Student involvement is crucial for the proper operation of educational institutions as it represents a significant learning process to students, who will develop a sense of belonging and identity in our university. Student members of our organizations share the same interests, motivation, and objectives; they are skilled activists in designing and implementing innovative plans for the university from social, cultural, political, and environmental approaches. Moreover, students experience a positive change when joining an organization since they gain capabilities such as teamwork, leadership, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking. This can be perceived through better academic performance in the classroom, which eventually strengthens their professional development.
As part of its major commitments, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon educates professionals with a broad meaning of life and dedication to sustainable development because it considers necessary to support its students by promoting organizational integration and providing spaces for extracurricular activities about culture, the environment, sports, politics, social life, and leisure, which are essential in quality education.
UANL is home to 68 registered student organizations that work within the social, economic, and environmental aspects of sustainable development, of which 39 are independent organizations and 29 are university organizations. These organizations are constituted by a director, a secretary general, and a group of young leaders who help collaboratively accomplish projects from an annual work plan to improve their communities and society at large.
UNIVERDE is the main university environmental organization whose objective is to promote a culture of environmental sustainability. It currently comprises 23 divisions at different UANL undergraduate schools.
Furthermore, several student organizations seek to implement specific programs for the academic, extracurricular, and social integration not only of its members, but also of all students: UNICO, UNITAM, UNICADE, UNIDEA, UANL Academic Exchange Student Organization, and University Students from Sabinas, San Luis Potosi, Allende, Santiago, and Linares. Additionally, some student organizations pursue the encouragement of health and nutrition by means of workshops, conferences, and brigades: Youth for Health, University Students Against Cancer, BIDESIDA, NUTRE, FEM, and research groups such as DIA, DIME, GERONTE, PAYPA, GRECCA, GIPSIDA, ISA, and SUOPAD.
In order to disseminate the valuable work these student organizations have achieved in university sustainability and promote communication between national and international organizations, we disclose the following list of student organizations at UANL: