Student Organizations

Students sitting around a table outside the UC
Women in Physics meeting during the Fall 2021 semester!


Physics students standing in front of Stanford's SLAC facility sign.
Physics and Astronomy majors and minors attending the 2024 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) at Stanford/SLAC!


The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional association explicitly designed for students and their advisers. Membership, through collegiate chapters, is open to anyone interested in physics. The only requirement for membership is that you be interested in physics. Besides physics majors, our members include majors in astronomy, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and other fields. SPS is open to everyone.

Within SPS is housed Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society, which elects members on the basis of outstanding academic achievement.  This unique two-in-one society operates within the American Institute of Physics, an umbrella organization for ten other professional science societies.

Read more about their Purpose and Mission here.

Women in Physics is dedicated to encouraging the recruitment, retention, and career development of women physicists at all levels. The club is not limited to just female-identifying students, and welcomes all who support diversity in the field of physics.

Every year, the Physics and Astronomy Department sponsors female students who wish to attend the Conference for Women in Undergraduate Physics (CUWiP). The primary goal of the Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) is to increase recruitment and retention of undergraduate women in physics.


Read more about Women in Physics and their initiatives here!

The Astronomy Club is founded on the principle of spreading interest in astronomy. We welcome students of all majors, wishing to promote astronomy and to flourish throughout the university as an astronomy learning community.


This organization has been on hiatus. If you wish to chair this student org, please reach out to

If you wish to start an academic student organization to be affiliated with the department, reach out to and we may be able to sponsor you!