Honor Society & Clubs
The faculty in the Division of Social Work, Behavioral and Political Sciences advise many student groups. Students have the opportunity to meet peers with similar interests, network with leaders in their fields, and develop professionally. Some of the organizations we work with are listed below. For more information contact the Division of SWBPS main office at 936-261-3200 for more information.
|Organization||Majors||Special Requirements||Contact / Advisers|
|Alpha Delta Mu Social Work Honor Society||SOWK||3.0 Minimum GPA||Dr. Felix Chima
|Blackstone Pre-Law Society||All Majors||None||Dr. Billy Monroe
|College Democrats||All Majors||None||Dr. Nathan Mitchell
|Phi Alpha International Honor Society||SOWK||3.0 Minimum GPA||Dr. Felix Chima
|Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society||HIST Major/Minor||3.10 in History and 3.0 in two-thirds of other courses.||Dr. Ronald Goodwin
|Political Science Club||All Majors||None||Dr. Michael Nojeim
|Rho Nu Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha||POSC Major/Minor||3.0 GPA in 15 Credits of POSC classes and 3.0 Overall GPA.||Mr. Stephen Huss
|Sociology Club||All Majors||None||Dr. Megan Collins
|Social Work Action Club||SOWK||None||TBD|
|United Nations Association of PVAMU||All Majors||None||Dr. Tabitha Morton
|WEB Historical Society||All Majors||None||TBD|
Mission & Goals
The motto of Alpha Delta Mu Social Work Honor Society is “Advocate of the People”. The purpose of Alpha Delta Mu is to advance excellence in social work practice and to encourage, stimulate, and maintain scholarship of the individual members in all fields. Particularly social work. Senior Social Work majors with a 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average are eligible to join Alpha Delta Mu Social Work Honor Society.
Sponsored by the political science faculty, the Blackstone Pre-Law Society is open to all students interested in law. The society promotes an awareness of the LSAT and general law school requirements, thereby facilitating preparation for entry into law school.
The Phi Alpha International Honor Society, with the motto “Through Knowledge – the challenge to serve”, is a national Social Work honor society. The purposes of Phi Alpha International Honor Society are to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into memberships those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. Senior Social Work majors with an overall grade point average of 3.0 on 4.0 scale are eligible to join the Prairie View A&M University Lambda Nu Chapter of Phi Alpha International Honor Society.
Membership in Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society is open to undergraduate students who have completed 12 semester hours of history with a grade point average of 3.10 or above in history courses and 3.00 in two-thirds of the remainder of the course work, excluding history.
The Political Science Club promotes awareness of politics at all levels and facilitate understanding of public policy making through field trips, seminars, lecture series, and other educational activities and is open to all majors.
Membership in Rho Nu Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science Honor Society, is open to students, undergraduate and graduate, who have completed at least fifteen quarter hours or ten semester hours of work in government, political science, international relations, or public administration, including at least one course not open to students in the first two years of collegiate work, with an average grade of “B” or higher and who have maintained a standard of general scholarship sufficient to place them within the upper third of their college class.
The purpose of the Sociology Club is to inform students around campus community about the field of Sociology through informative seminars, research endeavors, social events that promote interaction between students and faculty, and to raise awareness about social issues. The Organization’s Slogan is “Real Recognizing Real” which was Sociology students’ characterization of what they felt they stood for—Real students Recognizing Real Issues—and attempting to address issues impacting the PVAMU campus community.
The Social Work Action Club (SWAC) is open to all social work majors and prospective majors. The club sponsors events that support local community residents and organizations. Members participate in local, regional, and national professional social work conferences and symposia.
The United Nations Association of Prairie View A&M University is advised by members of the political science faculty and promotes awareness of international issues and participation in Model United Nations. Students attend an international conference in New York, NY and engage in a unique simulation where they act as the diplomatic staff of a country they have studies for an entire year. The organization is open to all majors and fields.
Open to all majors and other interested persons, the WEB Historical Society provides non-classroom activities related to the study of history.