Learn how you can become actively involved in a student organization.
Our student organizations aim to provide members with professional growth, leadership development, and a sense of community. They include academic-focused groups where students can engage with career-related topics and opportunities and interest-based groups that provide students with ways to support and connect with each other through a shared purpose.
Students, alumni, staff, and faculty who join a student organization are encouraged to be active participants in a variety of ways. This may include attending events, collaborating on projects, contributing to activities, and serving in leadership roles. Students can find a majority of the student organizations’ virtual communities along with some informal groups within CareerQuest Groups (UMGC’s platform for career resources) and on Facebook Groups. Students interested in forming a new student organization should email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About the Organization: The Accounting Club focuses on helping to prepare its members for professional opportunities after graduation. The Accounting Club aims to provide networking activities that will help students connect to professionals and related associations and job preparation activities which will include connecting students with internships, offering career-building events, and more.
The mission of the Accounting Club is to inspire and connect diversified accounting enthusiasts through leadership, mentorship, learning, and innovation opportunities.
Accounting Club Goals:
- Shatter misconceptions about accounting and the profession that our members may have.
- Share accounting technology advances with our members.
- Promote integrity and professionalism for our members.
Membership Information: The UMGC Accounting Club is open to any graduate or undergraduate student interested in the accounting fields. Interested students can join the UMGC Accounting Club virtual community on CareerQuest.
Available To: Anyone in the UMGC community who has an interest in increasing the awareness of mental health.
About the Organization: Active Minds at UMGC aims to increase the awareness of mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness within the UMGC community. The chapter will accomplish this by hosting a safe place to have peer conversations about mental health and to share stories, providing self-care activities to promote positive well-being, sharing information about mental health resources available both on campus and in the community, and organizing events and other activities designed to reduce stigma and raise awareness of mental health to the greater UMGC community.
Membership Information: Active Minds at UMGC has a virtual community on Facebook, which is where the officers post information and events. Join the Active Minds at UMGC Facebook group. Membership is free.
About the Organization: The American Marketing Association- UMGC Chapter's mission (AMA|UMGC) is to provide members of all majors with greater exposure to experiences in the marketing industry through professional growth opportunities, leadership development, and academic recognition. While marketing majors and minors are encouraged to join the organization, entrepreneurs, communications majors and those who want to learn about marketing will also have a meaningful experience.
Through the combined resources of UMGC and the AMA, members will be provided with the resources necessary to help them navigate the ever-changing world of marketing through exposure to dynamic speakers, hands-on workshops, and opportunities to enhance their classroom knowledge.
In addition, our goal is for members to receive exposure to leading practitioners and faculty both and within and outside UMGC through a shared learning environment. We believe this will prepare students for the workplace and business world by utilizing tools and experiences offered by the chapter and the AMA.
Membership Information: Undergraduate students who are interested in joining the AMA-UMGC Chapter should email email@example.com.
The group also has an American Marketing Association- UMGC Chapter Facebook group that is open to any student, alumnus, staff, or faculty who is interested in supporting the chapter or attending chapter events.
Available To: Any student, alumni, staff, and faculty interested in the English and humanities fields including philosophy, art, and music.
About the Organization: The Applied Humanities Club seeks to unite students and members of the university community who are interested in humanities fields and how humanities skills can enrich other professional fields. We aim to collaborate, offer support, and foster professional development. In our recent past, we've held events such as informative talks by humanities professionals, talent showcases, and networking events so you can connect with other students. This Applied Humanities Club was the winner of a 2021 UMGC Student Organization Best-in-Show Activities and Events Award!
Membership Information: Join the Applied Humanities Club's virtual community. Membership is free.
Available To: Any student, alum, staff, and faculty who have an interest in the behavioral and social sciences, which includes psychology, social science, gerontology, sociology, anthropology, and more.
About the Organization: The Behavioral and Social Science Student Association provides its members with information and resources on careers in social science-related fields. Events and activities include guest speakers in the field, discussions on making an impact in one's own community, and sharing research opportunities. Winner of a 2021 UMGC Student Organization Best-in-Show Activities and Events Award!
Membership Information: Join the Behavioral and Social Science Student Association's virtual community. Membership is free.
Available To: Any graduate or undergraduate student, alumni, faculty or staff member with an interest in computing, information technology, cybersecurity, and related fields.
About the Organization: The Computing Club aims to create a dynamic environment where members can work collaboratively, share innovative ideas, enhance their career-readiness, and gain marketable experience in their respective fields.
Membership Information: Join the Computing Club's virtual community. Membership is free.
Available To: Undergraduate and graduate students
About the Organization: The Cyber Competition Team represents UMGC at various cybersecurity events and highly competitive tournaments nationwide. Being a member of the team allows students to develop their cybersecurity skills and to network with other students with similar interests. Winner of a 2021 UMGC Student Organization Best-in-Show Activities and Events Award!
About the Organization: The mission of the Education and Teaching Club is to foster of a network of UMGC community students and alumni who are interested in the field of elementary/secondary education. The Education and Teaching Club aims to foster community, provide opportunities for members to conduct education-related service activities, share information, provide career development, and strengthen alumni engagement.
Membership Information: The Club is open to any student, staff, alum, or faculty member who has an interest in the field of elementary or secondary education. One can join through the Education and Teaching Club virtual community on CareerQuest.
Available To: Undergraduate and graduate students
About the Organization: The mission of the organization is to provide students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to learn about the benefits, risks, and challenges of entrepreneurship. The organization offers members professional business growth, leadership development, and educational recognition. Members engage in business and networking opportunities in collaboration with local, national, and international business-minded leaders. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking to turn your idea into a money-making business and to network with like-minded individuals, then this group is for you!
