Current Clubs and Organizations

Graduate student clubs and organizations provide a great opportunity to meet new people, learn about new cultures, and expand your interests and hobbies. Recognized clubs and organizations are eligible to apply for event funding from the Graduate Student Association Council.

Actuarial Club

Club Description:

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.

Club Contact Information:

camponsah@nevada.unr.edu

American Nuclear Society

Club Description:

The American Nuclear Society (ANS) was founded in the 1950's to promote the peaceful use of nuclear science and technology. The goal of ANS is to spread awareness regarding the many uses of nuclear science and technology through technical lectures, community service and educational events that engage both the University of Nevada, Reno and the surrounding local community.

Club Contact Information:

nevadanuclear@gmail.com

Bangladeshi Student Association of the University of Nevada, Reno

Club Description:

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.

Club Contact Information:
bsa.unr@gmail.com

Other Information:

Club Website

Behavior Analysis Club

Club Description:
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.

Club Contact Information:
domdom.stedham@gmail.com

Other Information:

Club Website:

Behavioral and Physiological Ecology Group

Club Description:
This club will partake in a weekly reading group for current topics in behavior and physiology in wild vertebrates. We will focus on relevant academic journals and recently published peer-reviewed papers in the field. We hope to stimulate discussion and between graduate students with similar thesis topics and encourage friendship, partnership and academic collaborations.

Club Contact Information:
valentina@nevada.unr.edu

Chemistry Graduate Student Association (CGSA)

Club Description:
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.

Club Contact Information:
unrcgsa@gmail.com

Other Information:

Club Website:

Cognitive and Brain Sciences Club

Club Description:

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.

Club Contact Information:

carissaromero2@gmail.com

CSE Graduate Student Club

Club Description:
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.

Club Contact Information:
Connor Scully-Allison phone: 775-771-1469

Other Information:

Club Website

Data Science Club

Club Description:

The Data Science club is a place for students who are interested in statistics, machine learning and data cleansing/analysis/visualization to collaborate and learn.

Club Contact Information:
zoehaskell14@gmail.com

Distinguished Women in Science

Club Description:
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.

Club Contact Information:
Kammi Dingman. email: kmoniz@nevada.unr.edu
Salomé Manska. email: salomemanska@gmail.com

Club Website

Other Information:

DWS holds monthly meetings- dates and times TBA

Please send an email to dwomeninscienceclub@gmail.com if you would like to be added to our email list and join our Facebook group page.

Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Graduate Student Outreach Club (EECB Outreach Club)

Club Description:

The EECB Outreach Club is dedicated to fostering interactions between EECB and the University of Nevada, Reno and surrounding community. We aim to provide at least two outreach programs per year (one per semester) that is open to the public to expand knowledge about scientific ideas. The EECB Outreach club will meet intermittently during the school year to plan for community events.

Club Contact Information:

Nadya Muchoney, President, email: nadya.muchoney@gmail.com

EdHeads: CoE Graduate Students

Club Description:

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.

Club Contact Information:

Glenn Waddell, Jr.; gwaddell@unr.edu

English Graduate Organization (EGO)

Club Description:
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.

Club Contact Information:
Facebook and Website

Everest Sports Club

Club Description:
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

Club Contact Information:
(775) 409-5090

Other Information:

Club Website:
Facebook

Graduate Association for the Biosciences

Club Description:

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. 

Club Contact Information:
email: NevadaGAB@lists.unr.edu

Club Website

Graduate Board of Anthropology Students (BOASgrad)

Club Description:

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. We foster both the academic and personal success of our students by providing representation within the department, organizing lectures and writing workshops, and offering opportunities for student publication. If you are interested in becoming a member, or simply want to learn more about BOASgrad, please contact us at BOASgrad@gmail.com.

Club Contact Information:
jaredmsmith@nevada.unr.edu

Other Information:

Club Website

Graduate DRC Club

Club Description:
Advocating and supporting the Disability Resource Center for graduate students.

Club Contact Information:
Ariel Hernandez. email: arielhernandez@unr.edu

Graduate Geography Club

Club Description:

The UNR 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 grad 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.

Club Contact Information:
Chelsea Canon, President. email: canon@nevada.unr.edu

Graduate Students for the Advancement of Neuroscience

Club Description:

The purpose of this organization is to promote research, education, training and development in the realm of neuroscience and its subfields. 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 neuroscience. To encourage and support student research presentations. Assist in departmental student recruitment, orientation and retention. Evolve an informal environment for socializing and networking within the field of cognitive and brain science.

Club Contact Information:
email: harciniega@unr.edu

Graduate Students of Public Health

Club Description:
(a) To provide support and guidance to students within the MPH program.

(b) To help graduates gain networking opportunities.

(c) To inform students about internships and careers in public health.

(d) To promote community service.

(e) To enable individuals to promote and discuss public health issues.

Club Contact Information:
Helen See. email: helen.see@nevada.unr.edu

Club Website

Other Information:
We meet every other Wednesday (same dates as the GSA) from 5:45pm-7pm

Green Shift Initiative

Club Description:

Spread knowledge, ideas, as well as conduct research about environmental sustainability practices on UNR campus and raise awareness about the "Zero Waste" Movement, in the hopes of making changes toward green sustainability practices at the individual, campus, community, and state level.

Club Contact Information:

perisateesh@nevada.unr.edu

Guan Xi Club

Club Description:

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.

Club Contact Information:

Xing Wei, email: xwei@nevada.unr.edu

Other Information:

Guan Xi Club Website

Indian Student Organization (ISO)

Club Description:

Indian Student Organization(ISO) is a part of University of Nevada,Reno (UNR) 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 (UNR). 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 UNR, airport pickup on arrival, temporary accommodation and help them settle down at UNR.

