Political Science Student Organizations

Pi Sigma Alpha

Membership in Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, offers students the opportunity to make the most of their academic careers. To qualify, candidates must have a 3.0 GPA in 12 hours of political science (including American Government 1113). The membership fee is $30.00, due each February 1. New members are initiated during our Spring Awards Program.

For the last four years, the Rho Beta chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha at ECU has sponsored an essay contest for ECU and area high school students. We have also participated in Get-Out-The-Vote activities and other political programs. During Spring, 2005, we will use our Chapter Activity Grant to sponsor the Week of Work in Ada. Community-clean up projects will be centered in Ada's Hammond Heights Area.

For more information about Pi Sigma Alpha, contact:
Rho Beta Chapter Advisor Christine Pappas
Office: 237a HM
Phone: 580-559-5640


Legal Professions Association

Advisor: Christine Pappas
Meetings: 5:30P. Tues., HM 237a
Campus Phone: 580-559-5640
Academic organization open to ECU students interested in law and government.

The Legal Professions Association was established to bring students with a common interest in careers in a variety of aspects of law together. Most members hope to achieve careers as legal paraprofessionals or attorneys, but anyone with an interest in the law or law-related fields is welcome.

One of the major events sponsored by the LPA every year is ECU Law Day. Law day provides a forum where law school admissions officers, practicing attorneys, legal paraprofessionals, and students can come together to exchange information and find out about careers in law.


Oklahoma Model United Nations

Model United Nations is a simulation of the United Nations. It is a full immersion, experiential learning process that offers students an opportunity to play the role of diplomats from over 150 countries around the world. Participating in Model U.N. affords students a marvelous opportunity to learn about other cultures, countries, and their politics in a setting that is both fun and challenging.

Students enroll in PS 2881 - Special Studies: Model United Nations in both the Fall and Spring Semesters. Fall semester is spent selecting the country (or countries) we will represent; learning about the culture, history, and current politics of that country; and preparing and practicing debating resolutions designed to further that country's interests in the Model U.N. During the Spring semester, students attend the Model United Nations of the Southwest, held at the Kellogg Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma, in Norman.
Not only can you earn credit toward graduation, but you can have a lot of fun doing it!


United Nations Home Page

Look here for information concerning the United Nations, its organizations, and activities.

For more information about Model U.N., contact:
John Ulrich
Office: 239c HM
Phone: 580-559-5507


Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature

The Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature is a hands-on, full immersion simulation of Oklahoma State Government. Student representatives and senators are apportioned among Oklahoma's colleges and universities in a manner analogous to political apportionment in the state of Oklahoma. Utilizing the actual chambers of government (when not in use by real politicians) students travel to the State Capitol for five days of intensive law-making during the Fall and Spring semesters.

ECU students may enroll in PS 2881 - Special Studies: Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature, for one credit hour each semester.

For more information about Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature, contact:
John Ulrich
239c HM
Phone: 580-559-5507

Young Democrats

Advisors: Dr. Charles Peaden and Dr. Christine Pappas
Meetings: 4:00P. Thurs., HM 237a
Contact: Dr. Peaden at 580-559-5422 or Dr. Pappas at 580-559-5640
cpeaden@ecok.edu or cpappas@ecok.edu
Open to all ECU students
Young Democrats Organization Information

College Republicans

Advisor: Dr. John Ulrich
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, 4pm Governors Room in the UC
Campus Phone: 580-559-5507
Open to all ECU students
College Republicans Constitution and Organization Information