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Arizona State Therapeutic Recreation Association 

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 are 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.

First Gen @ Watts

First Gen @ Watts empowers first-generation students to achieve academic success upon graduation by extending resources and mentorship and providing an inclusive environment. We are dedicated to making a positive impact on our community through advocacy and outreach to serve incoming, current and alumni first-generation students. Connect with us on our Instagram page

International Association of Fairs and Expositions

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.

Meeting Professionals International Student Club at ASU

This 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.

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association 

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association (NLASA)/ASU provides undergraduate students at 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.

Nonprofit Leadership and Management Student Association

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.

Parks and Recreation Student Association

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.

Student Union for Community Service

The Student Union for Community Service is an extension of the Community Solutions Cooperative (Co-op) which consists of students, staff, faculty and community partners coming together to solve issues and impact positive change within our communities. As a Watts College student, you are automatically a member of the Co-op, and the Student Union is open to any Watts student at any time! Get connected here

Tourism Student Association

The Tourism Student Association (TSA) at ASU encourages life-long professional exploration of tourism development and management among current students by harnessing the talents of alumni, industry leaders, professional associations, research centers, the university at large, and the community. TSA members seek to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to professional development, networking, service and connecting with others who share a similar passion for travel and tourism.

To join, find us on online at our Tourism Student Association Google site or our Instagram handle tsa.asu, or reach out to club advisor Dr. Claire McWilliams at

Watts College Council

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. Join HERE

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Alpha Phi Sigma (APS) - Downtown 

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.

School of Public Affairs

ICMA - ASU Chapter

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 and discussions with active and retired managers, among other learning opportunities. The chapter will continue to provide members with learning and networking opportunities throughout the academic year. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to join the student chapter.


School of Social Work

AISW Student Organization

AISW is 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 individual students' strengths and strengths 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, and collaboration with other student organizations to promote cultural awareness, enhance cross-cultural understanding and provide opportunities and linkages for community service-oriented activities. The club is open to any Social Work student.

International Connections – MOSAIC club 

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 foster 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. 

Nuestra Voz - Hispanic Task Force

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. The club is open to all Social Work students.

PhD Student Organization

The PhD Student Organization seeks to promote PhD students' interests in the School of Social Work governance and functioning, provides a forum for discussion of issues related to being a doctoral student and offers opportunities for student-to-student support. The organization is open to all Social Work PhD students.

Phi Alpha Honor Society

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 choices for the future by networking with social workers in the community.

Social Work Student Organization (SWSO):

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. 

Tucson Student Council

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 include the spring graduation ceremony in Tucson, spring speaker series in conjunction with the Field Education Office and various fundraising events throughout the academic year.