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.

Student Organizations

Accounting and Finance Community Hub

Available To: Undergraduate and graduate students

About the Organization: The Accounting and Finance Community Hub assists students with the exploration of resources on accounting and finance careers and the accounting and finance fields, including job postings and information about career opportunities.

Information about the Financial Planning Association Student Chapter and the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (IMA) UMGC Chapter can also be found in the Hub.

Membership Information: Join the Accounting and Finance Community Hub's virtual community. Membership is free.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Financial Planning Association Student Chapter

Available To: Undergraduate and graduate students

About the Organization: The Student Chapter of the Financial Planning Association provides students with information about financial planning, networking and interaction with financial planners and financial planning firms, opportunities to apply for scholarships, and competitive financial planning tournaments nationwide. Membership in the chapter allows students the opportunity to develop their financial planning skills and to network with other students with similar interests.

Membership Information: FPA applicants must be registered students at UMGC. There is a $35 membership fee. E-mail Kathleen Sindell to learn more.

Healthcare Community Hub

Available To: Any graduate or undergraduate student, alumni, faculty or staff who is interested in the healthcare services industry, including students studying healthcare administration, healthcare informatics administration, health services management, and related fields.

About the Organization: The mission of the Healthcare Community Hub is to encourage each member to sustain a philosophy of lifelong leadership development, increased knowledge, skill set, and education; therefore ensuring the pursuit of quality healthcare in the community.

Membership Information: Join the Healthcare Community Hub'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.

Marketing Club

Available To: Undergraduate and graduate students

About the Organization: This club provides opportunities for students to learn more about the field of marketing, discuss their shared interests, and network with classmates and faculty members.

Membership Information: Join the Marketing Club's virtual community. 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@umuc.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: E-mail engagement@umuc.edu to learn more.

The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (IMA), UMGC Chapter

Available To: Undergraduate and graduate students

About the Organization: The UMGC IMA Student Chapter serves as the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business. This chapter allows its members to learn more about networking opportunities, information on the certified management accountant program, and other resources. The UMGC Chapter is sponsored by the Nation's Capital Chapter No. 0044.

The IMA Accounting Honor Society recognizes and honors academic achievement in the study of accounting and provides an opportunity for students to differentiate themselves as they begin their career journey. IAHS membership is available to all students who meet the eligibility criteria—membership in the IMA Student Chapter is not required. Membership will be considered for UMGC business students who apply.

Membership Information: Visit the Students-IMA web site 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@umuc.edu to learn more.

VeteransSuccess Club

Available To: Military and veteran students and their spouses

About the Organization: The VeteransSuccess Club 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 VeteransSuccess Club 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.

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