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Student Organizations

There are approximately 250 clubs and organizations on the Radford University campus that provides, ample opportunities for students to get involved in anything ranging from an academic honor fraternity or sorority to Greek life to cross-cultural involvement. The following clubs and organizations offered in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences:

Alpha Kappa Delta: The International Sociology Honor Society

  • Alpha Kappa Delta was founded in 1920 by Dr. Emory Bogardus with the intention of providing a forum for students and faculty to exchange ideas.  Only Sociology programs that demonstrate theoretical and methodological rigor along with a solid publication record of its faculty and a history of conducting research with students are accepted into this presitgious honor society.  For more information contact Dr. Beth Lyman.

Alpha Phi Sigma

Asian Cultures Club

  • The purpose of the Asian Cultures Club is to educate the Radford Community about the wonders of the Asian culture.  Contact Holly King for more information.

Chinese Club

  • The Chinese Club strives to put on programs that educate the Radford campus and community about Chinese Culture.  During club meetings we learn to cook Chinese cuisine, speak and write, learn different cultural traditions, watch movies, host events and fundraisers, and go on cultural field trips.  For more information contact Dr. I-Ping Fu.

Counseling Psychology Student Organization

  • Information on the newly formed student organization will be coming soon.

Criminal Justice Club

English Club

  • The Radford University English Club works with the English Department to sponsor poets/writers and English events; provide information to future English majjors and the campus community; and involve English majors and other students in social activities. You do not have to be an English major to join or become an officer. Contact April Asbury for more information.

German Club

  • If you are interested in the German Club, please contact Dr. Philip Sweet for more information.

Lambda Alpha Epsilon

  • Lambda Alpha Epsilon is a professional criminal justice fraternity, whose members participate in a variety of criminal justice and service-related activities.  For additional information contact
    Dr. Tod Burke.

Phi Alpha Delta

  • The purpose of the Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity is to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement; so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.  For more information contact Dr. Jack Call.

Phi Alpha Theta

  • Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose purpose is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.  To qualify for induction, undergraduate students must have completed at least 12 semester hours in history and have earned a 3.0 grade point average overall, and a 3.1 grade point average in all history courses taken.  For further information contact Dr. Mary Ferrari.

Philosophy and Religious Studies Club

  • The Radford University Philosophy and Religious Studies Club is an organization that provides students an opportunity to discuss philosophical and religious issues.  The club is open to all Radford University students.  For more information contact Dr. Paul Thomas.

Pi Gamma Mu

  • Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest honor society on the Radford University campus.  The organization is dedicated to the promotion of the Social Sciences in all of its multifaceted aspects and encourages both the development of leadership skills and social service.  For more information contact
    Dr. Roger Hepburn.

Political Science Society

  • The Political Science Society seeks to inspire and inform students about world and national affairs as well as other issues facing our generation.  For more information contact Dr. Tanya Corbin.

Pre-Law Club

Psi Chi

  • Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.  Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.  For more information contact Dr. Ruth Riding-Malon.

Psychology Club

  • The purpose of this organization is to represent the interests of the members in all university activities, specifically those related to psychology, and to facilitate the exchange of information between the University and the students.  For more information contact Dr. Jeff Willner.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

  • The Radford University chapter of PRSSA received its charter in the Fall of 1994.  Though the RU PRSSA concentrates on public relations, members come from all educational backgrounds.  In the public relations field, networking is a necessity, and PRSSA meets that need.  For more information contact Dr. Lisa Baker Webster.

School Psychology Graduate Student Organization

  • School Pscyhology Graduate Student Organization (SPGO) focuses on enlightening undergraduate students and faculty on the roles and responsibilities of school psychologists within the education system.  SPGO also serves as an organizational structure for arranging trips to conferences and other professional development opportunities.  For more information contact Dr. Eric Mesmer.

Sigma Delta Pi

Sigma Tau Delta

  • Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society and its central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies.  Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.  For more information contact Jennifer Whicker.

Sociology Club

Spanish Club

  • The Spanish Club strives to provide students with cultural and educational information as well as social functions relating to Hispanic culture.  Contact Holly King for more information.

Women's Studies Club

  • Established in March 2006, the Women's Studies Club's mission is to create a more positive environment, promoting justice and equality for all people regardless of class, ethnicity, gender, race, religious beliefs, sex or sexuality. 

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