The Department of Government, Law and International Affairs offers a variety of extracurricular opportunities that supplement classroom work. Students can hear presentations by guest speakers, attend discussions and colloquia, and take advantage of a variety of other activities to further their education outside the classroom.
Organizations and activities sponsored by the department are:
The department sponsors the Zeta Phi local chapter of the national, political science honor society. Majors and minors in political science with a specific grade point average are eligible for membership.
Student Law Association
The purpose of this association is to orient those students desiring to pursue a career in law with details about law school admission requirements and process as well as the law profession in general. Activities include presentations and panel discussions by deans of law schools and field trips to schools to witness first hand what law school is like.
Harry Lee Waterfield Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs
Named after the late Harry Lee Waterfield, a native of Calloway County and former Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, the department annually sponsors a lecture in public affairs. Past speakers have included Governors, Senators, members of the House of Representatives, and renowned academicians.