Graduate student clubs and organizations provide a great opportunity to meet new people, learn about new cultures, expand your interests and hobbies, and make an impact on our campus. Recognized clubs and organizations are eligible to apply for event funding from the Graduate Student Association Council. If you don't see the type of club you're looking for, consider starting a new club!

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  • Social Work Associated Graduates

    Social Work club for graduate level students. 

  • Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists

    Want to get a head start on career opportunities before you graduate? ! For students at the University of Nevada, Reno Joining the AEG Nevada Student Chapter is a great way to get your professional career heading in the right direction! Entering a new job fresh out of college can be a stressful experience for any student and the learning curve for entry-level geoscience positions is a steep one. You can give your career and job skills a big boost though by joining AEG today!

  • Bangladeshi Student Association, University of Nevada Reno

    We are the club to protect, advance, facilitate and serve the interests of the students of UNR who have Bangladeshi descent. Promote greater participation with the University's community by these students to promote goals of mutual understanding and benefits. Enhancing enrollment of high school graduates originating from families of Bangladeshi descent fosters international understanding and goodwill among University students through educational and recreational events. We pursue and promote extra-curricular activities on campus.

  • Cognitive Brain Sciences Club

    The purpose of the Cognitive Brain Sciences Club is to promote research, education, training, and development of graduate students in the realm of cognitive psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Specifically, the following objectives are proposed:

    1. To provide a forum for students, faculty, and members of the public to present, discuss, and debate various topics and research related to the field.
    2. To encourage and support the advancement of understanding about the brain in future generations of students, as well as the greater public, through outreach events held at local schools, venues, organizations, and establishments.
    3. To assist in departmental student recruitment, orientation, and retention by the creation of informal and formal environments for socializing and networking within the field of Cognitive Brain Sciences and the like.
  • Communication Graduate Student Association

    The Communication Graduate Student Association is the University of Nevada, Reno Communication Studies Department's official club of Communication Studies graduate students. The CGSA aims to support and uplift our academic community with the goal of contributing to a thriving and curious environment and empowering graduate students to do meaningful and impactful research in the discipline. The CGSA invites and encourages the participation of students of diverse nations, religions, races and ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

  • Community Innervation

    Recruiting and retaining individuals from underrepresented groups is a common issue found throughout UNR’s graduate STEM programs. We recognize that members of underrepresented groups are not a monolith and have various needs.

  • Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology Graduate Student Outreach Club

    The EECB Outreach Club is dedicated to fostering interactions between the graduate program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology and the University of Nevada, Reno and surrounding communities with the goal of expanding scientific knowledge.

  • English Graduate Organization (EGO)

    EGO's goal is to create opportunities for graduate students in the University's English Department to improve their academic, professional and social lives. We plan professional and social events for graduate students throughout the year.

  • Graduate Student for the Advancement of Neuroscience

    The purpose of this organization is to promote research, education, training, and development in the realms of neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Specifically, the following objectives are proposed: To provide a forum for students, members of the public, and faculty members to discuss, debate, and present various topics and research related to the field of cognitive and brain science; to encourage and support student research presentations; to assist in departmental student recruitment, orientation and retention; and to evolve an informal environment for socializing and networking within the field of neuroscience.

  • Graduate Chemical and Materials Engineering Society (gCHEMATEs)

    The gCHEMATES Graduate Student club brings together graduate students in Chemical and Materials Engineering to foster academic and social interaction between all members.

  • Geography Club

    A group for graduate students who are interested in geography to get together, discuss our work, and the department, and have lots of fun.

  • Graduate Women in Science

    The purpose of this organization is to provide a support platform for graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), primarily serving women graduate students in STEM, at the University of Nevada, Reno via networking and bringing together members having similar interests in professional and personal growth. 

  • Indian Student Organization (ISO)

    Indian Student Organization(ISO) is a part of the University of Nevada, Reno formed to showcase Indian culture throughout the campus and to serve the graduate students of India.

  • International Foodie Club

    The purpose of this organization is to provide a stress-relief mechanism for graduate students at the University of Nevada, Reno via networking and bringing together members having a similar interest in food and cooking of different kinds of cuisines. The mission of the organization is to also develop an appreciation in students to international cuisine through sharing recipes and cooking instructions throughout the club.

  • Iranian Student Association

    The Iranian Student Association tries to provide an integrated society and support system for Iranian students. This organization aims to enhance Iranians' contributions to the University community. The club introduces Iranian culture and history to both the Iranian and non-Iranian public by organizing social events and celebrating Iranian traditions and events.

