Current graduate student clubs and organizations

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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  • African Student Association

    ASA is a community of African graduate and undergraduate students. Our mission is to pay attention to members' welfare, create a network of young scholars, socialize, building lasting relationships.

  • American Council for Democratic Iran (ACDI)

    ACDI is an organization established to promote public awareness of issues concerning democracy and human rights in Iran while advancing the liaison of the Iranian diaspora to strengthen an independent academic alliance for a democratic and free Iran, through its programs of research, publications, events, and public outreach. The ACDI is an independent organization with no political affiliation. 

  • Ballet Folklorico Raices de Hielo

    We are dedicated to connecting the Northern Nevada community to the beauty of Mexican culture. Our mission is to educate others about the history, traditions, artful expressions, and rich culture of Mexico through dance.  We aim to teach and maintain cultural traditions across generations. 

  • American Chemical Society Graduate Student Organization

    We provide information about the symposiums, conferences, and scholarships available to graduate students in chemistry and chemistry areas.


    Website: ACS Graduate Student Organization

  • Bangladeshi Student Association, University of Nevada Reno

    We are the club to protect, advance, facilitate and serve the interests of the students of the University 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.

  • Behavior Analysis Club

    The BA club aims to provide graduate students with opportunities to explore and learn within the field of behavior analysis through professional development workshops, guest speaker panels, and social events.

  • CABNR Graduate Student

    CGC would serve as the body that brings together graduate students from different departments within the College of Agriculture Biotechnology and Natural Resources. This club would seek to address issues currently faced by graduate students in the College, invite keynote speakers, educate fresh graduate students admitted into the College, network among graduate students on matters relating to research and career; and have fun getting together to discuss life.

  • Car Lovers of the University of Nevada, Reno

    Our community of car enthusiasts fosters safe driving among every member.

    Website: Car Lovers of the University of Nevada, Reno 

  • Chi Sigma Iota Alpha Omega Mu Chapter

    Our mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.


              Website: Chi Sigma Iota


  • 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 the University'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.

  • 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 Board of Anthropology Students

    The Graduate Board of Anthropology Students (BOASgrad) is a student-led organization that serves the academic needs of all graduate students in the Department of Anthropology. It fosters both the academic and personal success of students by providing representation within the department, organizing lectures and writing workshops, and offering opportunities for a student publication.

  • 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.

  • Graduate Ping Pong Club

    Meet others who enjoy playing ping pong and have a great time!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)

    The purpose of this organization is to advance the value and study of music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers. The official collegiate chapter of the Music Teachers National Association at the University of Nevada, Reno

  • 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.

  • Nepalese Student Association

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

  • 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.

  • Psychology Undergraduates Pursuing Mentorship

    This club focuses on providing undergraduate students an opportunity to connect with mentors and provides graduate students a formal opportunity to mentor undergraduate students. All fields are welcome with a primary focus on psychology students.

  • 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.

  • Rhetoric @ Reno

    We are the University of Nevada, Reno's graduate student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, a national organization of scholars and teachers in every discipline who are interested in rhetoric. Rhetoric@Reno provides a forum to gather as rhetoricians and welcomes students from all disciplinary backgrounds. Rhetoric@Reno provides opportunities for students to engage with the many aspects of rhetoric in the context of study and practice. We foster discussion and support the pursuit of scholarship and research. We also offer professional development workshops, host guest speakers, panels, and symposiums, and organize other public events. Lastly, we strive to develop a collegial community across disciplines and programs.

  • 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 Associated Graduates

    Social Work club for graduate level students. 

  • Student Veteran Graduate Association

    The Student Veteran Graduate Association aims to encourage a strong sense of community among veteran and military students, remove barriers between civilian and military students, and enable student veterans at UNR to achieve their academic goals.


    Website: Student Veteran Graduate Association

  • 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.

  • 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 Cricket Club

    The organization aims to gather graduate students who are curious or passionate about playing and/or watching cricket. We welcome any student who wishes to learn more about this game.


    Website: Cricket Club

  • University Sports Management Club

    The mission of UNR-SMC is to introduce career opportunities in sports and advance the liaison of the students, athletes, coaches, sports administrators, journalists, and sports professionals while being a hub for networking and opinion sharing.