Poli Sci Clubs and Organizations
You can hone your leadership skills and network with peers by getting involved in a number of student organizations such as:
The Fort Hays State University Pre-law Society gives anyone interested in a career in law the opportunity to see what the profession is all about. The Pre-law Society gives you the chance to get to know your classmates, learn more about legal education and how to have the best possible application to law school, and learn more about what lawyers and judges do in a variety of practice settings. Pre-law Society members regularly visit the law school in Kansas and often in neighboring states. They also visit local, state, and federal courts. Guest speakers from the profession are invited to meetings to provide real world advice. Members will also do service projects. Generally, the group meets once a month. For more information, contact PLS sponsor, Bryan Bennett.
Pi Sigma Alpha
Pi Sigma Alpha is the national honor society of Political Science. Junior and senior students are invited to membership in the organization based on high academic achievement in their Political Science coursework. Membership is open to majors or non-majors who have taken sufficient upper division Political Science credits and achieved the requisite grade point average. A small membership fee applies and graduating seniors are eligible to wear honor symbols with their graduation regalia. Pi Sigma Alpha generally meets once a month for stimulating programming and discussion, service projects, and/or social activities. For more information, visit the national Pi Sigma Alpha Web site or contact the chapter sponsor, Joseph Romance.
Political Science Club
Not eligible for Pi Sigma Alpha? Maybe you’re a freshman or sophomore, maybe you haven’t yet taken a sufficient number of upper division Political Science courses, or maybe you haven’t achieved the requisite GPA for membership in the honor society. We’d still love to have you involved in our Political Science Club. The group meets concurrently with Pi Sigma Alpha, holding meetings with PSA and participating in all the same exciting programs and activities. The only difference is that PSC members do not hold the honor status of PSA members, do not pay the PSA membership fee, and are not eligible to wear the honor symbols with their graduation regalia. Many students participate as PSC members until they are eligible to change their status to PSA. For more information, contact club sponsor, Joseph Romance.
Other Ways to Get Involved
In addition to the Political Science/Law-focused organizations, as a student at Fort Hays State University, you will find 100+ student organizations to get involved in. We encourage you to get involved with American Democracy Project and its related activities such as Project Be Heard and Times Talk. You can be involved in Model United Nations. You can become a member of the Student Government Association. You can be active in either the College Republicans or the Young Democrats. You can volunteer with Tigers in Service or become active on one of the other great programs available through the Center for Civic Leadership.
To discover the many different ways you might get involved in campus life at FHSU, visit the Center for Student Involvement.