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.

The following student groups are funded and advised by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Additional student groups within the College of Science and Engineering related to computer science and data science are listed below. 

ACM student group

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. 

Visit ACM website

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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.

Visit ACM-W website

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App Developers Club

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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Blockchain Club

The Blockchain Club provides opportunities for students to learn about blockchain technology and the applications built on top of it, participating in hackathons and local events.

Visit Blockchain discord

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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.

Visit Code the Gap's Instagram

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Competitive Programming Club

The Competitive Programming Club is a new group for competitive programming, coached by experts with real-world software engineering experience. 

Visit the UMN.CPP discord

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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. 

Visit CSGSA website

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GopherHack is a student organization at the University of Minnesota focused on learning hands-on offensive cybersecurity through capture-the-flag (CTF) competitions.

Visit the GopherHack website

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All student groups at the U of M

The University of Minnesota has more than a 1,000 student groups and organizations that meet regularly, host programs and events, and provide service to the Twin Cities area. 

Visit student groups website

CSE Student Groups

Check out the computer science-rated student groups through the College of Science and Engineering below. For the full list of CSE student groups, check out their website.

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Alpha Chapter of Theta Tau

Provides professional development opportunities for engineering students in the nation’s oldest and foremost professional co-ed engineering fraternity. For more information, contact

Alpha Sigma Kappa - Women in Technical Studies

Supports women who are pursuing studies in technical fields including the sciences, math, engineering, and architecture. For more information, contact

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Builds community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. For more information, contact

Association for Women in Mathematics

Promotes an increased knowledge of the mathematical sciences and the contributions of women in the field. Mentors and encourages women and girls as they prepare for careers in the mathematical sciences. Visit contact

The Cloud Computing Group

Promotes cloud computing as an effective skill and resource for small and scaling application; increasing access, speed, power, and cost-effectiveness. For more information, contact

Copter Club

Pulls together the materials and knowledge to build safe, functional multi-rotors for competitions, experience, and fun. For more information, contact

CSE Ambassadors (CSEA)

Represents CSE by giving tours to prospective students, helping with K-12 outreach activities, and acting as peer mentors for incoming freshmen. For more information, contact

CSE International Ambassadors

Helps students in technical fields find academic and professional opportunities abroad; organizes a Buddy Program to help international exchange students feel welcome at the University of Minnesota. For more information, contact

Design U

Provides members with the opportunity to engage in fast-paced, interdisciplinary, hands-on design work modeled after a real product design firm. For more information, contact

Internet of Things (IoT) Collaborative

The Internet of Things (IoT) Collaborative aims to develop students with the skills necessary to lead IoT research and development. For more information, contact

Kappa Eta Kappa–Beta Chapter

Builds community for students in CSE as a professional, co-ed engineering fraternity that values a balance between academic excellence and social interactions, provides opportunities for networking, leadership, scholarships, and building life-long relations. For more information, contact

Material Advantage

Promotes materials science and engineering in both the academic and industry settings and provides experiences outside the University through volunteering, competitions, tours, and social events. For more information, contact

Math Club

Meets weekly to learn about interesting math topics and interact through fun math games. For more information, contact


Participate in industry projects and innovation challenges that provide opportunities for experiential career development. For more infomation, contact

National Organization of Business and Engineering (NOBE)

Unites business, management, and engineering and strives to develop leadership and professional skills. For more information, contact

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Works to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. For more information, contact


Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) is a national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQIA+ communities in the STEM fields. For more information, contact

Plumb Bob Honorary Leadership Society

Plans, organizes, and hosts CSE Week, a week full of events designed to promote CSE, its student groups, and sponsors. For more information, contact

University of Minnesota Robotics

Strives to create an environment for aspiring engineers to gain hands on experience and apply the skills they learn in the classroom to real life hobby projects or competitive robots. For more information, contact

Science and Engineering Student Board (SESB)

Serves as the student governing body for CSE, advocates for students, and facilitates social and community involvement. For more information, contact

Social Coding

Creates a fun social environment where driven, creative, and curious members can expand their knowledge of programming and computer science. For more information, contact

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Aims to further the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American students in obtaining advanced degrees, careers, leadership positions, and equality in the STEM field. For more information, contact

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Promotes the development of Hispanics in engineering, science, and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity, and social equity. For more information, contact

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Fosters and encourages interdepartmental relations among students in mathematics, engineering, and the sciences through various events and meetings. For more information, contact

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Supports and encourages women in science and engineering fields through leadership opportunities, outreach experiences, community involvement, and professional development. For more information, contact

Tau Beta Pi

Elects outstanding engineering students to be part of an honor society focused on academic excellence, public service, and fun. For more information, contact

Tesla Works

Provides tools and resources to students who want to bring their ideas to reality and build remarkable projects. For more information, contact

Triangle Fraternity

Provides a community for men majoring in architecture, engineering, and science. For more information, contact

University Honors Student Association (UHSA)

Represents the student voice for the University Honors Program dedicated to providing and promoting a wide variety of programming related to community building, professional and intellectual development, community engagement, and leadership development. For more information, contact

United Student Education (USE)

Uses computer science projects to help provide students academic and wellness tools at the university. For more information, contact

University Transfer Student Board

Offers transfer students the chance to socialize with other transfer students and become more integrated into the University community. For more information, contact

Video Game Development Club

Instructs, teaches, and builds video games through workdays and seminars from professors and professionals, with goals to improve the level of game discourse and creation at the University. For more information, contact