To accommodate and provide a platform for the students’ aspirations and to improve their reasoning abilities, interests, hobbies, and talents, various student organizations are established at faculty and university level. There are 32 student organizations at university level, and more at faculty level.
Student organization in UNS is commonly called Unit Kegiatan Mahasiswa (UKM) or Student Activity Unit. To foster the development, coordination, and synergy within each UKM both internally and externally, UNS Student Organizations are equipped with two UKM buildings with three and four floors, where every UKM is headquartered and owns a room for a secretariat office.
Various UKMs available in UNS are divided into 4 sectors:
Interest and ability, religion, sport, and leadership
- 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.
- Students’ Choir (PSM) Voca Erudita
Voca Erudita engaged in the arts of choir and has become one of the pride of UNS, Solo, and Indonesia considering the various achievements which continually foster the name of UNS, Solo, and Indonesia in the International stage.
- Marching Band (MB)
Marching Band moves to foster students interest in the field of music. Especially in the form of group based instrumental music performed while marching for entertainment or competition.
Scout group of UNS front group Surakarta 04.555 & 04.550. Annual routine event including Flag Hoisting Troop for Indonesia’s Independence day ceremony in UNS, development of leadership and management (LPKM), and others.
- Indonesian Red Cross Volunteer Corps (KSR PMI)
KSR PMI works in the field of red cross, social, humanity, and community service.
- Students Press Board (LPM) Kentingan
LPM Kentingan facilitates student with interest in the field of press and journalistic. LPM Kentingan publishes bulletin, magazine, and online media to distribute information across the campus.
- 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.
- Students’ Scientific Study (SIM)
SIM is the scientific club in UNS as part of agent of change through innovative and productive works, analytical thinking, and creativity in facing the change in community. Programs including school of science, development, scientific festival, PKM dissemination, and etc.
- 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.
- Ilmu Al-Qur’an (IQ)
IQ moves in the discussion, recital and understanding of Al-Qur’an, the religious book of Islam and development of members’ activities.
- Students’ Activity Unit of Nurul Huda Congregation (JN UKMI)
Student organization focusing in the development of Islamic values within its members
- Christian Students Association (PMK)
Student organization focusing in the development of Christian values within its members
- Catholic Students Family (KMK)
Student organization focusing in the development of Catholic values within its members
- Hindu Dharma Students Family
Student organization focusing in the development of Hindu values within its members
- Buddhist Students Alliance
Student organization focusing in the development of Buddhist values within its members
- Students Regiment (Menwa) Jagal Abilawa,
MENWA accommodate students to enhance their nationality and community service as the manifestation of three pillars of higher education.
- Nature Conversationist Students (Mapala) Garba Wira Bhuana,
Garba Wira Bhuana is the nature and outdoor enthusiast organization established since 1977. This organization aims to preserve, protect, and love the nature including everything in it. Social and cultural activity also included as Garba Wira Bhuana agenda, such as mountaineering, caving, rock climbing, rafting, etc.
Taekwondo is a modern martial arts rooting from Korean tradition.
- Tapak Suci,
Tapak Suci, one of the root of Indonesian traditional martial arts, the Pencak Silat.
- Perisai Diri,
Perisai Diri, one of the root of Indonesian traditional martial arts, the Pencak Silat.
- Merpati Putih,
Merpati Putih, one of the root of Indonesian traditional martial arts, the Pencak Silat.
- Persaudaraan Setia Hati Terate (PSHT),
PSHT, one of the root of Indonesian traditional martial arts, the Pencak Silat.
INKAI is one of the martial arts organization coming from Japan, Karate, which literally means “Empty Hand”
Kempo is one of the martial arts organization coming from Japan, which literally means “Law of the Fist”
One of the sports organization which focuses on badminton.
One of the sports organization which focuses on football
One of the sports organization which focuses on volley ball
- Table Tennis,
One of the sports organization which focuses on table tennis
- Field Tennis.
One of the sports organization which focuses on field tennis
- Students’ Council (DEMA)
DEMA is a representative council, where students could deliver their aspirations and interests. Through this council, policies will be made as the basis for the university officials and the president of students’ executive board to run the wheel of government manifested in the form of law.
- Students’ Executive Board (BEM).
BEM is the intra-campus organization which has a role as the executive board in the university level.