The Catholic University of America

Student Activities


The goal of education is not simply to develop the intellect of a student, but also to facilitate the growth of the whole person. Student activities and programs are designed to support the development of the individual student and to enhance the quality of campus community life. The goal of these programs is o promote and facilitate the growth of students to a full and balanced maturity. In partnership with the academic community, we hope to support and stimulate intellectual development both in and outside the classroom.

List of Activities

  • Engineers Without Borders
    Engineers Without Borders - USA (EWB-USA) is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life.
  • Society of Women Engineers
    The Society of Women Engineers is the largest non-profit educational and service organization representing both student and professional women in engineering and technical fields.
  • Student Mentoring
    The mentoring program is student-run and its success depends on the student mentors that volunteer their time to help out their fellow students.
  • ASCE
    The purpose of the American Society of Civil Engineers is to illustrate the applications of Civil Engineering, so there is a clear correlation between the classroom teachings and real world practice.
  • ASME
    The American Society of Mechanical Engineers promotes the art, science & practice of mechanical & multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe.
  • IEEE
    The world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology.
  • Student Projects
    Various student projects, such as Engineering Week, CUA Hovercraft, Diet Soda and Mentos Challenge and more!
  • BMES
    The student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society supports various activities related to promoting development, dissemination, integration, and utilization of knowledge in the field of biomedical engineering.
  • SHPE
    The CUA student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineering is open to all engineering students. It provides a forum for the exchange of information pertinent to Hispanic engineering/science students, and serves as a vehicle to increase the number of Hispanic engineering students, promote the advancement of Hispanic engineers in education and employment, and develop university-industry collaborations that benefit engineering students. The chapter received the “In the Spirit of the Mission Service Award”  during the Cardinal Leadership Celebration in April 2012. The award is based on the community service work that the students performed during Discover Engineering Family Day at the National Building Museum in February 2012.
  • The mission of the CUA American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers student branch is to advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigerating to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. Members live this mission by supporting sustainability initiatives on campus, throughout DC, and across the world.