  • Masters Society of Public Health

    The University Masters Society of Public Health will promote overall health and well-being for its members and community through relationship-building, collaboration, community outreach, and promotional health equity in our learning and work.

  • Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Association

    We, the graduate students of the University of Nevada, Reno Mechanical Engineering Department, recognizing the importance of collaboration and community among young professionals in our field, do hereby establish a graduate student club.

  • Nepalese Student Association

    It is nonprofit organization and unites all the students, postdocts,faculties and families to foster culture and tradition.

  • Muslim Student Association Graduate Chapter

    The Muslim Students Association (MSA) is a religious, social, and outreach student organization that aims to bring together Muslim students on campus, and in the greater Northern Nevada area, as well as serve their voice in the community.

  • Nevada Association for Psychological Science (NAPS)

    NAPS is made up of graduate students from the clinical psychology doctoral program in addition to graduate students from other programs. The goal of NAPS is to represent the student body and provide graduate programs with input from the students.

    Website: Nevada Association for Psychological Science 

  • Political Science Graduate Student Association

    Political Science Graduate Student Association (PSGSO) represents all graduate students and promotes the welfare of graduate students within the Department of Political Science. PSGSO also organizes various cultural and academic activities sponsored by GSA.

  • Queer Grad Collective

    The Queer Grad Collective @ Nevada, Reno is run by graduate students from across the University. Open to any LGBTQIA+ individual, we created a group that intersects across all departments on campus. We work to create safe spaces, opportunities for social engagement and an open and welcome environment for all.

  • Restoration Ecology Club

    The Restoration Ecology Club's mission is to connect all those on campus interested or involved with ecological restoration. We will organize regular opportunities to engage with local restoration practitioners and scientists and participate in hands-on restoration projects. We welcome anyone with an interest in restoring native plant communities and local conservation efforts.

  • Social Psychology Club

    The Social Psychology Club is comprised of members of the interdisciplinary social psychology graduate program, as well as others interested in the area of social psychology (both psychological and sociological). The club offers educational, social, and service events to its members.

  • Social Work Graduate Student Association

    Social Work Associated Graduates (SWAG) is the club for graduate social work students. Our goal is to bring social work students together in order to build relationships and a platform to connect to local agencies to give resources and aid to those in need in our community. We also coordinate and host the spring convocation celebration for graduating social work students, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Tahoe FC, University of Nevada, Reno

    We believe that physical and mental fitness can help us to flourish both academically and professionally. Considering these, we declare the formation of a soccer club Tahoe FC.

  • The Connect Wolves

    The purpose of this organization is to provide a space for students to be able to relax, while being able to meet new people among the community of UNR through the love of board games (such as Splendor, Pictionary, etc.).

  • Turkish Cultural Association

    Turkish Cultural Association (TCA) is a non-profit organization on the UNR which strives to highlight the language, history, culture, and traditions of Turkish. TCA is organized to inspire exploration and expanding knowledge of Turkish history, culture, and languages by participating in educational and exciting cultural functions as well as social events and activities. Speaking Turkish is not necessary. Everyone is welcome to join our organization.

  • University Badminton Club

    The University of Nevada, Reno Badminton Club brings together all the students, both domestic and international students who love playing badminton for fun or recreation and enthusiasts. In order to take the time off from class and research, the University Badminton Club intends to organize a 2-day badminton tournament every semester forming teams and playing friendly badminton tournaments. GSA's recognition will help the club to market the event to interested students throughout campus to be part of the club and also the funding from GSA will be used for shuttle supplies. This initiative will also bring the domestic students closer to an international group of students to learn the sport.

  • University Cricket Club

    The University Cricket Club is a club for grad students who have an interest in playing cricket.

  • University Herpetological Society

    The mission of the UNR Herpetology Club is to engage students in herpetological related learning opportunities with local experts, relevant research articles, and exciting hands-on experiences. In addition, we strive to break stereotypes about reptiles and amphibians and reach students and community members who may dislike reptiles out of fear or ignorance.

  • University Public Health Ph.D. Student Association

    The Public Health Ph.D. Student Association will promote the physical health, emotional health and career paths of its members through formal relationships with the Associated Students of the University of Nevada Center for Student Engagement and University of Nevada, Reno School of Public Health faculty governance, communal support and promotion of activities that will support this mission.


    The UNR MTNA is the official collegiate chapter of the nationally recognized Music Teachers National Association at the University of Nevada, Reno.