Computer Sciences Student Orgs
The Hub's primary goal is to bring computer science students together. We believe that your experience at UW Madison improves when you have friends in your major. Finding project partners is easier, finding study partners is easier, and enjoying social life beyond the classroom is easier. Our secondary goal is to connect computer scientists with other relevant majors such as Math, Engineering, Business, and Communication Arts. We believe that your knowledge in applications of computer science improves when you have friends with relatable majors.
Student Association for Computing Machinery
The Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (SACM) is a group of computer science graduate students who get together throughout the academic year for social activities (including movie and board game nights), employer recruiting events, and networking opportunities. Our most popular recurring event is TGIFs - food, games, and conversation every other Friday. We also organize programming competitions and a research symposium. All are welcome to participate in any SACM events, whether or not you are officially a member of the national ACM. Check out our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sacmuwmadison/) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sacmuwmadison/) accounts for more information.
Undergraduate Projects Lab
The UPL is a space for students at UW with an interest in computer science to meet, work on awesome projects, participate in fun comp-sci focused events, and make new friends. The work done in the lab ranges from UNIX programming, to computer modeling and graphics, to cryptography, to making games. You can learn about the systems and programming on just about any level.
Women's Association for Computing Machinery
WACM is the University of Wisconsin–Madison's student chapter of ACM-W, ACM's Women in Computing. We provide social, educational and outreach activities for women in the Computer Sciences department, in the university, and in the surrounding community.
Other Student Orgs
The purpose of this club: to learn about things that matter; to work on problems that are interesting; to work with people you like and respect. The success of deep learning and the wide applicability of this technique has lead us to believe that a number of important problems can and will be solved using AI.
Badgerloop is a student organization that competes in the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition. Our team primarily consists of undergraduate students from a variety of academic disciplines who are enthusiastic about making the hyperloop concept a reality. We provide members with an unparalleled learning environment to work on real world problems in a pseudo-startup setting that expands students’ education outside of the classroom.
Coding for Good
This group focuses on the intersection of computer technology and community service to create social change. Our mission is to expand the use of technology as a force for good, minimize the potential harms of technology, and support new generation of global leaders working at the intersection of technology and social impact.
ColorStack's mission is to increase the attraction, retention, and success of Black, Latinx, and Native American Computer Science majors. We want to engage peer-to-peer connections so you can meet students that major in computing fields including computer science, data science, etc. We want to help you secure your next opportunity by sharing jobs, fellowships, and events from your peers and corporate sponsors. We want you to be your authentic self as part of a diverse community amongst people who look like you!
DotData Data Science Club is an inspirational place to begin surfing society’s next big wave — Big Data. Data science has grown immensely across CS, statistics, business, sciences, and other fields, and we would like to connect, educate, and inspire students across campus, helping them understand how data science fits into their interests and careers. Our main activities/events will range from seminars & talks to study groups to semester long projects, and other opportunities to get students engaged outside of lectures.
Google Developer Student Club (GDSC)
Google Developer Student Clubs at UW-Madison is a campus organization led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison students and supported by Google Developers. Our mission is to empower students in a peer-to-peer learning environment to develop personally and professionally while fostering positive, scalable social change in our local community and around the world.
IEEE is a professional student organization for those interested in the fields of electronics and computer sciences. We offer events and resources in four areas: industry, technical student projects, networking, and outreach.
Kappa Eta Kappa
KHK, a professional ECE/CS co-ed fraternity, was founded at the University of Wisconsin as an electrical engineering fraternity in 1924. Today many of our members also study computer engineering, computer science and other technical programs. Members often study and work together at our house.
Transcend is a student organization focused on providing resources and opportunities to students on campus who are interested in creating their own ventures. We do not limit our member’s ideas to tech, mobile applications or purely entrepreneurial ventures; instead we encourage collaboration between majors and focuses which we hope inspires start up ideas that can change the world.
UW-Madison Software Development Club
The Software Development Club focuses on fostering practical development skills in students who are interested in computer science. We strive to engage our members in innovative projects, encouraging teamwork and synergy. In doing so we hope to help our members better understand the process of development and concepts taught in class as well as exposing them to topics not covered by the curriculum.
Wisconsin AI Safety Initiative
The Wisconsin AI Safety Initiative is a very ambitious but friendly group interested in building a community of people collaborating together to mitigate the risks that increasingly capable AI brings to the world. We refine each other's mental models of the risks and build the skills to solve them through AI Alignment and AI Governance. We have two main programs 1) Cambridge AGI Safety Fundamentals Program conceptually teaching you the ins and outs of AI Alignment and why it's the problem of our time. 2) Machine Learning for Alignment Bootcamp program where you learn the technical skills.
Wisconsin Autonomous is an undergraduate student organization at UW-Madison dedicated to the research and development of self-driving vehicles. We promote tackling real world problems with innovative solutions, developing software for everything from perceiving the world to controlling the car. Our goal is to create an environment within our org that is conducive to collaboration and emphasizes multidisciplinary subteams. Please visit to our website for more information!
Web Development Club
Web Development Club is a UW-Madison Registered Student Organization focused on exploring the field of Web Development through events, applications, panels, and hands-on experience. Join us to learn more about this growing field in Computer Science, no experience necessary!