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Academic and Professional

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    Network and focus with others on the same career path. 

    These organizations teach you how to network with others, connect your co-curriculars with your career or major, and build your professional development.

    Accounting Association
    The Accounting Association wishes to provide students with the opportunity to learn more about the accounting field as well as network with accounting professionals.

    The purpose of this organization is to provide students who are interested in philosophy and general scholarly enhancement with a forum for meeting with one another outside of class and asking questions in order to expand the capacity of the human mind. Each meeting will enrich the member with various skills through intellectually stimulating discussions, such as the following: logic, argumentation and debate, and critical thinking.

    Alpha Chi (All Academic Disciplines)
    Alpha Chi is a national college honor society that admits students from all academic disciplines. At Capital, students who have completed 40 credit hours or more at Capital, and are in the top 5% of juniors or top 10% of seniors, are invited to join

    Alpha Kappa Delta (International Sociology)
    Alpha Kappa Delta recognizes high academic achievement in the field of Sociology.

    Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice)
    Alpha Phi Sigma is Capital’s National Criminal Justice Honor Society honoring students that earn the highest academic achievement in the field of Criminal Justice.

    Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre)
    Alpha Psi Omega is a theatre honorary society for the purpose of providing acknowledgement to those demonstrating a high standard of theatre and providing a wider fellowship for those interested in theatre.

    Chemistry Club
    Capital's Chemistry Club furthers the academic, professional and social lives of chemistry majors and minors while promoting service to the campus and community. The club works in conjunction with Tri-Beta and the Life Science Organization, in many cases, to present chemistry demonstrations and provide other service opportunities to its members.

    Chi Alpha Sigma (Student Athletes)
    Chi Alpha Sigma's purposes are to encourage and reward high academic scholarship of college athletes at four-year accredited colleges and universities. To recognize outstanding academic achievement by intercollegiate varsity letter winners. To encourage good citizenship, moral character and friendship among the high academic achievers in college athletics. To recognize and honor the individual athlete, his/her team, sport, athletic department, and college or university. To mentor and to provide leadership to other athletes.

    Council for Exceptional Children
    The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is an international professional development organization for educators. Members receive numerous benefits, including a subscription to two scholarly journals with the latest developments in the fields of intervention and gifted education. As a student chapter on campus, its mission is to promote the dignity and worth of all individuals through advocacy and inclusiveness.

    Creative Writing Club
    The Creative Writing Club is a campus organization intended to promote the creation, distribution, and discussion of creative writing. Members are expected to comment on other member's shared work in a constructive way, and are welcome to share their own projects with the group.

    Delta Sigma Rho (Forensic) 
    Delta Sigma Rho is the national honorary forensics society promoting interest in award recognition for excellence in forensics and original speaking. The group aims to foster respect for and an appreciation of freedom of speech as a vital element of democracy.

    Education Society
    Capital University Education Society, also known as CUES, is a professional and social organization for Capital students who have a passion for Education. Their goal is to benefit students with events and programs by bringing fortha better understanding of the field while also building lasting relationships with those that share this passion.

    Honors Student Council
    The Honors Student Council will work to provide social, cultural and educational opportunities, create and maintain a forum to discuss issues and concerns, be student and leader role models, and promote the interests and welfare of the Capital University Honors Program and students within at all times.
    The role of the organization is to assist students in ascertaining their educational and professional goals and mapping out ways of achieving such goals. The organization also emphasizes community engagement as its core principle and seeks ways to connect new talent with resources and opportunities across professional fields.

    Human Resources Association of Capital University
    This organization aims to educate the students of Capital University about the opportunities that the field of human resources offers for careers and seeks to help the students become more employable using the education that they have acquired. Business majors/minors, organizational communication majors.minors, and/or human resource management minors are strongly encouraged to join, but students from all majors and backgrounds will find opportunities for educational growth and development in this organization.

    Iota Tau Alpha (Athletic Training)
    The purpose of Iota Tau Alpha Athletic Training Education Honor Society is the promotion and encouragement of scholarly activity in athletic training and the recognition of outstanding achievement among students enrolled in athletic training education programs. Iota Tau Alpha activities should be designed to stimulate interest, scholarly achievement, and exploration in athletic training education and to promote the distribution of information among students of athletic training education.

    Kappa Pi (International Art)
    Kappa Pi's objectives span from the promotion of art education/enlightenment to organizing people with an interest in art for informal social gatherings, as well as for service and community related projects.

    Lambda Pi Eta (Communication)
    The membership in Lambda Pi Eta is composed of undergraduate students who have declared an interest in the various fields of communication and have achieved a high level of academic excellence. According to the standards set forth by the National LPH organization, to be eligible for membership, students must have completed 60 semester hours in undergraduate credit courses; have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0; have completed the equivalent of 12 semester hours in courses in the department of communication; have a grade point average of at least 3.25 in these courses; be in the upper 35% of their graduating class; and be currently enrolled as a full-time student in good standing with their institution. At Capital, we have increased the requirements to include: a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5; a communication course GPA of at least 3.5; and a vote of approval by communication faculty, thus insuring that our chapter has only the best of the best. 

    Life Science Organization
    The Life Sciences Organization is a group that welcomes all majors and has an emphasis on services and science development. The organization participates in many service projects through the year, as well as help its members explore various professional programs. LSO also has a social aspect where it organizes activities on and off campus including an annual white rafting trip.

    Mathematical Association of America
    The MAA at Capital University has a mission of connecting students and faculty through social events, research opportunities, talks, and also advertises students in the math, computer science, and natural science fields of networking events and job opportunities.

