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  • Honor Society

    Beta Beta Beta

    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.

    The national website can be found here: https://tribeta.org.

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    • Biology
    • STEM
  • Honor Society

    Alpha Kappa Delta

    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 an 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.

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    • Sociology
  • Registered Student Organization

    Student Alabama Education Association (SAEA)

    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.

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    • Education
  • Registered Student Organization

    Society for Human Resource Management

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 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.

    SHRM has over 70,000 professional and student members in more than 425 professional chapters and over 300 student chapters nationwide. With the award-winning SHRM publications, you can keep current on issues and trends affecting the workforce and shaping the workplace.

    As a student member, you are eligible and strongly encouraged to attend the Tennessee Valley Professional Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management monthly professional meetings. The Tennessee Valley Chapter is the Athens State University SHRM professional chapter sponsor. You will meet and interact with HR practitioners representing most of the employers in the North Alabama area. Through networking, research has shown that 60% to 70% of jobs are found by making these types of personal contacts.


    Athens State University Society of Human Resources Management 2020-21 Chapter Leaders





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    • Business
    • Human Resources
  • Registered Student Organization

    Mathematics and Computer Science Club (MACS)

    Students majoring in any discipline, and especially those majoring in mathematics or computer science, are encouraged to participate in the MACS Club. Traditionally, 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.

    The MACS Club is open for any student to join. We highly encourage students majoring in mathematics, computer science, information technology, bioinformatics to join us along with any other students who just have an interest in everything STEM.

    Our goal is to encourage STEM education, networking, and community services. Your classes will teach you the skills to be successful in your career - MACS will allow for you to show that it’s not all about what happens within the walls of a building, but how you are also capable of impacting those in the community.


    How We Achieve Our Goals

    • Volunteer at the Fiddlers Convention to raise money for an endowed MACS Club Scholarship
    • Set up “hands-on” booth during Athens State sponsored public events to raise awareness of mathematics and technology
    • Sponsor Computer Science Prof. Nick Agrawal's Cyber Podcast
    • Participate in local conferences and challenges
      • AlaMatyc Conferences
      • B-side Conference
      • National Cyber Summit
      • MIT’s Battlecode competition
      • NASA Space Apps Challenge
      • Biotech Hack-a-thon
    • Take part in industry-sponsored networking events
    • Host Resume & Career Prep Workshops
    • Help the Athens community by
      • collecting care bags for needy children
      • assisting with meal delivery to the elderly in Limestone County
      • collecting canned goods before/during the annual Athens Mardi Gras parade
      • sponsoring children from Angel Trees during the holidays

    Join the MACS Club today! Get connected and help us make an impact on society by bringing awareness to STEM and what Athens State University is all about!

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    • Computer Science
    • Math
    • STEM
  • Registered Student Organization

    Health & Science Career Club

    The purpose of the Health & 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.

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    • Health
    • STEM
  • Registered Student Organization

    Health & Physical Education Club

    The Health & 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.

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    • Health
    • Physical Education
    • Wellness
  • Registered Student Organization

    Cyber-Frontiers

    The Cyber-Frontiers Club promotes cybersecurity awareness for Athens State University faculty, staff, students, and the community. The Cyber-Frontiers Club supplements classroom curricula with education at meetings, participates in collegiate and other cyber competitions, and establishes an environment that fosters education by sharing cyber concepts. The Cyber-Frontiers Club encourages cybersecurity awareness and the application of cybersecurity techniques by the added involvement with the tools and education needed to advance cybersecurity careers.

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    • Cybersecurity
  • Registered Student Organization

    Criminal Justice Student Association

    The Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) is an active component of the Government and Public Administration Department. Students who become members learn about the criminal justice field and gain valuable experience through a variety of academic programs, events, conferences, and other activities.

    CJSA is a student-led organization open to undergraduate students with a major or minor in criminal justice or political science. All members must maintain high standards and exemplary moral and ethical behavior.

    Over the past few years, CJSA has hosted various forums and symposiums such as annual Criminal Justice Forums each spring and fall. They actively give back to the community and regularly partner with local organizations for community service projects including: Red Cross, United Way, St. Jude, Women in Defense, TIP of Alabama, LEI, Limestone County/Athens Child Advocacy Center, Family Resource Center, and Boys and Girls Club.

    CJSA also has collaborated with various surrounding schools to offer children Halloween Candy and Safety Tips and Anti-Bullying Awareness sessions. CJSA hosted a Voter’s Registration Drive on campus to connect academics with political awareness efforts. In addition, CJSA travels to other universities to participate in workshops and conferences related to leadership, minority, child advocacy, domestic violence, and other law-related programs to keep criminal justice students actively connected to their field.

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    • Criminal Justice
    • Political Science
  • Registered Student Organization

    American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS)

    APICS is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management, including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, and logistics.

    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. The organization is open to all students.

    With over 43,000 members and more than 300 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth, and reach global customers.

    APICS Mission

    Fostering the advancement of end-to-end supply chain management through a body of knowledge, innovative research, systems, and methods to create value for customers, members, and organizations

    Meetings

    The chapter will meet on the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm virtually. Please email the club advisor for that link.


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    • Business
    • Logistics and Supply Chain