There are several ways to get involved with computer science, even if you haven't yet joined the department.
Undergraduate Computer Science Council
The CS Council, comprised of members of the junior and senior classes, serves as an intermediary between the students and the faculty.
Visit the CS Council Website.
Princeton Women in Computer Science
This group is targeted specifically at women who are interested in computer science. For more information, go to the PWICS page.
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. You can find more information about SWE at their website:
Technology for a Just Society (JuST)
Technology for a Just Society (JuST) is committed to empowering future technologists in creating a more just society. JuST offers a community where students can explore how technology can deepen social inequity, as well as how it can be leveraged to advance social justice and address other major societal challenges. For more information, go to the JuST page.
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 welcomed - we have undergrad, grad students, alumni and faculty as members! Come if you believe these conversations are important to have.
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.
Princeton Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Looking for the Computer Science Club? That's ACM! We are Princeton's premier student organization dedicated to fostering computer science-related interests of any aspiring engineers, academics, analysts, and more. Princeton's ACM sponsors events for the COS community and beyond, including coding workshops, competitions, study breaks, personalized interview prep, course advising, and invited talks. Read more about the group here.
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.
Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering
PAVE is an undergraduate group dedicated to advancing and promoting robotics through participating in competitions, self-guided research, and community research. Read more about the group here.
Princeton Rocketry Club
Princeton Rocketry Club is an undergraduate group dedicated to educating Princeton students about the importance of rocketry to global society, and developing the skills necessary to succeed in real-world aerospace work. In 2018, the SpaceShot team of the Princeton Rocketry Team designed, built, and launched a 2-stage rocket that achieved an altitude of 47,000+ ft. 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
- Many clubs maintain an active web development team, including EClub (mentioned above), Princeton University Math Competition, Princeton University Physics Competition, Princeton University Science Olympiad