Various student organizations are established at the faculty and university levels to accommodate and provide a platform for students’ aspirations and improve their reasoning abilities, interests, hobbies, and talents. There are 32 student organizations at the university level, and there are even more at the faculty level.

In UNS, student organizations are known as Unit Kegiatan Mahasiswa (UKM) or Student Activity Unit. UNS Student Organizations are equipped with two UKM buildings with three and four floors. Each UKM is headquartered and has a room for a secretariat office to foster development, coordination, and synergy within each UKM both internally and internally externally.

The various UKMs available in UNS are classified into four categories:

Interest and Ability, Religion, Sport, and Leadership

1. Coordination Board of Traditonal Culture (BKKT)
BKKT is for students with interest, abilities, and willingness to develop traditional cultures through arts appreciation. As time goes by, BKKT UNS not only stagnant on traditional arts, but also to develop contemporary arts while still reflectin on traditional Javanese arts because BKKT UNS still aims to preserve traditional cultures in Central Java and Solo.

2. Students’ Choir (PSM) Voca Erudita
Voca Erudita is a university student choir becoming a source of pride for UNS, Solo, and Indonesia, considering the numerous accomplishments that continue to raise the profile of UNS, Solo, and Indonesia on the international stage.

3. Marching Band (MB)
Marching Band activities are designed to foster students’ interest in the field of music, specifically, group-based instrumental music performed while marching for entertainment or competition.

4. Scout
The Scout group of UNS front group Surakarta 04.555 & 04.550 has annual routine events, including the Flag Hoisting Troop for Indonesia’s Independence Day ceremony at UNS, leadership and management development (LPKM), and others.

5. Indonesian Red Cross Volunteer Corps (KSR PMI)
KSR PMI works in the field of red cross, social, humanity, and community service.

6. Students Press Board (LPM) Kentingan
LPM Kentingan assists students who are interested in the press and journalism. To disseminate information across campus, LPM Kentingan publishes a bulletin, a magazine, and online media.

7. Student English Forum (SEF)
Facilitating student to foster the development of critical thinking, logical analysis, structural speech, and audience engagement across the student through activities focusing in debating and public speaking.

8. Students’ Scientific Study (SIM)
SIM is the scientific club at UNS that acts as a change agent through innovative and productive work, analytical thinking, and creativity in dealing with community change. Programs such as science school, development, scientific festival, PKM dissemination, and so on are available.

9. Students’ Coperation (KOPMA)
KOPMA moves in the members’ development through human resources development by directly managing business unit established through mutual interest from, by, and to members.

10. Ilmu Al-Qur’an (IQ)
IQ advances in the discussion, recital, and comprehension of Al-Qur’an, Islam’s religious book, and the development of members’ activities.

Religious

1. Students’ Activity Unit of Nurul Huda Congregation (JN UKMI)
Student organization dedicated to instilling Islamic values in its members.

2. Christian Students Association (PMK)
Student organization dedicated to instilling Christian values in its members.

3. Catholic Students Family (KMK)
Student organization dedicated to instilling Catholic values in its members.

4. Hindu Dharma Students Family
Student organization dedicated to instilling Hindu values in its members.

5. Buddhist Students Alliance
Student organization dedicated to instilling Buddhist values in its members.

Sports

.1. Students Regiment (Menwa) Jagal Abilawa,
As the manifestation of the three pillars of higher education, MENWA accommodates students to enhance their nationality and community service.

2. Nature Conversationist Students (Mapala) Garba Wira Bhuana,
Garba Wira Bhuana is a nature and outdoor enthusiast organization that has been in existence since 1977. This organization’s mission is to preserve, protect, and love nature and everything in it. Mountaineering, caving, rock climbing, rafting, and other social and cultural activities are also on the Garba Wira Bhuana agenda.

3. Taekwondo,
Taekwondo is a modern martial arts rooting from Korean tradition.

4. Tapak Suci,
Tapak Suci is one of the roots of Pencak Silat, an Indonesian traditional martial art.

5. Perisai Diri,
Perisai Diri is one of the roots of Pencak Silat, an Indonesian traditional martial art

6. Merpati Putih,
Merpati Putih is one of the roots of Pencak Silat, an Indonesian traditional martial art.

7. Persaudaraan Setia Hati Terate (PSHT),
PSHT is one of the roots of Pencak Silat, an Indonesian traditional martial art.

8. INKAI,
INKAI is one of the martial arts organizations coming from Japan, Karate, which literally means “Empty Hand”

9. Kempo,
Kempo is one of the martial arts organizations coming from Japan, which literally means “Law of the Fist.”

10. Badminton,
One of the sports organization which focuses on badminton.

11. Football,
One of the sports organization which focuses on football.

12. Volley,
One of the sports organization which focuses on volley ball.

13. Table Tennis,
One of the sports organization which focuses on table tennis.

14. Field Tennis.
One of the sports organization which focuses on field tennis

Leadership

  1. Students’ Council (DEMA)
    DEMA is a representative council where students can express their hopes and interests. Policies will be developed through this council as the foundation for university officials and the president of the students’ executive board to run the wheel of government manifested in law.
  1. Students’ Executive Board (BEM).
    BEM is an intra-campus organization that serves as the university’s executive board.