Registered Student Organizations

Registered Student Organizations

Students bring to the university a variety of previously acquired interests and develop many new interests as members of the academic community - UNCW students are free to organize and join from more than 250+ student organizations that each promote a sense of belonging. Discover your passion by learning about the variety of student organization categories. 

Academic, Honorary, & Professional - Several organizations are designed to focus on academic disciplines, particular career fields, or create a space for students of academic achievement (i.e., honors).

Fraternity & Sorority Life - Fraternities and sororities provide life-long opportunities for leadership, service, academic achievement and social involvement through national organizations. The Office of Student Leadership & Engagement (OSLE) oversees these value-based organizations.

Engagement Council - The engagement councils oversee various aspects of campus life that engage the student body with opportunities for involvement, multiculturalism, wellness, and school spirit.

Graduate Student Organizations - Even after your bachelors degrees, you can stay involved! Several organizations for graduate students are available. These groups are overseen by the Graduate Student Association (GSA).

Media - Gain hands-on experience with a variety of student media including news publications, television, film, video, and radio. These groups are overseen by UNCW Student Media.

Diversity & Inclusion - Educate the campus community about non-dominant cultures and enhance students’ world views. Diversity & Inclusion organizations provide an avenue to explore and celebrate cultural heritage, and provide services designed to support student populations.

Performing & Visual Arts - Dance, design, create, and more with organizations that provide artistic expression within UNCW and the surrounding Wilmington community.

Politics & Activism - Have your voice heard through political and activist groups that encourage expression, debate, and support of political issues, viewpoints, and candidates.

Religious - Enhance a student’s spiritual life while providing fellowship and outreach opportunities.

Service - Participate in positive student engagement and social change through community service and educational programming.

Special Interest - All of your favorite, random, and stress relieving hobbies can be discovered through special interest organizations!

Sports & Recreation - Join others who love personal fitness, recreational activities, and good competition. Of this category, 29 are registered with UNCW’s Sport Club Council (SCC). 

Please refer to the Code of Student Life for the official university definition for Registered Student Organizations. 

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