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  • Are you looking for a way to engage in your area of study outside the classroom? Would you like to expand your network with peers and students?

    All online students and campus students are welcome to join one or more student organizations. Involvement in student organizations at Kaplan University allows you to enhance your education through student development opportunities, industry speakers, and workshops tailored to your field of study. Additionally, students can learn leadership skills by serving on an organization’s board, include the experience and membership on their resume, and gain access to the resources offered by the individual organization.

    Take an active role in your education by joining a student organization at Kaplan University today. For more information or to request to join, email studentlife@kaplan.edu

  • Ambassadors and Leaders Group

    Ambassadors and Leaders Group

    Mission: Ambassadors and Leaders provides students at Kaplan University an opportunity to become agents of change through acts of goodwill and service. Recognizing the significant impact that can be made through group efforts, the organization looks to recruit the best and brightest students. Students accepted into the organization will engage in established projects, form relationships with outside agencies, and offer assistance to University departments with specialized projects in hopes of making a positive impact on the community. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members.

    Benefits/Opportunities: 

    • Leadership and personal development 
    • Professional development events    
    • Networking  
    • Community service projects  

    Requirements: Undergraduate and graduate students must have successfully completed at least 4 courses in their academic program at Kaplan University. Students must also have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher. 

    Assoc for Computing Machinery

    Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and ACM Women in Computing (ACM-W)

    Mission: The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and ACM Women in Computing (ACM-W) is the world’s largest national educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. The ACM provides the computing field's premier digital library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources. The Kaplan University chapter is overseen by an elected team of student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members.

    Benefits/Opportunities:

    • Professional journal 
    • Leadership and personal development
    • National tech conferences
    • Specialized webinars 
    • Learning Center

    Requirements: Open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

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    Autism Speaks U

    Mission/Info: The purpose of Autism Speaks U at Kaplan University is to further the mission of Autism Speaks by engaging the campus community and the local community through awareness, education, and fundraising and in so doing, positively affect the lives of those struggling with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

    Benefits/Opportunities:

    • Leadership and personal development
    • Community service participation 
    • Networking
    • Developmental, informational, and uplifting webinars
    • Registration in community area unique to members

    Requirements: Open to all academic disciplines

    CEO

    Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO)

    Mission: Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization maintains true CEO tradition by involving motivated individuals and working with inspiring advisors in an effort to evoke entrepreneurial creativity. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members. 

    Benefits/Opportunities:  

    • Leadership and personal development 
    • Chapter newsletter 
    • Access to CEO’s network of global/national collegiate entrepreneurs 
    • Student entrepreneur competitions 

    Requirements: Open to all undergraduate and graduate academic disciplines. Undergraduate and graduate students must have successfully completed at least one full term before applying. Students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher

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    Cybersecurity Club

    Mission/Info: Faculty and students at Kaplan University seek to cultivate further interest across all areas of cybersecurity. Topics and tools may vary depending on patterns, trends, and continued evolution in cybersecurity, but our collective focus is to engage, collaborate, and inspire the future leaders and engineers in cybersecurity.

    Benefits/Opportunities:

    • Leadership and personal development
    • Specialized webinars
    • Connection to subject matter experts and cybersecurity students
    • Group activities

    Requirements: Open to all undergraduate and graduate students

    Educators Club

    Educators Club

    Mission: The Educators Club looks to create, support, and maintain engaged learning in the arts and sciences. We seek to identify, create a plan of action, and implement services and activities that benefit all Kaplan University students and faculty, and provide a forum for delivering feedback to the University. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members.

    Benefits/Opportunities:

    • Leadership and personal development 
    • Professional webinars
    • Registration in community area unique to members 

    Requirements: Any Kaplan University student who is interested in working in the educational field or serving children in some capacity.

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    Environmental Club

    Mission: The Kaplan University Environmental Club Is composed of Kaplan University students and alumni who have interest in present and prospective environmental issues. The exclusively online Environmental Club promotes multidisciplinary discussion relating to these issues and encourages all interested students to join our club.

    Benefits/Opportunities:

    • Developmental, informational, and research centered
    • Networking
    • Career-specific speakers/seminars
    • Leadership and personal development

    Requirements: Open to all academic disciplines

    GITA Club

    Graduate Information Technology Association (GITA)

    Mission: The mission of Graduate Information Technology Association (GITA) is to recognize, promote, and foster outstanding leadership and high academic achievement among graduate students in the School of Business and ​Information Technology. Also, to provide service to​ interns and undergraduate students who have enrolled in the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program within the School of Business and Information Technology at Kaplan University.

