Student Clubs & Societies

OSC Specific Student Clubs

Leadership Opportunities

Engineering Student Council

Founded in 1926, Engineering Student Council aims to serve as the student governing body of the College of Engineering, representing engineering clubs and students to the college, community, and industry. OSE is represented by at least one undergraduate student.

Graduate & Professional Student Council

Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC) promotes the causes & concerns of the graduate student body, fosters programs for growth & interaction, and disburses professional development funds.


Ambassadors share information about their academic journey and their passion for optical sciences and engineering. They are chosen based on academic performance, involvement in experiences, and conversational leadership skills.

Greek Letter Societies

Phi Sigma Rho is a social sorority for engineers with core values of friendship, scholarship, and encouragement. Theta Tau Chi is a co-ed engineering fraternity with a house on Greek Row that supports fellowship and personal growth.

Service Related

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code aims to close the gender gap in technology and computer science by offering free coding class for students in grades 6-12. Club programming is designed with the interests and experiences of girls in mind, but welcomes participants of all gender identities.


Wyant College is dedicated to reaching out to schools within our community and beyond, to provide resources to enhance teachers’ curriculums both at the grade school and high school levels.

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders strive to use their knowledge to improve the world. They enable communities to meet their basic needs through simple, sustainable, and powerful engineering projects.

Diversity Related

American Indian Science & Engineering Society

AISES employs a "full circle of support" that begins with pre-college programs, progresses into collegiate life, and then into the professional years of members and on into retirement.

National Society of Black Engineers

NSBE aims to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Out in Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math

oSTEM is an organization for LGBTQ+ students and professionals in STEM. They hold events that support skill development, provide community, and advocate for membership.

Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers

SHPE undertakes the challenge to increase the number of Hispanics entering engineering, improve the continuation and graduation of the students, and achieve a higher unity among themselves.

Society of Women Engineers

SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women.

Optical Sciences Professional Organizations



SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 255,000 constituents from 183 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.

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Optica (formerly OSA), Advancing Optics and Photonics Worldwide, is the society dedicated to promoting the generation, application, archiving and dissemination of knowledge in the field. Founded in 1916, it is the leading organization for scientists, engineers, business professionals, students and others interested in the science of light. Optica’s renowned publications, meetings, online resources and in-person activities fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate scientific, technical and educational achievement.