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Honor/Academic Societies and Student Associations

Learn more. Outside the classroom.

Honor and academic societies and other academic-interest student associations are a great way to immerse yourself further in your area of study and gain additional experience in the field. Plus, they look great on your resume.

Learn about additional honor societies and academic organizations through the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Center for Student Involvement.

These organizations:
  • allow you to meet and network with students and faculty who have similar interests
  • provide opportunities for academic and cultural enrichment (field trips, speakers, events, etc.)
  • offer leadership experiences
  • can give you a leg up in the classroom and on the job.

(Just keep in mind that some honor societies require certain academic qualifications.)

Human Services Administration Honor Society, Alpha Eta chapter

UB/Coppin's Alpha Eta chapter of the National Organization for Human Services Honor Society volunteers at local organizations

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volunteering at Our Daily Bread, February 2013

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handing out toiletries to the homeless, September 2012

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volunteering at Our Daily Bread, February 2013

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volunteering at Our Daily Bread, February 2013

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UB/Coppin's Alpha Eta chapter of the National Organization for Human Services Honor Society, executive board, 2012-13


Honor/Academic Societies

The College of Public Affairs is home to honor and academic societies for:

  • Criminal Justice
    Alpha Phi Sigma, Nu Omicron chapter
    Contact: Professor Heather Pfeifer, 410.837.5292
  • Forensic Studies
    Alpha Phi Sigma, Nu Omicron chapter
    Contact: Professor Heather Pfeifer, 410.837.5292
  • Government and Public Policy
    Pi Sigma Alpha
    Contact: Briana Clark, Program Specialist, 410.837.6094
  • Health Systems Management
    Upsilon Phi Delta
    Contact: Briana Clark, Program Specialist, 410.837.6094
  • Human Services Administration (M.S. only)
    Alpha Eta
    Contact: Professor John Hudgins, 410.951.3528 (Coppin State University);
    Professor Bridal Pearson, 410.837.5251
  • Public Administration (M.P.A. and D.P.A.)
    Pi Alpha Alpha
    Contact: Briana Clark, Program Specialist, 410.837.6094

Student Associations

The College of Public Affairs is home to academic-interest student associations including:

  • Criminal Justice Association
    Adviser: Professor Jeffrey Ross, 410.837.6086
  • Global Affairs and Human Security Student Association
    Advisers: Professor Ivan Sascha Sheehan, 410.837.5328;
    Professor Carla Barqueiro, 410.837.5344
  • Negotiations and Conflict Management Student Association
    Adviser: Professor Ivan Sascha Sheehan, 410.837.5328
  • Master of Public Administration Student Association
    Adviser: Professor Heather Wyatt-Nichol, 410.837.6173
  • Doctor of Public Administration Student Association
    Adviser: Professor Lenneal Henderson, 410.837.6198