Student Opportunities in Political Science

  • Constitution Day student speaker

    STUDENT VOICES – On Constitution Day, professors dress as founding fathers and students from all over campus take turns reading part of the U.S. Constitution in the Oak Grove.

    What’s Happening for Political Science Majors

    Political science majors can engage in activities outside of the classroom that deepen their commitment to their area of expertise.

    Political Science Student Leadership Committee

    The PSSLC is a student organization created to raise political awareness and increase political involvement on campus and in the Indiana community. The PSSLC holds bi-weekly meetings throughout the academic year and sponsors a number of projects and events, including food drives, “Meet the Candidates” nights, and trips to Washington, D.C.

    Pre-Law Society

    The Pre-Law Society offers students who are thinking about law school an opportunity to learn more about law school (and how to get into law school), and also an opportunity to learn about law-related careers. Through the Pre-Law Society, students can interact with other students who are also interested in law school.

    Model United Nations

    The Model United Nations program simulates global conflicts so you can develop the level of diplomatic skills used at the UN. Engage with students from other campuses to bring resolution to complicated disputes.

    Model European Union

    The Model European Union is an opportunity to develop diplomatic skills by resolving simulated European disputes.

    Pi Gamma Mu Chapter

    This international social science honor society is open to juniors, seniors, and graduates. Once you meet the requirements and are accepted, you have a lifetime membership and a one-year subscription to Social Science Review.

    Student Government Association

    The Student Government Association (SGA) of Indiana University of Pennsylvania provides students and organizations of IUP with a representative voice that promotes and enriches the welfare of the students via avenues including, but not limited to, cultural, recreational, educational, social, and legislative programs that complement their learning experience at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

    University Senate

    The University Senate serves as the academic governing body for IUP. Senators are primarily elected and come from all areas of the campus community—faculty, administrators, students, staff, and alumni. A student always serves as the vice chair for the University Senate, and students serve along with faculty and administrators as members of committees.

    Student Cooperative Association

    The Student Cooperative Association at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit organization owned and operated by a community of activity-fee-paying members that provides facilities, activities, and services to enhance the social, cultural, recreational, and learning experience for the university community. The board consists of 19 members, of which eight IUP undergraduate students are elected in two equal groups for two-year staggered terms, by and from student membership. Only students who can fulfill at least one year of the term are eligible.