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PICK YOUR CHOICE: CHaSS offers student clubs from folklore to international studies

Members of the Japan Club at a booth and Welcome Back Day

History-related clubs

Ph Alpha Theta (History Club)

Time and location to be determined. Check Facebook: 

FACEBOOK: PHI ALPHA THETA @ USU

Officially a history honorary, but events and meetings are open to all history enthusiasts. Enjoy events like Monty Python Night and Gladiator Night. All majors are encouraged to participate.

Contact: julia.gossard@usu.edu

Classics: ‘Ludi Romani’

Open to anyone who's ever desired to be a Greek or Roman god. Ludi Romani is an ancient festival that takes place in the spring and re-enacts the assassination of Julius Caesar and the years following.
Contact: Mark.damon@usu.edu

Communication Studies

Communications Studies Club

Open to all, but targeting comm studies majors and pre-majors

Global Communications Club

Time to be determined; meetings at the Honors Lounge in the basement of Old Main

Open to all, focusing on Global Comm students and all those who seek to foster an environment of cultural awareness and learn about cultures and communications across the globe, as well as gain knowledge about careers in global communication.

contact: jason.gilmore@usu.edu or
Megyn at m.medynd@gmail.com

Speech and Debate

Nationally ranked Speech and Debate team that's won multiple tournaments across the country. Specialties include Persuasive Speaking, Informative Speaking,  Program Oral Interpretation, debate and more.

Contact: chantelle.gossner@gmail.com


Philosophy / Religious Studies

Philosophy Club

Meeting times vary.
Open to all who are interested in philosophy. The club seeks to promote an atmosphere of mutual learning, to promote philosophy in the local community, to provide social activities and events for members and visitors and, in the spirit of Plato's Academy, to provide a forum for the discussion of all issues in the domain of philosophy.

https://usuphilosophy.com/philosophy-club/

Contact: charlie.huenemann@usu.edu

Religious Studies Club

Time and place to be determined.

Open to all, with lively discussions.

Contact: richard.sherlock@usu.edu

Interfaith Student Association

6-8 p.m. Thursdays. MMS Lounge (third floor of TSC near pool tables)
Non-denominational. Open to all who seek to voice, engage and interact with people who orient around religion differently for the betterment of the community. Nondenominational field trips to religious sites, interfaith movies, guided discussions, potlucks, more.

Contact: bonnie.glasscoffin@usu.edu
Visit the Interfaith site.

Language and culture clubs

Arabic Club

Time and place to be determined

Open to all; the club seeks to bridge the gap between Middle Eastern and American culture.

Contact: abdulkafi.albirini@usu.edu

Chinese Club

Bi-monthly; time and place to be determined

Open to all students who are interested in Chinese or Chinese culture. One of each month’s meetings will be language-oriented, while the other will feature a culture based activity.

Contact: jasmine.chen@usu.edu

Lecercle Francais (French Club)

Time and place: Every other Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 P.M., OLD MAIN 301

French skills encouraged and welcomed, but not necessary. All you need is an enthusiasm for French/Francophone language and culture.

Contact: sarah.gordon@usu.edu

German Club

Time and location TBD; check Facebook: USU German Club

Open to those interested in practicing their German-language skills or in learning more about German culture.

Contact: claudia.schwabe@usu.edu or
doris.mcgonagill@usu.edu

Japan Club

Time and place to be determined. Check www.facebook.com/groups/USUJapanClub/

Open to Japanese speakers and non-speakers alike. Brings together Japanese and American students with fun, interesting activities through cultural exchange between Japan and America.

Contact: atsuko.neely@usu.edu

Portuguese Club

Time and place to be determined

Open to students of Portuguese and those seeking Portuguese practice and information about the culture.

Contact:  marcus.brasiliero@usu.edu

Spanish Club (El Club de Espanol)

Time and place: Thursdays, 4 P.M., Honors Lounge in Old Main basement

Open to all interested in advancing their Spanish skills and cultural knowledge. Activities include playing games, movies and good conversation.

Contact: felipe.valencia@usu.edu 
Links: Facebook: http://bit.ly/2aZQ6w9


SSWA (Sociology /Social Work / Anthropology)

Anthropology Club

First Wednesday of each month, Old Main 243

Open to all students who want to promote anthropological interests and awareness.
Links: 

Contact: megan.sills@usu.edu
Visit the Anthropology Club website

Social Work Students Association

https://www.facebook.com/ususwsa/ 
Visit to see upcoming service projects.

