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Alaska Pacific University

Founded with the intent of introducing chess to the Last Frontier as a vehicle for student engagement, skill development, and the benefit of a community, Alaska Pacific Chess commits itself through outreach programs both on and off campus. Unity held in diversity is an additional facet that represents the Alaska Pacific University competitive collegiate team. Our organization welcomes members of all skill levels, including those seeking guidance, and casual play. Our events host rated and unrated tournaments, instructional meetings, movie nights, simultaneous exhibitions, and of course fellowship! We are open to the public, and invite inquiry for more information. Please contact jsingler@alaskapacific.edu or esmith@alaskapacific.edu to join our mailing list.

Arizona State University - Sun Devil Chess

Website: http://asu.orgsync.com/org/asuchess/home The purpose of Sun Devil Chess, the chess club, team, and community service program at Arizona State University, is to promote the social, intellectual, academic and physical benefits of chess to the university and local communities through campus outreach activities, community outreach activities and by fielding a competitive college chess team. Most club events are open to the public, so please review the calendar on our website and join us for some serious gaming.

University of Connecticut

Website: www.uconnchess.uconn.edu/
We are a University Chess Club aiming to provide a playing location and opportunity for all chess players living on campus or in the surrounding area. We meet at two different nights to accommodate the serious tournament players and also the novice and casual players. It can also be for someone who just wants to learn to play. 
We meet in room 206 in the Castlemen Building (Engineering I) Tuesday from 7:30 PM until 9:30 PM for casual and learning play. We also meet in the same place on Thursdays from 7:30 PM until end of games for rated Tournament play. The time controls for Thursday games vary, but are always G/ time controls. Check TLAs for details. One should be a member of US Chess member for the tournament play. Beginners, regular or occasional players, and tournament players are welcome!  
The UConn Chess Club is organized to promote the game of chess at the  University of Connecticut by holding regular meetings, organizing tournaments, and teaching community members about chess. We are always trying to get a team into intercollegiate and amateur tournaments. It is a future goal of ours to have a team compete in the Pan-Am games.

Meetings are open and free to the public! Tournaments usually have a small fee.

Duquesne University

The Duquesne University Chess Club was founded in 2008 and currently has over 25 members. Our mission statement is "Making the right moves on and off the chess board." Duquesne claimed its first PA State Collegiate Championship in 2013 and defended its title in 2014. Duquesne has also won the Pittsburgh Chess League three years running. We welcome all skill levels, ranging from experts to those who are just learning the game. We meet twice a week during the academic year. Other Duquesne chess events include a semi-annual Learn How To Play Chess event and simuls from national and international masters. Learn more about Duquesne Chess at duquesnechess.wix.com/duquesnechess

Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

The Chess Club is for all FAU students, staff and faculty who are interested in playing chess! We play and show others how to play speed games, long games, tournaments, and even bughouse! This club organizes chess teams that will compete in intercollegiate competitions, recruits novice chess players among the FAU students, staff and faculty, and encourages synergism with the Boca Raton Chess Club and the US Chess Federation. We also have a Reach Out program that consists of volunteers who will assist teachers in Elementary schools around Broward County for Scholastic chess for 2nd and 3rd graders under the First Move program. Learn more about FAU

Hofstra University

Hofstra Chess Club (HCC) is an organization at Hofstra University, which promotes chess on campus and in the surrounding areas. We are willing to facilitate, teach the rules, tactics and strategies of chess to all Hofstra students, faculty, employees and visitors. Our goal is to seek enjoyment and competition through participation in the royal game. HCC supports chess in every community and strives for the better recognition of chess worldwide.
Hofstra Chess Club hosts regular meetings every Thursday at 8:30 in Student Center room 143 and also every Sunday at 8:30 in Student Center room 218. In our regular meetings all members and newcomers are welcome to come play chess, discuss chess and also introduce to others their own strategies and tactics. We welcome everyone wanting to learn chess! We have easy parking access and also provide access for the disabled.
Our organization participates in various tournaments and also hosts them on a regular basis. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in our tournaments. We welcome beginners, intermediate and professional players! To find out more information about our tournaments and special events please visit our website: https://hofstra.collegiatelink.net/organization/hofstrachessclub. You can also find us at http://hofstrachessclub.webs.com/.

