Student Organizations

Type: Sport, Social, Cultural

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: Play chess. Relax and exercise our minds simultaneously. We meet periodically to play chess and encourage interdisciplinary unity.

Activities: Chess tournaments, Chess lessons, Chess therapy

Officer Board:

  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Ben Raimer, UTMB President Ad Interim  (bgraimer@utmb.edu
Organization Website: Check Mates Facebook Group

Type: Sport, Social

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The Fishing Club is a student run organization promoting healthy, stress reducing activities while raising awareness of responsible and sustainable fishing methods and preservation of aquatic habitats.

Activities: Activities include but are not limited to fishing, gear and rigging workshops, fish cleaning and preparation, beach cleanups, and fish frys

Officer Board:

Organization Website: Fishing Club Group Me

Type: Sport

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The Powerlifting Student Association at UTMB is an educational and non-profit organization meant to teach and enhance man and woman of mankind’s primal state of physical dominance, ensure physical and mental wellness, and form camaraderie.

Activities: Mentoring, Educating, Lifting in Groups, and Having Fun

Officer Board:

Organization Email: psautmb@gmail.com

Organization Website: Powerlifting Student Association

Type: Sports, Social, Service

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The Running Club is recreational sports organization whose objectives are to raise awareness of the sport of running at the university, to promote running with the goal of improving fitness and physical health, to provide a welcoming and educational environment for running, to encourage teamwork and camaraderie between students at UTMB, and to foster interest and participation in local, national, and international races.

Activities: Weekly group runs and participation in local/national races

Officer Board:

Activities: Running Club Facebook Group 

Type: Sport

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Soccer Club is to have fun with UTMB faculty and students from all different schools who love soccer and are looking for a group to play with. The Soccer Club also creates an intra-professional and multicultural environment for all members to connect, have fun and enjoy their time here at UTMB.

Activities: Meet and play for fun 2-3 a week, Hosting tournaments, Futsal - indoor court soccer, Soccer-Volleyball

Officer Board:

Type: Sport

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: Recreational swim club

Activities: Swimming, Events, Volunteering

Officer Board:

Type: Sport

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The Tennis Club’s purpose is to promote the sport of recreational, social, and competitive tennis and related events at UTMB, to support the interests of tennis, to provide education in tennis for all members of various skill levels, to foster teamwork and sportsmanship, and to provide a safe and fun environment for exercise and fitness.

Activities: Practice sessions open to all skill levels, connecting tennis players who want to have a regular hitting partner, setting up a tournament in the Spring time, holding free lessons for Galveston area kids.

Officer Board:

Type: Sport

Membership: University-Wide

Mission Statement: The Ultimate Frisbee Club offers a stress free environment for students to play ultimate frisbee so that they can exercise and socialize with others that share similar interests.

Activities: Bi-weekly games

Officer Board:

Organization Email: utmbultimate@gmail.com

Organization Website: Ultimate Frisbee Club Facebook

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