CDM students have the opportunity to take part in a number of student organizations. Other informal group activities are also hosted by DePaul CDM. Check the calendar of events
regularly for additional meeting opportunities.
is a women's chapter of ACM on campus. Membership for the CDM chapter is free; individual ACM student membership is optional. For more information, contact Terry Steinbach
The purpose of the Animation Lodge is to create a network among students that will better prepare them for their future careers in graphics and animation. We encourage every student to bring knowledge from various fields and share them with other group members. We also provide students with access to learning materials such as DVDs and tutorials. Moreover, we hold competitions and critiques for students’ animations, 3D models, or any other computer graphics related projects. Group projects, workshops, animation showings, and previews are held on a weekly basis. Speakers from the industry give valuable information to guide students through their education. Contact Joshua Jones or Scott Roberts for more information.
The Chinese Student Association provides students with a community building events, online bulletin board, guest book and news to connect the many Chinese students studying at CDM and DePaul.
The Computer Science Society (CSS) is comprised of people who want to succeed in the always-evolving world of computers and computer-related fields. Computers touch all of our lives and will someday encompass almost every aspect of the way we live. The CSS is a network of students that range from freshmen to graduate students in all fields of study! Visit us on facebook.
The mission of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Computing and Information Disciplines through higher academic research activities and events.
The CDM honor chapter of UPE was approved by National UPE in Spring 2003 and since then it initiated over 1,000 members becoming the largest UPE chapter. Students who accept the invitation to become UPE members participate in the initiation ceremony and have the honor of wearing the UPE regalia at the graduation ceremony, which will definitely set the UPE members apart from the other graduates. Other benefits include enhanced resume, scholarships, ACM membership, and networking and research activities.
For more information, contact the UPE coordinator.
DeFrag is DePaul University's Fundamental Research in Academic Gaming Club. DeFrag concentrates on computer and console games and game development. This club is for game enthusiasts at any point in their education!
The Digital Cinema Collaborative (DCC) will foster new collaborations between gifted students, while arming them with more focused information, industry opportunities, closer proximity to guest lecturers and a better sense, generally, of what it takes to succeed in the industry.
The DCC is open to DC undergraduate and graduate students who've shown exceptional skill, desire and/or commitment to produce good work. The skill sets of said students will range from writers, to cinematographers, animators, directors, producers, etc. The unifying factors will (ideally) be a shared level of excellence/commitment to succeed and the fact that they are DePaul students.
Note: The DCC is NOT a "film club". Members of the DCC will not be overwhelmed by frivolous meetings about nothing in particular. We will meet officially only once per quarter with a focus on establishing the philosophy of the group, informing members of upcoming opportunities/events, and providing access to various special guest speakers.
For more information, contact Dan Klein
The mission of DePaul University's Digital Divas is to initiate and promote opportunities for women in computer science that lead to academic success, career growth and personal enrichment. Digital Divas will provide a supportive culture for the exchange of ideas, networking, and socializing. Digital Divas will develop and sponsor programs of special interest to women associated with the DePaul University community.
HerCDM is an opportunity for women enrolled in CDM courses to build community through special events and programs. If you are a female student in introductory courses at CDM, HerCDM weekly meetings will give you opportunities to collaborate on work for your classes, chat, vent, network and (most importantly) eat free food! You'll also interact with a few women who have successfully progressed through programs and who are willing to share their experiences and resources with you. Contact Lucia Dettori for more information. Check out the HerCDM blog for the latest events
Student members of the IEEE Student Branch at DePaul University are primarily interested in the Computer Science and the Communications Society (ComSoc). The mission of the IEEE at DePaul University is to provide valuable technical, and non-technical information on a variety of topics; to provide opportunities for students to build relationship; and to build a bridge between DePaul University students and the business community.
The DePaul Indian Students Association (DISA) is a service organization for the Indian /Indian American students at DePaul University. Our goal is to sponsor programs and services which will unite the Indian / Indian American community, provide a basic support network for the Indian / Indian American students, and create an awareness of Indians / Indian Americans and their roles at DePaul University and the community at large. You can contact the officers of the associations at email@example.com.
The DePaul Linux Community are a bunch of people who are interested in everything Linux. For anyone wanting to learn Linux for the first time or for those who simply want to share ideas with its operation and development, this is the group for you. All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.
The National Society of Black Engineers, or NSBE (pronounced nez-bee), is an international, student-run organization whose purpose is to increase the number of culturally responsible engineers and computer science professionals who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. NSBE is comprised of more than 250 chapters on college and university campuses and more than 50 Alumni Extension chapters world wide. The DePaul CDM chapter is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. For more information, contact Olayele Adelakun
The aim of the Pakistani Student Association is to promote the academic and social growth of Pakistani Students of DePaul so they can contribute to the broader DePaul community by their services. The secondary purpose is to preserve the culture of Pakistan and plan events to promote the name of DePaul University all around the city, so that more and more Pakistani students enroll at our university. PSA is the first Pakistani organization founded at DePaul and we take the pride to represent Pakistani culture at DePaul. The cultural events from PSA will promote the better understanding of the Pakistani people and culture.
Security Daemons is a network for Computer, Information, and Network Security graduate students, Information Assurance and Security Engineering and Network Security majors, security minors, and any other DePaul student that has an interest in computer security. Our mailing list and meetings are forums for sharing information on classes, internships, jobs, and networking opportunities within DePaul and the Chicagoland area. To get more information about this group, join our mailing list.
UMMA, or United Muslims Moving Ahead, is the Muslim Student's Association chapter at DePaul University. Our mission is to unite and serve the Muslim community at DePaul. We provide prayer services, host fast-breaking services, invite speakers to talk about Islam and other relevant topics, sponsor events celebrating the Islamic religion and culture.