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 membership in the Institute of Management Accountants has a threefold purpose:
- To introduce management accounting to students planning careers in business
- To strengthen the knowledge and commitment of those already on the way to management accounting careers
- To demonstrate how IMA members work together to improve the science of management accounting.
IMA membership provides opportunities for students to associate with practicing management accountants; to see how they live, work, and apply their knowledge; and to learn that professionals are seriously devoted to their field and to high ethical standards. To qualify for student membership, one must be a regularly enrolled business student carrying at least 6 semester hours of credit. The Association requires an application in writing, on a prescribed form, endorsed by a faculty member or the Registrar.
Professor Emily Corzine, CPA, CMA, CGMA
Dr. Diann Hamon, CPA
Professor Chris Nelson, CFE
Active Minds empowers students to change the perception about mental health on college campuses. Active Minds supports a network of campus-based chapters across the United States and Canada that consist of students passionate about mental health advocacy and education. Chapter goals are to educate peers about mental health, connect students to resources, and change negative perceptions about mental health disorders. The chapter is open to all students. Contact information: Dr. Vanessa Miller at or Lisa Philippart, LPC, DCC at .
Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society, seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition. Members must be Sociology majors or minors, rank in the top 35% of their class, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in sociology courses taken, and have completed at least four sociology courses. Contact Dr. James Gadberry for more information: or (256) 233-6539.
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 .
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 Humphrey||(256)216-6624|
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 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 questions about the Athenian Ambassador program, please contact Beth Rice at 256-233-8159 or .
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.
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 or call (256) 260-4297.
Baptist Campus Ministries is a partnership project of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and the local association of Baptist churches. BCM is a student led campus organization for the purpose of reaching students for Christ and helping them grow in faithful discipleship, Christian leadership and mission service. In Alabama BCM groups on community college campuses are primarily led by volunteers from the local association of churches and the campus community. Alabama Baptists have Baptist Campus Ministry groups on all public four-year colleges and universities as well as most community college campuses in our state.
For more information contact Dr. Robert White at or call (256) 233-6541.
The purpose of this organization is to provide students interested in the social sciences an avenue for expanding their knowledge in psychology, sociology and behavioral science while providing a sense of identity for the majors. Students are afforded opportunities for professional development, intellectual discussions of social issues, and exploration of applied aspects of the field. Contact Dr. James Gadberry for more information: or (256) 233-6539.
Beta Beta Beta, or more simply, TriBeta, is a national biology honors society that supports and promotes scientific research, especially among undergraduates. The Athens State Chapter, Mu Kappa Beta, is involved in student research, attending scientific conferences, and educational outreach. For more information contact Dr. Sara Cline by or by phone at (256)233-6507.
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 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 Kim Roberts by or call (256) 216-5362 or John Berzett by or call (256) 216-5385.
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. Tedi Gordon by phone 256-216-6609 or or by .
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. William Davis by .
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 or call (256) 233-6521 or Dr. Chris Otto by 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 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 .
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 or call (256) 233-6503.
Information on the national organization may be found here.
The purpose of the Iota Lambda Chapter of Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Society at Athens State University is:
- To increase awareness of the art program at Athens State University by being inducted in an
honorary art society
- To provide an open forum for discussion, informal study and communication among artists
- To raise the standards of productive artistic work at Athens State University
- To promote the standard of scholarship through the minimum academic requirements for membership
- To promote the standard of leadership by giving art students the opportunity to actively participate in a liberal arts environment
- Promote the standard of service by actively participating in charitable activities
For more information contact Professor Gail Bergeron at or you can call at (256) 260- 4297
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. Candidates must maintain at least a 3.5 overall and 3.0 institutional GPA and have completed 20 hours at Athens State University.
Dr. Letitia Bergantz
Dr. Marla Williams
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. Katia Mayfield by or call (256) 233-6526.
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 or call (256) 233-6512.
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 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. Kimberly Jack by or call (256) 216-6632.
The Athens State University Pre-Law Society is a student group for those who are interested in attending law school or just wondering what it is like to be a lawyer. The Pre-Law Society conducts meetings and events throughout the year focused on the law school admissions process, preparation for the LSAT, and the general experience of being a practicing attorney. For more information contact: Dr. Jeff Blankenship at (256) 233-6510 or .
Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, whose purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. Membership is open to Psychology and Behavioral Science majors or minors who have completed two semesters (with minimum of 12 hours overall) at Athens State University, completed 9 hours of Psychology at Athens State University, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Psychology or higher and top 35% of class (3.37 GPA). Contact Dr. Janet Dorning at or Dr. Susan Owen at .
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 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 one of our club advisors, Dr. Glynice Crow by or call (256) 216-5370 or Gary Valcana by 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 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 .
The goal of Students of Scripture is to encourage interested individuals to study the Bible. We hope to conduct regular (weekly) meetings in which the text of the Bible will be presented and discussed. For more information contact Mark White at .
The purpose of the Student Abroad Club is to provide a meeting place for students who enjoy travel and introduce them to opportunities to study abroad in select locations around the world. The club will fundraise in order to make studying abroad a more affordable option for students.
For more information please contact Dr. Dupre at or Dr. Miller at .
The Write Club is affiliated with the Writing Center at Athens State University; its purpose is to create an environment, which acknowledges and fosters student interests in various endeavors pertaining to the field of writing. For more information contact Joy Bracewell at or call (256)216-6670.
Theta Alpha Kappa is the national honor society for academic studies in Religion and Theology, and it exists to encourage, recognize, and maintain excellence in such studies within baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate degree programs, but also within the academic profession more broadly understood. The Athens State Chapter, Alpha Nu Alpha, is involved in student research, attending religious studies conferences, and service to the community. For more information contact Dr. Debra Baird by email at , or by phone at (256) 233-6571.
The Wesley Fellowship is a campus ministry which meets on campus weekly. The Fellowship welcomes all students in becoming involved with missions, service projects, Bible studies, and fellowship. For more information contact Cathy Brett by or call (256) 233-8101.