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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  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra is born from the passion of their four founding members to make astronomy more accessible to everyone. We are astronomy enthusiasts who mainly use stargazing as a scouting technique, as well as developing technology to make the whole experience even more intuitive for beginners.

  • 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!

  • Association for Women in Mathematics

    We are a student chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AMW). The purpose of our chapter is to support and encourage women in mathematics and related fields through mentoring, professional development, and social events. Our chapter is open to both graduate students and undergraduate students.

  • Bangladeshi Student Association of the University of Nevada, Reno

    Protect, advance, facilitate and serve the interests of the University's students of 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. Foster international understanding and goodwill among University students through educational and recreational events. Pursue and promote extra-curricular activities on campus.

  • Behavior Analysis Club

    The purpose of the BA Club is to promote and support the academic interests, professional development e.g. through structured dissemination efforts to undergraduate students as well as local communities, and development of mentorship skill sets of graduate students enrolled in the Behavior Analysis Program (Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno).

  • Car Lovers of the University of Nevada, Reno

    The aim and purpose of Car Lovers of the University of Nevada, Reno are to:

    • Build connections between car enthusiasts and state-of-the-art cars so that we can recognize how cars have changed the way people live all over the world;
    • Get familiar with the latest technologies of the cars regarding how technology is evolving to reduce environmental impacts;
    • Create a platform for Engineering students so that they can get a chance to learn and show their technical knowledge by participating and organizing car fairs;
    • Understand how changing society over a long period of time by studying the history of the impacts of cars on society, and how society may change in the future;
    • Enhance the mental health of potential car lovers by introducing them to a new passion;
    • Organize social events to visit National Automobile Museum in Reno and participate in the Hot August Night festival; and
    • Create awareness among new drivers for safe driving.


  • 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, and Conservation Biology (EECB) Outreach Club

    The EECB Outreach Club is dedicated to fostering interactions between the graduate program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology (EECB) and the University of Nevada, Reno and surrounding communities. We aim to organize at least two outreach programs per year (one per semester) that are open to the public, with the goal of expanding knowledge about scientific ideas. We also aim to establish and maintain connections with on-and off-campus community service and science education organizations, and encourage the participation of EECB graduate students in community outreach.

  • English Graduate Organization

    EGO's goal is to create opportunities for students in the English graduate department at the University of Nevada, Reno to improve their academic, professional and social lives.

  • Everest Sports Club

    Everest Sports Club aims to bring Graduate students at the University of Nevada, Reno together through sports. This club mainly focuses on leisure sports, like friendly volleyball and soccer games and tournaments during summer break. 

  • Forrest and Lake Cooperative of Nevada

    Feeling stressed? We'll help you find the best hiking, camping, and natural swimming locations in Northern Nevada to get away from it all. We also coordinate graduate students nature excursions and help facilitate carpooling for those without suitable transportation.

  • Gender, Race, and Identity Graduate Club

    The GRI Graduate Club is a graduate student organization that fosters the personal and academic growth of GRI students and promotes the greater goal of building a more inclusive, diverse, and compassionate campus and the larger community. Club members will initiate and participate in community engagement projects and lectures/discussions surrounding issues of gender, race, and identity. The Club will provide a space for students to share their perspectives, ideas, and their intellectual pursuits and will foster a network of support for all individuals on campus

  • 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. 

  • Graduate Geography Club

    The Geo-Grad Club's mission is to bring together graduate students within the Department of Geography and those from other disciplines at the University interested in geography and the activities of the club.

  • Graduate Popcorn Club

    The aim and purpose of the club is to act as a stress relief mechanism for graduate students. Increase social interaction among all graduate student movie lovers inter-departmentally. Organize events to promote the love, culture, and understanding of classic and modern films through discussions and movie showings.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • International Mother Language Club of University of Nevada, Reno

    In February 21, 1952, a number of students in Bangladesh protested to establish ‘Bangla’ as their national language. Bangladesh recognized that day as ‘Martyrs’ Day’. In November 17, 1999, UNESCO also recognized that day as International Mother Language Day to preserve the differences in cultures and languages that foster tolerance and respect for others. The Bangladeshi students of University of Nevada Reno believe that February 21 should be remembered with respect and sorrow. For this reason, they have established the Mother Language Club of University of Nevada, Reno.

  • 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

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

  • Nepalese Student Association

    Established and recognized by the GSA in 2006, the Nepalese Student Association (NSA) remains active today and proudly organizes both social and cultural events for graduate students. Join us!

  • Muslim Student Association

    The Muslim Students Association (MSA) is a religious, social, and outreach student organization that aims to bring together the Muslim students on campus, and in the greater Northern Nevada area, as well as serve their voice in the community. We provide a safe place for individuals with multiple points of entry to learn, pray, socialize and utilize a space situated at intellectual and spiritual crossroads.

  • Nevada Association for Psychological Science (NAPS)

    The University of Nevada Nevada Association for Psychological Science (NAPS), is comprised of a graduate student body representing the Clinical Psychology doctoral program as well as the potential for students from other graduate programs.


  • 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, the students of University of Nevada, Reno, believe that physical and mental fitness can help us to flourish both academically and professionally. Soccer is one of the most popular sports that can help to improve the physical fitness as well as reduce the stress and anxiety. Moreover, a team game like soccer creates the possibility of growing mutual understanding and respect and rationality.

  • 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 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 Interprofessional Education Committee

    The purpose of this organization is to bring health care students together to discuss topics regarding interprofessional education and to help create opportunities within their schools to offer early access to interprofessional interaction. This organization will help foster interprofessional relationships within the University of Nevada, Reno student body and aims to ensure that we enter the work force with a greater understanding and appreciation for our colleagues around us who help in the care of patients in whatever capacity that may be.

  • 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.