Student Groups & Organizations

Chicago Chapter of the ACM

The Chicago Chapter of the ACM is a local professional chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Design for America (DFA)

Design for America’s vision is a world where people believe in their ability to innovate and tackle the most ill-structured challenges of our time. Our mission is to develop a pipeline of leaders of innovation and create impact through the implementation of DFA projects.

.dev (dotdev)

.dev (pronounced “dot dev") is the essential club for students interested in the tech industry. The group provides members with opportunities to explore software engineering, data science, UI/UX design and quantitative trading, and helps them develop the skills they need to succeed.

Develop + Innovate for Social Change (DISC)

The mission of DISC is to ignite a new generation of leaders working at the intersection of technology and social impact, expand the use of technology as a force for good, and build a more socially responsible tech industry.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

EWB-NU supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. Our vision is a world in which the communities we serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs and that our members have enriched global perspectives through the innovative professional educational opportunities that the EWB-USA program provides.

McCormick Student Advisory Board

The McCormick Student Advisory Board is composed of representatives from each class in engineering and from approved McCormick organizations. It is the recognized representative body of undergraduate engineering students and as such serves as a link between the students and the faculty and administration. It encourages and coordinates the activities of engineering students and student groups.


Latin@CS is a student organization for current and prospective students in computing fields who identify as Latin American/Latinx/Hispanic. Through support, mentorship, networking, and outreach, it hopes to further diversify computing fields and strengthen the Latin American/Latinx/Hispanic community. Latin@CS welcomes anyone, regardless of race, nationality, or ethnicity, who is committed to diversity in computing to the organization.

National Society of Black Engineers

The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

NU Robotics Club

NU Robotics is a student-run organization that sponsors a multitude of engineering focused projects for. Our mission is to develop a core community of undergraduate student builders interested in robotics and unifying them across majors. The projects range from technical research projects to start-up ideas to yearly competitions. We welcome every type of student and hold workshops during the fall to teach and provide hands-on experience to newcomers, so students from all over can join the build!

Northwestern University Solar Car Team (NUSOLAR)

The Northwestern University Solar Car Team is a student organization that designs, builds, and races solar powered vehicles. Our mission is to provide opportunities for Northwestern Students to gain hands on experience with challenging engineering problems related to energy efficient design, advanced composite materials manufacturing, high power electrical systems, and embedded microprocessing.

Responsible AI Student Organization (RAISO)

RAISO is Northwestern’s student organization dedicated to the ethics, diversity, and societal impacts of modern technology. Its mission is to foster action and discussion about contemporary technology and AI's modern societal impact. No tech background required.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

SHPE at Northwestern University promotes the advancement of all ethnicities, majors, and backgrounds in education, employment, and society. SHPE at Northwestern University serves the Northwestern Community and surrounding schools through academic workshops, community service, and inter-student group cooperation.

Spark (Formerly HackNorthwestern)

Spark is a student initiative built from the ground up to foster student creativity, entrepreneurship, and hacker spirit!

Tabletop Club

Tabletop Club aims to provide a safe and fun environment for students to engage with tabletop roleplay gaming, as well as board and party games. The group does campaigns (long form sets of TTRPG sessions) every quarter, game nights (currently virtual and more party game oriented) every other week, and one shots (single TTRPG sessions built to tell a complete story) periodically. Email for more info.

Tau Beta Pi - Illinois Gamma Chapter

Tau Beta Pi is the premier national engineering honor society in the country (est. 1885), and one of the most nationally recognized societies. Every semester, it invites the top fifth of BS seniors and the top eighth of BS juniors in McCormick Engineering.

Women in Computing

This student group helps provide an academic and social network to connect and support female undergraduates interested in computer science and related fields at Northwestern University.