Professional and Student Organizations

We strongly encourage you to join one or more professional and student organizations.  These groups are supportive, collegial, and purpose-driven.  They're ideal environments to find new friends and build your professional network.

Once you've found a club that you like, consider running for office to become a club leader.  The leadership skills that you'll gain will look great on your resume, impress your future employers, and translate to lifelong career success.

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CSE Student Clubs and Organizations

  • Computer Science and Engineering Graduate Student Association (CSEGSA)
    The Computer Science and Engineering Graduate Student Association (CSEGSA) is a GSA academic club formed to bring the CSE graduate students together, promote communication and interest in issues concerning CSE graduate students.
  • Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Student Advisory Board (CSEUGSAB)
    The Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Student Advisory Board (CSEUGSAB) represents the department's undergraduate student body.
  • Inve[n|s]t UB
    Inve[n|s]t UB is a faculty, staff and student club for innovators looking to work on exciting, real-world challenges. We help create and encourage cross functional teams that are working on applying computing technologies to domains like finance, medicine, and community service.
  • MakeOpenSource (MOS)
    MakeOpenSource (MOS) is an open-source programming club. Our goal is to create a community of programmers and developers (of any skill level) who can collaborate and contribute to open-source projects. The club is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
    The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is the only national non-profit focused on women's participation in computing across the entire ecosystem, helping nearly 900 organizations recruit, retain, and advance women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers by providing support, evidence, and action.
  • Society and Computing Club (SOCO)
    This club is founded with the primary goal of spreading awareness. Our aim is to get the conversation going and to gather resources and interest regarding topics of relevance to the category of “society and computing.” For instance, is social media making us politically polarized? What data privacy rights do we have? How do algorithms perpetuate racial and gender bias? How does social media affect our mental health?
  • UB Association for Computing Machinery (UB ACM)
    The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the main professional organization for computing professionals. Our mission is to foster a student community around computer science and software engineering at the University at Buffalo through tech talks, hackathons, and social events.
  • UB DivTech
    The mission of this organization is to empower underrepresented demographics majoring in Computer Science and Engineering by providing a robust campus community, online resources, and visible role models.
  • UB Hacking
    UB Hacking is the University at Buffalo's official student-run hackathon. Students are invited to gather at our event to create cool and innovative projects within 24 hours and showcase their achievements. Just bring your laptop (and other personal hygiene products) and we'll prepare the food and swag for a memorable weekend!
  • UB Network Defense (UBNetDef)
    University at Buffalo Network Defense (UBNetDef) is UB’s Cyber Security class & club. Every semester, we hold several classes to grow students of all skill levels. In addition, we have a subset of students compete in competitions - our Competition Team.

SEAS Student Clubs and Organizations

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
    AISES is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in STEM studies and careers.
  • Artificial Intelligence
    UB-AI is UB’s Artificial Intelligence organization. Our mission is to spark discussions, ideas, and interest in the field of artificial intelligence.
  • Engineering World Health (EWH)
    The mission of EWH is to help students apply knowledge and skills to real problems facing health professionals in the developing world, while expanding practical skills beyond classroom exposure.
  • MakeOpenSource
    MakeOpenSource is an open-source programming club. Our goal is to create a community of programmers and developers (of any skill level) who can collaborate and contribute to open-source projects. The club is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
    The National Society of Black Engineers is the largest student managed organization in the country. NSBE seeks to promote the recruitment, retention, and academic excellence of students of color in engineering and science.
  • Phi Sigma Rho
    Phi Sigma Rho is a social sorority exclusively for women in engineering. Phi Sigma Rho sisters strive for academic and professional excellence but recognize that developing lasting bonds of friendship and support with other women in engineering is essential to our success.
  • Robotics
    UB Robotics (UBR) is an undergraduate club dedicated to engineering excellence and collaboration in the field of robotics.
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
    SASE is dedicated to the professional and educational advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers.
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
    SHPE UB inspires and motivates underrepresented students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at the University at Buffalo and in the Buffalo area.
  • Society of Sales Engineers (SSE)
    The mission of the SSE Student Chapter is to offer opportunities for UB students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) to explore the profession of technical sales through in-depth interactions between peers, faculty, and representatives from local, regional and multi-national engineering firms.
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    The Society of Women Engineers encourages women to achieve their full career potential as engineers and leaders by expanding the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and by demonstrating the value of diversity.
  • Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
    The goal of the University at Buffalo Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UB SEDS) is to raise interest and awareness of space exploration and development.
  • Tau Beta Pi
    Tau Beta Pi is the nation's second oldest honor society, and the the only engineering honor society that recognizes individuals from all engineering disciplines.
  • Theme Park Engineering Club (TPEC)
    TPEC gives interested students the chance to explore theme park engineering in depth and to learn more about potential careers in the field.
  • Theta Tau
    Theta Tau is the nation's oldest co-ed fraternity for engineers and is comprised of students from all engineering majors.
  • University at Buffalo Nanosatellite Laboratory (UB Nanosat)
    Nanosat is a collaborative organization of undergraduate and graduate students who work with the Air Force Research Lab, NASA, and Moog, Inc. to build satellites from concept to launch.
  • University at Buffalo Pilots Association
    The University at Buffalo Pilots Association promotes aviation exploration and training to students of all disciplines and levels of experience. Whether you are curious about learning more about the field of aviation, are an aspiring pilot, or already have a pilots’ license, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

UB Student Clubs and Organizations