Engineers Without Borders


The University of Miami chapter of Engineers Without Borders (UM-EWB) is a non-profit humanitarian organization focused on finding sustainable, community-driven solutions for communities in need. UM-EWB works locally and abroad to help improve quality of life across traditional borders. The chapter currently has an urban gardening and irrigation project in Miami with Citizens for a Better South Florida in addition to a sewage and sanitation project in Las Mercedes, Ecuador. New projects are currently in the works. UM-EWB welcomes passionate students of all majors and interests! Meetings occur bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm in the SAC Senate Room. Members of UM-EWB gain skills in cross-cultural communication, non-profit management, engineering principles, and sustainable international development.

Email: umewb.studorg@miami.edu

No Zebras

  • No Zebras
  • No Zebras is a co-ed peer sexual assault awareness group that educates the campus and community through passive and interactive awareness programs and events. The mission of No Zebras is to cultivate a campus culture where students are empowered to take a stand against all forms of sexual violence and to ultimately eliminate sexual violence from the UM campus and society at large. No Zebras assists in the coordination of Sexual Assault Awareness Week in April and Take Back the Night. They also provide support to the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) education team at UM.

    Email: nozebrascanes@gmail.com

    Project Sunshine

  • Project Sunshine

    Project Sunshine is a nonprofit organization that provides free educational, recreational, and social programs to children and families living with medical challenges. We arrange monthly events at Holtz Children's Hospital and have arts/crafts and themed activities. We also have weekly volunteers that go to Holtz at least once a week for a 3 hour shift. We also hold fundraisers for the hospital and have many on-campus activities for the members to get involved and get to know each other.

    Email: umprojectsunshine@gmail.com
    More Info: Project Sunshine National Website

    UTECHO


    UTECHO is the TECHO chapter at the University of Miami. We seek to educate students about conditions of extreme poverty and get them involved directly and indirectly with the slums where TECHO is present. Members will participate in TECHO events through the Sony Open, ArtBasel, ArtWALK, Critical Mass and various other occurrences. TECHO has mobilized over half a million volunteers and has partnerships with local and international with organizations such as Porsche, Goldman Sachs, LAN Airlines, Whole Foods, Univision, and The Knight Foundation. Members of UTECHO will also have the opportunity to travel to one of the nineteen countries in which the organization is active in Latin America and the Caribbean, where they will construct transitional housing for people living in extreme poverty; they will work with slum residents and with other international volunteers.

    Yellow Rose Society

  • Yellow Rose Society
    Yellow Rose Society is a community service organization at the University of Miami. As young minority women who recognize the need for change, the Yellow Rose Society strives to promote female pride by self-enrichment and social education. Every year, Yellow Rose Society demonstrates this goal through the annual production of Genesis, a play that spreads awareness about a wide array of women's issues.

    More Info:
    Yellow Rose Society Website