USD is home to more than 170 student organizations, including several that are housed in the Department of Political Science. By getting involved in the following groups, you can make friends, develop new skills and explore your interests.
College Democrats actively promote Democratic policies, platforms and candidates on campus and beyond.
College Republicans recruit, train, mobilize and engage students in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., to win elections and advocate for conservative ideals.
Join College Republicans
Criminal Justice Club
The Criminal Justice Club introduces students to the breadth of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, corrections, criminology, courts and other areas. This club organizes trips, brings speakers to campus and sponsors other social and academic activities throughout the year. Although the Criminal Justice Club is comprised mainly of criminal justice and political science majors, it is open to anyone who is interested in the criminal justice system and wants to get involved.
Join the Criminal Justice Club
Political Science League
This club organizes trips, brings speakers to campus, hosts an evening film series and sponsors other social and academic activities throughout the year.
Join the Political Science League
Students of Public Administration (SOPA)
The Students of Public Administration (SOPA) organization is dedicated to connecting graduate students to their future careers. SOPA hosts a series of out-of-classroom discussions with administrators from municipal, state and federal programs to answer questions regarding the career field. Group members of SOPA are responsible for an annual recruiting event on campus and coordinating an annual awards event. SOPA members also help coordinate travel for students to attend the annual Association Society for Public Administrators (ASPA) conference.
Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA)
Join your fellow graduate and professional students at USD. We aim to build a sense of community between graduate and professional students. Build your resume, network with others and gain experience and the unique opportunity to represent the interests of graduate students to the greater campus and community.
Join the GPSA