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Student Organizations

Explore your interests. Broaden your mind. Meet like-minded friends and those whose views challenge your own. Here are some of the many opportunities available to you.

Unless otherwise noted, please contact the faculty advisor listed for details.

Alexander Hamilton Scholars

The Alexander Hamilton Scholars program is a dual-degree program that allows students to earn a degree from both the Poole College of Management and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Hamilton Scholars are a select group of highly motivated students who wish to have a globally focused career in the business, government, not for profit, or humanitarian areas. Hamilton Scholars is primarily an academic program in which the participants focus on completing all of the requirements for the two different degrees. However, the program also provides many professional and social activities.

Connect with the Scholars on LinkedIn.

Faculty advisor: Seth Murray

Anthropology Club

The Anthropology Club welcomes all majors to join in its exploration of human origins, material remains and culture. The club meets several times a month and hosts speakers, outings and discussions of interest to its members. Build your social networks, meet potential mentors and advance your studies.

Connect with the club on Facebook.

Faculty advisor: Alison Greene

Arabic Club

The Arabic Club is a bi-weekly social gathering of NC State students who are studying or speak Arabic. Come practice your Arabic outside the classroom with peers of varying skill levels. Learn more about Middle Eastern customs and traditions while you enjoy Middle Eastern cultural events.

Faculty advisor: Jodi Khater

Asian Students in Alliance (ASIA)

Asian Students in Alliance (ASIA) is a student leadership council that serves the Asian American Pacific Islander student organizations and the community at NC State by being an informative resource on funding and support, promoting cultural programs on campus, encouraging leadership growth, and creating collaborative and networking opportunities.

Faculty advisor: Nathaniel Isaacson

Baccalaureate Student Social Work Association (BSSWA)

The Baccalaureate Student Social Work Association gives social work students the chance to interact with other social work majors and practitioners in the community. Share your concerns and ideas, participate in fundraising and service projects for the community and enhance your professional development.

Faculty Advisor: Intae Yoon

Chinese Club at NC State

Chinese Club at NC State is a group of Chinese majors and minors who are interested in learning more about Chinese culture. The club hosts events celebrating Chinese and American festivals/holidays and holds meetings to take a more in-depth look at Chinese cultural aspects.

Faculty advisor: Nathaniel Isaacson

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Student Ambassadors

The college’s student ambassadors are highly responsible undergraduate students who assist with college and university functions such as University Open House, visiting days, major fairs, and alumni lunches. The ambassadors’ mission is to promote NC State and the college, keeping prospective students and campus partners updated on the opportunities available in Humanities and Social Sciences.

Applications are available each March for the following academic year. Applicants must have an officially declared Humanities and Social Sciences major, full-time status, and a minimum cumulative NC State GPA of 2.7. Applicants must also have completed at least one full-time semester at NC State at the time of application.

Ambassadors should be confident and comfortable speaking both one-on-one and in large groups, be enthusiastic about their college experience and have a record of campus involvement and leadership potential. Ambassadors can expect to volunteer about 10 hours per semester; hours vary based on dates of events and prospective student visits and can include evenings or Saturdays.

Faculty Advisor: Dara Leeder

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Student Council

This council promotes the interests and general welfare of students, furthers communication and cooperation among the college’s departments, and provides Humanities and Social Sciences students with a representative council. The council represents undergraduate student organizations, helps fund the college’s organizational needs, handles funds received by the council, promotes leadership and participation, and helps organize the annual college career fair.

The council also awards one or more Abraham Holtzman Scholarships each year to continuing undergraduates. This award is based on service to the community or the college, including community service, organizational leadership, volunteer activities and/or a commitment to raising the visibility and prestige of the college. Applications and additional details are generally available in mid-March for the following academic year.

Faculty Advisor: Dara Leeder

Criminal Justice Club

The Criminal Justice Club aims to provide students interested in the criminal justice field an environment in which to further foster their interests, meet like-minded peers, and allow them the opportunity to network within the field.

Faculty Advisor: DeAnn Judge

Delta Phi Alpha (German Honor Society)

The NC State chapter of the National German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha, recognizes excellence in German studies and provides an incentive for higher scholarship. The society promotes the study of the German language, literature and civilization through monthly events and meetings as well as service to the NC State community.

Faculty advisor: Lutz Kube

Egyptian Student Association

This organization aims to integrate the Egyptian student community in North America with the research community and general public around the world. We support and advocate for community issues and help new Egyptian students through their journey at NC State. We also serve as a cultural interface for Egypt, the Middle East, and Islam through cultural and social events. Our association follows up on scientific deficiencies in Egypt and seeks solutions. Our chapter is open to all NC State students.

Faculty Advisor: Lauren Ball

EKTAA (South Asian Student Association)

Established in 1940 by a group of ambitious South Asian students at NC State, EKTAA – which means “unity” in Hindi – is a multi-faceted nonprofit South Asian organization. We promote awareness of South Asian culture to the Triangle area and benefit a number of international communities across South Asia through a variety of social, service and cultural events throughout the year.

