Our student organizations aim to provide each member with professional growth opportunities, leadership development, and academic recognition. In these groups, you can learn and grow in your chosen fields by engaging in a variety of career networking and service opportunities as part of a community.

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. A majority of our student organizations have a virtual component and opportunities for members to participate regardless of location.

Browse through the student organization descriptions below to find the group, or groups, that meet your interests or will move you closer to your goals. Each description includes membership and access information.

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Student Organizations

American Marketing Association UMGC Chapter- NEW!

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 complete the AMA|UMGC Chapter Application.

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.

Behavioral and Social Science Student Association

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.

Communication Student Association

Available To: Any graduate or undergraduate student, alumni, staff, or faculty member of the university community who has an interest in communication and related fields.

About the Organization: The Communication Student Association hosts several events and activities that provide students with relevant information that can guide them toward working in communication-related professions.

Membership Information: Join the Communication Student Association's virtual community. Membership is free.

Computing Club

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.

Cyber Competition Team

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!

Membership Information: The team is open to UMGC students and alumni through a tryout process. E-mail Jesse Varsalone or visit the cyber team webpage to learn more.

English and Humanities Club

Available To: Any student, alumni, staff, and faculty interested in the English and humanities fields including philosophy, art, and music.

About the Organization: The English and Humanities Club aims to bring together students and others within the university community who have an interest in English and/or the humanities for the purpose of collaboration, support, and professional growth. Previous activities include a writer's workshop, a symposium on careers and graduate school, and meet-ups for artists. Winner of a 2021 UMGC Student Organization Best-in-Show Activities and Events Award!

Membership Information: Join the English and Humanities Club's virtual community. Membership is free.

Entrepreneurship Club (eClub)

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: Complete the UMGC The eClub Online Membership Form here to get more information on upcoming meetings and events.

Environmental Management Club

Available To: Any graduate or undergraduate student, alumni, faculty, or staff member who has an interest in environmental management, sustainability, or related fields.

About the Organization: The Environmental Management Club offers its members opportunities to communicate with professionals in environmental management through a variety of activities. Past activities include webinars with professionals and alumni in the field, field trips, assisting in local cleanups, newsletters, and a P3 grant competition.

Membership Information: Join the Environmental Management Club's virtual community. Membership is free.

History Student Society

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.

Membership Information: Join the History Student Society's virtual community. Membership is free.

LGBTQ+ Student Association – NEW!

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.

Membership Information: Join the LGBTQ+ Student Association Facebook group. Membership is free.

National Society of Leadership and Success

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.

Membership Information: You can apply for admission to the National Society of Leadership and Success or be invited to join. E-mail engagement@umgc.edu or visit our webpage to learn more.

Public Safety Student Association

Available To: Any graduate or undergraduate student, alumni, staff, or faculty who has an interest in public safety fields, including criminal justice, intelligence management, emergency management, homeland security, and investigative forensics.

About the Organization: The Public Safety Student Association encourages discussions on careers, current events, and topics within the public safety field. Previous activities have included webinars on related topics and careers.

Membership Information: Join the Public Safety Student Association's virtual community. Membership is free.

Society for Human Resource Management, UMGC Chapter

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 umgcshrm@umgc.edu.

Student Veterans of America (SVA): UMGC Chapter

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.

UMGC Power Speakers

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. Meetings take place the first Tuesday of the month at 6:15 p.m. in the auditorium at the Academic Center at Largo. Everyone is encouraged to visit at least once to experience the positive, supportive learning experience UMGC Power Speakers provides.

Membership Information: E-mail engagement@umgc.edu to learn more.

Have questions related to the student organizations? Contact Student Affairs for assistance.