Student Organizations

Explore your interests. Broaden your mind. Meet like-minded friends and those whose views challenge your own. Here are some of the many opportunities available to you. Unless otherwise noted, please contact the faculty adviser listed for details.

Academic Study of Religion Club

The Academic Study of Religion Club is a group of students and faculty from NC State that meets periodically to discuss anything relevant to the academic study of religion. All NC State students are welcome and encouraged to join; you needn't be a Religious Studies major or minor. Events include lectures, films, performances and trips to local places of worship. We do not endorse any particular religion or lack thereof. We talk about religions and learn about them, enhancing our knowledge of people and their traditions.

Faculty Adviser: Anna Bigelow

African Student Union

The African Student Union promotes African culture on the NC State campus and in the broader community. We stress scholarship, service, and overall enlightenment of African culture to our members and to the community we inhabit. Our greatest strength is unity expressed through individuals committed to ensuring that Africans blaze a trail of excellence and foster a legacy all people can be proud of.

Faculty Adviser: James Kiwanuka-Tondo

Anthropology Club

The Anthropology Club welcomes all majors to join in our exploration of human origins, material remains and culture. We meet several times a month and host speakers, outings and discussions of interest to our members. Come build your social networks, meet potential mentors and advance your studies. 

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Faculty Adviser: Dr. Alison Greene

Arabic Club

The Arabic Club is a bi-weekly social gathering of NC State students who are studying or speak Arabic. Come practice your Arabic outside the classroom with peers of varying skill levels. Learn more about Middle Eastern customs and traditions while you enjoy Middle Eastern cultural events.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Inas Messiha.

Baccalaureate Student Social Work Association (BSSWA)

The Baccalaureate Student Social Work Association gives social work students the chance to interact with other social work majors and practitioners in the community. Share your concerns and ideas, participate in fundraising and service projects for the community and enhance your professional development.

Faculty AdviserMelissa Hardesty.

Buddhist Philosophies Club

Discuss and learn about the culture and practice of Buddhism. Whether by meditation, readings, or through guests who practice Buddhism, we consider concepts in a non-dogmatic and casual environment. We discuss such ideas as the human condition, morality, impermanence, Karma and daily Buddhism. All are welcome.


Faculty Adviser: Dr. Levi McLaughlin.

CHASS Multicultural Association for Students (CHASS-MAS)

CHASS-MAS provides a network for all multi-ethnic students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas for the advancement of self and others in the humanities through community service, newsletters, lectures, peer advising, tutoring and field trips. The association is open to all Humanities and Social Sciences students, faculty and staff who are committed to promoting a productive learning environment at NC State.

Faculty Adviser: Joe Johnson

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Student Council

This council promotes the interests and general welfare of students, furthers communication and cooperation among our college’s departments, and provides Humanities and Social Sciences students with a representative council. The council represents student organizations, helps fund the college's organizational needs, handles funds received by the council, promotes leadership and participation, and helps organize the annual college career fair.

The Student Council also awards the Abraham Holtzman Scholarship Award each year. The award is based on service to the community or the college, including community service, organizational leadership, volunteer activities and/or a commitment to raising the visibility and prestige of the college. Applications and additional details are generally available in mid-March for the following academic year.

Faculty Adviser: Dara Leeder

Collegiate Recovery Community

Collegiate Recovery Community at NC State is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.

Our goals are to: (1) Provide a nurturing, affirming environment in which individuals recovering from addictive disorders, along with their allies, can find peer support while attaining a college education at NC State; (2) Provide a strong support system for students in recovery who are learning to live outside of a parent/guardian’s supervision; and (3) Connect these individuals to larger resources within the community, therefore providing additional layers of support.

Faculty Adviser: David Fitzpatrick

​Delta Phi Alpha

The National German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha, recognizes excellence in German studies and provides an incentive for higher scholarship. We promote the study of the German language, literature and civilization through monthly events and meetings as well as service to the NC State community.

Faculty Adviser: Lutz Kube

Egyptian Student Association

This organization aims to integrate the Egyptian student community in North America with the research community and general public around the world. We support and advocate for community issues, and help new Egyptian students through their journey at NC State. We also serve as a cultural interface for Egypt, the Middle East, and Islam through cultural and social events. Our association follows up on scientific deficiencies in Egypt and seeks solutions. Our chapter is open to all NC State students.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Jodi Khater.


Established in 1940 by a group of ambitious South Asian students at NC State, EKTAA – which means “unity” in Hindi – is a multi-faceted nonprofit South Asian organization. We promote awareness of South Asian culture to the Triangle area and benefit a number of international communities across South Asia through a variety of social, service and cultural events throughout the year.  

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Sujata Mody.

English Club

The English Club provides a forum for expanding knowledge about English studies and for sharing student work. We meet monthly to discuss literature, film and language as well as careers available to English majors, how to choose and apply to graduate schools and where to publish creative and academic work. We often have guest speakers and feature students' creative works.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Margaret Simon

French Club

The French Club (Le Cercle Français) provides students and interested members of the NC State community with an opportunity to practice speaking French and to learn about French and Francophone cultures. We meet twice a month for conversation and cultural activities such as celebrations of special holidays, food tasting or informal presentations.  


