There are several ways to get involved with computer science, even if you haven't yet joined the department. The following groups are open to all undergraduate students.
Undergraduate Computer Science Council
The COS Council is a small group of undergraduate students who serve as liaisons between the Computer Science Department and the student body. We work closely with department faculty and staff to improve the experience for undergraduates in the department, namely by building community among concentrators and certificate students, supporting the academic and professional interests of students, and facilitating communication between students and faculty.
Visit the COS Council website to learn how to get involved and join the mailing list.
Princeton Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Princeton ACM is Princeton’s student chapter of the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Our mission is to promote the ACM’s goal of “advancing computing as a science and a profession” amongst Princeton students (both undergraduate and graduate). To this end, we hold a variety of events to engage our fellow students, including mini-hackathons (which we affectionately refer to as Code@Nights), a Princeton-wide computer science competition (COSCON), advising over coffee, interview prep, talks with professors, and more.
If you’d like to stay in the loop on all that we’re doing, join us today! To join, you must be a Princeton student, but that’s it — after all, the challenges, promises, and beauties of computer science cut across disciplines, experience levels, and social backgrounds. Check out our website to learn more about what we do and join the mailing list.
Princeton Women in Computer Science (PWICS)
PWiCS plans regular events with opportunities for students to bond and for underclassmen to seek advice from upperclassmen. Princeton Women in Computer Science is open to all students. For more information, go to the PWICS page.
Center for Information Technology Policy
Any Princeton undergraduate interested in getting more involved with CITP are encouraged to subscribe to our undergraduate listserv. This is a low-traffic list with updates on undergrad fellows, events, internship/job opportunities, and other items of interest to undergraduates. Subscribe here.
We meet weekly for round-table discussions on the impacts and ethics of computing and talk about relevant news on Slack. Topics range from privacy and surveillance issues to education, AI equity, or tech labor policies. Anyone is welcome — we have undergrad, grad students, alumni and faculty as members! Come if you believe these conversations are important to have. Learn more.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Princeton's SWE is a chapter of the national Society of Women Engineers. They hold events such as study breaks, high school colloquiums, majors fair, and company interest sessions. More information is available here. This group is open to all undergraduate students.
Princeton Entrepreneurship Club
Princeton Entrepreneurship Club (EClub) is one of the largest organizations on campus, with 14 teams aimed at catalyzing student entrepreneurship on campus. EClub does everything from hosting a biannual hackathon, to hosting a global pitch competition, to running an annual trip to Silicon Valley where students get to meet tech CEOs and investors. Read more here. Students of all backgrounds are welcome.
The future of humanity will be shaped by major technical advancements over the next several decades. Breakthrough discoveries in artificial intelligence, human enhancement, nanorobotics, synthetic biology and other emerging technologies will bring unprecedented change. The full range of possible outcomes for our future is wider than it has ever been.
Founded by students of Princeton University, Envision brings together future and current innovators, engineers, scientists, business leaders, intellectuals and policy makers to explore the implications of new technological trends. Our conference promotes the prudent use and development of technology, and aims to pioneer a brighter future through the education of influential leaders. Read more about the group here.
- USG TigerApps: help maintain popular student-developed apps that solve problems across campus.
- eLab: work on a startup over the summer
- Tiger Challenge