Student Organizations

Political Science Student Organizations

The Department of Political Science and Sociology 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:

Model United Nations Club
MSU Model UN club is designed to promote students’ active learning about the UN, international relations, and important global issues and to help students develop their skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution, and negotiations by simulating the UN system. The club activities also help students gain a broader perspective of global issues and the role of the United Nations. MSU Model UN club will attend national and/or regional Model UN Conferences every year.  Contact Dr. Kang ( or Dr. Battle ( for more information.

Pi Sigma Alpha LogoPi Sigma Alpha
The department sponsors the Zeta Phi local chapter of the national, political science honor society. Juniors and seniors who have completed ten credit hours in political science and have a 3.0 GPA in political science courses and university wide are eligible for membership.  For more information, contact Dr. Seib (

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.