Involvement in student organizations is an important part of college life. This involvement allows students the opportunity to meet peers with similar interests, develop leadership skills, and build a resume and network for employment after graduation. Listed below are Student Organizations found in or associated with the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS).
The Association of Teacher Educators was founded in 1920 and is the only national, individual membership organization devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education for both school and campus-based teacher educators. For more information and details on how to become a member of ATE, call the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at 618-536-2441. More >>
ACEI is dedicated to the dual mission of promoting, 1) the rights, education and well-being of children from infancy through early adolescence, and 2) high standards of preparation and professional growth for educators. More >>
The Business Education Students’ Organization is comprised of all students currently registered as business education majors or minors. For more information on BESO, call the Department of Workforce Education and Development at 618-453-3321.
Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society for counselors-in-training, counselor educators, and professional counselors. For more information call the Department of Educational Psychology & Special Education at 618-536-7763 or contact Julia Champe, email@example.com.
The COEHS SLP is for high achieving outgoing students in the College of Education and Human Services. Selected students will serve as official representatives of the College in public relations, student recruitment and retention programs and other outreach efforts. For more information, contact Chester Hood or firstname.lastname@example.org
Delta Pi Epsilon is a national honorary professional graduate society for men and women in business education. Please contact the Department of Workforce Education and Development at 618-453-3321.
Advocates for the whole child within the global community. It is committed to the education of future early childhood educators through professional development and leadership. With respect to the diverse background and abilities of children, it promotes developmentally appropriate practices within the classroom, the home, and the community. For more information, call the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at 536-2441 or contact Christie McIntyre, email@example.com.
EESO is a student organization dedicated to providing professional opportunities for students through monthly meetings, evening programs on special topics, and involvement in professional conferences. For more information, call the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at 618-536-2441 or contact Louise Stearns, firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit EESO's website.
Eta Sigma Gamma is the national professional health education honorary. Its goals are to elevate the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of professionally trained men and women in health education. For further information, call the Department of Health Education and Recreation at 618-453-2777 or contact Kim Miller, email@example.com or view website at http://esg-siuc.weebly.com/.
HESA is a student organization for the graduate students in the Department of Educational Administration and Higher Education. For more information, contact the main office at 618-536-4434. Visit HESA's website
IEA is an association of 128,000 members composed of Illinois elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty and staff, educational support professionals, retired educators and college students preparing to become teachers. The IEA was founded in 1853 to serve the interest of public education in Illinois. The IEA became an affiliate of the National Education Association in 1857, an organization currently totaling 2.7 million teachers and school employees. The group offers benefits such as; liability insurance, state conferences, student scholarships, mini-resumes, professional publications, grants, mentoring programs and workshops. More >>
Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in Education and sited in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. KDP engages in community service activities and the national Read Across America Day. For more information please call 618-536-2441. More >>
The National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) is a member organization that promotes ethical and state of the art practice in rehabilitation with the goal of the personal and economic independence of persons with disabilities. NRA seeks to eliminate barriers to the employment and/or productivity of individuals with disabilities. More >>
The National Student Speech, Language & Hearing Association was created because of students’ desire for closer affiliation with professionals in the discipline of human communication sciences and disorders. For more information, call the Rehabilitation Institute office at 618-536-7704 or contact Val Boyer, firstname.lastname@example.org. More >>
Omicron Tau Theta is an honor society for those interested in Vocational Education. For more information, call the Department of Workforce Education and Development at 618-453-3321 or contact Barbara Hagler, email@example.com.
A Registered Student Organization developed for undergraduate students specializing in Exercise Science. For more information call the Department of Kinesiology at 618-536-2431 or contact Juliane Wallace, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phi Beta Lambda, Gamma Phi Chapter – Future Business Leaders is an association of student members preparing for careers in business. For more information call the Department of Workforce Education & Development at 618-453-3321. Visit Phi Beta Lambda's website
Through membership in Phi Delta Kappa, you will receive services that come directly to you and will have access to other programs and services to use at your discretion. For further information, call the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at 618-536-2441.
Pi Omega Pi is an honor society for those interested in Business Teacher Education. For more information, contact the Department of Workforce Education and Development at 618-453-1949.
P.R.I.D.E. is an academic registered student organization (RSO) designed to provide students who are within the College of Education and Human Services an opportunity to learn about and experience views from a multicultural perspective. P.R.I.D.E. is a unique RSO dedicated to diversity and inclusiveness issues. Visit P.R.I.D.E.
To serve as a student chapter for student members of the National Rehabilitation Association at SIUC; to provide networking and professional opportunities for students in the field of rehabilitation. Visit Rehabilitation Association's website
The Social Work Student Alliance is a group of students who grow together; experience new adventures together and make a difference in people’s lives. Membership forms can be obtained in the Social Work Advisement Office (Quigley, Room 3) or in the Social Work Student Lounge. For more information, call the School of Social Work at 618-435-1235 or contact Sarah Buila, email@example.com.
The Southern Illinois Dance Company encompasses traditional realms of dance and performs them on the campus of Southern Illinois University. Composed of students, athletes, as well as residents of the Southern Illinois region, the company’s mission is to spread the art of dance to the best of our ability. Specializing in ballet, modern, jazz, and hip-hop, the company produces a show every semester in Furr Auditorium located in Pulliam Hall. For more information, contact Donna Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of the Sport Studies Association is to provide graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Kinesiology with an interest in sport studies a means for additional professional development. In short, the purpose of the group is to promote professional development through education, fundraising, and service. For more information contact the Department of Kinesiology at 618-536-2431 or Bobbi Knapp, email@example.com.
For more information call the Department of Workforce Education and Development at 618-453-3321 or contact Terre Eversden, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Council for Exceptional Children is the largest professional international organization for special educators serving students with disabilities. For further information, contact the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education at 618-536-7763 or contact Michael May, email@example.com. More >>
The Student Rec Society (SRS) is open to all students and provides opportunities for volunteerism and professional development in the field of recreation. For more information, contact Tina Colson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit: http://getinvolved.siu.edu/ or contact the Student Involvement and Leadership Development office at 618-453-5714.