Faculty Adviser: Katherine Morel.

Gamma Kappa Alpha (Italian Honor Society)

The Italian Honor Society Gamma Kappa Alpha signifies "Knowledge and Virtue." The purposes of the Society are to recognize the outstanding scholastic performance in the fields of Italian languages and literature and to encourage college students to acquire a greater interest in, and a deeper understanding of, Italian culture.  Inductees receive a certificate of membership​.  


Faculty Adviser: Anna Rita Bonnaduce-Dressler.

German Club

The German Club meets once a week for a Stammtisch, to watch a movie, have a potluck dinner (Kochfest) or partake in any other German-related activity in the Raleigh area. Our members are both students and community members interested in German language and culture. The club consists of fluent speakers as well as first-year German students. Everyone is welcome, and encouraged to try it out if they are interested in anything German.


History Club

The History Club enriches the study of history, not only for history majors but also for all currently enrolled students. This club encompasses the entirety of historical study. Come socialize and engage in intellectual discussion with fellow students and faculty members. History Club meets twice a month.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Alicia McGill.

Hmong Student Association

The Hmong Student Association builds awareness of the Hmong culture by not only being a resource for NC State but also for the Hmong community and the public. Join us for forums, discussions and educational and recreational activities on and off campus.


Faculty Adviser: Dr. Troy Case.

HOWL Podcast

The HOWL podcast is a media broadcasting team that seeks to improve the communication skills of students while sharing with the general audience the diversity and community that make up NC State. We work in teams to produce stories, interviews, and discussions of a wide variety relevant to NC State students, as well as host workshops through the semester to increase our understanding and personal talents in topics such as interviewing, audio production, and more.  We welcome a diversity of backgrounds and majors in our members. 


Faculty Adviser: Harold Meeks

International Studies Club

International Studies Club immerses students in various global issues and cultures through meetings, participating in international events, listening to speakers, watching foreign films, engaging in language exchange and volunteering and raising funds for myriad causes and organizations. ISC values the diversity and assortment of cultural backgrounds that exists on campus. We welcome any individuals, groups and organizations to showcase their unique backgrounds through the club. We also invite individuals, for-profit and nonprofit organizations to inform members about important international issues, as well as volunteer and internship opportunities for students. Our activities include: “Global Voyager,” our themed meetings based on different countries; a Language Exchange Program and coffee hour for learning different languages; foreign-exchange socials; and discussions about local and international problems and their relation to globalization.

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Faculty Adviser: Dr. Carol Ann Lewald.

Italian Club

The Italian Club extends knowledge of Italian culture outside the classroom. Meeting activities consist of speaking Italian to one another, telling stories, and describing things of interest in Italian; field trips to museums and restaurants to learn more about Italian art, both on canvas and in the kitchen; and watching movies or other media events in Italian to gain a better understanding of the language.

Faculty Adviser: Anna Rita Bonaduce-Dresler.

Korean Conversation Club

The Korean Conversation Club teaches Korean language on various levels and provides programs to experience cultural aspects of Korea. Membership is not limited to NC State students and faculty. We welcome anyone interested in Korean culture and language. KCC provides a class every Thursday, in addition to a help session on Monday. We hold a social activity on the first week of the month and a cultural activity on the third.

Faculty Adviser: Chueng Ji.

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta at NC State is the university's active chapter of the National Communication Honor Society. Our members are high-achieving students who strive to promote excellence through community service, networking and other enriching opportunities that the club offers. As a member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Student Council, we work with all of the college’s majors to create a professional atmosphere at NC State and create job opportunities for its graduates.

Faculty Adviser: Ryan Hurley.

Language Diversity Ambassadors at NCSU

The purpose of the Language Diversity Ambassadors is to promote awareness of linguistic diversity and linguistic discrimination on NC State’s campus as well as in society at large.  Our desire is to engage with the university community in a variety of ways in order to provide greater linguistic understanding and appreciation.  For more information:

Faculty Adviser: Walt Wolfram


MENASA, or the Middle Eastern North African Student Association, aims to facilitate and promote cultural, economic and political understanding of the Middle East and North Africa region. We sponsor and host many events, including hookah nights, guest lectures and Arabia Night. Membership to our club is not defined by a similar ethnic background, but by a shared interest in these fascinating areas, made all the more interesting by a wave of change that is redefining the region's political structure. Contact us:

 Faculty Adviser: Akram Khater.

Mock Trial at NCSU

Mock Trial at NCSU educates students about the basics of trial advocacy. Through regular meetings and weekend mock trial events, our club helps members learn courtroom procedures, improve their public speaking skills and make connections within the legal field. 

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Traciel Reid

Model United Nations

Model United Nations promotes awareness of international cooperation in several ways, including U.N. simulations. We send delegations representing different countries to attend various conferences, where they compete with other schools to gain a deeper knowledge of the United Nations. Contact us:

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Faculty Adviser: Dr. Michael Struett.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) on Campus

NAMI on Campus provides mental health support, education and advocacy in the university setting. We are college students who seek to engage and educate campus communities about mental illness. Our group is great for students who are interested in social work, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychiatry, counseling and other health-related fields. We are open to all majors and backgrounds.

