Student Organizations

There are approximately 250 clubs and organizations on the Radford University campus that provides, ample opportunities for students to get involved in anything ranging from an academic honor fraternity or sorority to Greek life to cross-cultural involvement. The following clubs and organizations offered in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences:

Alpha Kappa Delta: The International Sociology Honor Society

  • Alpha Kappa Delta was founded in 1920 by Dr. Emory Bogardus with the intention of providing a forum for students and faculty to exchange ideas.  Only Sociology programs that demonstrate theoretical and methodological rigor along with a solid publication record of its faculty and a history of conducting research with students are accepted into this prestigious honor society.  For more information contact Dr. Aysha Bodenhamer.

Alpha Phi Sigma

Chinese Club

  • The Chinese Club strives to put on programs that educate the Radford campus and community about Chinese Culture.  During club meetings we learn to cook Chinese cuisine, speak and write, learn different cultural traditions, watch movies, host events and fundraisers, and go on cultural field trips.  For more information contact Dr. I-Ping Fu.

Counseling Psychology Student Organization

  • This studen organiztion is open to students enrolled in the Counseling Psychology PsyD program. For more information contact Dr. Stirling Barfield.

Creative Writers Guild

  • The Creative Writers Guild at Radford University works with the English Department to sponsor and encourage writers of all creative genres (fiction, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, playwriting, screenwriting, songwriting) and provide a venue to workshop and read creative works. Our purpose is to support creative writers across the University, regardless of major. For more information contact Dr. David Beach. 

German Club

  • If you are interested in the German Club, please contact Dr. Philip Sweet for more information.

History Club

  • The History Club provides a variety of activities ranging from social gatherings to formal sponsorship of speakers. Contact: Dr. Brock Cutler.

Lambda Alpha Epsilon

  • Lambda Alpha Epsilon is a professional criminal justice fraternity, whose members participate in a variety of criminal justice and service-related activities.  For additional information, contact the advisor, Dr. 'Shawn Smith

Latino Student Alliance

  • The Latino Student Alliance at Radford University strives to recognize the diversity of Latinos on campus and to spread cultural awareness. Among other programming, it sponsors events during the annual Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information contact Dr. Blas Hernandez.

Model United Nations

  • In Model United Nations, students attend inter-collegiate academic conferences and simulate the work of diplomats trying to work with others to solve world problems.  For more information contact Dr. Paige Tan.

Phi Alpha Delta

  • The purpose of the Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity is to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement; so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.  For more information contact Dr. Allyson Yankle.

Phi Alpha Theta

  • Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose purpose is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.  To qualify for induction, undergraduate students must have completed at least 12 semester hours in history and have earned a 3.0 grade point average overall, and a 3.1 grade point average in all history courses taken.  For further information contact Dr. Brock Cutler.

Pi Gamma Mu

  • Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest honor society on the Radford University campus.  The organization is dedicated to the promotion of the Social Sciences in all of its multifaceted aspects and encourages both the development of leadership skills and social service.  For more information contact
    Dr. Roger Hepburn.

Pi Sigma Alpha

  • Pi Sigma Alpha is the college-level honor society for scholars of political science and government affairs. Membership in the Mu Beta chapter at Radford University is recognized as symbol of academic excellence.  For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Reed.

Political Science Society

  • The Political Science Society seeks to inspire and inform students about world and national affairs as well as other issues facing our generation.  For more information contact Dr. Paige Tan.


  • 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 are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.  For more information contact Dr. Jeff Aspelmeier.

Psychology Club

  • The purpose of this organization is to represent the interests of the members in all university activities, specifically those related to psychology, and to facilitate the exchange of information between the University and the students.  For more information contact Dr. Jeff Aspelmeier.

Radford University Young Democrats

  • The Radford University Young Democrats advocates for the Democratic Party by organizing events that spread awareness of issues and values that are important to Americans all throughout the country.  For more information contact Dr. Daniel Reed.

Radford University College Republicans

  • The Radford University College Republicans’ main goal is to promote conservative views on campus and also be a group where people with similar political views can meet and talk about current issues.  For more information contact Dr. Daniel Reed.

School Psychology Graduate Student Organization

  • School Psychology Graduate Student Organization(SPGO) focuses on enlightening undergraduate students and faculty on the roles and responsibilities of school psychologists within the education system.  SPGO also serves as an organizational structure for arranging trips to conferences and other professional development opportunities.  For more information contact Dr. Eric Mesmer.

Sigma Delta Pi

Sigma Tau Delta

  • Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society and its central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies.  Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.  For more information contact Dr. Jamie McDaniel.

Social Studies Club

  • The Social Studies Club provides professional and social opportunities for students who want to teach social studies at the secondary level.  Contact: Dr. Ann Roberts.

Sociology Club

  • The student-run Sociology Club functions to foster community, expose students to the field of sociology, and create a safe space wherein all Radford University students – regardless of major – can explore socially relevant issues. The Club promotes the application of sociology through group discussions, social events, field trips, and guest speakers. Along with interesting discussions and activities, we also contribute to the community through a range of volunteering opportunities, including our professional relationship with Radford Gives Back. For more information contact Dr. Stephanie Bradley.

Theta Alpha Kappa (TAK)

  • Theta Alpha Kappa (TAK) is the national honor society for students in religious studies. For more information about Theta Alpha Kappa, please contact the chapter advisor, Dr. Paul Thomas.

Women's Studies Club

  • Established in March 2006, the Women's Studies Club's mission is to create a more positive environment, promoting justice and equality for all people regardless of class, ethnicity, gender, race, religious beliefs, sex or sexuality.  For more information contact Dr. Anja Whittington.