A great way to become engaged in your major is to participate in student organizations affiliated with the department. For more information about the following groups, including their faculty advisers, please check with the department office in 218 Harrison Hall.
Pi Sigma Alpha is the national political science honorary society for students who have a minimum of:
- 10 hours in political science (of which at least 3 hours must be at the 300 level or above)
- 3.0 GPA in political science
The chapter acts as a service agency and there is an initiation fee.
Amicus Curiae is a pre-law society that sponsors such activities as Mock Law Classes, LSAT preparation sessions, and Law Career Day (when representatives of leading law schools interview prospective applicants). Membership is open to any student who wants to know more about careers in law.
MAPA provides a forum for students to interact with others interested in public management, obtain advice regarding the major, and learn about a wide range of professional activities. MAPA has co-sponsored scheduling and course advising sessions, internship seminars, professional and academic speakers, trips to the Cincinnati chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) or to the national conference, and social outings.
National Model United Nations provides an opportunity for students to learn about the objectives and functions of the United Nations. Through concentrated interactions within the structure of a simulated United Nations, delegates can acquire unique perspectives on international relations.