CS-related Student Organizations

Being a part of student organizations is an integral part of one's college experience. As a CS student at Pitt you'll have a large amount of clubs to choose from. In this guide we'll be introducing the clubs directly related to the Computer Science major.

However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't join other non-CS related organizations! In fact we recommend joining both CS related and non-CS related student organizations. There are a lot of really cool people to meet at Pitt and doing so will allow you to meet a breadth of people.

Note: If you run a CS-related organization and would like to add or edit the profile of your org here, please email us at wiki@pittcsc.org!

Pitt Computer Science Club

Pitt Computer Science Club (or CSC for short) is Pitt's largest CS student organization on campus. Open to all majors, CSC hosts a wide variety of events and programs for their members to advance their careers, develop their programming skills, and join Pitt's CS community.

CSC's programs include:

  • Zero to Offer

    • Seminar series dedicated to helping students of all backgrounds accelerate their tech careers
    • Personal guidance, resume reviews, mock interviews, networking opportunities, and certification are all provided!
  • Mentorship

    • Looking for a helping hand? Pitt CSC's mentorship program pairs distinguished upperclassmen with underclassmen looking for any kind of advice.
    • Past mentees have looked for advice relating to:

      • Courses and Scheduling
      • Professional Career Development
      • Adjusting to College
  • Programming Projects + Hackathons

    • CSC runs a wide variety of programming events and competitions, such as a month-long project competition called CSC Hacks!
    • This wiki, Pitt API, and Panther View were all built by CSC members!
  • Branches

    • Connect with a community of students interested in similar areas of technology to share resources and grow your skills! Some current branches inclube web development, iOS/Swift development, game development, and financial technology.
    • Not finding a branch you're looking for? Start your own!
  • Corporate & Alumni Networking Events

    • Network with tech giants & awesome alumni through CSC networking meet and greets, tech talks, and company site visits!
    • Some past company partners include:

      • Argo AI
      • Google
      • Facebook

Interested? Check out Pitt CSC's website here for more information!

Women in Computer Science (WiCS)

WiCS is a student organization at Pitt dedicated to fostering a diversity friendly environment for those in the field of Computer Science and technology. Towards this endeavor, they host a wide variety of events and workshops all with diversity in mind.

WiCS programs include:

  • WiCStart

    • WiCStart is a week long freshman orientation for women in computer science!
    • It takes place before fall classes begin and is designed to introduce undeclared women to computer science in a no-pressure, no-grades environment.
    • There are no costs for attending WiCStart!
  • SheInnovates

    • SheInnovates is a hackathon dedicated to promoting diversity of women in Computer Science.
    • You can learn more about it here!
  • Events

    • WiCS hosts events on a wide variety of topics.
    • Past topics have included:

      • Hangout Sessions
      • Corporate Networking
      • Diversity Workshops
      • Programming Workshops

Interested? Check out WiCS's website here for more information!

Robotics and Automation Society

RAS was founded by a group a students with a strong desire to build robots and compete in robotics competitions around the world. Their mission is to provide hands-on experience in robotics, provide an avenue for students to recieve support from Pitt to compete in various competitions, and have fun! Competitions also come with opportunities to network with sponsors, other universities in the competition, and RAS alumni.

In the past RAS has participated in a plethora of robotics competitions and projects, including the following:

RAS encourages students to explore and have fun, it's a good place to see how software systems can interact with the real world and work with hardware.

Interested? Check out RAS's website here!

Kappa Theta Pi

Kappa Theta Pi (KTP) is Pitt's Professional Technology Fraternity. Like any other fraternity, to join students are required to go through a pledging process. After induction, KTP brothers become integrated into a nation-wide community of tech professionals and exposed to KTP-exclusive networking events.

Interested? Check out KTP's website here!

Last updated: Jul 31st 2021