Student Opportunities and Resources
The School offers several ways to enhance the educational experience of students. Those with high GPAs may become a member of a prestigious academic honor society. Students may take advantage of student clubs and occasions for professional networking. The College provides resources to help students complete their degrees and assist them on a personal level. Graduate and undergraduate students can broaden their perspectives by studying public administration in Europe and the Americas. MPA and MSED aspirants can complete classes and an internship in Washington, DC each spring semester. And undergraduates may pursue fellowships and internships that prepare them for public service careers and graduate school admissions.
Honor Society Memberships
Pi Alpha Alpha: the national honor society for public affairs and administration is a membership organization for students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement. MPA students must hold a 3.7 overall GPA and have completed 21 credits in the MPA program. BSPA students must have completed 18 credits in PAF courses and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5. All memberships are national memberships with a local chapter club affiliation. An application and invitation to apply are mailed in the spring semester to qualifying students. Students are inducted at the end of the spring semester with a ceremony held in July each academic year. Information is available by linking to Pi Alpha Alpha.
Nu Lambda Mu: this international honor society was established by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council to recognize students dedicated to the study of nonprofit management, philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship. To become a member of the student must be pursuing the MPA specialization in nonprofit administration, have completed 21 credits, and hold a minimum GPA of 3.7. An application and invitation to apply are mailed in the spring semester to qualifying students. Information is available by linking to NU Lambda Mu.
Public affairs students are encouraged to join clubs for networking and participation in special events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about joining the following clubs.
- IMPACT club for BSPA students
- Food Matters
- MPA Club
- HEA Club
SPA students are encouraged to join and become active in professional associations. Many associations offer a reduced membership rate for students. The followings associations are recommended:
- American Society for Public Administration
- Association for Public Policy and Management
- Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
The School provides MPA students with tutoring services for PAF 9130 Economic Analysis and Public Policy, PAF 9170 Research and Analysis I, and PAF 9172 Research and Analysis II. The tutors are located on the 4th floor of 135 E. 22nd Street. Information about the tutoring schedule is announced on the advisement listserv at the beginning of each semester.
- Assistance for Students with Disabilities
- Assistance for International Students
- Athletics and Recreation
- Child Care
- Health Care
- Mental Health Counseling
- Writing Assistance