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MIT students run an incredible variety of student groups - more than 450 in total - and new ones spring up every year. If you don't find an existing club or organization to match your interests, you're welcome to start your own. (Find information on starting a new club from the Association of Student Activities here.)

Among MIT's many groups, you'll certainly find the groups you'd expect to see: a student newspaper, a debate team, a radio station, Model UN, student government, College Democrats, College Republicans… you get the point. But MIT also offers some fairly unique clubs: the Underwater Hockey Group, the Origami Club (OrigaMIT), and the famous Laboratory for Chocolate Science. Some other groups include the Science Fiction Society - home to the largest open-stacks library of science fiction books in the world - and the Tech Model Railroad Club, which defined "hacker" culture and wrote the world's first video game.

Some of the oldest and most famous student groups at MIT include:

  • The Tech, MIT's student newspaper, 1881

Below is a mostly complete list of MIT student groups. Detailed information on every group, though, will take a bit of time to compile - like we said, there are more than 450 groups!


Academic and Competitions

Cultural, Gender, and LGBT

Governance and Leadership


Music, Dance, and Theater

Religion and Spirituality

Service, Advocacy, and Awareness


Visual Arts and Publications

Housing and FSILGs