What is the ACM?
The Association for Computing Machinery is a student chapter of the national ACM at the University of Texas at Austin, and exists to create a community among Computer Science students and anyone interested in technology.
The ACM holds events that serve its members or the community, events that members are interested in attending, and is open to any new projects or ideas proposed.
Where is the ACM?
The ACM office is in the basement of ENS, room 31NP.
The office is typically open 10am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, during the year.
You may be able to find someone there at other times, during the summer, or on holidays.
What does the ACM do?
The ACM holds a wide range of social, professional, academic, and service events each semester. Primary events of the ACM include our annual Big Event (a barbecue and student/faculty mixer), faculty lectures, company nights, LAN parties, programming contests, and the general meeting.
Smaller, more irregular events include: movie nights, bowling nights, paintball, lasertag, tubing, broomball, and camping.
There are also a few officer-only events.
Who is the ACM?
The ACM consists of Senior Officers, Exective Officers (ex-senior officers who give advice and assistance to the current Senior Officers), Officers, Junior Officers (members trained to become officers), and members.
Contact information for Senior Officers is on the Contact page. You can also view the full list of officers.
How much are the dues?
Dues are $15 a year, and can be paid by cash or check in the ACM office. You are not an ACM member until your dues are paid. However, if you're a member of national ACM, your dues are discounted to $5. Just come by the office and show us your current ACM membership card, or give us your member number.
How do I become a member?
Sign up at any time in our office (ENS 31NP), or during our semesterly General Meeting, and pay your dues; that's it!
You must be a student at the University of Texas to become an ACM member, and members are required to attend at least one event a semester (otherwise, why are you a member?).
How do I get a locker?
Good question, here's an answer.
I want your rules!
Great! You can view our bylaws online.
How do I become an Officer?
Becoming an officer is easy! Just show up to the first general meeting each semester and there will be an announcement for a second meeting reserved for officer recruitment.