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Clubs and Organizations

Alpha Kappa Delta – Sociology Honors Club: The International Sociology Honor Society which aims to recognize and promote excellence in scholarship in the field and to use sociological knowledge and research to serve others. For information about the USU AKD Honors club, please contact: Dr. Peggy Petrzelka, peggy.petrzelka@usu.edu, (435) 797-0981

American Sociological Association: As the national organization for sociologists, ASA is well positioned to provide a unique set of services to its members and to promote the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, the association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.
International Association for Society and Natural Resources: IASNR is an interdisciplinary professional association open to individuals who bring a variety of social science and natural science backgrounds to bear on research pertaining to the environment and natural resource issues.

Population Association of America: PAA is a nonprofit, scientific, professional organization established to promote the improvement, advancement, and progress of the human race through research of problems related to human population. PAA members include demographers, sociologists, economists, public health professionals, and other individuals interested in research and education in the population field.

Rural Sociological Society: RSS is a professional social science association that promotes the generation, application, and dissemination of sociological knowledge. The society seeks to enhance the quality of rural life, communities, and the environment. Membership in RSS includes persons professionally employed in the field of rural sociology, or those interested in the objectives of the society. RSS holds annual meetings in different locations every year.

USU Sociology Club is an informal student club created in the Spring of 2014. The goal of the club is to create opportunities for sociology students (and those interested in sociology) to socialize and create friendship networks. Members of the sociology club attend monthly activities including career and graduate school prep, documentary viewings, service projects, and faculty presentations. Pizza is almost always provided! For more questions, contact the Sociology Peer Advisor, Mary Briggs, at socpeer@aggiemail.usu.edu.

USU Sociology Graduate Students Association: All matriculated graduate students in the department are eligible for voluntary membership in the SGSA. In addition to fostering friendships with fellow graduate students, the SGSA elects representatives to several decision making bodies. The SGSA president is a member of the USU Graduate Student Senate. Also, the SGSA sends representatives to ad hoc departmental committees, and the SGSA president is a voting representative in Department Graduate Faculty and Graduate Program Executive Committee meetings. In recent years, the SGSA has provided input into revisions of graduate program rules, department policies and procedures, and graduate student funding policy.