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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  • Actuarial Club

    The Actuarial club provides an enabling environment in which students interested in actuarial science can interact with others who have similar interests. The club seeks to promote research, education, networking and development in the actuarial profession.

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  • Bangladeshi Student Association of the University of Nevada, Reno

    To make a platform for the Bangladeshi Students of University of Nevada, Reno. To help them in every situation. To celebrate different cultural events like: The Night of All Nations, Independence Day, Victory Day, Pohela Boishakh, Graduation Party etc.

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  • Behavior Analysis Club

    The purpose of the Behavior Analysis club is to promote and support the academic interests, professional development and the development of mentorship skillsets of graduate students enrolled in the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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  • Chemistry Graduate Student Association (CGSA)

    The CGSA aims to provide graduate students in the Department of Chemistry with the means to express their opinions and address issues which affect them directly, as well as broader policies which deal with the department as a whole. Promote and enhance interaction among students, faculty, and staff; to foster a climate in which all graduate student in the department feel a sense of community and belonging; and to work to enhance the reputation and prestige of the Department of Chemistry through community outreach and funding of conference participants.

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  • Cognitive and Brain Sciences Club

    The Cognitive and Brain Sciences Club (CBS) is designed to support the education and development of students of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the University of Nevada. The club invites speakers who are well-known researchers of professors in Cognitive and Brain Sciences to present new and advanced information. The club also takes part in outreach to high school, middle school, and elementary school students through Brain Awareness Week.

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  • 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 to empower 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.

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  • CSE Graduate Student Club

    A social club for graduate students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The club hopes to reach out to new and returning graduate students in an attempt to enrich their experience at the university and inform them of the current research being done by their colleagues in the department.

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  • Distinguished Women in Science

    Distinguished Women in Science Club of the University of Nevada, Reno is centered around cultivating science oriented individuals and grooming them for either academic or industrial career paths. Our objective in founding this organization is to make a lasting impact by organizing opportunities for the professional development of successful graduate students. We seek to encourage strength and diversity amongst our members, in addition to fostering a supportive environment for future students in the sciences.

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  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute - UNR Student Chapter

    The objective of the EERI/UNR Student Chapter is to encourage student interest in the advancement of science and practice of earthquake engineering through increased awareness, personal interaction and information exchange between research and professional engineering practice.

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  • EdHeads: CoE Graduate Students

    The EdHeads: CoE Graduate Students is an advocate for our academic needs. These needs include: graduate student representation at department meetings; lectures, seminars, and workshops for the advancement of our academic careers, and opportunities for student publication. The overall goal of the EdHeads is to foster the academic and personal success of education graduate students.

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  • Everest Sports Club

    Everest Sports Club is mainly focused to bring Graduate students at UNR together through sports. This club mainly focuses on leisure sports organizing friendly volleyball and soccer games on weekends. The club organizes friendly tournament for graduate students during summer break

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  • Graduate Association for the Biosciences

    We are an interdisciplinary graduate student body representing five departments: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology. We are here to represent our graduate students and provide you with unique networking and educational opportunities.

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  • Graduate Geography Club

    The University's Graduate Geography Club works to bring together Department of Geography graduate students, as well as graduate students in other disciplines who are interested in geography, for the purpose of networking, career development and community and environmental improvement. We strive to create events that connect our graduate students to members of the community, both through community service and outreach events as well as field trips. We also coordinate outdoor activities that promote understanding of human environment interactions while building camaraderie among our graduate students.

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  • Graduate Students for the Advancement of Neuroscience

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  • Guan Xi Club

    Guan Xi Club is a fellowship club under the direction of Immanuel Chinese Alliance Church. The purpose of this club is to organize students, faculties and scholar visitor to study the Holy Bible. Since the Bible is often studied in informal small groups, and groups within parachurch organizations, we aim to use this small club to worship the God and to collectively grasp an understanding of God through His Word.

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  • Indian Student Organization (ISO)

    Indian Student Organization(ISO) is a part of University of Nevada, Reno international student groups. We heartily welcome your interest in our organization. Indian Student Organization (ISO) was formed with the intention to serve graduate students from India and celebrate Indian culture at the University of Nevada, Reno. We organize various cultural events, like Diwali and Holi, and showcase Indian culture and cuisine at Night of All Nations every year. We also provide complete support to new incoming students from India by answering their queries about the University, airport pickup on arrival, temporary accommodation and help them settle down at the University.

