Student Organizations

Criminal Justice

Alpha Phi Sigma - National Honor Society in Criminal Justice. The Honor Society was created to recognize scholarship among students of Criminal Justice and provide them with opportunities to attend various conferences sponsored by the national organization. Students are also provided information about opportunities in careers in Criminal Justice as well as education opportunities in graduate and professional schools.

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice - Student Division. This is a national organization of Criminal Justice Professionals who provide its members with current information about the field of Criminal Justice. The Prairie View Chapter is one of the largest student chapters and provides its members with opportunities to attend various conferences sponsored by the national organization and regional chapters. Students also have access to career counseling and information about career opportunities with various federal, state and local agencies.

The Criminal Justice Club. This organization is open to any student majoring or minoring in Criminal Justice at this institution. The primary purpose of the organization is to provide its members with information about career opportunities and graduate and professional educational opportunities in the field. They also provide a forum for various recruiters to speak to its members and they also take field trip to area criminal justice agencies to observe and speak with professionals.

The Blackstone Pre-Law Society. This group is open to any student at the University who has an interest in pursuing a career in law. The organization provides information about applying and gaining admissions to both law school and graduate school. They sponsor trips to area law schools and the annual Law School Forum where over 100 law school participate. The group also provides information about the LSAT and GRE exams. Finally, Blackstone invites law school recruiters and laws students to visit our campus and provide information about their particular schools.

Psychology

PVAMU ABPsi Student Circle.  This organization is a member of The Association of Black Psychologists Student Circle (http://abpsi.org/student_circle.html), founded in San Francisco in 1968 to actively address the serious problems facing Black psychologists and the larger Black community. The Student Circle of the Association of Black Psychologists was founded in 1993 to serve as a mentoring program and establish a collective voice for the next generation. ABPsi Student Circle emphasizes community research and outreach and the need to prepare current students for future leadership roles in the field of psychology. The aim is to promote mentorship relations between professionals and psychology students and to aid in the struggle to improve the emotional well-being of people of African descent wherever possible. Membership is extended to students who major or minor in psychology.

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology. Psi Chi was 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. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS).

Psychology Club. The Psychology Club is a recognized student organization designed to provide an intellectual and social atmosphere for students within the Psychology Department. The purpose is to engage students in the exchange of information concerning the field of psychology, encourage student research and scholarship ideas, and to pursue excellence for entering into graduate school.

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