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Student Organizations

For more information about Student Organizations, please contact the individual department.

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Africana Studies (formerly Black American Studies)

  • Africana Society: for students who have declared Africana Studies major or minor


  • Anthropology Association: Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Lambda Alpha Delta Chapter: Anthropology Honor Society
  • Anthropology Graduate Student Association

Art & Design

  • Art History Association (AHA): for art history majors
  • Carbon 14: for undergraduate and graduate sculpture majors
  • Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers (GAPP)
  • League of Art and Design (LOAD): for all undergraduate art and design majors
  • Mind's Eye Graphics: for visual communication majors
  • National Art Education Association student chapter: art education majors
  • Southern Clayworks: for undergraduate and graduate ceramics majors
  • Southern Glassworks: for undergraduate and graduate glass majors
  • Southern Illinois Metalsmiths: for undergraduate and graduate metals majors

Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Student Criminal Justice Association: The student affiliate of the American Criminal Justice Association (Lambda Alpha Epsilon). Membership in the National Criminal Justice Honor Society is also available


  • Economic Student Association (ESA): Open to graduate students in Economics
  • Undergraduate Student Organization
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon: Economics honor society for both graduate and undergraduate students


  • Sigma Tau Delta: Undergraduate Student Honors Organization
  • English Club
  • Preprofessional Club

Foreign Languages & Literatures

  • Foreign Language Clubs/Tables: Clubs and/or language tables are available for all the languages taught by the department. These are open to students across campus who are interested in conversing in a foreign language.
  • Foreign Language and International Trade (FLIT) Club
  • Pi Delta Phi: National French Honor Society
  • Sigma Delta Pi: National Spanish Honor Society
  • Eta Sigma Phi Classics Company: Local chapter affiliated with the national Classics honorary society

Geography & Environmental Resources

  • Geography Club: Open to undergraduates and graduates in Geography
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon: Founded in 1928, GTU is an international honor society in Geography. Membership is earned through superior scholarship; it is an honor, and a professional distinction.


  • Phi Alpha Theta: International Honor Society in History


  • Student Linguistics Association (SLing): Open to graduates or undergraduates


  • Collegiate Music Educators National Conference (CMENC): the student professional organization in music education
  • Music Business Association (MBA): for students majoring in music business and other students interested in the music industry
  • Musicians United of Southern Illinois Carbondale: Open to undergraduates or graduates
  • Mu Phi Epsilon: Founded in 1903, an International Music Fraternity for men and women with a major or minor in music who are dedicated to the advancement of musicianship and scholarship
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia: the oldest and largest national professional music fraternity for men, founded in 1898
  • Sigma Alpha Iota: the newest organization in the School of Music, is open to any woman who participates in a School of Music ensemble

Paralegal Studies

  • Organization of Paralegal Students


  • Undergraduate Philosophy Club
  • Graduate Student Union
  • The Philosophical Society: Open to undergraduates and graduates

Political Science

  • Public Administration Students Organization (PASO)
  • Pre-Law Student Organization
  • Model Illinois Government/Moot Court Competition
  • Model United Nations


  • Association of Black Psychologists Student Circle
  • Black Psychology Society (BPS): provides a forum for African-American students
  • Psi Chi: National Honor Society for Psychology
  • Psychology Student Association: Sponsoring both academic and social events, this organization is open to all undergraduates


  • Alpha Kappa Delta: National Sociology Honor Society
  • Sociology honors Program: Open to undergraduates and graduates
  • Sociology Club: Open to undergraduates and graduates

Speech Communication

  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA): One of about 100 student chapters in the nation
  • Speech Communication Organization (SCO): Open to graduate students in Speech
  • Debate: The award-winning Saluki debate team is a member of the nation's largest debate organization (CEDA).
  • Performance Repertory Company: For students interested in the performance of literary, oral and cultural texts.
  • Pyramid Public Relations: Student PR agency
  • National Communication Association Student Club: Open to all undergraduates in Speech Communication.


  • Africana Theater Laboratory
  • Student Theater Guild (STG): Open to ALL students with an interest in theater.
  • United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT): Student chapter.

University Museum

  • Museum Student Group