UCF hosts hundreds of student driven groups, below are a few connected to our school. You can also find other political, international, and topic-based groups through the Office of Student Involvement.
International Relations Club
Does your heart race when someone mentions the benefits of the Eurozone? Do you jump at the chance to engage in reasoned discussion about democracy in the Middle East?
Join the Club.
The International Relations Club (IRC) holds weekly discussions and meetings about current events, attends conferences across the nation, and prides itself as a welcoming community for peer development. IRC promotes the academic and professional development of our members by helping students build and explore their understanding of global politics and international issues.
Dues are $25/semester, no application necessary.
Spotlight: Mondays at 6:00 PM
General Meetings: Mondays at 7:00 PM
Coffee Hour: Thursdays at 7:00 PM
Pi Sigma Alpha
Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science National Honor Society, is the only honor society for college students studying political science (including International and Global Studies). Pi Sigma Alpha is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
The purpose of Pi Sigma Alpha is to recognize students who excel in the study of political science and to spark interest in political science, scholarship and civic participation. Members of Pi Sigma Alpha receive certificates of membership and may also purchase honor cords and honor medallions that normally would be worn at graduation. Membership is a solid resume builder and is an honor that will look especially good on applications to graduate or law school.
To join Pi Sigma Alpha, eligible students must fill out an application and email it to the adviser along with a copy of their current academic audit. New members are accepted in the fall (application deadline is October 1) and in the spring (application deadline is March 1).
United Nations Association at UCF
The United Nations Association at the University of Central Florida is a student organization in which students can learn about the United Nations, international relations and the vastly diverse cultures and countries from around the world. Every year the UCF delegation travels around the country to participate in several Model UN conferences. UNA-UCF is an award winning delegation which in the past year has competed at ChoMUN (Chicago), SRMUN (Atlanta), LIMUN (London), and so on. Besides attending conferences, UNA at UCF is dedicated to raising awareness about UN humanitarian work, initiatives such as the Millennium Development Goals and conflicts around the world that need more attention. To achieve these goals, UNA tables in front of the student union every week, organizes themed events on campus and participates in UN philanthropy projects such as Trick or Treat for UNICEF.
UNA-UCF meets once a week. To find out when, and how to get involved please join the UNA at UCF (United Nations Asssociation) Facebook Page
The Club on Security and Intelligence
Through this club we hope to encourage students to interact and network with professionals in the security and intelligence fields and connect and build friendships with other students who share the same interest. All while learning more about career choices in security and intelligence and building your professional resume. We look forward to providing students and future club members a direct link with all the opportunities the Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (ICCAE) has to offer.
Phi Alpha Delta
Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity is a professional pre-law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community. We are the preeminent law fraternity promoting the bonds of fraternalism and we are the leader in the development and advancement of professional ideals.The purpose of this Fraternity shall be to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement; so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.
To become a member the only requirements are to fill out a Pre-Law Membership application, pay local PAD membership dues ($40 for the first semester, $50 after) and International PAD fee (one time payment of $125) , and attend the Induction Ceremony.
We host a variety of Pre-Law events and opportunities including the University of Central Florida Annual Law Forum. Our meetings will be held bi-weekly on Wednesday at 5:15pm in the Student Union Room 224.
Phi Delta Phi
Phi Delta Phi is the oldest legal organization in continuous existence in the United States, predating even the American Bar Association. It was founded in 1869 at the University of Michigan School of Law by four law students, who at the urging of their faculty, endeavored to create an association that would foster scholarship, civility, and ethical conduct in our profession. Phi Delta Phi©® celebrates academic excellence and embraces the finest attributes of professionalism and scholarship.
The UCF Hall offers members test prep discounts, networking opportunities and the chance to receive personalized guidance about the transition from undergrad to law school. The UCF Hall requires that members maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA, and there is no required major or minor. There is a one-time national fee of $135.00 and a local fee of $40.00 or $50.00. New members are to pay the lesser amount their first semester, and the larger for every subsequent semester. We require that prospective members fill out an application with a copy of their UCF Cumulative GPA to our secretary. If your application is approved, the Secretary shall provide you with further instructions to finish your registration.
For more information about membership applications, meeting times and locations, like us on Facebook or email us at the addresses below. We look forward to making history with you!
Knight Connect: https://ucf.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/PhiDeltaPhi