Student groups

CS&E students have access to many departmental student groups, as well as more than 75 student groups in the College of Science and Engineering, and more than 1,000 student groups throughout the University of Minnesota. By participating in student groups, you can connect what you are learning in your classes with real-life experiences, meet other students, gain leadership experience, and make a difference in the community.

Two ACM members at student group fair

Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)

This student chapter of ACM works to promote greater interest in the science, design, development, language, management, and applications of modern computing on the Twin Cities campus and around the Twin Cities area. The group offers a variety of activities and resources for students.

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Six ACMW students

Association of Computing Machinery for Women (ACM-W)

ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field. The group has a variety of social, technical, and outreach events that are fun and provide a sense of community with a supportive network of people who have the same mission.

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Five CSGSA students

Computer Science Graduate Student Association (CSGSA)

CSGSA is the official student governance organization for graduate students in the department. The group facilitates social events, advocates for graduate students, and provides other opportunities to get involved. Every graduate student in the department is automatically a member of CSGSA. 

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Two students working on laptop

Internet of Things (IOT) Collaborative

The goal of this group is to enable student collaboration and develop needed skills to lead IoT research and development in the future through weekly “hack” sessions that experiment with technologies like Arduinos, littleBits, and LilyPads to develop physical computing skills.

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WCS group at convention

Women in Computer Science (WCS)

The WCS program is a student run organization where women meet to share their experiences and accomplishments, meet distinguished women of computer science, and enhance their professional skills. All women interested in the computer science profession are welcome.

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AiUMN logo

Artificial Intelligence Club (AiUMN)

The mission of AiUMN is to encourage discourse, learning, and enthusiasm in the field of artificial intelligence. They provide a friendly and supportive forum bringing together like-minded students and faculty discussing the risks and rewards of AI, the ethics of AI, and its role in our future society.

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Person working on laptop and phone

App Developers Club

This group brings together app developers from across the University of Minnesota. The club provides a friendly environment for anyone who is interested in app development to collaborate and expand their skills, network with and learn from industry professionals, and socialize.

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Seven CSE students

CSE student groups

Find the right fit for your interests by exploring the student groups in the College of Science and Engineering. CSE student groups fall into the following categories: competitive teams, fraternities/sororities, honor societies, leadership, professional organizations, project-based, and special interest.

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Students set up at gopherlink student group fair

U of M GopherLink

Student groups are an integral part of the University of Minnesota, with more than a 1,000 student groups and organizations that meet regularly, host programs and events, and provide service to the Twin Cities area. Search GopherLink to view all registered student groups at the University.

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