Clubs & Organizations
Recognized clubs and organizations at Athens State University represent a wide variety of fields, departments and interests. Athens State students are strongly encouraged to participate in these clubs and organizations as a integral component of the total college experience.
For persons interested in reactivating an inactive organization, or in forming a new club or organization, please fill out the Register a Club or Organization form listed on the menu to your right.
Student Chapter, Institute for Management Accountants (IMA)
The Accounting Club, through its affiliation with the IMA, strives to create a vibrant organizational community for students majoring in the business fields. The Club provides students with the tools to compete effectively in the professional business community through education and networking opportunities and community and university involvement while building a framework of highly ethical behavior. For more information contact Stacie Hughes at 256-216-5373 or Emily Corzine at 256-216-5386.
Alpha Kappa Delta is the international sociology honor society. The purpose of the society is to promote excellence in scholarship in sociology studies, research of social problems, and other social and intellectual activities that lead to improvements in the human condition. For more information contact James Gadberry by email or call (256) 233-8539.
Alpha Phi Sigma is the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. The society’s purpose is to promote analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship and life- long learning; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training. For more information contact Dr. Quanda Stevenson by email.
The American Association of University Women Student Organization (AAUW) is an organization that empowers women and girls individually and collectively. For more than 130 years, the organization has sought to improve the lives of women in the areas of equal pay, leadership, scholarship, gender equity, and public policy. The Student Organization was added to the AAUW national organization in the fall of 2014. For more information regarding the Student Organization of the AAUW, please contact one of advisors listed below:
|Dr. Wanda Hutchinson||(256)216-6624|
|Dr. Tedi Gordon||(256)216-6609|
APICS, the educational society for resource management, is an international organization offering a full range of programs and materials on the latest business management concepts and techniques. APICS is open to all students. For information contact Dr. Michael Essary by email or call (256) 216-5376.
The Athenian Ambassadors are the official hosts and hostesses for Athens State University, and serve as the face of the University on campus and within the greater Athens State community. Members serve as representatives for the University, greet distinguished guests, and assist with campus and Alumni events. For more information contact Chelsea Love by email or call (256) 233-8185.
The Athenian Players will be producing a play each semester drawing the cast and crew from the diverse and talented Athens State University Students, Community College students, and the local Alabama community at large. While the future theatre and home for the Athenian Players is being constructed as a part of Phase II for the Alabama Center for the Arts, we are beginning as humble itinerant players bring the theatre to our community, so that the community will later come to our theatre.
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The Athens State Teacher Ambassador Club serves as a support network for members and promotes the development of 21st century skill sets for teachers. The Ambassador Club advances TEACH: Technology, Education, and Change. For more information contact Wendy Cowan by email or call (256) 216-6643.
The Athens State University Art Club sponsors events and programs to inform students, faculty and staff, and the community about the arts and involve all interested persons in artistic activities. Membership is open to the public. For more information contact Gail Bergeron by email or call (256) 260-4297.
The purpose of this organization is to provide students interested in the behavioral sciences an avenue for expanding their knowledge in psychology and sociology while providing a sense of identity for the majors. Students will be afforded opportunities for professional development, intellectual discussions of social issues, and exploring applied aspects of the field. For more information contact Susan Owen by email.
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Members of the CJSA are undergraduate students and alumni who are studying criminal justice or who are considered credible practitioners in the criminal justice field and are affiliated with Athens State University. All members must maintain high standards, and exemplary moral and ethical behavior. For more information contact Dr. Quanda Stevenson by email or call (256) 233-6515.
Delta Mu Delta is an international honor society established to recognize and reward superior scholastic achievements of students majoring in business administration. For more information contact Kimberly Bell by email or call (256) 216-5346 or Kim Roberts by email or call (256) 216-5362.
The purpose of the Gay-Straight Alliance is to foster an active and diverse culture at Athens State University. The Gay-Straight Alliance provides opportunities for students to build friendships and encourages open-mindedness and diversity within the community. For more information contact faculty advisor Dr. Hugh Long by phone 256-233-6506 or or by email.
The Health and Physical Education Club is open to all students pursuing majors or minors in health, physical education, wellness, and related programs. The purpose of this organization is to develop leadership, scholarship, and professional awareness in all members. Members may also join the state or national organizations in order to attend and make presentations at state, regional, or national conferences. For more information contact Dr. Yvette Bolen by email or call (256) 216-6626.