Membership Information: Join the Entrepreneurship Club's virtual community on CareerQuest to connect with other members and learn about upcoming meetings and events. There is no cost to join as a member.
Available To: Any graduate or undergraduate student, alumni, faculty, or staff member who has an interest in environmental health and safety, sustainability, or related fields.
About the Organization: The Environmental Awareness Club aims to create a learning community online (and face-to-face when possible) to support interests, activities, and careers related to the environment. The Club will offer opportunities for both students looking to work in the fields of environmental health and safety as well as students who have a general interest in learning more about and/or preserving the environment. Winner of a 2022 Best-in-Show Events and Activities Award!
Membership Information: Join the Environmental Awareness Club's virtual community. Membership is free.
About the Organization: E-sports is sweeping the world, with participation numbers in the hundreds of millions and viewership surpassing traditional sports at the collegiate and professional levels. The UMGC gaming club provides the means for students to participate in a variety of such E-sports. We are currently focused on popular competitions such as Call of Duty: Warzone, Rocket League, and Apex.
Membership Information: Members can compete casually or as part of the varsity teams. We practice weekly and have spots available on all teams. Also, we are always looking for the next gaming experience. You can contact Dr. Jason M. Pittman (firstname.lastname@example.org) for inquiries or to join the club.
About the Organization: The organization's mission is to broaden the membership's knowledge and specializations of finance, promote students’ interest in the finance industry, and promote finance-related activities and careers throughout the University of Maryland Global Campus community. The UMGC Finance Club organizes activities that enable members to learn about financial literacy and to explore finance careers. The group also provides opportunities for academic support and and networking.
Membership Information: The UMGC Finance Club is open to any graduate or undergraduate student interested in finance and related fields. Interested students can join the UMGC Finance Club virtual community on CareerQuest.
Available To: Any student, alumni, faculty, or staff member who has an interest in the history field.
About the Organization: The History Student Society brings together students, alumni, faculty, and staff who have a shared interest in history and provides them with a space to exchange ideas, plan and host activities, and help fellow members advance into the field. This student organization won the 2022 and 2023 Student Organization of the Year Awards, and the 2023 Best-in-Show Activities and Events Award.
Membership Information: Join the History Student Society's virtual community. Membership is free.
Available to: Any LGBTQ+ student, alumni, faculty, staff or LGBTQ+ allies/supporters who have an interest in the LGBTQ+ community.
About the Organization: The LGBTQ+ Student Association serves to foster an environment where LGBTQ+ students, alumni, faculty, staff, and allies come together in the spirit of activism, allyship, community, education and professional development. Designed through a community leadership style, the LGBTQ+ Student Association aims to bring together a group of like-minded individuals who are passionate about LGBTQ+ issues or who may want to learn more about them. Through educational resources, professional speakers, social events, and service opportunities, the LGBTQ+ Student Association aims to provide a safe and educational environment for the broader UMGC campus.
Available To: Undergraduate and graduate students
About the Organization: The National Society of Leadership and Success is a national society that focuses on leadership development and volunteerism. The society is founded on the core beliefs that one can achieve one's dreams with the proper support and dedicated action and that we accomplish more together than we would achieve alone. Prospective members undergo a rigorous training program that prepares them for leadership in the academic arena, as well as the workplace.
About the Organization: Novel Ideas: Book Publishing Network is a group that provides the tools, resources, and services that are required to help writers successfully publish their original fiction and non-fiction book ideas. The Network offers undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to exchange publishing ideas, interact with others with similar interests, and actively engage in activities that play a vital role in achieving success as a published author.
Membership Information: Join the Novel Ideas: Book Publishing Network virtual community. Membership is free.
Available To: Undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and alumni
About the Organization: UMGC Power Speakers serves as the university's chapter of Toastmasters International, a world leader in communication and leadership development. The club provides an encouraging environment for those who want to improve their public speaking skills and gain the confidence to become more effective communicators. Meet us (UMGC Power Speakers) on Zoom on the 1st Tuesday of every month. Everyone is encouraged to visit at least once to experience the positive, supportive learning experience UMGC Power Speakers provides.
Available To: Undergraduate and graduate students
About the Organization: Joining the UMGC Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management allows you to network with other students, staff, and faculty who are currently working in or are interested in entering the human resource field. Members share information, experiences, and knowledge. The chapter hosts monthly events designed to help students meet local professionals and transition into or advance within the field. In addition, the chapter provides leadership and student development opportunities for members.
Membership Information: To join the chapter, please fill out the UMGC SHRM Chapter Form. Students may also join SHRM nationally at the student rate on the SHRM website, Student Membership page. The UMGC SHRM Chapter number is 5578.
The UMGC SHRM Chapter has a virtual community on Facebook, which is where the officers post information and events. UMGC students and alumni are welcome to join the UMGC SHRM Chapter Facebook group.
Any additional inquiries can be directed to email@example.com.
Available To: Military and veteran students and their spouses
About the Organization: The SVA: UMGC Chapter offers its members information and support on benefits, academics, and policies. Within the club, students can network with faculty, staff, and peers and share their stories. The SVA: UMGC Chapter offers online and in-person fellowship for active-duty servicemembers and veterans serving in the United States and abroad. Members work to ensure that students who are military-affiliated and veterans have a voice on campus. The club provides peer support and mentorship to aid students in academic success, career advancement, networking, and transition support.
Membership Information: E-mail the Vessey Veterans Resource Center to learn more.