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  • Registered Student Organization

    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
  • Registered Student Organization

    Art Heads

    The Athens State University Art Club sponsors events and programs to inform students, faculty and staff, and the community about the arts and involves all interested persons in artistic activities. Membership is open to the public.

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    • Art
  • Registered Student Organization

    Athenian Players

    The Athenian Players are the resident theatre company representing the Drama & Theatre Arts program at Athens State University, housed within the Alabama Center for the Arts.

    The Athenian Players enrich the vibrancy of Decatur and Northern Alabama through the creation of live theatre. They act as a supplemental academic experience for Athens State students, granting them hands-on, experiential learning through acting, design, stage management, and production.

    Membership is inclusive to regularly enrolled Athens State University students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as Community College students and our community at large.

    The Athenian Players produce three plays a year, drawing the cast and crew from diverse and talented Athens State University students, Community College students, and the local Alabama community of theatre artists at large. They perform in the Studio Theatre located in the Music & Theatre Building at the Alabama Center of the Arts in historic Downtown Decatur.

    Their goal is to continue the long tradition of quality dramatic productions from Athens State University’s illustrious history and to be a beacon for future theatre artists in the greater North Alabama region.

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    • Theatre
  • 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
  • Registered Student Organization

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    The Athens State University Student Branch of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is open to students and faculty with interests in the areas of aeronautics and aerospace technology, project management, accounting, and engineering. AIAA provides professional development and networking opportunities with local industry, government, and community for the purpose of personal and professional growth and employment.

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    • STEM
  • Registered Student Organization

    Active Minds

    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. 

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    • Leadership
    • Wellness
  • Registered Student Organization

    Institute of Management Accountants Student Chapter (Accounting Club)

    IMA membership provides opportunities for students to associate with practicing management accountants and see how they live, work, apply their knowledge, and learn that professionals are seriously devoted to their field and to high ethical standards.

    Student membership in the Institute of Management Accountants has a threefold purpose:

    1. To introduce management accounting to students planning careers in business
    2. To strengthen the knowledge and commitment of those already on the way to management accounting careers
    3. To demonstrate how IMA members work together to improve the science of management accounting

    How to Join
    It's simple to join the Athens State University IMA Student Chapter (Accounting Club), and we would love to have you join!

    Here is what you need to do:

    1. Be a student at Athens State enrolled in at least 6 hours
    2. Be a student member of the Institute of Management Accountants (only costs $25 and details are below)
    3. Email your IMA member number to Christopher.Nelson@athens.edu

    That's it. It's so easy, and there are so many benefits you receive as a member. Being a member of the IMA gets you access to scholarships and awards, mentoring, conferences, publications, tons of discounts, and so much more. Being a member of the Accounting Club is just as beneficial. We go on plant and industry tours so you can see the things that we talk about in class come to life. We do tons of community service which improves our community but also boosts your resume (we have worked with CASA, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Limestone County Food Bank, and animal rescue organizations). We go to conferences and other educational events, compete with other student chapters across the U.S., have educational meetings on campus, and tons more. While our activities may be held virtually for the time being, you do not want to miss out on all our IMA Student Chapter has to offer.

    You can be involved as much or as little as you want. We're not a high-pressure organization. But the first step is to become a member!

    How to Become a Student Member of the IMA
    Go to www.imanet.org/studentmembership, click on "Join Today," and follow the instructions to register as a new user. The discount code will automatically be applied to your account if you go through the link mentioned above by September 30. Even though it will look like your membership fee is $39, when you check out the discount will make it $25. Enter "Muscle Shoals (212)" as your parent chapter and "Athens State" as your student chapter. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like additional information! As stated earlier, please email your IMA member number to Professor Nelson as soon as you get it!

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    • Accounting
    • Business