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  • Iranian Students Association

    The goal of the Iranian Students Association Club is to provide an integrated society and support for Iranian students. This organization also aims in enhancing Iranians contribution to the university community. The club introduces Iranian culture and history to Iranian and non-Iranian public through organizing social events and celebrating Iranian traditions and events. 

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  • Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Association

    The Mechanical Engineering GSA wishes to bring fellow Mechanical Engineering graduate students together to collaborate and support young professionals in our field.

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  • Mechanisms of Behavior

    This club partakes in a bi-weekly reading group for current topics in the proximate and ultimate mechanisms of animal behavior. We focus on relevant academic journals and recently published peer-reviewed papers in the field. We also provide review and support for members wanting feedback on research designs and manuscripts. We hope to stimulate discussion and between graduate students with similar thesis topics and encourage friendship, partnership and academic collaborations.

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  • Nepalese Student Association

    NSA was formed on August 19, 2006. This is the first Nepalese Student's organization ever formed in the history of University of Nevada, Reno. NSA was given the title of recognized club from the University's Graduate Student Association (GSA) on September 13, 2006. NSA is meant as alliance between GSA and the Nepalese students of the University to promote the cultural and social integration and interaction as well as welfare of students. After being recognized from GSA, the newly formed NSA is organizing various cultural and social events.

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  • Political Science Graduate Student Organization

    The PSGSO organizes political science graduate students to: 1) promote the general welfare of the Political Science department; 2) promote a smooth transition for new graduate students entering the department; 3) promote a positive social atmosphere among Political Science graduate students and between departmental graduate students and faculty; and, 4) serves as a primary for Graduate Student Association elections.

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  • Rhetoric@Reno

    We are a 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. The club activities are organized around research, writing and professionalization.

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  • SAD BAT: Student Anxiety and Depression Battled by Alpine Therapy

    "SAD BAT" stands for Student Anxiety and Depression Battled by Alpine Therapy. The goal of this club is to encourage graduate students to take time for mental health. In our opinion, one of the best ways of doing this is getting outdoors away from emails and cell reception, exercising the body and appreciating the beautiful sierras we live in. This club will eliminate the planning, scheduling, driving, and preparation that may deter students from taking outings normally, and encourage graduate students to invest in mental health.

    Overnight or day-long outings will be planned once per month, but date/time is currently uncertain because they will be determined each month by weather. In between monthly outings, we will have informal safe-space gatherings to encourage open conversation about shared mental health struggles among graduate students. A doodle poll will be distributed after the start of the semester to determine dates/times that suit majority of students.

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  • Serious about Science Inclusivity (SASI)

    Serious About Science Inclusivity (SASI) is a club dedicated to supporting and uplifting underrepresented groups in the scientific community. All are welcome at SASI as we strive to educate ourselves, our peers, and our communities on the benefits of diversity in STEM. SASI meets bi-monthly, every other Thursday from 12-1PM.

    • Contact the SASI board at unrsasi@gmail.com for more information.
    • Check out our SASI facebook page for the latest updates on events, educational opportunities, and science puns.
  • 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.

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  • Social Work Graduate Student Association

    The Social Work Graduate Student Association is a student-led club that partners with agencies in the community to help those in need and strives to enhance the learning experience of Social Work students.

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  • Student World Water Forum

    The Student World Water Forum builds a platform for undergraduate and graduate students to share ideas and collaborate with others on research in current and emerging issues in water resource management and to organize a conference for students to present scholarship on water topics.

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  • Turkish Cultural Association

    Turkish Cultural Association (TCA) is non-profit organization on the University 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.

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  • UNR Badminton Club

    UNR 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, UNR 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.

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  • UNR Cricket Club

    UNR Cricket Club brings together all the students especially international students who grew up playing cricket as a main spot as their recreation. Coming to United states and many of the international students being graduate students, students don't have opportunity to refresh their mind in the best way they know growing up. In order to take the time off from class and research, UNR cricket club intends to organize a two-day Cricket tournament every semester forming teams of 4-5, 11 in each team, and playing friendly game of cricket. GSA's recognition will help the club to market the event to interested students throughout campus to be part of the team and also the funding from GSA will be used for refreshments and beverages for two-day tournament. This initiative will also bring the domestic students closer to international group of students to learn the game of cricket.

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  • UNR Herpetology Club

    Focused on the field of herpetology, including discussions on herpetological research (landmark and novel); field trips to explore the diversity of herpetofauna (herps); and brief informative lectures. We welcome all knowledge levels--as long as you are interested in herps, you are welcome to join us!

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