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Get involved

Making the most of your time at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln happens inside and outside of the classroom.

Getting involved on and off campus is an important way to connect with and build a community of people with similar interests. You'll also build your resume by adding to and improving your skillset.

Explore the opportunities below—among more than 500 on campus—to become better connected here, improve your overall success in college, and discover your passion and strengths.


  • AnthroGroup connects students to job and internship opportunities, lectures, anthropologists, and other activities. They publish the Nebraska Anthropologist and meet regularly throughout the year. Please contact Kat Krutak-Bickert at for more information. You can also read about how the group formed from alumnus and founder, Bruce Rippeteau.
  • Summer field school, offered annually, teaches archaeological skills and field techniques. Topics vary based on the faculty leader.


  • Geography Student Organization is a group of undergraduate and graduate geography students dedicated to professional development and community service.
  • Geography Awareness Week is an annual event in November sponsored by geography students that includes a Geography Bowl.
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon is an international honor society in geography. Alpha Phi is the chapter at Nebraska.

Global Studies

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Organizations for regional specializations

  • Africa and Middle East:
    African Student Association
    Afrikan Peoples Union
    Iranian Student Organization (IRSO)
    Omani Student Association
    Turkish Student Association (TSA)
    Saudi Student Organization
    Yazidi Cultural Center
  • Asia and Eurasia:
    Asian Community and Cultural Center
    Asian World Alliance
    Global Friends of Japan
    Malaysian Students Association
    Sigma Psi Zeta - Xi Chapter
    South Asian Student Association
    Taiwanese Student Association
  • Europe:
    German Conversation Table/German Club
    French/Francophone Club
    Czech Komensky Club
    Portuguese Club
    Spanish Club
    Russian Club
  • Latin America:
    Colombian Organization
    El Centro de las Americas
    Latin American Student Organization
    Latino Center of the Midlands
    Latino Heritage Internship Program
    Mexican-American Student Association (MASA)
    Portuguese Club

Organizations for thematic specializations

  • Identity, Culture, and Society:
    Cultural ambassadors
    Diversity ambassadors
    Jewish Student Association (Hillel)
    Lincoln Chinese Cultural Association
    Muslim Student Association
    OASIS Peer Mentors
  • Global Development and Service:
    Lincoln Literacy
    Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
    Legal Aid of Nebraska
    Malone Community Center
    Nebraska Civic Engagement Table
    Women's Center
  • Global Security and Foreign Policy:
    Federal Pathways Program
    UNL Model United Nations
    National Security Club
    U.S. Department of State Internship Program
    Washington D.C. Professional Enrichment Academy
    National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
    Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS)
  • Human Rights:
    ACLU of Nebraska
    Amnesty International
    Collective Impact Lincoln
    International Justice Mission
    Legal Aid of Nebraska
    Model UN
    Nebraska Appleseed
  • Global Resources and Environment:
    Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow
    Global Agricultural Club
    Geography Student Organization
    International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences
    Latino Heritage Internship Program
    National Science Foundation Summer Scholars Internship Program

Honor societies

  • Innocents Society is the Chancellor’s senior honorary society, leading the campus in all aspects and promoting school spirit since 1903.
  • Mortar Board honor society is an association of individuals selected for distinguished ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.
  • Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society that has initiated more than 300,000 members since its founding in 1914.

Model United Nations

  • Model United Nations is a student-facilitated simulation of the United Nations. In an increasingly globalized and interdependent world, MUN provides students with a unique look into the structures of the United Nations as well as an unparalleled horizon-broadening experience.