Faculty Advisor: Nilakshi Phukan

English Club

The English Club provides a forum for expanding knowledge about English studies and for sharing student work. We meet monthly to discuss literature, film and language as well as careers available to English majors, how to choose and apply to graduate schools and where to publish creative and academic work. We often have guest speakers and feature students’ creative works.

Faculty Advisor: Anna Gibson

French Club

The French Club (Le Cercle Français) provides students and interested members of the NC State community with an opportunity to practice speaking French and to learn about French and Francophone cultures. We meet twice a month for conversation and cultural activities such as celebrations of special holidays, food tasting or informal presentations.

Faculty advisor: Turi Hoversten

Gamma Kappa Alpha (Italian Honor Society)

The Italian Honor Society, Gamma Kappa Alpha, signifies “Knowledge and Virtue.” The goals of the Society are to recognize the outstanding scholastic performance in the fields of Italian languages and literature and to encourage college students to acquire a greater interest in, and a deeper understanding of, Italian culture. Inductees receive a certificate of membership.

Faculty Advisor: Anna Rita Bonnaduce-Dressler

History Club

The History Club enriches the study of history, not only for history majors but also for all currently enrolled students. This club encompasses the entirety of historical study. Come socialize and engage in intellectual discussion with fellow students and faculty members. The club meets once a week and occasionally arranges trips to sites of historical and cultural significance as well as history-related movie nights.

Faculty Advisor: Kimberly Vincent

Hmong Student Association

The Hmong Student Association builds awareness of the Hmong culture by not only being a resource for NC State but also for the Hmong community and the public. Join the association for forums, discussions and educational and recreational activities on and off campus.

Faculty Advisor: John Mertz

International Studies Club

International Studies Club immerses students in various global issues and cultures through meetings, participating in international events, listening to speakers, watching foreign films, engaging in language exchange and volunteering and raising funds for myriad causes and organizations. ISC values the diversity and assortment of cultural backgrounds that exist on campus. We welcome any individuals, groups and organizations to showcase their unique backgrounds through the club. We also invite individuals, for-profit and nonprofit organizations to inform members about important international issues, as well as volunteer and internship opportunities for students. Our activities include: “Global Voyager,” our themed meetings based on different countries; a Language Exchange Program and coffee hour for learning different languages; foreign-exchange socials; and discussions about local and international problems and their relation to globalization.

Faculty Advisor: Carol Ann Lewald

Italian Club

The Italian Club extends knowledge of Italian culture outside the classroom. Meeting activities consist of speaking Italian to one another, telling stories, and describing things of interest in Italian; field trips to museums and restaurants to learn more about Italian art, both on canvas and in the kitchen; and watching movies or other media events in Italian to gain a better understanding of the language.

Faculty Advisor: Anna Rita Bonaduce-Dresler

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta at NC State is the university’s active chapter of the National Communication Honor Society. The group’s members are high-achieving students who strive to promote excellence through community service, networking and other enriching opportunities that the club offers. As a member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Student Council, the group works with all of the college’s majors to create a professional atmosphere at NC State and create job opportunities for its graduates.

Faculty Advisor: Lynsey Romo

Language Diversity Ambassadors at NC State

The purpose of the Language Diversity Ambassadors is to promote awareness of linguistic diversity and linguistic discrimination on NC State’s campus and in society at large. The group’s desire is to engage with the university community in a variety of ways in order to provide greater linguistic understanding and appreciation.

Contact the Ambassadors

Faculty Advisor: Walt Wolfram

Men in Social Work

NC State Men in Social Work is not a group exclusive to men, but rather an opportunity for those who work alongside men, for men, and on behalf of men to discuss and contribute to how men occupy space in the profession of social work. We strive to maintain a space where NC State BSW and MSW students can collectively engage in community building, the promotion of social justice and transition their knowledge from the classroom to practice. Men in Social Work embodies the idea and practice of men navigating the spaces of the social work field while also creating space in the communities and places in which they serve. Part of this mission includes serving as volunteers and participants in other initiatives in a way that is meaningful and has a positive impact.

Faculty Advisor: Deric Boston

Mock Trial at NC State

Mock Trial at NC State educates students about the basics of trial advocacy. Through regular meetings and weekend mock trial events, our club helps members learn courtroom procedures, improve their public speaking skills and make connections within the legal field.

Faculty Advisor: Traciel Reid

Model United Nations

Model United Nations promotes awareness of international cooperation in several ways, including UN simulations. We send delegations representing different countries to attend various conferences, where they compete with other schools to gain a deeper knowledge of the United Nations.

Contact Model United Nations

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Faculty Advisor: Michael Struett

Phi Alpha Honor Society (Social Work Honor Society)

The Epsilon Kappa Chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society is a tight-knit group of social work students who promote humanitarian goals and ideals. The society’s high-achieving members demonstrate involvement in the community by volunteering in service projects determined at the beginning of each semester. Eligible undergraduates must achieve sophomore status, declare social work as their major, complete eight semester hours or 12 quarter-hours of social work courses, have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and a minimum GPA of 3.25 in social work courses. Graduate students are eligible after completing one term of course work and achieving a GPA of at least 3.5.

