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Student Organizations Affiliated with Academic Departments
Accounting Association - this organization is devoted to providing increased knowledge, interest, and networking possibilities for accounting majors to interact with professionals within the Portland market.
ACT UP - creates a base of student support for University of Portland drama department events, thereby increasing the number and scope of the events.
American Chemical Society - ACS is UP's own connection to the 125 year-old American Chemical Society, a foundational element in modern world of chemistry. The club focuses on bringing like-minded individuals together from all majors to bring chemistry to the public, as well as learn about potential careers and graduate school.
American Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE promotes and expands the field of civil engineering in academic, social, and professional settings.
Association for Computing Machinery - ACM is the student chapter of a national organization devoted to promoting all forms of computer technology and science.
Baja Club - Designs and builds a custom off-road vehicle using safe and effective engineering practices. The University of Portland Baja Team follows the guidelines outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers, and also complies with all on and off campus driving regulations, including the wearing of extensive safety gear.
Bluffoons - creates humor and entertainment as a means of strengthening the University community in camaraderie through regular performances that showcase their improvisational acting skills.
Christian Business Student Association - The Christian Business Students Association connects Christian students interested in business. The Christian Business Students Association creates a forum where students can discuss ethical and religious issues related to business.
Economics Club- The Economics Club seeks to foster the advancement of the social sciences by informing the community of events related to economic issues, organizing events of interest to the membership, and assisting in the academic and professional development of members.
Engineering World Health - EWH is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the biomedical engineering community to improve the quality of health care in hospitals that serve resource-poor communities of the developing world.
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)- affiliated with the national organization.
UP Marketing Group- allows students interested in marketing the opportunity to learn from professionals, to network in the marketing community, to develop themselves as leaders, and to access industry knowledge and insight.
Math Club- Provides an opportunity for those people who enjoy the wonders of math to enhance that enjoyment, and meet other people with similar interests. The Math Club also offers the opportunities to explore math topics and activities.
Mechanical Engineers Club- exists to promote social and academic endeavors among the mechanical engineering students and those with related interests.
Neuroscience Club- Brings current research in the neurosciences field to students on the University of Portland Campus. This club intends to cultivate and inspire scientific inquiry into the neurosciences field by maintaining a multidisciplinary stance.
Operations Management Association- networks with industry leaders to foster relationships and integrate students of multidisciplinary backgrounds into field of operations and project management.
Philosophy Club - provides activities and events for those at UP who are interested in the discussion of philosophy and in the philosophical examination of social and cultural issues.
Phi Beta Lambda- A chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America, Phi Beta Lambda provides opportunities for UP students to develop business-related career competencies and strives to promote a sense of civic and personal responsibility in addition to instill a “go beyond” mindset in each member by building individual determination and competitiveness through community service, group activities, and state/national competitions.
Physical and Occupational Therapy Club- Brings together students interested in pursuing a career in PT or OT. It is an opportunity to get to know one another, as well as explore dimensions of this medical field.
Pre-Dental Student Associatio n - PDSA helps to fulfill your interest in dentistry through service to the University and Portland community. The Pre-Dental Student Association will offer preventative dental health care education and post-undergraduate dental education information. Visit their Facebook page here.
Pre-Medical Student Association
Robotics Club - Fosters interest in robotics, providing tools and resources that enable research and design through the development of a robot that will compete in NASA's Lunabotics Mining Competition. Affiliated with the School of Engineering.
Society of Women Engineers - promotes and encourages women in the field of engineering.
Speech and Debate Union- Provides students with an opportunity to develop their public speaking and argumentation skills, as well as build a strong team spirit and bolster self confidence.
Student Association of Social Workers - creates and promotes community among students, faculty, and staff interested in social work and its principles.
Student Nurses Association - UPSNA provides lectures, services, academic support, peer mentoring, and social activities that enhance the curriculum and experience of the UP School of Nursing.
Undergraduate Research Club
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Guam Club (Mane'lun Guahan) - seeks to promote Guamanian hospitality with local food, island music, and good times.
