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USF 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog - Pages 121 - 122

Student Organizations in the College of Arts and Sciences

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) - National Premedical Honor Society - Open to all USF students with an interest in health professions. To be inducted into the national honorary, students must have 3.0 overall GPA and science GPA with a minimum of 3 semesters of college work completed, including one semester at USF. Students do not need to be in the national honorary in order to participate in the chapter at USF. For further information please go to www.ctr.usf.edu/aed.

Alpha Phi Sigma - To recognize and promote high scholastic achievement among students in the Criminal Justice major by supporting service projects, tutoring services, and other goal directed activities. For further information please call (813) 974-6217.

American Chemical Society Student Affiliate - To enhance the students’ knowledge of chemistry and chemistry related fields. For further information please call (813) 974-2144, SCA 411.

American Criminal Justice Association - To offer students an organization that exposes them to career opportunities in fields related to criminology. We also provide interaction between students and professionals in the field of criminal justice. For further information please call (813) 974-6217.

American Medical Student Association (AMSA) - Open to all Pre-Medical students. AMSA sponsors student-run projects carried out at the local level that allows future physicians to work in their communities as teachers and advocates of health promotion and disease prevention. For further information please go to welcome.to/premedAMSA.

Anthropology Club - To promote and encourage an interest in Anthropology among individuals within the USF community, to provide a forum for the exchange of anthropological ideas between faculty and students, and foster an informal and creative atmosphere for interaction. For further information please call the Department Office at (813) 974-0783.

Arts and Sciences College Council - To represent the students of the College of Arts & Sciences in expressing their opinions, to help them participate in determining college policy, to provide services that may help in furthering their interests and education in the Arts and Sciences. For further information please go to BEH 201 or call (813) 974-6957.

Arts and Sciences Honor Society - To recognize high academic achievement by students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Membership is by invitation. One induction is held each year during the fall semester. For further information, check the ASHS web site at http://nosferatu.cas.usf.edu/~poonkase or call (813) 974-6957.

Association of Minority Communicators - To inform and help facilitate minority students interested in Communication about the profession and help them gain practical experience.

Colloquia in Literature and Linguistics - Provides a stimulating environment in which graduate students in French, Spanish, and Linguistics can share and expand their scholarly endeavors. Sponsors guest lectures. For further information please go to CPR 419.

Communication Council - To encourage and promote extracurricular learning as well as social interaction among communication majors and minors. For further information please go to CIS 3058.

Economics Club - To promote and develop the application of economic concepts within the student body and provide a social basis for interaction. For further information go to the club website at www.coba.usf.edu/departments/economics.

French Club - To promote the interest of the French language, Francophone culture and civilization through programs scheduled at club meetings and through social events of the club. For further information please go to CPR 419.

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) - An international honor society in geography. The purposes of GTU are: to further professional interest in geography by affording a common organization for those interested in the field; to strengthen student and professional training through academic experiences in addition to those of the classroom and laboratory; to encourage student research of high quality.

Geography Club - To foster understanding of and stimulate interest in the discipline of Geography and its subfields. For further information please go to SOC 305.

Geology Club - The Geology Club at USF involves its members along with the department in many activities such as trips, annual T-shirt sales and extracurricular academic participation. These events include hosting weekly lecture series by professional geologists and providing opportunities for members to teach geology to local elementary schools. For further information please contact Dr. Jeff Ryan, SCA 507; or Geology Web Page @ www.cas.usf.edu/geology/

German Club - To promote the interest of German language, culture, and civilization through programs scheduled at club meetings and through social events of the club. For further information please go to CPR 419.

HOSA - Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a national organization that supplements the health education curriculum. HOSA develops the whole person, not just job-specific skills. HOSA’s purpose is to foster leadership skills, communication skills and other occupational competencies and social skills that will lead to a successful career in the health field. For further information please go to ctr.usf.edu/hosa.

Humanities and American Studies Society - This organization’s stated purpose, according to its Constitution, is “to inspire a greater appreciation of our past and present through the study and enjoyment of various art forms.” Activities range from gallery strolls to lectures, film series, and campus theatre performances.