University of Memphis

The University of Memphis Chess Club is a registered student organization at the University of Memphis. The purpose of the Club is be to provide a place and opportunity for students at University of Memphis to play, enjoy, and promote chess into the university as well as the community. Active membership is open to any University of Memphis student who is in good standing with the University of Memphis, has earned a minimum 2.0 cumulative college Grade Point Average (or is a 1st semester freshman), has been approved by majority vote of the executive board of the Club, and has attended four (4) Club meetings within the past academic year. Community members are accepted by a voting process carried out by the officers of the Club. The Club meets every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the 3rd floor of the University Center. We host various events at club meetings including US Chess rated tournaments. Anyone is welcome to visit and please bring friends!
Mississippi State

The Mississippi State Chess Club is an official student organization at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. The purpose of the Mississippi State Chess Club is to have fun while promoting a strong competitive spirit amongst its members, as well as providing a suitable, educational environment for learning and playing the game of chess. Meetings are held weekly on Mondays from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in the Colvard Student Union, Room 231. We hold various events; such as US Chess rated tournaments, Newbie Knights (lessons for beginners), and women-only events. All meetings are open to the public and free to attend. For more information, like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MississippiStateChessClub.
MIT Chess Club

Website: http://mit-chess-club.appspot.com
The MIT Chess Club is dedicated to bringing together the chess community at MIT and providing a place to study, discuss, and (of course) play chess. Players of all strengths are welcome, and you don't need a USCF rating to come to our meetings and play a few games. We are also committed to holding occasional tournaments on campus for MIT students, as well as participating in tournaments in the Boston area. (Note that, for some of these tournaments, a US Chess membership is required to participate.) If you have any questions about who we are or what we do, don't hesitate to contact us! We will be announcing the club meeting times on our mailing list.
Ohio State University

Website: www.buckeyechess.com/chessclubosu.html
Meeting Info: Tuesdays 7:00pm-9:00pm
Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC) Meeting Room #1
Club Info: The Chess Club at Ohio State was recently revived thispast fall after being inactive for several years. However, our club is now back in full form and thriving. We currently have around 25 members and our club is open to all Ohio State University students as well as community members of the Columbus area. We welcome chess players of all skill levels to our weekly meetings where we play intra club matches.We also participate in, and will eventually host, inter-collegiate tournaments. In fact, after competing in our first tournament a few weeks ago we are currently the 2008 Ohio Intercollegiate TournamentChampions.

University of Oklahoma

Website: http://oklahoma.orgsync.com/org/chess/
Meeting Info: Mondays 6pm Felgar Hall, Room 300
The University of Oklahoma Chess Club is a student organization designed for people that like playing and learning chess. We regularly and provide chess training and open play possibilities for every skill level; from early beginner to U.S. National Master. All meetings are open and free to the public!
For further information, contact Alexander Zapata at [email protected] or Florian Helff at [email protected].

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Website. Texas A&M University is pleased to announce the Javelina Chess Club. Javelina Chess Club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:30 in the Memorial Student Union Building. Players of all levels and interest are welcome to attend. Even if you don't know how to play, we are here to show you how.
Our goal is to provide an entertaining and constructive cross-disciplinary way for faculty and students to interact in a low-stress academic environment. We host formal an informal tournaments on a regular basis.

Public is welcome!

For more information, contact: [email protected] or 361.593.5055.

University of Texas at Dallas

Website: http://www.utdallas.edu/chess/
Meeting Info: Friday 2:30-5:30pm

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Club Info: The Chess Club at UTD meets on Fridays at 2:30-5:30pm, and is an informal place where students, faculty, and staff of all levels can gather, socialize, and play a few recreational games. It doesn't matter if you are not sure exactly how the knight moves, if your little sibling demolishes you every time you play, or if you have competed in tournaments before the Chess Club invites you to join!Meetings are open and free to the public!