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    Study Abroad Club

    The purpose of the Student Abroad Club is to provide a meeting place for any Athens State student who enjoys travel and to introduce them to study abroad opportunities available in select locations around the world. Athens State typically offers a summer study aboard opportunity for students. The club will fundraise in order to make studying abroad a more affordable option for students.

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    • Travel
  • 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.


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    • Business
    • Human Resources
  • Registered Student Organization

    Sigma Alpha Pi

    Sigma Alpha Pi, also known as the National Society of Leadership and Success, helps college students become leaders who make a better world. Faculty advisors serve as a support group to help all organization members achieve their goals and better their lives.

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    • Leadership
  • 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

    Black Student Union

    The purpose of the Black Student Union is to advocate for the intellectual, human, and systemic needs of African Americans, African, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latino peoples at Athens State by educating and providing our peers with the essential resources required to ensure the higher success rate for each individual within our community.

    The Black Student Union membership is open to any currently enrolled student at Athens State University, full time or part-time. Membership is granted to any student indicating an interest in being a member by signing the membership roster at any meeting or notifying the Secretary or Advisor of the BSU of their intention to be included in the membership. All members have voting privileges.

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    • Diversity & Inclusion