Academic Clubs

Are you passionate about a certain academic area? Join a club with people who share your major and academic interests.

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Members of .JPEG will gain design, presentation, craft and collaborative design experience through self-directed projects, workshops, group critiques, and fundraisers/sales.

Why you should join this organization?
Self-directed projects are aimed to help members think critically and intentionally when pitching a project, idea, or proposal. Workshops are aimed to help members teach, learn from others, and gain research skills to further each other's professional experience in the field. Group critiques give artists important feedback on their work; they allow the presenter to make edits and changes to work that can be further improved upon, as well as receive opinions and ideas from a collective group of creatives. 

If you are interested in the field of acoustics, check out ASA! No matter your focus, this is the perfect place to develop and share your knowledge. The club prides itself on its diversity of interests, ability to get input from professionals, and spreading of knowledge. AND along with the audio to hear, there’s free food to eat!

Meeting Times:
Twice a month. Inquire for more info.

Why you should join this organization?

ASA serves to generate, disseminate, and promote the knowledge and practical applications of acoustics. Our local chapter meets around twice a month for industry presentations across an array of disciplines such as architectural acoustics, electroacoustics, psychoacoustics, and vibrations. We also take trips to concert halls, instrument factories, and other big-name companies.

The Actuarial Club is open to all students who wish to learn more about a career as an actuary. The purpose of this club is to help students find internships and pass actuarial exams.

Why you should join this organization?
Our club brings in speakers throughout the year who share their professional experiences, sometimes offering internship opportunities to club members. All are welcome!

Aerie is the annual literacy magazine published by students for students. We accept poetry, prose, dramas, creative non-fiction, art, and especially anything experimental and non-traditional!

Why you should join this organization?
Aerie seeks to foster and promote student creativity on the University of Hartford campus by accepting artistic pieces of various genres and publishing them in an annual publication. We encourage everyone to submit, review submissions anonymously, and circulate in the spring. Visit us at to submit your work or read the work of others!

A club for students interested in anything aerospace to connect, collaborate, and create with other aerospace enthusiasts.

The American Institute of Architecture Student (AIAS) is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to advancing leadership, design and service among architecture students." Our chapter's mission is to connect students here at the University with professionals in the field, whether they be local, or on the national level, and involving them in the community.

Why you should join this organization?
We attend two conferences every year- one national, and one regional- and participate in several visits to other universities in the area to connect with their chapters. We host fundraisers throughout the year on campus and we do our best to reach out to the university's community as a whole, rather than just focusing on solely architecture majors.

The University of Hartford Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association seeks to provide all interested students with the knowledge to develop personal and professional growth by merging our core capabilities with other campus university clubs with a goal to create sustainability

Meeting Times:
Friday, 2—3 p.m. in A326

Why you should join this organization?Learn about the different fields of marketing, network guest speakers, and gain access to scholarships, jobs, internships and much more by becoming a national member!

The University of Hartford's chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers aims to develop young civil engineers and prepare them for the professional world by having networking events and introducing them to professionals in the field.

Why you should join this organization?
We also look to help our members explore different branches of civil engineering by showing them different career opportunities. Our most important events we participate in are the AISC National Steel Bridge Competition, The Concrete Canoe Competition, and professional meet and greets.

ASHRAE is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.

Why you should join this organization?
To learn more visit

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a professional organization enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines.

Why you should join this organization?
We utilize connections both within academia and in the industry to obtain factory tours of local companies such as Kamatics, Pratt & Whitney, etc. as well as have speakers present the amazing projects they work on as professional engineers. In addition to this, we participate in a yearly national engineering competition that puts everything you learn in the classroom to the test.

The University of Hartford Audio Engineering Society Student Section is a student-run organization that unites all U of H students interested in audio technology. Our goal is to educate our members through lectures, student presentations, tutorials, workshops, and trips to conferences and conventions.

Why you should join this organization?
We invite professionals to contribute and allow students to share their own knowledge with the group. We look for opportunities to work with other student organizations to plan events for our members.

The purpose of the Biomedical Engineering Society at the University of Hartford is to expose students that are majoring/minoring in Biomedical Engineering to the various sub-fields of engineering that will be available to them in this field after college.

Why you should join this organization?
The society strives to provide academic information, internship/co-op opportunities, curriculum options here at the University and research opportunities. The society also wants the members to connect on a social level with other members.

