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Undergraduate Student Organizations


Chemistry Peer Advisory League (ChemPAL)

Chemistry Peer Advisory League (ChemPAL) was created to foster an inclusive community in the chemistry department with a focus on mentoring between graduate students and undergraduates. Through personalized mentoring groups, undergraduate students receive guidance on academic development, professional skills, and career advising from graduate mentors. To support student development, ChemPAL offers workshops/events related to academic ancillary skills, building networks, applying for internships or post-undergrad endeavors.



American Chemical Society Student Affiliates (ACS-SA)

American Chemical Society Student Affiliates (ACS-SA) strives to serve UCSD chemistry majors by providing a friendly environment for the intellectual exploration of relevant industrial chemistry and chemical research topics. We aim to provide students interested in science with networking, outreach and volunteering opportunities that will help them define their goals, choose their career path and pursue their intended career.



Chemistry Peer Advisors

Chemistry Peer advising was established in 2016 with the goal of providing undergraduate Chemistry/Biochemistry students advising services that are peer-sourced and tailored towards students’ need for role models and a network of peers with similar academic interests. As peer advisors, we have experienced the same classes and roadblocks that our fellow peers are currently experiencing. Additionally, we can help new students network and find resources for their classes and interests.



Society of Physics Students @ UCSD (SPS)

The purpose of this organization is the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics, the encouragement of interest in physics throughout the academic and local communities, and the introduction of students to the professional community. We are devoted to fostering a welcoming and inclusive social and academic community for all UC San Diego undergraduates interested in physics. Our events include research presentations, educational talks, socials, lab tours, the physics graduation ceremony, and more!



Marginalized Identities in Physics at UCSD

The Marginalized Identities in Physics at UCSD, previously, Undergraduate Women in Physics is a student organization dedicated to promoting women in physics by providing access to a network and community for women in physics, as well as support in pursuing research and higher education. Our purpose is also to improve the physics community at UCSD and to promote interactions between the faculty, undergraduates and graduate students in the Physics department and help people recognize and appreciate women in physics.



Society of Undergraduate Mathematics Students (SUMS)

Society of Undergraduate Mathematics Students (SUMS) strives to serve UCSD’s mathematics community and Department of Mathematics by promoting mathematics and related fields and industries. SUMS hosts talks, technical workshops, professional events, panels, peer advising, and social events in a collaboration among like-minded students, faculty, and staff.



Triton Actuarial Society

Triton Actuarial Society works to encourage students interested in the actuarial field to pursue this profession by providing them with different resources, such as, workshops, exam preparation/study sessions, and networking opportunities with business professionals.



Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

As the leading multicultural and multidisciplinary STEM diversity organization in the country, SACNAS at UCSD’s membership means access to leadership training, career development, mentoring, community-building, exclusive access to opportunities from our partners, and so much more. Together, our members collectively fuel our vision for #TrueDiversity in STEM through outreach, advocacy, and community every day.



Association for Women in Mathematics at UC San Diego (AWM)

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a professional society whose mission is to encourage women and girls to study and have active careers in the mathematical sciences and to promote equal opportunity for and the equal treatment of women and girls in mathematics. UCSD's chapter of AWM was re-established, after a four-year period of inactivity, by mathematics graduate students in September 2019 to promote diversity in mathematics at UCSD.

We hope to:

  • Foster a sense of community among graduate students and others in the department.
  • Mentor undergraduate math majors, especially women.
  • Attract more diverse candidates to our graduate programs.
  • Encourage participation in research activities such as seminars and conferences.



Astronomy Club at UC San Diego

Astronomy Club at UCSD is a non-profit student organization that aims to promote the interest of astronomy and astrophysics among UCSD undergraduates. Our organization focuses on the exploration of the universe. We hope to help students, who are interested in astronomy, know each other and get more access to professional faculty.




Graphite is an undergraduate organization focusing on producing a student publication in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC San Diego. We aim to allow undergraduates to explore and practice aspects of science communication, offer opportunities to create a portfolio of published articles, and highlight accomplishments within the chemistry department.