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The Watts College Council exists to engage, serve, and transform the student body through coordinating faculty, student organizations, and students themselves to expand the opportunities and resources provided to the student body.
The Watts College Council invites all students and student organizations to partake in our meetings. These meetings are a chance for student organizations to connect with other students, faculty members, and council members to further enhance their programs and events.
The Watts College Council will be holding elections for the Executive Board from March 11-27, 2019. If you are interested in becoming an Executive Board member, or a Watts College Council member, please fill out our online application by Friday, March 1, 2019. The application can be found here.
The Nonprofit Leadership Leadership Alliance Student Association (NLASA)/ASU provides undergraduate students of Arizona State University with an opportunity to connect with other students interested in the field of nonprofit leadership and management. NLASA/ASU provides its members with cultural, social, and educational co-curricular opportunities with the intent of enriching students' professional leadership potential in this important service field. Preparing, educating, and inspiring future nonprofit leaders is the goal of NLASA/ASU. Members of NLASA/ASU are students pursuing national certification through Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Inc. and they come from any major and any campus of the university.
The ASU Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) collegiate chapter is a professional organization for men and women planning to enter the field of nonprofit development and management. The AFP Collegiate Chapter is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students from any major and any campus at the university. The purpose of this chapter is to provide personal and professional education and networking opportunities for its members. The collegiate chapter is associated with The Association of Fundraising Professionals, an international organization representing 26,000 professionals.
ASTRA Student Club is a paraprofessional organization that has teamed up with professionals throughout the state of Arizona who believe in utilizing recreational interventions to improve an individual's quality of life.
The purpose of the ASTRA Student Club is to enhance the educational and leadership experiences of all students; in order to advance future networking and career opportunities. Other goals that we support through ASTRA is to promote professional excellence in Therapeutic Recreation by increasing public awareness, advocating for excellence in the educational and clinical arenas, enhancing the knowledge base of the profession through educational opportunities, and promoting research based practice.
We encourage student membership in the fields of: recreation, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, social work and counseling, special education, primary and secondary education, and other science-service based majors that are willing to participate in facilitating therapeutic activities and events.
The ASU Student Club provides direct contact with professionals in the meetings and events industry. Student Membership in AzMPI increases students opportunities to gain internships, industry education and knowledge, part-time and full-time jobs, and participation in domestic and international student initiatives.
The Nonprofit Leadership and Management Student Association (NLMSA) at Arizona State University gathers students together with interests in nonprofit organizations for social, educational, and professional development opportunities.
The mission of the Parks and Recreation Students' Association is to enrich the academic, social and professional experiences of parks and recreation majors. The PRSA provides opportunities for community service, networking, fun, member benefits, learning, and leadership.
The purpose of the Travel and Tourism Student Association is to bring together students who are interested in the travel and tourism industry, helping members to become better acquainted with peers and interact with industry professionals, with the intention of promoting academic, social, and professional success.
The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) is a voluntary, not-for-profit corporation, serving state, provincial, regional, and county agricultural fairs, shows, exhibitions, and expositions. Its associate members include state and provincial associations of fairs, non-agricultural expositions and festivals, associations, corporations, and individuals engaged in providing products and services to its members, all of whom are interested in the improvement of fairs and allied fields.
APS is the nationally-recognized honor society for students in the field of criminal justice science. The society recognizes academic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students of criminal justice as well as students in the juris doctorate field.
The Students of Public Affairs Network is a student-based organization providing students in public administration and public policy professional development, job networking opportunities and a support network for the PhD, MPA, and MPP programs. SPAN holds events throughout the academic year such as community service, public forums, social events and professional development events.
International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is the premier professional organization for local government professionals. ICMA seeks to create excellence in local governance by advocating for and developing professional local government management worldwide. The organization provides support in the form of publications, the Knowledge Network, webinars, and various other tools to innumerable persons interested in local government management.
Arizona State University’s ICMA student chapter was founded in the fall of 2012, and organized several events including tours of facilities in the Phoenix Metro Area, discussions with active and retired managers, among other learning opportunities. The chapter will continue to provide members learning and networking opportunities throughout the academic year. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to join the student chapter.
The purpose of Pi Alpha Alpha is to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration. Its objectives, such as fostering integrity, professionalism, and effective performance, promote the advancement of quality in the education and practice of the art and science of public affairs and administration. PAA membership identifies those with the highest performance levels in educational programs preparing them for public service careers. For more information, visit the Pi Alpha Alpha National site.
An association of graduate and undergraduate students who share an interest in American Indian issues and concerns. Its primary focus is to enhance the success rate of American Indian students in the School of Social Work by identifying and building upon the individual student's strengths, and strength's of the School of Social Work community thus fostering mutual support among students, faculty and the University community. Activities include monthly meetings and social gatherings, fundraisers, collaborating with other student organizations to promote cultural awareness, enhance cross-cultural understanding, and provide opportunities and linkages for community service-oriented activities. Open to any Social Work student.
International Connections – MOSAIC Club brings together undergraduate and graduate students from all degree programs and academic disciplines who would like to meet other international students. The organization aims to promote a closer bond among international students and to promote cultural and ethnic diversity on all four Arizona State University campuses. Faculty advisor: Barbara Klimek, School of Social Work
Part of the National Association of Social Workers Hispanic Task Force, this organization offers opportunities for community-student mentoring, discussion on topics of diversity, and community speakers. It also serves as a support group for Hispanic students, Comunidad Latina. Open to all Social Work Students.
Seeks to promote Ph.D. students' interests in the School of Social Work governance and functioning, provides a forum for discussion of issues relating to being a doctoral student, and offers opportunities for student-to-student support. Open to all Social Work Ph.D. students
Phi Alpha, Theta Tau Chapter, is the National Honor Society for ASU Social Work students. Through membership, students have the opportunity to learn more about the profession, get involved with humanitarian activities, and explore career choice for the future through networking with social workers in the community.
The Social Work Student Organization is composed of elected representatives from the Downtown Phoenix Campus' BSW and MSW programs. Elections occur each fall semester for the academic year. The Social Work Student Organization promotes student activities and interests, and represents student issues to the school's administration and faculty. Examples of student-sponsored activities include: coordination of student activities, including meetings of the student body, social events, and civic engagement activities; representation on the School's Faculty Council and Program Committees; collaboration with representatives of the Tucson Component Student Council regarding mutual interests and issues; coordination of selected activities with related student groups (e.g., Phi Alpha Honor Society, American Indian Social Work Student Organization, Hispanic Task Force, and Tucson Component Student Council); and other activities as determined by the group. Members of other social work student organizations, including Phi Alpha Honor Society, American Indian Social Work Student Organization, and Hispanic Task Force are also eligible to serve as representatives and active members in the Social Work Student Organization.
The student council is composed of elected representatives from both the Tucson BSW and MSW programs. Elections occur in the fall semester. The student council is responsible for promoting student interests and representing student issues to the school's administration and faculty. Examples of student sponsored activities: Spring graduation ceremony in Tucson, spring speaker series in conjunction with the Field Education Office, and various fund raising events throughout the academic year.