The purpose of the Chemistry Club (Chem Club) is to create a friendly and educational environment outside of classroom that promotes interest in the field of chemistry for all students. We will host a variety of fun and engaging events throughout that both majors and non-majors will enjoy. 

Why you should join this organization?

We encourage and promote chemistry education outside of the classroom through exciting events for both STEM majors and non-majors.

Contact Information:

Faculty Advisor: Jim Fuller

The Construction Institute (CI) works with the University’s student chapter to create meaningful opportunities for students to learn from the Institute's members, through internships, lectures, and career preparation activities.

Learn more about CI here.

The purpose of the Criminal Justice Club is to spark an interest in criminal justice and educate members more about this system through in person experiences such as guest speakers. The club participates in volunteer opportunities to better the community. We host events such as movie nights and murder mystery solving.

We are a group of students looking to further our skills and knowledge in information security and share that with others who are interested. This will be done by hosting presentations, providing resources and current information on the field, facilitating capture the flag and other security skill games, and creating a community (both online and, once we are able, in-person) where UHart students can explore what the world of cybersecurity has to offer.

You can also expect:

  • An encouraging community to engage with
  • An active Discord server for easy and quick communication
  • Compiled and organized lists of resources to help you practice and learn
  • Weekly updates on information security news and events

If this club seems like something you would be interested in and want more information please email the president! You can find the email below. 

Why you should join this organization?
Are you interested in information security, information technology, programming, or computing in general? If you are, the new UHart Cybersecurity Club is for you. If you have little or no experience in this area, don’t worry! Whether you are mildly interested, want to pursue this as a career, or somewhere in between, we welcome any and everybody. We are all really beginners in this field and are learning as we go. It doesn’t matter what program you are in or what year you are! We hope to create a positive learning environment where we can all help each other out and all feel welcome.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA is open to all students of all majors!

Why you should join this organization?

DECA is focused on solving business problems that you would face in the real world. DECA is a club that is nationally recognized by employers and is an excellent talking point for your resume. If you want to develop your business skills (ie, public speaking, presentation, networking, critical thinking, problem solving, or professional development), DECA is the club for you!

Our club is for any Diagnostic Imaging student who wants to interact with others in their major!

Why you should join this organization?
It’s a great way to get to know other fellow students while providing back to the campus community.

The mission of the Dirty for a Reason Club is to merge the University and the community through the ceramic’s arts. The Dirty for a Reason Club events give the opportunity to non-ceramic majors at the University and in the community to experience all aspects of the ceramic arts, the making, firing and glazing of their own pieces. These clay parties also give ceramic majors the opportunity to experience teaching and for others to be taught by them.

Why you should join this organization?
The Dirty for a Reason Club also gives back to the community and students through donations to charities, the annual Empty Bowls, and through fundraising for the member’s annual trip to the NECECA Conference where they learn further about the ceramics arts.

The Economics & Finance Club is open to all students who wish to share knowledge and passion in the various areas of economics and finance. Our club brings in speakers throughout the year who share their professional experiences, sometimes offering internship opportunities to club members.

Why you should join this organization?
Members will have an exclusive opportunity to help actively manage the club’s own investment portfolio, working closely with financial advisors in make strategic and justified investment decisions. In addition, our club is now striving to organize a trip to visit the Federal Reserve and/or Wall Street each year and needs members willing and able to help make such an event happen.

The mission of the EWB Club is to give students the opportunity to design and implement sustainable engineering projects which benefit developing communities and countries.

Meeting Times:
Visit UT Hall 231 for more information!

Why you should join this organization?It’s a great way to give back to developing communities while sharing experiences with others with similar interests! Check out some of our most recent projects in India.

The Green 707 Club is a club seeking to design and build an electric vehicle converted from a gasoline-run vehicle and also later modify for entrance into an electric vehicle drag race. We aim to promote critical thinking, teamwork, and further knowledge in the topic of electrical vehicles and their impact on a sustainable world.

Why you should join this organization?
A great way to get to know other students with similar interests while having fun working on major projects together!

The mission of the Print club is to provide a printmaking-based community that is dedicated to exploring new and historic techniques used in the print world today, as well as public opportunities to present our own work.

Why you should join this organization?
Learn the art of printmaking while meeting people with similar interests!