SSWA offers monthly service activities, as well as speakers from social work agencies. Open to all.

Contact: shannon.browne@usu.edu


Other opportunities in the college

Public Relations Student Society of America

USU chapter of PRSSA for university students in the Department of Journalism and Communication meets regularly and competes in contests with other universities. PRSSA advocates rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles and diversity in the profession.

Contact: Debra.jenson@usu.edu

Undergraduate Teaching Fellows (UTF) program

This programs pairs faculty mentors with high-achieving undergraduate students who assist with day-to-day classroom management, administrative, and teaching tasks. It offers teaching and leadership opportunities for UTFs and facilitates a learner-centered classroom experience for students enrolled in the courses. 

Contact: frances.titchener@usu.edu

https://utf.usu.edu/

Utah Public Radio

USU's affiliate of National Public Radio and a station that creates much of its own programming. Many opportunities for interns both on-air and off-air.
Contact: dani.hayes@usu.edu / upr.org

English and creative writing clubs

Bull Pen Writing Club

Mondays 3:30 p.m.-4:20 P.M., RBW 214

A creative writing club open to all – listen to guest speakers and discussion panels, workshop your writing, share writing prompts and talk about the writing life.

Contact: jennifer.sinor@usu.edu

Folklore Club / USU Folklore Society

Time and location TBD

Open to students who are excited about the wonderful world of all things folkloric. Meet new friends, do fun, quirky stuff, like celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style.

Contact: Lynne.mcneill@usu.edu

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society

Requires at least two English courses beyond GE requirements.

Members can publish critical and creative writing, present research at national conventions and compete for scholarships.

Contact: Shane.graham@usu.edu or stephpointer1817@gmail.com

Society for Technical Communications

Time and place TBD, check Facebook: http://bit.ly/2b8VHO8

Open to all those interested in communications technology such as writing, editing, web design, instructional design, training, technical illustration, visual design and more.

Contact: avery.edenfield@usu.edu

Political Science and politics

Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society

Requires 12 hours of Political Science courses and GPA of B or better in PS classes.

Contact: damon.cann@usu.edu

Model United Nations

Open to all students. Competes at national and international Model UN conferences

Contact: colin.flint@usu.edu

Pre-law study group

All students are welcome who would like some guidance on classes that best prepare them for law school.

Contact: daniel.mathews@usu.edu (in the CHaSS advising office) 

Women in Politics

Variously scheduled speakers and social events.
Open to all students.
Women-led club (men are invited too!) that offers education, networking, mentorship and empowering opportunities centered around women in the political arena.
See the Facebook page at @usuwomeninpolitics

Contact: whitney.jo98@aggiemail.usu.edu

College Democrats / College Republicans

Times and activites vary.

Contacts:
College Democrats: mike.lyons@usu.edu

College Republicans: damon.cann@usu.edu

International Studies Club

Time and place to be determined
Open to all students who like to share their opinions on global current affairs. 

Contact: tony.ahlstrom@usu.edu

ONE: Fight to End Extreme Poverty

Time and location to be determined. 
This is a USU chapter of the national organization (campus.one.org), which is an advocacy organization made up of more than 9 milion members seeking to end extreme poverty and preventable diseases, particularly in Africa.

Contact: Ruth Jones at 1ruthajones@gmail.com

Speech and Debate

Nationally ranked Speech and Debate team that's won multiple tournaments across the country. Specialties include Persuasive Speaking, Informative Speaking,  Program Oral Interpretation, debate and more.
Contact: chantelle.gossner@gmail.com

USU-sponsored clubs

Latinx Cultural Center

Cultural Center hosts multiple events and gatherings.

Visit: http://latinx.usu.edu/
Contact: chris.gonzalez@usu.edu

Institute of Government and Politics

Informal and informational. All students welcome to discussion of meaningful questions in politics, philosophy, and economics. Also for help with obtaining internships in Washington, D.C. and with government-related agencies.
There is also a book club!

Contact: grace.barr@usu.edu
Or visit www.usu.edu/iogp/.

Intercollegiate Studies Institute

The USU chapter of a national organization that was created by William F. Buckley Jr. to give university students an opportunity to discuss meaningful questions in the fields of politics, philosophy, and economics.
The group reads one book published by ISI throughout every semester to discuss over a bi-weekly dinner


Contact: harrison.kleiner@usu.edu
Visit the ISI website.