    Omicron Delta Epsilon (International Economics)
    The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics and the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities and among colleges and universities. Students who have completed principles of economics (macro and micro) and at least one intermediate economics course, and who have at least a 3.0 GPA overall in economics, are invited to join.

    Phi Alpha Theta (History)
    The Phi Alpha Theta honor society for undergraduate and graduate students promotes the study of history through the encouragement of research, quality teaching, publications and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.

    Phi Alpha (Social Work)
    The purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

    Phi Sigma Iota (International Foreign Language)
    Phi Sigma Iota recognizes outstanding accomplishment in the study or teaching of any of the academic fields related to foreign language, literature, or culture. 

    Pi Kappa Lambda (Music)
    The primary objective of Pi Kappa Lambda is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship. The Society is convinced that recognizing and honoring persons who have enhanced their talents by serious, diligent, and intelligent study will stimulate others to do the same.

    Pi Lambda Theta (Education)
    Pi Lambda Theta was founded in 1910. Its mission is to honor outstanding educators and inspire their leadership on critical education issues. The most selective society of its kind, PLT extends membership to students and professionals who satisfy academic eligibility requirements and have demonstrated characteristics of scholarship, leadership and service.

    Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science)
    Pi Sigma Alpha is dedicated to growing the minds of students interested in the field of Political Science. As an honors society, Pi Sigma Alpha maintains high standards for excellence, while ensuring a community of determined individuals as a resource for students to pursue this field in all forms.

    Pre-Law Society
    Pre-Law Society strives to connect undergraduate students with leaders and opportunities in the legal community by developing articulate writing and fostering free expressions of open debate on the most pressing legal matters of our time.

    Psi Chi (Psychology)
    Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology. This organization unites leading psychology majors and minors with each other as well as other resources at the national level.

    Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
    PRSSA is a pre-professional organization that connects students interested in public relations and communications. PRSSA seeks to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals. PRSSA advocates rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles and diversity in the profession.

    Sigma Tau Delta (English)
    Sigma Tau Delta believes in empowering people of all walks of life with the life-transforming skills of deep reading, powerful writing, and persuasive rhetoric

    Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing)
    Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is the Honor Society of Nursing. STTI membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing. Membership in STTI provides valuable resources throughout your nursing career, connection with peers, and opportunities for mentoring and making a difference in the future of healthcare. No matter what stage of your nursing career, STTI provides you with resources and opportunities to engage with other nursing leaders and develop your professional and leadership skills.

    Socialist Student Union
    The purpose of this organization is to provide students who are interested in socialism, justice, the resistance of Bourgeois values, and empathy towards the voiceless and oppressed peoples of our society with a forum to discuss and act to challenge and change the status quo.

    Sociology/Criminology Society

    The Sociology/Criminology Society seeks to foster a fellowship among students within the sociology and criminology majors while serving the community, furthering career interests, and exploring the issues in and applications of sociology and criminology.

    Sports Management
    The mission of the Capital University Society of Sport Management is to enhance the student experience by:

    1. promoting the support and attendance of university athletic events, 
    2. providing organization members with unique opportunities for professional development and networking in diverse areas of sport management, 
    3. encouraging the growth of the academic discipline of sport management in this university and others, and 
    4. cultivating a stronger university athletic experience by stimulating the notion of the Capital Family.

    Student Art Therapy Association (CUSATA)
    Capital University's Student Art Therapy Association provides students with opportunities to learn from Art Therapists at symposiums and to interact with various populations through art activities. CUSATA members can create art during meetings, visit galleries, volunteer to facilitate art activities for various Columbus area groups, and participate in campus events. This organization is open to anyone who has an interest in art and/or art therapy.

    Student Athletic Training Club
    The mission of the organization is to academically and to socially unify the students involved in Capital University's Athletic Training Education Program, as well as other undergraduate university students interested in Capital University Athletic Training Education Program or the athletic training profession. These individuals will be brought together through activities which will encourage scholarship, professional development, social interaction, and community service related events related to the field of athletic training.

    Student National Association of Teachers of Singing
    The goal of Capital University's SNAT (Student National Association of Teachers of Singing) is to advance knowledge about the Association and the professions of teaching and singing.

    Student Nurses Association (CUSNA)

    The purpose of Capital University's Student Nurses Association (CUSNA) is to contribute to foster an environment for nursing students to grow academically, as well as aid in the development of the whole person, including his/her professional role, his/her responsibility for health care of people in all walks of life.

    Student Social Work Association
    The Student Social Work Association is for social work majors and minors; we act to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and the application within the profession. The organization provides an opportunity for students to be involved in social work activities and service projects as well as encouraging students to be involved in professional organizations, such as the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). The SSWA sponsors various activities on campus and within the community, as well as advocacy initiatives on behalf of meaningful causes.

    Tau Pi Phi (Business and Economics)
    The Purpose of Tau Pi Phi is to recognize and honor business and economic students for quality academic achievement.  Specifically, to promote scholarship in the study of business and economics; to encourage the practice of the highest ethical canons in business; and, to foster the social nature of business.

    Tri-Beta functions as an honor and professional society for students, particularly undergraduates, of the biological sciences. Its activities stimulate interest, scholarly attainment and investigation in the biological sciences. It promotes the dissemination of information and new interpretations among students of the life sciences through research, teaching, and volunteering on campus and in the community.

    WXCU Radio
    WXCU Radio is Capital University's student-run radio station. The station is led by a student management team, and has DJs that come from a plethora of majors on campus.