Hawai'i Club - promotes the culture and heritage of Hawaii; open to all students.
International Club - open to all students with the purpose of promoting international understanding, justice, unity, and peace among persons from various cultural backgrounds through participation in cultural, social, and educational activities.
Latin Dance Club - provides University students with a valuable learning experience in the art of Latin Dance.
Movimiento Estudiantil de Chicanos de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A.)- Nationally recognized chapter dedicated to fighting for equality and exhibit community service skills.
Native American Club- serves to discuss, celebrate, and preserve Native American traditions and culture of tribes from North America, focusing on understanding native customs and beliefs regarding the environment and spirituality as well as examining the peoples' histories.
Saudi Student Association
Vietnamese Student Association
Alpha Kappa Psi - a professional co-ed fraternity open to all students interested in business administration, specifically interested in accounting, commerce, and finance.
Beta Beta Beta - an honor society for students in the field of biology; designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences.builds awareness on the environmental issues of our campus; works with the UP community by planning activities that benefit the environment; and promotes individual responsibility with recycling, reducing and reusing.
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AFROTC cadets that advances the purpose and traditions of the Air Force.
Men's Lacrosse- provides males an opportunity to play on an organized club team, travel, and help expand the growing interest in men’s lacrosse.
Men's Soccer- creates a chance for male students to compete with club teams of other colleges and universities.
Men's Water Polo- provides an opportunity for UP students to participate in collegiate water polo.
Men's Ultimate Frisbee- develops frisbee skills, improves physical fitness, and competes in high level competitions.
Mountain Biking Club- Serves to promote an interest in mountain biking by providing a means for individuals to connect with other mountain bikers of all disciplines and skill levels, and provides its members with the opportunity for group rides, races, and other mountain bike events.
Portland Running Club (P.R.C.)- A group of motivated students interested in track and field training and competing to the best of their abilities. P.T.C. is a place where self-improvement is the primary goal. P.T.C. also is a place where students from the community can compete at a collegiate level.
Tennis Club- offers undergraduate students numerous opportunities for play at all levels and for greater involvement in the tennis community. This includes the formation and maintenance of a traveling team, maintaining relations with local clubs/community, and participation with the USTA.
Volleyball Club- seeks to increase interest in volleyball on the University of Portland campus, providing a competitive, healthy environment for a diverse group of people. This club sport is co-ed.
Women's Lacrosse- provides women with an opportunity to play on an organized club team, travel, and help expand the growing interest in women’s lacrosse.
Women's Soccer- provides an opportunity for women to participate in competitive soccer at the club level.
Women's Ultimate Frisbee- gives female students the opportunity to practice and compete in the sport of ultimate frisbee. This club will provide an opportunity for structured competition and practice aimed at further enjoyment of the sport and improvement in frisbee skills.
Women’s Water Polo- provides an educational and competitive opportunity for all University of Portland women to participate in water polo at the collegiate level.
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Air Force ROTC
Arnold Air Society*
College of Arts and Sciences
Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society (TriBeta)*
Pre-Dental Student Association*
Chemistry and Physics:
American Chemical Society (ACS)*
Lamda Pi Eta — a national communication honor society
Speech and Debate Union
Teaching our Leaders Civil Discourse and Service Club (TOLCS)
International Languages and Culture — Spanish:
Sigma Delta Pi—a national collegiate Hispanic honor society
Phi Alpha Theta- History honor society
Alpha Lambda Delta
Phi Sigma Tau — national philosophy honor society
Performing and Fine Arts:
Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Alpha Kappa Delta — an international sociology honor society
Phi Alpha — a national social work honor society
Psi Chi — a national psychology honor society
Social Work Club*
Pamplin School of Business
Alpha Kappa Psi*
UP Marketing Group*
Beta Gamma Sigma
Christian Business Student Association*
Phi Beta Lambda*
School of Engineering
American Chemical Society (ACS)*
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)*
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)*
Engineers without Borders (EWB)*
Engineering World Health
Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)*
Mechanical Engineers Club (ME)*
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)*