Out-of-classroom activities play an important role in a college experience-and rich student life at the University of Miami offers a multitude of opportunities. UM’s remarkably diverse and unique student body embodies a broad spectrum of backgrounds and interests-and more than 270 clubs, organizations, fraternities, and sororities provide a comprehensive variety of activities that engage and inspire students while connecting them with colleagues involved in similar pursuits.

The Greek community is home to 30 fraternities and sororities, while organizations include service groups such as Habitat for Humanity and Amnesty International; religious-, ethnic- , and nationality-based affinity groups; professional and preprofessional organizations, including the Ad Group and American Society for Civil Engineers; hobby groups such as the Sailing Hurricanes and UM Film/Theater Club; and task-based groups such as the Ibis yearbook, WVUM-FM, and UMTV. Those interested in developing their leadership skills while representing their peers and improving the University, can serve in Student Government.

Student groups coordinate campus-wide events, including intellectual symposiums and the annual Canes Film Festival, which features 40 shorts films written and directed by UM film students. Other events focus on recreation, like Sportsfest, or celebrate music, traditions, and cuisine from around the world, such as International Week.