The purpose of the Health and Science Career Club is to promote interest in the field of science, provide educational and training opportunities in the health and science fields, and provide opportunities for participation in co-operative and volunteer work in health and science professions. The Club sponsors group hikes, presentations, tours of facilities, and community service activities. For more information contact Dr. Larry Covick by email or call (256) 233-6521 or Dr. Chris Otto by email or call (256) 233-6554.
The Heritage Reading Council is a local affiliate of the Alabama Reading Association and the International Reading Association which promotes literacy and literacy education. The organization is open to preservice teachers, inservice teachers, librarians, administrators, parents, and lay persons interested in reading as a means of learning and as the worthy use of leisure time. The organization is open to all Athens State University students and encourages their membership. For more information contact Dr. Cathy Woodruff by email or call (256) 216-6614.
The purpose of the Interclub Council is to promote unification between the clubs and organizations and when needed, to act as a judiciary committee for the clubs and organizations. For More information contact Terry Stepp by email.
Kappa Delta Pi is an international education honor society. Membership in the Rho Gamma Chapter at Athens State is based on academic accomplishments (GPA), potential for academic leadership, and exemplification of worthy educational ideals. For more information contact Mrs. Bonnie Heatherly by email or call (256) 216-6605.
Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) is a specialized honor society in mathematics. The society was founded in 1931 to promote interest in mathematics among undergraduate students. The Alabama Alpha Chapter of KME was chartered in 1935 at then Athens College. For more information, For more information contact Patsy Glaze by email or call (256) 233-6503.
Information on the national organization may be found here.
Students majoring in any discipline, and especially those majoring in mathematics or computer science are encouraged to participate in the MACS Club. Traditionally, the club members assist with one of the largest music festivals held in the Southeast hosted by the University, raise funds to contribute to worthwhile causes and aspire to raise awareness of the importance of mathematics. Occasionally, MACS members enjoy group visits to local industries or space flight agencies. For more information contact Dr. Derek Newland by email or call (256) 233-6553.
Phi Alpha Theta is a national history honor society. The Athens State Alpha Beta Lambda chapter was established at then Athens State College in 1984. For more information contact Dr. Sean Busick by email or call (256) 233-6512.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is open to all majors of Athens State University. This association assists students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. Membership meets once per month during the regular university calendar. We make every effort to have a guest speaker to discuss interesting or useful topics and food is usually served. Currently, membership dues are $25 per year. For more info contact Dr. Jim Kerner by email or call (256) 216-5355
Phi Gamma Mu is the international society in the social sciences. The society’s mission is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in social science disciplines and to foster cooperation and social service among its members. For more information contact Harry Joiner by email or call (256) 233-6529.
Students may join this organization as a transfer students who are Phi Theta Kappa members, or as Associate members (no prior membership required). Phi Theta Kappa alumni members lead, mentor, and promote Phi Theta Kappa in leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and service initiatives aimed at assisting community college transfer students in achieving academic and professional goals. For more information contact Dr. Kim LaFevor by email or call (256) 216-5359.
Psi Chi is a national psychology honor society. Membership is open to students, professors, and alumni who have achieved excellence in psychology. Psi Chi was first established at then Athens State College in 1985. For more information contact Dr. Susan Owen by email or call (256) 233-6556.
Sigma Tau Delta is the international English honor society. The Athens State Kappa Zeta Chapter, founded in 1954, welcomes English majors, minors, and students seeking teacher licensure and certification in English who have appropriate academic accomplishments. For more information, contact Dr. Bebe Gish Shaw by email or call (256) 233-6522.
The Society for Human Resource Management is the leading voice of the HR profession. The Athens State Student Chapter allows students to gain access to an immense information resource at the local, regional, state, and national level, and to have opportunities to meet HR practitioners so as to develop personal contacts and networks. The organization also offers professional development workshops, access to HR conferences, and creates visibility for recruitment for HR internships and permanent HR opportunities. For more information contact Gary Valcana by email or call (256) 216-5374.
The Athens State SAEA is an organization open to all students majoring in programs offered by the College of Education. The SAEA is a division of the Alabama Education Association and the National Education Association (NEA), and offers opportunities for personal growth, supportive friendships, and liability insurance for preservice teachers. For more information contact Dr. Johnnie Lundin by email or call (256) 216-6618.
The Student Government Association (SGA) serves as the voice of students at Athens State University. It provides leadership experience to students and serves as a bridge, connecting all student organizations together under one interclub organization. For more information contact Terry Stepp by email.