Student Organizations

Model United Nations

Model UN Spring 2015

“Drop Everything You're Doing and Join Your University's Model UN Team?”

Read about Model UN's recent conference in The Tartan and in the Roanoke Times.

What is Model United Nations?
Model United Nations is devoted to the simulation of international politics. While United Nations simulations are still the main focus of activities, today simulations are held of historical events (World War II and the Roman Empire), fictional scenarios (Star Wars and Harry Potter), and current politics (the US Supreme Court and the Chinese Communist Party). You can be a diplomat, a terrorist, a prime minister, or a Roman emperor if just for the weekend.

Through Model UN, students can develop their political and diplomatic skills, show leadership, engage in negotiation, learn to write resolutions, improve their public speaking, and make friends around the United States and the world.

What will Model United Nations do?
Students in Model United Nations will meet regularly and learn the basics of simulating international affairs. Then, they will plan a trip to a Model United Nations conference. We would hope to attend two-to-three simulations per year when the club is up and going. Even hosting a conference for local high school students might be a possibility in the future.

Contact for more information:
If you have questions about Model United Nations or if you’re interested in joining but can’t make the interest meeting, please contact Dr. Tan at etan3@radford.edu or consult with the Model UN facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/radfordunitednations

 

Political Science Society

political Science Society

Political Science Society offers an added touch to your resume, increases your knowledge of politics, and helps the development of leadership skills.

The Political Science Society seeks to get the campus community more invovled with political and social matters. No topic is off limits allowing for healthy debates between differing views. The Political Science Society hosts a number of different events, from speaker series to polling the campus on pressing matters.  

Other club activities include…

  • Oustanding Speakers
  • Fundraising events
  • Discussion panels with topics related to Government and International Affairs
  • Leadership Positions
  • Closer contact with politicians
  • Extra Credit Opportunities 

For more information about the Political Science Society please contact Dr. Schroeder at tschroeder@radford.edu

Political Science Honor Society

Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society for college and university students of government in the United States. The number of Pi Sigma Alpha chapters on campuses across the country is rapidly approaching 700. Pi Sigma Alpha is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

Pi Sigma Alpha seeks to promote excellence in the study of political science through a variety of programs, some of direct benefit to student members and local chapters and others benefitting more generally  the profession of political science.  These programs provide awards, scholarships, and lecture funding, and other benefits for members, chapters, and political scientists and political science programs.

The National Office sends announcements of each year's award programs to chapters, and can provide more specific information on the programs for the profession on request.

Benefits to Joining ΠΣΑ

  • Honor Society recognition on your resume.
  • Present your research at the Pi Sigma Alpha national conference.
  • Pi Sigma Alpha seeks to promote excellence in the study of political science through a variety of programs, some of direct benefit to student members and local chapters and others benefitting more generally  the profession of political science.  These programs provide awards, scholarships, and lecture funding, and other benefits for members, chapters, political scientists, and political science programs.

For more information about Pi Sigma Alpha please contact Dr. Reed at dreed33@radford.edu