Club Contact Information:
iso@unr.edu

Other Information:

Club Website

Iranian Students Association Club

Club Description:
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. 

Club Contact Information:
email: iransaunr@gmail.com

Club Website

Journalism Graduate Organization

Club Description:

The Journalism Graduate Organization gives the Reynolds School of Journalism graduate students the opportunity to connect and share ideas as well as giving graduate students the chance to understand the ever-changing world of journalism and media in general.

Club Contact Information:

Julia Moreno, President, email: julmore27@gmail.com

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Association (MEGSA)

Club Description:

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

Club Contact Information:

rhshihab@nevada.unr.edu

Other Information:

MEGSA Facebook Page

Nepalese Student Association

Club Description:
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 (UNR). NSA was given the title of recognized club from Graduate Student Association (GSA) of UNR on September 13, 2006. NSA is meant as alliance between GSA and the Nepalese students of UNR 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.

Club Contact Information:
email: nsa.unr@gmail.com

Club Website

Nevada Student Chapter of ASEE

Club Description:

The primary purpose of the Nevada Student Chapter of ASEE serves to support the graduate students in engineering to be successful in their fields. This chapter will provide many opportunities for engineering graduate students to grow as researchers and educators in the engineering community. The secondary purpose of the Nevada Student Chapter of ASEE serves to reach out to undergraduate engineering students who are interested in pursuing their graduate degree. This chapter will provide opportunities to inform and help transition engineering undergraduates to graduate programs.

Club Contact Information:

Nevada.ASEE@gmail.com

Other information:

Nevada Student Chapter of ASEE

Plant Animal Interactions Group (PAInt)

Club Description:

PAInt is a graduate student group that meets on a weekly basis to discuss scientific papers that relate to plant-animal interactions. Our goal is to get graduate students excited about discussing scientific ideas and methods in an informal setting and share new ideas. PAInt is dedicated to fostering personal and professional relationships within the graduate student communities primarily of the Department of Biology and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science.

Club Contact Information:

unrpaint@gmail.com

Other Information:

Plant Animal Interactions Group (PAInt)

Rhetoric@Reno

Club Description:
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.

Club Contact Information:
email: rhetoric.reno@gmail.com

Club Website

Social Psychology Club

Club Description:
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.

Club Contact Information:

unrsocpsychclub@gmail.com

Social Research and Justice Club

Club Description:
The club is an interdisciplinary graduate club representing the school of social research and justice. This club connects students to local as well as national speakers in fields related to social justice.

Club Contact Information:
Jena Casas. email: jena.casas@gmail.com
Laurena Anderson. email: laurenaanderson@unr.edu

Other Information:
Join our email list to hear about upcoming meetings and events 

Social Work Graduate Student Association

Club Description:
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.

Club Contact Information:
email: unrswgsa@gmail.com

Club Website

Other Information:
Bi-weekly meetings, contact swgsaunr@gmail.com or follow the SWGSA Facebook page for more information.

Student Association for International Water Issues

Club Description:

The Student Association for International Water Issues (SAIWI) is a student organization at the University of Nevada, Reno, whose mission is to increase access to clean drinking water and improved sanitation services. Working on a local, village to village level, SAIWI implements sustainable water projects that educate and empower communities, while also providing hands-on international experiences to our student volunteers.

Club Contact Information:

unr.saiwi@gmail.com

Student World Water Forum

Club Description:

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.

Club Contact Information:
email: swwf@lists.unr.edu

Club Website

Turkish Cultural Association

Club Description:

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.

Club Contact Information:
ozsahin@nevada.unr.edu

Other Information:

Club Website

UNR American Nuclear Society

Club Description:
The core purpose of ANS is to promote the awareness and understanding with regard to the application of nuclear science and technology. ANS provides its members with opportunities for professional development. It also serves the nuclear community by creating a forum for sharing information and advancements in technology, and by engaging the public and policymakers through communication outreach.

Club Contact Information:
email: NevadaNuclear@gmail.com

Club Website

Other Information:
Club Officer office located in LMR 485

UNR Astronomy Club

Club Description:
The UNR Astronomy Club is designed for anyone who is interested in astronomy and or astrophysics regardless of the student's area of study. Members of the club share their love of astronomy together by meeting up for astronomy related talks and doing star parties with telescopes from the Physics department. All that is required for membership is an interest in the cosmos!

Club Contact Information:
unrastronomyclub@gmail.com

Other Information:
The UNR Astronomy Club meets every other week. The meeting days and times change every semester based on the availability of the club members. For the Fall of 2016, the UNR Astronomy Club meets every other Friday at 6:30. We also aim to do at least one star party per month.

Club Website:
Facebook

UNR Cricket Club

Club Description:
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 2 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 2 day tournament. This initiative I believe will also being the domestic students closer to international group of students to learn the game of cricket.

Club Contact Information:
skannan@unr.edu

Other Information:
Cricket tournament for the the spring 2018 will be held on April 14th and 15th, in intramural field at UNR. The venue is still tentative and waiting confirmation.

Club Website:
Facebook

UNR Nevada Water Resources Association

Club Description:
The purpose of the UNR Nevada Water Resources Association (NWRA) student chapter is to spread the mission of the professional and parent NWRA organization on campus, which is, "to provide education, training and networking opportunities for those interested in understanding, developing, conserving and protecting Nevada's water resources." The primary functions of the student chapter include organizing on-campus events related to water resources, and facilitating coordinated events with the professional NWRA in northern Nevada.

Club Contact Information:
Will Boyer - wboyer@nevada.unr.edu

Other Information:
For meeting times or information on upcoming events please don't hesitate to contact us!

Club Website