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  • Honor Society

    Theta Alpha Kappa

    Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honor Society for Religion and Theology, is dedicated to recognizing academic excellence in baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate students and in scholars in the fields of Religious Studies and Theology. Induction requires nomination by a local chapter and, to be eligible, students must have a 3.5 GPA in Religious Studies and/or Theology and a 3.0 GPA overall.  Residency, class ranking, and unit requirements must also be met. 

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    • Religion and Theology
  • Honor Society

    Sigma Tau Delta

    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.

    Eligibility:

    • Candidates for undergraduate membership must have completed a minimum of two college courses in English language or literature beyond the usual requirements in freshman English. The candidate must have a minimum of a B or equivalent average in English and in general scholarship, must rank* at least in the highest thirty-five percent of his/her class, and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college course work. Candidates for undergraduate membership need not be currently majoring or minoring in the discipline of English, but may have completed sufficient English coursework at transfer institutions, or been members of Sigma Kappa Delta.
    • The cost is $45 for a lifetime membership, payable to Athens State University Sigma Tau Delta. Scholarships from Athens State Sigma Tau Delta are available for students who demonstrate financial need.

    Member Benefits

    Academic Recognition

    • Members receive a personalized Sigma Tau Delta membership certificate and the official Society pin to signify high achievement in English language, writing, and literature.
    • Members may wear Sigma Tau Delta regalia at graduation and other important ceremonies to celebrate their accomplishments.

    Scholarships

    Writing Awards and Opportunities

    Internships

    Annual Convention

    • Members may submit papers for presentation at the annual Sigma Tau Delta international convention. Works selected for presentation are also eligible for overall awards and monetary prizes.
    • Members who attend the annual convention have opportunities to hear students from throughout the U.S. and abroad present their creative and critical writing, to attend sessions on student leadership and chapter activities, and to listen to presentations by noted authors. Featured speakers at recent conventions include Neil Gaiman (2009), Azar Nafisi (2010), Poet Laureate Kay Ryan (2011), Natasha Trethewey (2012), Ursula Le Guin (2013), Alison Bechdel (2014), Gary Soto (2015), Charles Baxter (2016), Jeff VanderMeer (2017), and Mary Norris (2018).

    Student Leadership and Community Service

    • Members may compete for officer positions and take part in community service projects at many campus chapters.
    • Members may compete for student leadership positions at the regional and Society levels. Student leaders serve on the Sigma Tau Delta Student Leadership Committee and represent student needs and concerns to the Sigma Tau Delta Board of Directors.

    Career Advancement

    Lifetime Affiliation and Fellowship

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    • English
  • Honor Society

    Psi Chi

    Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, strives 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 a 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 are in the top 35% of their class (3.37 GPA).

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    • Behavioral Science
    • Psychology
  • Honor Society

    Phi Gamma Mu

    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.

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    • Social Sciences
  • Honor Society

    Phi Alpha Theta

    Phi Alpha Theta is a national history honor society. The Athens State Alpha Beta Lambda chapter was established at Athens State College in 1984.

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    • History
  • Honor Society

    Kappa Pi

    Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society promotes artistic excellence at the collegiate level and beyond by maintaining high academic excellence.  Kappa Pi recognizes deserving artists and those interested in and supportive of the arts at Athens State University. ​

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    • Art
  • Honor Society

    Kappa Mu Epsilon

    Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) is a specialized honor society in mathematics. In 1935, the Alabama Alpha Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon was formed. It is among the oldest continuing and active chapters in the United States. Each academic year, mathematics majors who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained mathematical academic distinction are invited to join Athens State’s historical Alpha chapter.

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    • Math
  • 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

    Math and Computer Science Club (MACS)

    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.

    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 Math and Computer Science. Occasionally, MACS members enjoy group networking events and sponsor guest lecturers.

    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 activities during Athens State sponsored public events to raise awareness of Math and Computer Science.
    • 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
      • collecting canned goods before/during the annual Athens Mardi Gras parade
      • sponsoring children from Angel Trees during the holidays
      • assist in special events with Limestone County Schools and Athens City Schools

    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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    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Health
    • STEM
  • College of Arts and Sciences Clubs

    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