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.

Visit ACM website

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.

Visit ACM-W website

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.

Visit CSGSA website

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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.

Visit App Developers Club website

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Code the Gap

This group exposes local K-12 youth from historically underrepresented groups to the possibilities of computer science. They work with Twin Cities schools to teach yearlong courses in programming and other to young students who wouldn’t normally be exposed to STEM.

Visit Code the Gap's Instagram

Seven CSE students

CSE student groups

Find your right fit by exploring the student groups in the College of Science and Engineering. Groups include competitive teams, fraternities & sororities, honor societies, leadership, professional organizations, project-based, and special interest.

Visit CSE student groups website

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.

Visit WCS website

Coding on computer

Competitive Programming Club

The Competitive Programming Club is a new group for competitive programming, coached by experts with real-world software engineering experience. Come sharpen your speed and accuracy at solving challenging problems and learn to ace a coding interview!

Visit the UMN.CPP Discord

Students set up at gopherlink student group fair

All student groups at the U of M

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 to view all registered student groups at the University.

Visit student groups website