The Allen School has a multitude of student groups that are organized and managed by current students. Membership for all of these groups are open to all Allen School students, and each organization hosts several events each year to help foster a close community amongst the student population.

Allen School Student Groups

Click on a Student Group name or logo to find out more information!

Ability Group Logo


Ability is an organization dedicated to spreading accessibility awareness and creating community for students with disabilities and their allies.


ACM Student Chapter

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is an international society devoted to the advancement of scientific and educational computing. The UW student chapter, hosted by the CSE department, brings the motivation and spirit of this organization to campus and provides an atmosphere that encourages academic growth, departmental socializing, and open lines of communication between students and faculty.

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ACM-W Student Chapter

The Association for Computing Machinery for Women (ACM-W) supports the recruitment and retention of women in computing fields, and showcases women leaders in computing. The CSE student chapter of ACM-W pursues multiple missions: to educate women about the field of computing, to engage women in exciting activities, to connect students with industry leaders, to promote the field of computing to younger students, and to support the activities of the ACM.

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GEN1 aims to celebrate and support the Allen School’s vibrant and diverse first-generation community by providing resources and a community to ensure academic, professional, and personal success.

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Minorities in Tech (MiT)

Minorities in Tech supports underrepresented groups in the tech and industry and works to foster a more culturally inclusive CSE community. They are committed to creating an inclusive multicultural environment where differences are valued and respected.

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Q++ is a group at the University of Washington dedicated to providing support and community for LGBTQIA+ individuals within the Allen School community.

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Student Advisory Council (SAC)

The Student Advisory Council serves as a collective voice of students in the Allen School. The Council aims to address key issues in the Allen School including but not limited to: student wellness, diversity, curriculum development, and opportunities to engage in social good.

Student Groups Introduction Video

Starting a new Allen School Student Group

Our Officially Endorsed Student Groups are Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) that are geared towards developing community specifically for the Allen School. However, students are always welcome to develop their own RSOs through the Student Activities Office. If an Allen School student wants to develop a new Student Group, please complete the application below. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but will prioritize applications received by the end of Week 7 of the current academic quarter.

If you have questions please reach out to our Student Leadership Development Coordinator: EJ Pinera -

Allen School Student Group & Affiliate RSO Application