Student Organizations

Want to make an impact in the UC community?

Whether your passion is politics and you would considering joining the student government or you see yourself as a casual athlete that would enjoy playing intramural sports, the University of Cincinnati's dynamic and diverse student population provides a chance for every new student to fit in to at least one niche. 

The beauty of college life is that it is not all about the academics, as important as they may be. Life at UC allows students to grow academically as well as socially. Students who choose to participate in different organizations sometimes gain more insight from their organizational experiences.

"I have learned how to work in a team, adjust to changing dynamics, grow as a leader, network and positively impact the students of the University which has given me an exceptional education and endless opportunities.” -Sweta Patel

Having more than 347 student organizations, as well as a full range of activities and cultural programs for students, the University of Cincinnati is guaranteed to offer something that will spark your interest!

While there are many different types of student organizations on campus, there are several that are military-related. As a student veteran, you may have the opportunity to join these organizations and serve in more of a leadership/support role. If you wish to continue with a military-related student organization, the university offers:


The university currently has over 100 students taking ROTC and has been recognized by former university President Joseph A. Steger as "an important place in the University's curriculum offerings, options for professional training, and efforts to recruit outstanding students."

Air Force ROTC

Today, AFROTC is the largest commissioning source for the Air Force, producing quality officer candidates who serve in a broad spectrum of career fields. The University of Cincinnati AFROTC detachment grew over the years to now include cross-town cadets from Xavier University, Thomas More College, Mount St. Joseph, and Northern Kentucky University.

Check out the Student Activities & Leadership Development website for plenty of more information on the various organizational opporunities that exist for you. Don't be shy; get out there and meet some awesome new people today!