Student Clubs and Organizations

Learning and Doing Outside of the Classroom

Student clubs and organizations are an important part of the undergraduate economics program, as they define a key component of student life here on campus and offer opportunities to be involved both at Carnegie Mellon and in the greater Pittsburgh community.

Our students are active participants in our clubs and organizations, including over 300 hundred clubs and organizations sponsored by Carnegie Mellon student organizations and extracurricular activities. These clubs and organizations include:

  • Social
  • Service
  • Media
  • Academic
  • Spiritual
  • Recreational
  • Sport
  • Religious
  • Political
  • Cultural
  • Governance opportunities
  • Atheletics
  • Greek life
  • Undergraduate business program clubs
By participating in a student club or organization, you will find that your time here at the Tepper School is more fulfilling and rewarding. You will find a list of economics student clubs below.
  • Carnegie Mellon Economics Society

    The Carnegie Mellon Economics Society provides a form for — and fosters — discussion and activities that focus on economics theory, economics research, current events and interdisciplinary topics. Recent symposiums include a faculty seminar entitled Economics of Bitcoin and a round table discussion with alumnus professor Edward C. Prescott (co-recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economics with current faculty member professor Finn Kydland).
  • Economics - Student Advisory Committee

    The undergraduate economics program's Student Advisory Council (E-SAC) is an umbrella organization that whose mission to provide feedback on undergraduate issues including curriculum, course scheduling, events and professional development; and organize social and meta-curricular events for our community.

    Recent symposiums:

    • Profs. Marving Goodfriend and Steve Spear talk "The Economics of Bitcoin"
    • a round table discussion with alumnus professor Edward C. Prescott (co-recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economics with current faculty member Professor Finn Kydland
    • Profs. Laurence Ales and Marvin Goodfriend discussion "Thomas Piketty's Capital: Why is a 700 Page Economics Book Receiving So Much Attention?"
    • Prof. Martin Gaynor's talk "Economics at the Federal Trade Commission: A Year on the Front Lines"

    Recent workshop topics:

    • Transforming from student to professional
    • Choosing a senior honors thesis topic and advisor.
    • Statistical programming software
    • Data visualization
    • Data strctures



  • Moneythink CMU

    Moneythink CMU teaches financial literacy to 6-12 graders in Pittsburgh public and charter schools, and to youth in the foster care system. Our chapter has brought meaningful and innovative changes to the national Moneythink model - and has won a national award.  Read the university's cover story and watch the accompanying video about our chapter and about read about the ProSEED/Crosswalk Seed grant awarded to our chapter.

  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society in Economics

    ΟΔΕ, the International Honor Society in Economics, is dedicated to the encouragement of excellence in economics. In addition to achieving success in the classroom, the Carnegie Mellon chapter of ΟΔΕ has additional requirements for membership, including that students volunteer their economic area of expertise and experience in the Pittsburgh community.

  • Students for Undergraduate Research in Economics

    Students for Undergraduate Research in Economics (SURE) is a student organization that cultivates undergraduate student-faculty and undergraduate student-graduate student relationships with the specific goal of exposing and fostering undergraduate student access to economic research on the Carnegie Mellon campus. SURE’s mission is to provide opportunities for undergraduates to be presented with faculty and graduate student research, match on campus research opportunities with undergraduate students and provide a forum for undergraduates to discuss their own research. So that undergraduate students are better equipped to participate in research, SURE also offers meta-curricular workshops whose aim is develop undergraduate students’ knowledge of programming languages, database structures and enhance students’ graphic, visual and oral presentation skills. 

    Recent activities include workshops on statistical programming software, data visualization, database structures, transforming from student to professional and choosing a senior honors thesis topic and advisor.