Student Organizations

At the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS), there are many opportunities for students to get the most out of their experience at UIW. By joining clubs and organizations, students can meet new people, connect with professors and professionals, and grow their network. Whether music-focused or culture-driven, there are groups to suit any number of interests and passions.


Asian Studies

Asian Culture Club

The UIW Asian Culture Club (ACC) celebrates diversity and equity on campus. The ACC welcomes students from across campus with a love for and desire to know more about Asia. The club also provides an opportunity for international students from Asia and elsewhere to connect with each other and celebrate Asian cultures.

Contact Dr. Lopita Nath at to learn more.

Korean Culture Club

The main goal of the Korean Culture Club at UIW is to provide a fun opportunity for students to introduce and broaden their knowledge of Korea and to help establish an understanding of the diversity between both American and Korean cultures. Some goals include activism of Korean and Asian American issues, community involvement against negative stereotypes, and advocating against discrimination.

Contact Hyewon Kim at to learn more.




Ink, UIW's English Club, was founded to establish a community of people who wish to promote the appreciation of literature and creative writing. Through Ink, faculty advise UIW English students on post-graduation prospects, such as employment applications and opportunities for graduate studies.

Contact Dr. Benjamin Miele at to learn more.



History Club

The History Club aims to provide the University community with activities that will foster a general interest in all history and open minds to the unknown. The organization is run by undergraduate students. While undergraduate involvement is the club’s primary objective, it is available to all. The opportunity to interact with those outside of the University community will help students gain new perspectives on the information they examine through the History Club.

Contact Dr. Lopita Nath at to learn more.

Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society)

Contact Dr. Michelle Tabit at to learn more.



Cardinal Chorale

The Cardinal Chorale (MUEN 1131) is the primary vocal ensemble of the UIW Music department and is one of the largest student organizations on campus. Membership includes students from many different academic disciplines and occasionally UIW faculty and staff.

Contact Director Prof. William Gokelman at to learn more.

Music Industry Club (MIC)

Future music industry professionals – and music fans – can come together via the Music Industry Club. Join like-minded students and discover more about the recording industry and all that it takes to produce music.

Contact Prof. Jim Waller at to learn more.

Music Therapy Student Association (MTSA)

The Music Therapy Student Association (MTSA) at UIW offers students the opportunity to network with other Music Therapy students and Board-Certified Music Therapists locally and nationally. MTSA helps raise funds to allow students to attend music therapy conferences, and they are a source of information about opportunities for Music Therapy students.

Contact Prof. Catherine Befi at to learn more.


Political Science

College Democrats at UIW

The College Democrats at UIW are committed to turning Texas BLUE! Join them in promoting youth political involvement at all levels of government.

Contact Natalie Salazar at to learn more.

Young Conservatives of Texas

The UIW chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas is a non-partisan conservative youth organization. Members participate in the entire spectrum of Texas politics, attempting to shape the policies of the state of Texas through several means.

Contact Juliana Peceli at to learn more.



Psychology Society

Psychology Society is the student service organization for psychology majors, psychology minors, and students interested in psychology. Psych Society hosts and organizes trips to San Antonio State Hospital (SASH) to work with patients, provides other service activities of interest to PSYC students, fun events, regular informational meetings, and promotes interaction between faculty and students.

For information, contact Dr. Lockhart, faculty advisor, at

NAMI on Campus (NoC)

The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) on Campus group focuses on raising mental health awareness, educating the campus community through presentations and workshops, supporting peers through outreach and helping eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. NoC’s signature event is Candid Conversations where people having success in their recovery from mental illness meet with students for informal conversation and refreshments. The organization is open to all students regardless of major.

For information, contact Dr. Sean Viña, faculty advisor, at

Psi Chi

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Members can apply for special scholarships to support their studies. The UIW chapter has recruited members annually for over 10 years.


  • Be enrolled as a UIW student
  • Be at least a second-semester sophomore
  • Be enrolled as a major or minor in psychology
  • Have completed at least 9 semester hours of psychology courses
  • Have an overall GPA that is in the top 35% of their class
  • Have a psychology GPA that is at least 3.00

Each semester UIW Psi Chi sends invitations to eligible candidates via UIW email after we determine who is in the top 35% in each of the sophomore, junior and senior classes.

For information, contact Dr. Leslie Martinez, faculty advisor, at


Religious Studies

BREATHE Young Adult Ministries

BREATHE is a Catholic Young Adult ministry at the University of the Incarnate Word that welcomes all. The focus of BREATHE is to build a better community in which an individual can grow in a relationship with Christ.

Contact to learn more.

Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors

Catholic Relief Services (CRS@UIW) is a student-led organization sponsored for University Mission and Ministry that collaborates with CRS by becoming a “CRS Global Campus.” The benefits include leadership training, advocacy training, professional development, participation in academic symposia and joint speaking engagements on campus.



Atlas Program

A series of programs aimed at educating students on different cultures and backgrounds and promoting an acceptance of diverse cultures.

Contact Sheena Connell at to learn more.

SAGE (Students Against Government Executions)

SAGE (Students Against Government Executions) is a student organization that acts to educate and engage the public on death penalty issues in an effort to abolish the death penalty in Texas and nationwide.

Contact Dr. John Kainer at to learn more.