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a leading global organization that consists of both professionals and current students. This well-established group of individuals strives to advance technology for the betterment of humanity, and spans across many fields of study. With renewable energy, electric cars, artificial intelligence becoming the global topics of intense interest in the scientific and engineering world, IEEE has become more important than it ever was. The IEEE student chapter/club offers opportunities for internships, real-world experience, school funded research projects, and panel discussions with corporate leaders and recent alumni. Along with major events,  members of the club also have monthly gatherings to work on projects and other group activities. Members don’t have to be electrical or computer engineering majors and can be any CETA major to participate.

Why you should join this organization?
The club offers you a chance to meet other students in your major while studying electrical and electronics engineering outside the classroom.

The University of Hartford Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Chapter was founded to provide a medium for students to connect with transportation engineering professionals and to provide transportation education for all students. ITE is a club that encourages both graduate and undergraduate students to participate. This group hosts informational lunch and learns in addition to monthly meetings to update students with current trends related to the transportation engineering field.

Contact Information:
Advisor: Lauren Cook,

Come and join us in our monthly meetings for pizza, cookies and math-related activities. All members of the University are always welcome!

Why you should join this organization?
Here are just some activities we have done in recent meetings: Worked on logic puzzles, Analyzed a dice game called Shut the Box, Learned how to solve Rubik's Cube, Held a presentation on the math of cryptography

In this club students will get the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment and gain experience in very much sought after skills such as GD&T. We will be conducting research and getting hands-on experience on how to apply these skills in the workplace.

Why you should join this organization?
Students may get the opportunity to work with employees from Pratt & Whitney since they are a huge sponsor of the lab and often send people here to be trained. These skills aren't only sought after by Pratt & Whitney; other companies such as General Eletric, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Ford Motor, and many more look for people trained in this field.

MAPS is an organization representing minority students that are interested in the healthcare field. MAPS is intended to provide individuals with resources, skills, and guidance that will help them in their endeavors in the medical field.

Why you should join this organization?
This organization aims to provide its members with volunteer experiences and/or shadowing, as well as other opportunities that will serve as first-hand experiences in a related field. In addition, MAPS will also have cultural-related activities where members will be able to share their culture and their experiences as a minority.

Like the law, interested in law school, and want to meet others like yourself? Throughout the year the team competes in numerous invitational, scrimmages, and a regional tournament, with the potential to advance to higher tournaments. Even if you just want some practice before attacking the LSATs this could be the club for you! Start practicing law today!

Why you should join this organization?
The mission on the Mock Trial Society is to educate students in styles of argument and persuasion, be instructed in trial and courtroom procedure and compete in American Mock Trial Association competitions (AMTA).

Mission Statement

We the delegates of the Model UN club of the University of Hartford, believe in our moral responsibility to sustain international peace and security, protect and promote human rights, ensure political stability, and maintain justice, through problem solving, culture tolerance, representation, and diplomacy.

Meeting Times:


Why Join Model UN?

Model UN will help you develop public speaking, negotiation, and teamwork skills while debating about global issues and foreign policy as a representative of a country. MUN is super fan and there are travelling experiences involved during conferences. Model UN is also considered very essential by employees as a resume booster.

The mission of the NAFME Club is to make opportunities for professional development available to members. This includes acquainting students with the privileges and responsibilities of the music education profession and providing opportunities for members to learn about leaders in the music education profession through participation in chapter, district, state, division and national conferences.

Why you should join this organization?
Assist the school in various projects throughout the year. Provide opportunities to contact MENC student members of other schools. Provide an atmosphere of learning in the activities of the organization.

NOMAS represents and empowers underrepresented minority architecture students in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA).

Why you should join this organization?
Find students of all minority backgrounds to connect with while creating opportunities in the architecture field.

The National Society of Black Engineers, as a national student and professional based organization, does hereby dedicate itself to the development of intensive programs for increasing Black and other ethnic minority participation in the field of engineering and engineering technology.

Why you should join this organization?
This organization will endeavor to provide general counseling to all members and to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Off-Hollywood provides a space for all students from all backgrounds to view a wide range of films and to engage in discussions of films and their genres in a casual open space.

Why you should join this organization?
Our purpose is to bring multiple perspectives and outlooks to different types of film, and to explore and encourage discussions around social, political, cultural, and representational issues and topics in film.