International Studies Organization - To promote interaction between students and faculty. To enlighten the student populace of USF of the values of International studies and to foster gender relations among international studies majors. For further information please go to SOC 373.

Italian Club - The purpose of the Circolo Culturale Italiano is to provide educational opportunities and experiences in the American Life to its members and help them to improve their knowledge of the Italian language and culture. It also sponsors lectures, social events and grants scholarships to deserving students of Italian. For further information please go to CPR 419.

Legal Brief -To publish an annual law journal devoted to the exploration of legal issues through articles, interviews and practice experiences. For further information please go to SOC 352.

Marine and Life Sciences Club - To foster student interests in the environment and ecological systems. Field trips and volunteer activities.

Microbiology Club - To enhance students’ interests in microbiology and to provide opportunities to learn more about the certification processes necessary for professional careers in the field. Contact Dr. Valerie Harwood for more information.

Minority Preprofessional and Science Society - The objectives of the Society are to promote minority student interest in careers in the natural sciences and the health professions and to provide a support network to enable students to be academically successful. The Society meets twice monthly on Wednesday afternoons. Membership is open to all students in the College of Arts and Sciences. For further information go to ctr.usf.edu/mpss.

NASW Sub Unit (National Assoc. of Social Workers) - To be a subunit of the National Association of Social Workers, and to provide a social/educational/philanthropic organization for the School of Social Work students. For further information please go to MGY 132.

National Student Speech Language Association - Association was created because of students’ desire for a closer affiliation with professionals in the discipline of human communication sciences and disorders.

Phi Sigma Iota - International Honor Society for outstanding majors and minors in Classics, all Foreign Languages and Literatures, Bilingual Education, Foreign Language Education and Comparative Literature.

Pi Gamma Mu - International Honor Society for the Social Sciences.

Pi Mu Epsilon - The mathematics honor society to which the best scholars among our students are invited. Particular emphasis is given to performance in mathematics courses. For further information please go to PHY 342.

Pi Sigma Alpha - To function as an integral part of the political science department in the promotion of worthwhile extracurricular activities related to public affairs. For further information please go to SOC 352.

Pre-Dental Society - The Pre-Dental Society is open to all students with an interest in Dentistry. Through the Society students have an opportunity to not only get to know other Pre-Dental students, but to meet and hear presentations from dental school admissions’ officers and practicing dentists. The Society also has organized an extensive mentor program through which students can arrange to observe dentists from each of the specialties as they work in their offices. For further information please go to www.cas.usf.edu/sac/studsoc.html.

Pre-Optometry Society - This new society will provide students an opportunity to learn more about the profession of optometry and to meet other students interested in the profession. Any interested student is invited to join. For further information please go to www.ctr.usf.edu.

Pre-Veterinary Society - USF Preveterinary Society provides fellowship and exchange among students interested in veterinary medicine, animal science and/or research. Membership is open to students from USF and other local colleges who wish to participate in a variety of activities that will enhance their knowledge in animal science. Activities have included tours at EPCOT - the Land of the Seas, Sea World, Lowry Park Zoo, an ostrich farm, and University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Students meet a variety of specialists in the area. For further information please go to www.ctr.usf.edu.

Psi Chi - Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, 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 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 and the American Psychological Society.

Sigma Gamma Epsilon - To recognize and promote academic and professional excellence in the Earth Sciences.

Student Broadcasting Association - To give students with an interest in television/radio journalism hands-on experience and the opportunity to produce a news program for public access television. For further information please go to CIS 3005.

Student Chapter of the Mathematical Association of America - A club for students who enjoy doing, discussing and learning mathematics. For further information please go to PHY 342.

Student Society for Technical Communication-SSTC - offers students scholarships, publication competitions, internship opportunities, resume and computer workshops and networking socials with local professionals who are established in the field. For further information please go to CTR 2419.

University Psychology Association - The purpose of this organization shall be to foster understanding and stimulate interest in the discipline of Psychology and its sub fields. University Psychology Association is open to all USF students interested in the field of Psychology.

Women’s Studies Student Association - To promote interest in women’s issues and provide an informative and social atmosphere for all interested Women’s Studies’ affiliates.


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