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While studying and getting good grades is important, there is more to life as a college student than going to class. Deepen your college experience and build your resume by getting involved in a club related to your field of study.
Phi AlphaStudents in the social work program are eligible for memberships in Phi Alpha, the social work honorary society. Its purpose is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.
Social Work ClubSocial Work students have a very active social work club open to pre-social work and social work majors. For example, the Social Work Club sponsors a Christmas "hat and gloves" drive for children in Headstart. It hosts a variety of educational programs, conducts fund raising activities and hosts the annual reception for graduating social work students.
Alpha Kappa DeltaStudents majoring in sociology are eligible for memberships in Alpha Kappa Delta, the sociology honorary society. The purpose of the honor society is to promote scholarship, but the focus has always been fellowship for students, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. To become a member of AKD, you have to be at least a junior and have accumulated the equivalent of an overall grade point average of 3.0 in sociology, with at least 12 hours of sociology course-work.
Sociology ClubThe Sociology Club is open to sociology majors and non-major alike. The club holds social events and academic seminars to provide those students with an interest in sociology to meet and socialize with other like-minded individuals. The Club also conducts fundraising activities, proceeds from which are used to allow students to attend the annual Midwest Sociological Society meeting each spring.
Please contact the Sociology and Social Work Department to learn more about these department-sponsored clubs. In addition, take advantage of the 100+ student clubs and organizations available to you at FHSU, ranging from special interest clubs and departmental organizations to honorary societies, Greek Life and student government. To learn more, visit the Center for Student Involvement Web site.