The University of Cincinnati has a wide variety of student organizations. These groups can help students enhance leadership and communication skills, provide networking opportunities, facilitate volunteering, and help enhance social skills.
The office of Student Activities & Leadership Development is a great resource for all UC students who want to be involved while attending the University of Cincinnati. You can find a comprehensive list of student organizations ranging from Greek life to club sports to Student Government.
Both the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computing Systems and the College of Engineering and Applied Science are host to a number of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology student organizations. Some of these groups that EECS students participate in include those found on this page.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its over 80,000 members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.
Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) is an honor society devoted to recognizing and promoting excellence in the fields of electrical and computer engineering. Undergraduate students are eligible for membership if they are in the top 20% of the pre-junior electrical and computer engineering class, 25% of the junior class, or the top 33% of the senior class. Besides scholastic achievement, students are considered based on character, leadership, teamwork, and quality.
Currently, HKN has about 200 chapters with 250,000 members. The University of Cincinnati founded the Tau Chapter of HKN on May 26, 1923.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology. IEEE is an international organization with the goal of fostering technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE has more than 395,000 members—of which more than 90,000 are students—in over 160 countries around the world. IEEE members are engineers, scientists and allied professionals whose technical interests are rooted in electrical and computer sciences, engineering and related disciplines.
At UC, the Student IEEE branch within the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computing Systems gives students the opportunity to learn about technology and practices that are current and relevant to industry. Regular meetings, events, and annual conferences give the student an opportunity to gain exposure to new fields and topics, and the chance to socialize and network with peers, faculty, and members of industry—all opportunities that may have been out of reach otherwise.
To get involved, check out the UC IEEE website, and watch for emails and fliers about upcoming meetings and events.
The Engineering Ambassadors is a service organization for the advancement of the relationship between the students, alumni, faculty & staff, and friends of the College of Engineering. This is achieved through involvement in various events and activities sponsored by the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Engineering Ambassadors also serve as tour guides for the College of Engineering tour program and help promote the college to prospective students.
Tribunal is one of the largest and most active student organizations on campus and serves as the student government entity for the college. Engineering Tribunal is an extremely active organization that organizes numerous exciting events throughout the year. These events include an engineering career fair, sweatshirt sale, E-Week fun and games, quarterly TGIF parties and Co-op Information Night. Their bi-monthly meetings are held on Mondays, and they welcome anyone interested in learning more about what makes the College of Engineering and Applied Science tick.
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), is a national, collegiate student engineering organization. The Society is made up of predominately African-American engineering students, and is the largest student run organization in the Nation. NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers to excel academically, succeed professionally and to positively impact the community. NSBE implements programs that increase Black and other ethnic minority participation in the fields of engineering and engineering technology. These programs will be initiated both within and outside the university community and will serve to positively impact industry and the community.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders; expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life; and demonstrates the value of diversity. SWE serves to inform young women of the opportunities open to them, encourage women engineers to attain high levels of education, help women return to active work after temporary retirement, and act as a center of information on women in engineering. For information on local meetings and events, visit the University of Cincinnati SWE web page.
Tau Beta Pi is a national engineering honor society. It was founded to recognize engineering students who have distinguished themselves with superior scholarship and exemplary character. The Ohio Beta chapter at the University of Cincinnati was founded in 1915 and is one of 205 collegiate chapters throughout the United States. In order to foster a spirit of liberal culture among the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the members participate in many projects including tutoring, philanthropic activities, and social events.
Theta Tau is the oldest and largest professional engineering fraternity in the nation. Theta Tau welcomes men and women in all engineering disciplines. Our Chapter was founded on May 22, 1999 and we are the largest professional engineering fraternity on campus. As a member, you will experience the brotherhood and philanthropy aspects of social fraternities, while also benefiting from professional development, guest speakers, and plant tours.