UHart's oSTEM chapter will serve as a way to discuss inclusion and allyship within the university as well as in professional fields. It will also provide a place for members to make professional connections and learn about aspects of job searching and office environments that can be especially challenging for LGBTQ+ people.

Why you should join this organization?
The purpose of oSTEM is to provide a safe and welcoming environment to members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies in STEM fields. If you're interested in this mission, please join us. Everyone is welcome!

The purpose of the University of Hartford Physical Therapy Student Association (hereafter known as the Association) is to enhance the professional growth of all students by taking part in local and national activities in the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association student chapters.


Fridays, 1:00-2:00PM.

Why you should join this organization?
The Association will be recognized at the University of Hartford and throughout the community as an organization whose purpose is to demonstrate teamwork, dedication, and commitment to facilitation the needs of the Physical Therapists in the healthcare system. We are comprised primarily of Physical Therapy students. We coordinate many fundraisers and on-campus events

The Pre-Health Professions Club is a social, academic club that consists of participants who are looking to pursue further education in the health care field or science-related field after receiving their undergraduate.

Why you should join this organization?
We host many events throughout the year that consist of medical professionals speaking, admissions representatives from various schools and programs, fundraisers, sharing volunteer or experience opportunities, and meetings helping students understand what they can begin to start their journey to their dream careers. The goal of the club is to get people of all different healthcare/science related majors together to open up ideas and careers they can lead to after college and how they can pursue that profession.

The University of Hartford Pre-Law Club seeks to assist students who are considering a career in the legal field. It is the goal of the organization to provide all members with knowledge on law school admissions, exposure to various careers in the legal field, advice for applying to law schools, and comprehensive LSAT (Law School Admission Test) preparation. Additionally, this club will offer group study sessions, guest speaker events, and movie screenings.

Why you should join this organization?
This club was created and designed to respond to the complexity that characterizes the law school admissions process. Through group learning and collaboration, we hope to reduce the anxiety that is associated with planning for a future career in law and navigating law school admissions.

The mission of the Print club is to provide a printmaking-based community that is dedicated to exploring new and historic techniques used in the world of printmaking.

Why you should join this organization?
Print Club gives students the chance to create art by using printing presses. Students may also find opportunities to sell and present their artwork to the public.

Are you interested in the clinical disciplines that deal with prostheses and orthoses? Our student run club offers students on campus opportunities to explore career options in these disciplines.

Why you should join this organization?
Get to know people in this major and similar interests while learning more about these fields of study!

The Psi Chi club is national honor society whose mission shall be to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship of individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology and to advance the science of psychology.

Why you should join this organization?
Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests. To join, pick up a form in the first floor of East Hall, and start your journey with us today.

The University of Hartford’s chapter of PRSSA is open to all students, regardless of their major, and reinforces key strategies for successfully navigating the professional world. We help enhance our member’s knowledge of public relations and provide access to professional development opportunities, in order to serve the public relations profession by developing highly qualified, well prepared professionals.

Why you should join this organization?
PRSSA organizes a variety of opportunities for students to develop their skills. Come to lectures featuring successful professionals in the field of PR, join our chapters team to create a PR plan in the national PRSSA Bateman Competition, network with peers at the PRSSA Regional Conference in Boston, and come check out our very own annual Communications Summit every spring! 

Public speaking is a club where students can overcome the ever-so common fear of public speaking. Through use of collaboration and teamwork, together we can grow as the leaders of tomorrow.

Why you should join this organization?
This club consists of workshops where you can get better at interviews, public speaking, communication and leadership skills. There will also be guest speakers to speak in regard to leadership, communication and more.

We are the university's only film club on campus. We hold film screenings, discussions and other events. Join us to celebrate this art form!

Meeting Times:
Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in UC 116

Why you should join this organization?
We encourage inspiring, influential discourses amongst the student body. The students can get together and inspire each other with their varying, diverse tastes. Cinema is an art form that connects people of diverse backgrounds and our club advocates this connectedness.

If you’re interested in a career in respiratory therapy, then this club is right for you! We strive to create a community of students who use their experience and education to help inform the campus on lung health.

Why you should join this organization?
Join our club to get more involved with students just like you while learning more about the respiratory care field.

Do you find drones, control systems, and other robots? The robotics club offers you various ways to have fun while learning more about robotics and participating in major projects. We proudly consist of the Autonomous Robotics team and the Assistive Robot Team, both award-winning teams!

