet your interests or will move you closer to your goals. Each description includes membership and access information.

Student Organizations

Accounting and Finance Forum

Type: Student organization
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club:

The Accounting and Finance Forum provides information about the accounting and finance majors as well as topics of interest from course selection to career paths. It assists students with the exploration of resources on accounting and finance careers and the accounting and finance fields, including job postings and information about career opportunities.

Behavioral and Social Science Student Association

Type: Student organization
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club:

The Behavioral and Social Science Student Association provides its members with information and resources on careers in social science-related fields. Events and activities include guest speakers speakers in the field, discussions on making an impact in one's own community, and sharing research opportunities.

Communication Student Association

Type: Student organization
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club:

The Communication Student Association hosts several events and activities that provide students with relevant information that can guide them toward working in communications-related professions.

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Join the Communication Student Association's virtual community. Membership is free.

Computing Club

Type: Student organization
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club:

The Computing Club aims to create a dynamic environment where members can work collaboratively, share innovative ideas, enhance their career-readiness, and gain marketable experience in their respective fields.

General Eligibility Requirements:

This club is open to all students pursing a major or minor in one of UMUC's computer science or information technology programs.

Website:

Join the Computing Club's virtual community. Membership is free.

Cyber Competition Team

Type: Student organization
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club:

The Cyber Competition Team represent UMUC at various cybersecurity events and highly competitive tournaments nationwide. Being a member of the team allows students to develop their cybersecurity skills and to network with other students with similar interests.

General Eligibility Requirements:

The team is open to UMUC students and alumni through a tryout process.

English and Humanities Club

Type: Student organization
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club:

The English and Humanities Club aims to bring together students and others within the university community who have an interest in English and/or the humanities for the purpose of collaboration, support, and professional growth. Previous activities include a writer's workshop, a symposium on careers and graduate school, and meet-ups for artists.

Website:

Join the English and Humanities Club's virtual community. Membership is free.

Environmental Management Club

Type: Student organization
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club:

The Environmental Management Club offers its members opportunities to communicate with professionals in environmental management through a variety of activities. Past activities include webinars with professionals and alumni in the field, field trips, assisting in local cleanups, newsletters, and a P3 grant competition.

Website:

Join the Environmental Management Club's virtual community. Membership is free.

Financial Planning Association Student Chapter

Type: Student organization
Professional Affiliation:

Student Chapter of the Financial Planning Association

Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club:

The Student Chapter of the Financial Planning Association provides students with information about financial planning, networking and interaction with financial planners and financial planning firms, opportunities to apply for scholarships, and competitive financial planning tournaments nationwide. Membership in the chapter allows students the opportunity to develop their financial planning skills and to network with other students with similar interests.

General Eligibility Requirements:

FPA applicants must be registered students at UMUC. There is a $35 membership fee.

History Student Society

Type: Student organization
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club:

The History Student Society brings together students, alumni, faculty, and staff who have a shared interest in history and provides them with a space to exchange ideas, plan and host activities, and help fellow members advance into the field.

Website:

Join the History Student Society's virtual community. Membership is free.

Marketing Club

Type: Student organization
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club:

This club provides opportunities for students to learn more about the field of marketing, discuss their shared interests, and network with classmates and faculty members.

General Eligibility Requirements:

This club is open to students, alumni and faculty.

National Society of Leadership and Success

Type: Student organization
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club:

The National Society of Leadership and Success is a national society that focuses on leadership development and volunteerism. The society is founded on the core beliefs that one can achieve one's dreams with the proper support and dedicated action and that we accomplish more together than we would achieve alone. Prospective members undergo a rigorous training program that prepares them for leadership in the academic arena, as well as the workplace.

General Eligibility Requirements:

You can apply for admission to the National Society of Leadership and Success or be invited to join.

Public Safety Student Association

Type: Student organization
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club:

The Public Safety Student Association encourages discussions on careers, current events, and topics within the public safety field. Previous activities have included webinars on related topics and careers.

Website:

Join the Public Safety Student Association's virtual community. Membership is free.

Society for Human Resource Management, UMUC Chapter

Type: Student organization
Professional Affiliation:

Society for Human Resource Management

Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club:

Joining the UMUC Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management allows you to network with other students, staff, and faculty who are currently working in or are interested in entering the human resource field. Members share information, experiences, and knowledge. The chapter hosts monthly events designed to help students meet local professionals and transition into or advance within the field. In addition, the chapter provides leadership and student development opportunities for members.

The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (IMA), UMUC Chapter

Type: Student organization
Professional Affiliation:

The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business

Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club:

The UMUC IMA Student Chapter serves as the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business.

This chapter allows its members to learn more about networking opportunities, information on the certified management accountant program, and other resources. The UMUC Chapter is sponsored by the Nation's Capital Chapter No. 0044.

The IMA Accounting Honor Society recognizes and honors academic achievement in the study of accounting and provides an opportunity for students to differentiate themselves as they begin their career journey. IAHS membership is available to all students who meet the eligibility criteria—membership in the IMA Student Chapter is not required. Membership will be considered for UMUC business students who apply.

General Eligibility Requirements:

This chapter is open to all students in any major. To learn more and request membership, e-mail your local IMA chapter with your name, major, and location.

UMUC Power Speakers

Type: Student organization
Professional Affiliation:

Toastmasters International

Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club:

The UMUC Power Speakers serves as the university's chapter of Toastmasters International, a world leader in communication and leadership development. The club provides an encouraging environment for those who want to improve their public speaking skills and gain the confidence to become more effective communicators.

Meetings take place the first Tuesday of the month at 6:15 p.m. in the auditorium at the Academic Center at Largo. Everyone is encouraged to visit at least once to experience the positive, supportive learning experience UMUC Power Speakers provides.

General Eligibility Requirements:

UMUC Power Speakers is open to all UMUC students, staff, and alumni.

VeteransSuccess Club

Type: Student organization
Professional Affiliation:

Student Veterans of America

Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate
About the Club:

The VeteransSuccess Club offers its members information and support on benefits, academics, and policies. Within the club, students can network with faculty, staff, and peers and share their stories. The VeteransSuccess Club offers online and in-person fellowship for active-duty servicemembers and veterans serving in the United States and abroad. Members work to ensure that students who are military-affiliated and veterans have a voice on campus. The club provides peer support and mentorship to aid students in academic success, career advancement, networking, and transition support.

General Eligibility Requirements:

This club is open to military and veteran students and their spouses.

Have questions related to the student organizations? Contact Student Academic Support for assistance.