Student organizations

Student Organizations

The richness of your undergraduate experience is based not only on academics (such as your courses and research) or your career preparation, but also in your engagement the life of the CS department and the UT campus.  Faculty members create courses and organize curricula, but students define other important facets of the CS undergraduate experience.  We encourage you to try out the activities and events organized by CS and other student organizations. 

CS Student Organizations

There are multiple UTCS organizations for undergraduate students. 

  • Association for Computing Machinery Student Chapter (ACM) is the oldest organization for students studying and academics and professionals working in the field of computer science. 
  • CS Roadshow visits local schools to share information about computing and computing careers. 
  • Electronic Game Developers Society (EGaDS!) is for students interested in computer and video game development.
  • HackTX is a 24-hour student run event for UT students to learn and explore technology.
  • Information Systems and Security Society (ISSS) is for students pursuing careers in information assurance.
  • Minority Alliance in Computer Science (MACS) provides community for all students who feel underrepresented in the field of computing.
  • Mobile App Development (MAD) is for students engaged in the development of mobile applications.
  • Turing Scholars Student Association (TSSA) is the student organization for the Turing Scholars honors program.
  • UTCS Ambassadors organize visits to the department for high school students interested in pursuing a UTCS degree.
  • UTCS Competitive Programming Club represents UT at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.
  • Women in Computer Science (WiCS) is a group of women and men who work to empower women in computer science and provide a supportive community to engage in both academic and social events.

The College of Natural Sciences, of which CS is a part, has more than 50 student organizations in which CS students also participate.  UT has more than 1,000 active student organizations, which are coordinated by the Dean of Students Office.  

Contact Lori McNabb for additional information on UTCS student organizations.