Meeting Times:
Lectures: Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. in Dana 121
Workshops: Fridays at 12:15 p.m. in Dana 121

Why you should join this organization?
The research of the Autonomous Mobile Robotics team is centered on the development of agile mobile robots and implementing their control systems. Learn more

The Assistive Robot Team is a robotics research group in CETA that works on humanoid, service robots, intelligent industrial robots, and drones. Learn more

We are the home of everything video game, anime, and nerd culture. We regularly hold a Magic the Gathering Draft, Dungeons & Dragons Campaign, Yu-Gi-Oh and other card games, and League of Legends Campaigns.

Why you should join this organization?
It’s a perfect way to play your favorite games while meeting people who share similar interests as you!

Advisor: Jared Holt,

The University of Hartford Formula SAE Team is a group of highly dedicated individuals who spend a significant amount of time during their school year designing, building, and ultimately racing a Formula SAE racecar. Every year in May, a new racecar takes part in an international competition sanctioned by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International).

Why you should join this organization?
The FSAE team continues to grow this year, meaning the members are more competitive and ambitious than ever before. For the 2019 season, the car’s suspension has completely been redesigned and improved. The team is planning to work on the following: Revised rear suspension, New spindles, Preliminary Revo Package.

Are you a woman in STEM? Then SWE is for you! SWE is a networking- based club for women in Engineering to foster a sense of sisterhood for all women.

Why you should join this organization?
A club that offers women an opportunity to connect while pursuing careers in science, mathematics, engineering, architecture and technology fields and support those who are already in such fields. The society can connect members with other members, as well as professional members to further support their academic and career choices as well as network for possible career opportunities.

We are dedicated to providing our members with educational and professional resources and opportunities within the sports business and entertainment industries. Through networking events, speaker series, and more. We welcome members of all majors as well as anyone who enjoys watching or participating in sports.

Why you should join this organization?
SBA will prepare each member for a career in sports.

The University of Hartford Student Nursing Association (SNA) is a student led organization on campus that represents the future nurses. It is our goal to provide a united nursing community to help enhance not only our education but our clinical skills and knowledge of the nursing profession.

Why you should join this organization?
It is all our intention to provide opportunities for our nursing students to develop their professional role and encourage responsibility for the holistic health care of people in the communities where we live and work. 

The Student Occupational Therapy Association is for University of Hartford OT students to foster community and visibility on campus.

Why you should join this organization?
The organization will support our graduate students in enhancing the knowledge of the professional of occupational therapy through professional, educational, community, and social activities. The organization will aim to facilitate camaraderie amount students, as well as provide meaningful, productive interaction with faculty. 

The French Club is dedicated to bringing about a greater appreciation for the French language and French culture. To this end, the main mission of the club is to aid students in their learning of French, as well as to provide an environment for them to enjoy all things French. No prior knowledge of French is needed and native French speakers are encouraged to join.

The Trading Card Guild aims to provide a place where members will be able to socialize, play and trade in a wide variety of trading card games safely among members of the club.

Why should you join this organization?

This club aims to provide a constructive environment for improvement and growth. Currently most of the interest in the club is rooted in Magic the Gathering, but also have ways to increase membership through games such as Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Lorcana, Flesh and Blood and many others.

Longtime and new swifties are invited to come together and celebrate Taylor Swift and her artistry!

Women in Architecture and Design, or “WAD”, at the University of Hartford embodies the goal of advancing and supporting women in the allied fields of architecture and design while providing educational programming, mentoring, and illuminating career opportunities.

Why should you join this organization?

WAD welcomes all students at the University of Hartford by providing space for connecting students to staff and professionals in their fields.

Club Spotlights


The University of Hartford’s chapter of PRSSA helps enhance member’s knowledge of public relations and provide access to professional development opportunities, in order to serve the public relations profession by developing highly qualified, well prepared professionals. PRSSA organizes a variety of opportunities for students to develop their skills. Come to lectures featuring successful professionals in the field of PR, network with peers at the PRSSA Regional Conference in Boston, and come check out our very own annual Communications Summit every spring!

Biomedical Engineering Society

The Biomedical Engineering Society strives to explore how engineering and healthcare go hand-in-hand, as well as provide networking events and job/internship opportunities.