Clubs & Organizations
The Political Science Club provides a venue for the discussion of political and governmental issues that enrich the academic programs of political science majors and minors as well as those of other students. The club provides an opportunity for students to discuss controversial issues, explore current events, participate in field trips, and acquire diverse perspectives on government and politics in local, state, national, and global arenas.
The Model UN Club invites all students who are interested in the United Nations process of decision-making. The club provides an opportunity for students to develop their knowledge of international issues as well as to develop their debating skills. Club members participate in a national Model UN conference, where mock simulations are conducted with delegations from other universities, each representing a country, to debate in favor of or opposition to select resolutions before the Model UN body of delegates.
Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society for college and university students of government and politics in the United States. The Nu Delta Chapter at the University of Alabama in Huntsville was established in 1982. The UAH chapter affords an opportunity to recognize those students who have achieved a high level of academic success in their Political Science courses. Academic awards and honors are distributed each year to deserving students.
A number of other politically oriented clubs exist on the UAH campusincluding the Campus Libertarian Club, the UAH Democrats, and the College Republicansthat offer a forum for group discussions and political activism. Political clubs provide opportunities for students to engage in political campaigns throughout the state, participate in campus debates on current political issues, or arrange campus speaking engagements for political candidates and activists.
The Student Government Association (SGA) is composed of UAH students of all majors and class rankings to serve the university by representing the entire spectrum of the student body. To provide this service, the SGA organizes and directs student concerns through the proper channels, and works to provide students with the resources they need to succeed. The SGA provides the students with an organized voice in matters regarding the university at large. In a word: The SGA is the voice of the student body.
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