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Student Groups

Make the most of your time at NC State by getting involved in one of these chemistry-focused student groups, or find another NC State organization.

Alpha Chi Sigma group

Alpha Chi Sigma (ΑΧΣ)

Alpha Chi Sigma is a national co-ed professional chemistry fraternity founded in 1902.  Membership with the local chapter benefits students not only by helping with their studies but also by providing projects and activities that teach the roles of leadership and management. We provide an opportunity to create lifelong friendships with others interested in chemistry.

The Chemistry Undergraduate Student Lounge in Dabney Hall (315) was made possible through contributions from AXΣ and the Department of Chemistry. The lounge is a place for all undergraduates to study and relax – check it out!

American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society has provided more than a century of service to the science and profession of chemistry, taking a special interest in the development of chemical sciences, in the role of the chemistry professional, in chemical education, in public affairs and the formulation of government policy.

The Student Affiliate Chapter at NC State is a means by which students can become involved in this national organization. Activities include tours of nearby research facilities at the Research Triangle Park, trips to national and regional conferences, a student/faculty mixer, and presentations by guest speakers covering a variety of possible fields of study and careers in chemistry or chemistry-related occupations. Other group activities include picnics, outings and community service projects.

Membership is voluntary and offered to all undergraduates in chemistry or chemistry-related disciplines. Meetings are on the third Monday of each month during the academic year at 5:00 p.m. in Dabney 210.

For information on joining, please contact Dr. Kirsten Kramer, or just come to a meeting. Look for the flyers and other ACS information on the bulletin board opposite the elevator on the first floor of Dabney.

Cosmetic Chemistry Club

Cosmetic Chemistry Club Logo

Formerly known as the Society of Future Cosmetic Industry Professionals, the Cosmetic Chemistry Club at NC State University is the only student organization on campus for students who have ever been interested in learning about cosmetics and the industry behind them. Although we are a chemistry-based club, we are open to students of all majors. We seek to provide opportunities to learn from each other through informal presentations at meeting on various subjects as well as provide opportunities for further development through consulting various professional resources, as well as going on company visits or having guest speakers. This is a great way to meet other students as well as build your knowledge of cosmetics and personal care in a fun, collaborative way while also helping prepare for a potential career in the cosmetic industry.


The Mentoring Undergraduates Program (MentorUP) provides a mentorship network for incoming chemistry undergraduate students to assist them as they transition to life at NC State. Mentors will engage with, and share resources and advice with incoming undergraduates in order to increase the retention of students in the field, especially those who belong to historically underrepresented groups in STEM, including women, first generation, and Black, Indigenous, People of Color [BIPOC].