Undergraduate CS Clubs
There is a vibrant and active population of undergraduate computer science students at UNC, and our student clubs allow for students with shared interests to grow closer within the larger CS community. The Department of Computer Science is committed to supporting students with shared interests in order to foster community among computer science students at UNC.
Below is the current list of undergraduate computer science clubs, with their leadership and contact information.
Descriptions & Contacts:
Description: Black in Technology was founded to provide a supportive network for the academic and professional development of Black students in tech majors at UNC.
Description: CTF Club provides a learning environment for those interested in computer security and hacking culture. We participate in local and online “hacking” competitions aka CTFs. We can connect students with professional members of the community and sometimes host speakers from outside the university.
Description: Carolina Analytics & Data Science (CADS) is concerned with providing students interested in data science opportunities to grow personally, intellectually, professionally, and socially among a support network of students, professors, and professionals. This mission is to be accomplished through events, including a speaker series from industry professionals, data case competition, workshops, and investigating and analyzing University and community data to drive community-based projects and solutions.
Description: Carolina Tech Explorers is an organization that develops applications on emerging technologies, such as Google Glass and Amazon Echo. We focus on developing our applications for healthcare and those with disabilities. CTE is divided between Development, where our members create the applications, and Outreach, where members promote the club, do fundraising, and conduct community projects. All majors are welcome if you want to participate in our ongoing projects or have an idea of your own! If you’d like to be on our Listserv and our Slack channel, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description: CARVR’s mission is to serve as a center for ideas, collaboration, and networking for anyone in the UNC community, passionate about immersive technology. Through partnering with academic departments and organizations on campus we hope to enhance access to equipment and software learning to enable the community to explore their interests in AR/VR.
Description: CS+Social Good is a student-led organization that works with local nonprofits to give them technology to empower their goals of social good. We choose two partners each semester and create personalized technology for their needs, creating unique solutions without compromising industry standards.
Description: The Enabling Technology Club allows students at UNC to utilize their knowledge in computer science, artistic ability, and leadership skills to create and design computer programs of books and video games through Tar Heel Reader and Tar Heel Gameplay for children and teenagers with disabilities. The organization provides UNC students with an accessible opportunity to serve the community, share their creative enabling technology ideas, and make an impact on the lives of others.
Description: We are a video gaming community at UNC Chapel Hill that welcomes video game players from all walks of life. Whether you are a hardcore competitive gamer or you are more into casual games, there is a place for you with us. Our mission is to provide a fun, social space for the many video game players of all skill levels and interests at UNC through organized events; we want to promote the growth of the esports community and camaraderie between all gamers.
Description: The mission of UNC-CH Game Development Club is to provide a space for anyone interested in learning how to develop video games, whether they have no experience in it whatsoever or are already seasoned game developers. The club is open to anyone that can contribute in the video game development process whether they are interested in programming, 3D modeling, character design, storyboarding, music, creative writing, or any other related creative processes. CS and non-CS backgrounds welcome.
Description: Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science. The UNC Girls Who Code club aims to get middle- and high-school girls involved in and excited about technology. Any middle- or high-school girl can participate. UNC Computer Science undergraduate and graduate students can apply to become volunteers.
Description: The HackNC Association organizes UNC’s annual co-ed hackathon! The goal is to create an inclusive, beginner-friendly space for people to innovate and collaborate on projects (hacks) over the course of a weekend.
Description: Pearl Hacks is a weekend-long hackathon targeting female and non-binary students, where people from all over North America come to learn and innovate using their coding skills. Teams of up to four will have 24 hours to complete a tech project of their choice, with the help of excellent sponsors, mentors, workshops, and tech talks. All the while, they’ll get to meet some fantastic people, enjoy fun games, collect swag, and eat free food. The hackathon is especially catered toward first-time hackers who are looking for an inclusive and supportive environment to explore the world of technology.
Description: UNC Product Management Club aims to introduce product management disciplines to more undergraduate students at UNC. We connect students who are passionate about product and empower them to develop not only technical knowledge, but also that of the business and design side of the world through a series of workshops, invited talks, and product sprints.
Description: The mission of queer_hack is to remove barriers for queer students in tech-related fields with the ultimate goal of increasing recruitment and retention of queer people in academia and industry. queer_hack plans an inclusive annual hackathon, provides skill-building workshops and networking opportunities, and is building a community of queer students in tech. Whether you’re interested in planning, participating in, or supporting one of the nation’s first hackathons for queer students, we are glad you’re here! No experience required (coding or otherwise) so don’t be shy! Queer students and allies are both welcome.
Description: The mission of Technology Without Borders (TWB) is to bridge the digital divide in all its forms, both at home and abroad. TWB seeks to apply technical solutions to pressing social needs in innovative ways. We focus on ensuring equitable access to technology and in providing technical education to underprivileged groups of society.
Description: The Women in Computer Science club at UNC Chapel Hill (WiCS) is a social, professional, and academic organization to empower and enable women in computer science. We host a variety of events throughout the year aimed at bringing together the women in tech here on campus and supporting them through mentorship, informative talks, and networking events. We frequently team up with the other organizations in the Computer Science department dedicated to eradicating the gender gap for co-hosted events and coordinate with Girls Who Code and PearlHacks each year.