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Academic Clubs

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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 - The purpose of this club is to create a base of student support for University of Portland drama department events, thereby increasing the number and scope of the events. 

Alpha Kappa Psi - This a professional co-ed fraternity open to all students interested in business administration, specifically interested in accounting, commerce, and finance. 

American Chemical Society (ACS) The purpose of this club is to focus 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. This club is associated with the American Chemical Society, a foundational element in modern world of chemistry. 

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - The purpose of this club is to promote and expand the field of civil engineering in academic, social, and professional settings. 

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) The purpose of this club is to be a student chapter of a national organization devoted to promoting all forms of computer technology and science. 

Beta Beta Beta (Biology Club) - This is an honor society for students in the field of biology, designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences. 

Biomedical Engineering Club - The purpose of this club is to provide an opportunity for all those interested in biomedical engineering to explore that interest through presentations, factory tours and becoming a member of BMES. 

Economics Club - The purpose of this club is 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.

Engineers without Borders (EWB) - The purpose of this club is to establish a relationship between EWB-USA and our university to encourage a generation of new engineers and other disciplines to understand how our professions may profoundly contribute toward improving health and reducing poverty levels throughout the world. 

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - The purpose of this club is to advance the theory and practice of electrical, electronics, communications, and computer engineering, as well as computer science and the allied branches of engineering and the related arts and sciences.

Kappa Delta Pi - This is a national honor society for students in the field of education. 

Marketing Club - The purpose of this club is to allow 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 - The purpose of this club is to provide an opportunity for those people who enjoy the wonders of math to enhance that enjoyment, and meet other people with similar interests.

Mechanical Engineering Student Association - The purpose of this club is to promote social and academic endeavors among the mechanical engineering students and those with related interests. 

Mock Trial - The purpose of this club is to prepare and argue fictional legal cases before practicing attorneys and judges at local, regional, and national level competitions in roles as either attorneys or witnesses.

Music Club - The purpose of this club is to bring together students interested in music to better represent themselves and the department of music, as well as striving for musical excellence in all genres available.

Neuroscience Club - The purpose of this club is to bring current research in the neurosciences field to campus, and cultivate and inspire scientific inquiry into the neurosciences field by maintaining a multidisciplinary stance.

Operations Management Association - The purpose of this club is to network with industry leaders to foster relationships and integrate students of multidisciplinary backgrounds into field of operations and project management.

Philosophy Club The purpose of this club is to propose activities and events for those interested in the discussion of philosophy and in the philosophical examination of social and cultural issues.

Pre-Dental Student Association (PDSA) - The purpose of this club is to fulfill your interest in dentistry through service to the University and Portland community, including offering preventative dental health care education and post-undergraduate dental education information. 

Pre-Medical Student Association - The purpose of this club is to promote students’ interests in different areas of the medical field, provide volunteering opportunities and assistance for students when applying for medical school, and encourage connections among pre-medical students.

Robotics Club - The purpose of this club is to foster 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.

STEM Outreach Activities and Resources (SOAR) - The purpose of this club is to spread the awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to our University community and, specifically, the local community. 

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) - The purpose of this club is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.

Speech and Debate Union - The purpose of this club is to provide 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 - The purpose of this club is to create and promote community among students, faculty, and staff interested in social work and its principles.

Undergraduate Research Club (UR) - The purpose of this club is to promote undergraduate research opportunities for University of Portland students both on and off-campus, and to create an environment in which to share research experiences with peers and enable other students to get involved in research.

*Academic Clubs have a departmental affiliation and/or an association with a national organization.