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Beyond the Classroom

Clubs and Organizations

The School of Computing offers a diverse range of programs to enrich your academic experience at Clemson. For additional organizations, please visit the CECAS Clubs and Organizations page.

Clemson Chapter of ACM

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world's largest professional organization for computing professionals "uniting the world's computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges."

The Clemson University Student Chapter of ACM is an active organization that provides

  • social events
  • guest speakers and lectures
  • career discussion panels
  • competitive programming teams

Visit CU ACM's website for information on how to join.

CU Cyber

CU Cyber is Clemson's student-led organization focusing on the technical and social aspects of cybersecurity. CU Cyber's goals are to help promote awareness and give its members the ability to mitigate many of the threats computer networks face while maintaining availability. We are actively expanding the resources available to students with an interest in cybersecurity providing the tools and skills they will need in the future to help develop their personal and professional role in the cybersecurity industry.



CUhackit is a group of passionate students who spend some of their time planning "hackathon" events on Clemson's campus. A hackathon is a creative marathon that is generally 24 hours where students from all majors can come in and create their dream project with help from other students, enlisted mentors, and company sponsors. The event is usually held in January but there is a freshman-only 12-hour hackathon that is hosted in October where students can learn and create outside of the classroom.

Instagram: @cuhackit

Girls Who Code - Clemson College Loops

Girls Who Code (GWC) is an international nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in tech. College Loops is a GWC organization bringing new technical workshops, events, resources, and support to women in tech! Our mission is to inspire, educate, and equip young women with computing skills needed to pursue 21st century opportunities. Here are some of the benefits of being a part of College Loops:

  • Social events (movie night, ice cream social)
  • Workshops (arduino programming, coding 101, etc)
  • Company Talks

Join on TigerQuest to get updated event information!
Instagram: @cu_loops

School of Computing Graduate Student Association (SOCGSA)

The SOCGSA creates fun and relative programs that foster community and networking among graduate students within the School of Computing.

Contact: SOCGSA Officers

ISBIC - The International Society of Blacks in Computing

We imagine a world where all black children, no matter their financial resources, can realistically imagine their participation in the computing profession and can excel in the profession without bigotry or isolation. ISBIC’s mission is to, “increase the number of socially and culturally responsible and responsive computing professionals with the goal of making a positive impact in the community”.

The International Society of Blacks in Computing seeks to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Support the year-over-year increase in the number of black students pursuing degrees in computing.
  • Support the recruitment and advancement of black professors in computing disciplines in higher education.
  • Encourage members to seek advanced degrees in computing.
  • Promote public awareness of computing as a discipline and advertise opportunities for Blacks in the computing profession.
  • Serve as a voice for Blacks in computing in matters that directly affect the education, retention, development, and advancement in both the industrial and academic realm.

Contact: Julian Brinkley

Upsilon Pi Epsilon - (UPE)

Upsilon Pi Epsilon is an International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines, and the only globally recognized Computer Science Honor Society for higher education. Membership in UPE signifies outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to the field of computer science. Clemson University founded South Carolina’s Alpha chapter of UPE in 1981 and continues to award membership to both undergraduate and graduate students who excel in the fields of computing.

Clemson Association for Information Systems (AIS)

Please see the CU AIS Facebook page for more information.