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Faculty Adviser: Dr. Willa Casstevens.

Phi Alpha Honor Society

The Epsilon Kappa Chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society is a tight-knit group of social work students who promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Our high-achieving members demonstrate involvement in the community by volunteering in service projects determined at the beginning of each semester. Eligible undergraduates must achieve sophomore status, declare social work as their major, complete eight semester hours or 12 quarter-hours of social work courses, have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and a minimum GPA of 3.25 in social work courses. Graduate students are eligible after completing one term of course work and achieving a GPA of at least 3.5. 

Faculty Adviser: Barbara Zelter.

Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club provides students with the opportunity to engage in discussion, debate, and focused readings on a wide range of philosophical topics. We meet weekly to discuss philosophical reading material, provide assistance in philosophy-related courses, and consider career opportunities for philosophy graduates. While philosophy can sometimes be rather esoteric, we welcome all interested students and encourage open and educated conversation.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Stephen Puryear.

Political Science Club

The Political Science Club fosters exploration into politics, policy and government. We meet at least once a month, and our activities include student political debates, educational trips, hosting and attending lectures and social events. Members are not required to major in political science.

Faculty Adviser: Shannon Carey.

Pre-Law Students Association (PLSA)

We meet at least once a month and host a variety of speakers throughout year, including attorneys, deans of admission from various law schools and faculty and administrators from the university community. Our members engage in community service projects and participate in forums that help them prepare for law school.


Faculty Adviser: Dr. Kelly Laraway.

Psychology Club

The Psychology Club provides support and guidance to all undergraduate students with a devoted interest in psychology. Our goal is to help you better connect to your major by broadening your knowledge of the subject. We provide opportunities to interact with professors, graduate students and other guest speakers throughout the year. We also participate in social events that help members build strong relationships and develop teamwork skills. 

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Rupert Nacoste

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

We serve our members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities. By providing opportunities to learn about current theories, procedures and ethical ideals, we help develop highly qualified, well-prepared professionals who can contribute to the industry. 

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Jessica Jameson.

Sigma Iota Rho (International Studies Honors Society)

The Eta chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, established in 1991, promotes the scholarship and service of students studying global affairs. Our undergraduate members have completed at least 60 hours of university coursework (including at least 15 hours of international studies courses from three different disciplines). Members must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 and a GPA of at least 3.3 in all courses counting toward International Studies (including at least 6 hours of upper-level international studies courses). 

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Seth Murray.

Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society)

Alpha Pi Theta, the NC State Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, recognizes high scholastic achievement and offers opportunities for leadership and service, as well as eligibility for Sigma Tau Delta scholarships. We welcome all students to attend our meetings and events. Formal membership is open to English majors and minors who have a 3.25 cumulative GPA, a 3.5 in their English courses and who have completed at least three semesters of college coursework (including at least two English courses at level 200 level or higher). Membership is also open to English graduate students in their second semester with a 3.3 overall GPA.  


Faculty Adviser: Dr. James Mulholland.

Society for Politics, Economics and Law (SPEL)

We aim to reach students who are interested in politics, economics, and the law and give them opportunities to interact with each other and professionals. Our weekly meetings often include guest speakers who address various topics and take questions from members. We are open to students of all majors.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Roy Cordato.

Spanish Club

The Spanish Club is open to anyone from the NC State community. We provide opportunities to speak the language and increase awareness and knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world, including language, film, music, cuisine and history. Our meetings and events often include informal social and informational gatherings on campus as well as outings at Hispanic cultural events and restaurants in the area.

Faculty Adviser: Karen Coachman.

Student Senate

Student Senate is a group of 64 students, who proportionally represent each of the university's schools and colleges. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences holds eight seats in the Student Senate: three seniors, three juniors, and two sophomores. We strive to promote the general welfare of the student body, and our responsibilities include: enacting legislation, approving an Annual Student Body Budget for the Student Body funds, and confirming or rejecting appointments of the Student Body President. Additionally, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics, we determine student ticket distribution policies for football and men's basketball games. Most importantly, however, we represent the student voice to the university’s administration. Rather than passing laws, we act as a lobbying body, addressing the concerns of the student body, and bringing these concerns to the attention of the university.


Students Advocating Gender Equality (SAGE)

We foster open discussion about sex, gender, sexuality and feminism, to promote education about gender issues, and to direct this discussion to real-world application. We aim to achieve this through meetings and events on and off campus. All majors are welcome.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Elizabeth Nelson

VOLAR (Voluntarios Ahora en Raleigh)

VOLAR is a Spanish language service program that bridges NC State to the local community, fosters cultural diversity, and challenges students with authentic linguistic practice. Our community partners include the Mexican Consulate General, Raleigh Parks and Recreation, the Clothing Ministry of Raleigh, the Family Resource Center of Raleigh, Urban Ministries Open Door Clinic and Wake County Schools. Since 2012, students participating in VOLAR have spent more than 1,500 hours volunteering.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Shelley Garrigan.