Since the Omaha campus is a commuter campus, there is a special departmental emphasis on opportunities for students to meet each other outside of the classroom. Student chapters of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Instrument Society of America are very active and provide such opportunities. Because of the high diversity of ethnic and cultural backgrounds found in both students and faculty on the UNO campus, Computer Engineering students have the opportunity to become "globally oriented" as well as educated.