​​​The Student Organization Center (SOC), located on the lower level of the Bovee University Center, houses over 30 student organization offices.  Students interested in participating in campus activities should contact the Office of Stud​​ent Life

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration has five registered student organizations:


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For additional information, contact ​Dr. Kyla Stepp, stepp1k@cmich.edu​, (989)774-3259 or Dr. Jeremy Castle, castl2j@cmich.edu, (989) ​774-1934.


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The Central Michigan University Student Chapter of the International City/County Management Association encourages student scholarship relevant to the quality of local government as achieved through the professional management of local public services. The chapter promotes the advancement of student knowledge about public service management by supporting student explorations of the ways public services are delivered in behalf of local communities. The chapter fosters student appreciation for integrity, professionalism and creative performance in the management of local governmental and related public service activities. Membership in the chapter is open to all Central Michigan University students in good standing academically who are interested in local government and the management of local public services. For additional information, contact Dr. Nancy Quarles, quarl1nl@cmich.edu.

Please visit: http://icma.org/en/icma/home.

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Pi Alpha Alpha

The Central Michigan University Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society of Public Affairs and Administration, encourages and recognizes outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and public administration, promotes the advancement of education and practice in the arts and sciences of public affairs and public administration, and fosters integrity, professionalism and creative performance in the conduct of governmental and related public service activities. Membership in the chapter is limited to those of academic excellence and achievement and/or distinguished public service who are or have been enrolled or teach in public affairs or public administration programs, or who serve or have served with distinction in the public service. For additional information, contact Dr. Thomas Greitens, (989) 774-3862, greit1t@cmich.edu.

The NASPAA accredited MPA program would like to invite our students and alumni to consider membership in our chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha.  Recognition by Pi Alpha Alpha is the premier academic distinction available to students of public administration or public policy; serving to identify the best students in the discipline both nationally and internationally (http://pialphaalpha.org).  This is evidenced by the eligibility requirements, Pi Alpha Alpha requires a minimum GPA of 3.7 (after 18 credit hours in the program have been earned).  


Membership in the chapter is open to qualifying current students and alumni and requires national membership dues of $50, with a $20 chapter dues submitted by October 28, 2016. The chapter dues go into the Pi Alpha Alpha fund which sponsors scholarships and could help sponsor a local meeting of Pi Alpha Alpha members in your area. Please contact Laura Orta for more information regarding opportunities for chapter meetings. 


Interested individuals should submit an application and their dues by October 28, 2016.​

Pi Alpha Alpha Membership Application.pdf

Please visit: http://pialphaalpha.org/.


Pi Sigma Alpha

Comprised of highly intellectual, motivated, and dedicated students, Pi Sigma Alpha is dedicated to self development and the development of our discipline, while actively seeking to increase our numbers, and the political participation of our peers. Purpose: Pi Sigma Alpha is composed of the top political science students on campus. We are leaders who seek to build morale and membership within our discipline. For additional information, contact Dr. Joyce Baugh, (989) 774-3475.

Please visit: http://www.apsanet.org/~psa/.

Pi Sigma Alpha Membership Undergrad Application.pdf

Pi Sigma Alpha Membership Grad Application.pdf


Society of the United Nations 

Our organization is dedicated to furthering the knowledge of international relations while using it to enrich our lives and the lives of our peers. Purpose: To help students pursue their goals to attain a better understanding of international diplomacy. For additional information, contact Dr. David Jesuit (989) 774-2795, jesui1dk@cmich.edu.

Please visit: http://www.nmun.org/ (National) and http://www.amun.org/ (International).


Affiliated RSO:

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For more information, please contact Emilee Madison, Vice President of Amnesty International, madis1er@cmich.edu.

Advisor: Dr. Prakash Adhikari, (989) 774-1926, Anspach 313B, adhik1p@cmich.edu