Faculty Advisor: Sung-Ju Kim

Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club provides students with the opportunity to engage in discussion, debate, and focused readings on a wide range of philosophical topics. The club meets weekly to discuss philosophical reading material, provide assistance in philosophy-related courses, and consider career opportunities for philosophy graduates. While philosophy can sometimes be rather esoteric, the club welcomes all interested students and encourages open and educated conversation.

Faculty Advisor: Stephen Puryear

Political Science Club

The Political Science Club fosters exploration into politics, policy and government. The club meets at least once a month, and its activities include student political debates, educational trips, hosting and attending lectures and social events. Members are not required to major in political science.

Faculty Advisor: Will Taylor

Pre-Law Students Association (PLSA)

This association meets at least once a month and hosts a variety of speakers throughout the year, including attorneys, deans of admission from various law schools and faculty and administrators from the university community. The group’s members engage in community service projects and participate in forums that help them prepare for law school.

Faculty Advisor: Ray Easterlin

Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)

The International Honor Society in Psychology, Psi Chi, recognizes academic excellence among psychology students. Invitation to the group is based on academic achievement and class standing. Those invited to be a part of the NC State Chapter of Psi Chi will hold a lifetime membership and enjoy an array of benefits and features, such as access to events and activities just for Psi Chi members, student peer-reviewed journals and newsletters, and research and travel grant opportunities.

Faculty Advisor: Bartholomew Craig

Psychology Club

The Psychology Club provides support and guidance to all undergraduate students with a devoted interest in psychology. The club’s goal is to help you better connect to your major by broadening your knowledge of the subject. The club provides opportunities to interact with professors, graduate students and other guest speakers throughout the year. It also participates in social events that help members build strong relationships and develop teamwork skills.

Faculty Advisor: Anne McLaughlin

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

PRSSA serves its members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities. By providing opportunities to learn about current theories, procedures and ethical ideals, the group helps develop highly qualified, well-prepared professionals who can contribute to the industry.

Faculty Advisor: Nicole Lee

Sigma Iota Rho (International Studies Honor Society)

The Eta chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, established in 1991, promotes the scholarship and service of students studying global affairs. Sigma Iota Rho’s undergraduate members have completed at least 60 hours of university coursework (including at least 15 hours of international studies courses from three different disciplines). Members must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 and a GPA of at least 3.3 in all courses counting toward International Studies (including at least 6 hours of upper-level international studies courses).

Faculty Advisor: Seth Murray

Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)

Alpha Pi Theta, the NC State Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, recognizes high scholastic achievement and offers opportunities for leadership and service, as well as eligibility for Sigma Tau Delta scholarships. The group welcomes all students to attend meetings and events. Formal membership is open to English majors and minors who have a 3.25 cumulative GPA, a 3.5 in their English courses and who have completed at least three semesters of college coursework (including at least two English courses at level 200 level or higher). Membership is also open to English graduate students in their second semester with a 3.3 overall GPA.

Faculty Advisor: Margaret Simon

Spanish Club

The Spanish Club is open to anyone from the NC State community. The club provides opportunities to speak the language and increase awareness and knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world, including language, film, music, cuisine and history. Club meetings and events often include informal social and informational gatherings on campus as well as outings at Hispanic cultural events and restaurants in the area.

Faculty Advisor: Karen Coachman

Student Film Society

The Student Film Society is a group of students passionate about cinema and everything involved with it! The society meets weekly to plan for upcoming projects and to screen some of the group’s favorite films. The club is always looking for more members from all production backgrounds, or none at all!

Join the Student Film Society Facebook group and follow them on Instagram: @ncsufilmclub.

Faculty Advisor: Andrew Johnston

Student Senate

Student Senate is a group of 64 students, who proportionally represent each of the university’s schools and colleges. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences holds eight seats in the Student Senate: three seniors, three juniors, and two sophomores. Student Senate strives to promote the general welfare of the student body, and our responsibilities include: enacting legislation, approving an annual student body budget for the student body funds, and confirming or rejecting appointments of the student body president. Additionally, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics, we determine student ticket distribution policies for football and men’s basketball games. Most importantly, however, Student Senate represents the student voice to the university’s administration. Rather than passing laws, the group acts as a lobbying body, addressing the concerns of the student body, and bringing these concerns to the attention of the university.

More Info: Student Senate Website

Students for Immigrant Rights and Equality

Students for Immigrant Rights is an organization that focuses on actions and advocacy to support immigrant rights, especially for those who are undocumented. The group provides volunteer and language opportunities so that students can work with communities in Raleigh and the surrounding region.

Faculty Advisor: Nora Haenn

VOLAR (Voluntarios Ahora en Raleigh)

VOLAR is a Spanish language service program that bridges NC State to the local community, fosters cultural diversity, and challenges students with authentic linguistic practice. VOLAR’s community partners include the Mexican Consulate General, the Guatemalan Consulate General, Raleigh Parks and Recreation, Urban Ministries Open Door Clinic and Wake Smiles. Since 2012, students participating in VOLAR have spent more than 1,500 hours volunteering.

Faculty Advisor: Deborah Kane