Work Hard, Play Hard
While our students work hard in the classroom, they have plenty of time to get involved in Carnegie Mellon student organizations and extracurricular activities. Carnegie Mellon boasts over 280 active student organizations encompassing a broad spectrum of activities, including social, service, media, academic, spiritual, recreational, Carnegie Mellon Athletics, religious, political, cultural and governance opportunities. Student organizations include:
Launched in 1949, WRCT began as a project by a group of engineering students and professors who had an interest in radio broadcasting. Now WRCT celebrates more than 60 years of radio broadcasting quality alternatives to the mainstream commercial programming. So whether you’re interested in West African rock, kitchen sink recordings, local independent news programming or Latin American culture, WRCT has a program for you.
As one of the nation’s oldest student theatre organizations, Carnegie Mellon University’s Scotch’n’Soda Theatre is an entirely student-run group dedicated to the development of student-written theatrical works and to educating the campus community on all aspects of theatre. Scotch’n’Soda is an interdisciplinary organization that values a versatile and diverse constituency devoted to creating unique, innovative, and entertaining products. In collaborating on these products, Scotch’n’Soda builds a strong social network both on campus and off, fostering a safe, supportive environment for creative exploration and artistic expression.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, demonstrate the value of diversity.
To see the extensive list to organizations, and to find out if we have an activity you’re interested in, check out our directory of student organizations.
Don’t see an organization that interests you? Not a problem! You can form a club of your liking. All you need is a group of friends, and a faculty or staff member and you can start your own organization.