    Benefits/Opportunities:

    •  Leadership and personal development​, including mentoring​
    • Community service participation
    • Networking/including Facebook/LinkedIn/Twitter
    • Participating actively in hands-on IT-focused projects
    • Developmental, informational, and uplifting webinars
    • Registration in community area unique to members

    Requirements: Must be a KapConsulting intern, undergraduate student enrolled to enter the MSIT, or a graduate student in good standing.

    Human Services Club

    Human Services Club

    Mission: Human Services Club looks to increase awareness of the field of human services and social issues impacting individuals and families; to determine ways to serve and help the communities that we all live in; and to gain exposure to the broader aspects of the field of human services through guest speakers and career information. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members.

    Benefits/Opportunities:

    • Service projects 
    • Leadership and personal development 
    • Networking 
    • Registration in community area unique to members 

    Requirement: Students must be enrolled in a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in human services.

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    Kaplan University Law Society

    Mission: Kaplan University Law Society seeks to promote the engagement of students in understanding and participating in key legal issues involving justice, public policy, and environmental law and policy. The Kaplan University Law Society is committed to providing a forum for students interested in law-related fields to learn more about these fields through networking, community involvement, political involvement, and potential mentoring opportunities. The society is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and faculty advisor(s) who are tasked with arranging events such as webinars featuring speakers from a variety of law-related fields and sessions on career opportunities. 

    Benefits/Opportunities: 

    • Leadership and personal development 
    • Paralegal newsletter 
    • Networking events 
    • Professional webinars
    • Registration in community area unique to members

    Requirements: Open to all academic disciplines.

    Public Safety Club

    Kaplan University Public Safety Club

    Mission: Public Safety Club unites students in developing and maintaining a high standard of education and enhancing their understanding of the various aspects of public safety. We aim to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence among all students and faculty at Kaplan University, particularly those in the field of public safety. In doing so, we will encourage networking and promote employment opportunities, provide educational opportunities, and stimulate discussions related to the interests of our members.

      Requirements: Open to all eligible fire science, emergency management, homeland security, and criminal justice students.

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      Kaplan University Student Military Association (KUSMA)

      Mission: Kaplan University Student Military Association (KUSMA) is open to active-duty servicemembers, prior military, military spouses, military dependents, and prior military faculty and staff. The Association seeks to build relationships with students that foster the completion of classes and graduation. Networking and career-building tools aid members in pursuing appropriate employment post graduation. KUSMA provides tools that assist in developing the esprit de-corps we enjoyed in the military here at Kaplan University. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members.

      Benefits/Opportunities:

      • Networking events 
      • Community specific webinars 
      • Registration in community area unique to members
      • Affiliation and access to national association benefits through Student Veterans of America 

      Requirements: Open to all academic disciplines

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      National Association of Women MBAs

      Mission: The National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering female business professionals, assisting women into leadership positions in business, and enhancing the diversity of the workforce worldwide. We serve four related client groups: female MBA students, female business professionals and MBA-level entrepreneurs, universities, and corporate partners.

      Benefits/Opportunities:

      • Educational and professional development 
      • Mentorship 
      • Networking 
      • Collaboration

      Requirements: Business graduate students

      NSNA Club

      National Student Nurses Association

      Mission/Info: To mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession.

      Benefits/Opportunities:   

      • Professional publications 
      • Leadership and personal development 
      • Scholarships 
      • Career development resources 
      • Annual conferences 

      Requirements: Must be enrolled in an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral nursing degree program.

      OWLS

      Opportunities With Life Studies (OWLS) Club

      Mission: The Opportunity With Life Studies (OWLS) club looks to provide an opportunity for students to encourage and support one another; actively develop services and activities for the benefit of the student body; provide a forum for delivering feedback to the University; celebrate the unique talents; and identify the specific needs of nontraditional students. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members. 

      Benefits/Opportunities:
       

      • Networking events 
      • Professional webinars
      • Organization newsletter 
      • Community service participation
      • Registration in community area unique to members 

      Requirements: Open to all academic disciplines; must have at least one full term left before graduation.

       

      Psychology Club

      Psychology Club

      Mission: The Psychology Club looks to encourages excellence and leadership through sharing of the experience, wonder, and knowledge of psychology. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members. 

      Benefits/Opportunities:

      • Networking events 
      • Professional webinars
      • Registration in community area unique to members 

      Requirements: Undergraduate and graduate psychology majors, including forensic psychology; must have at least one full term left before graduation

      Science Club

      Science Club

      Mission/Info: The Science Club is a student-led organization that aims to provide an outlet for students to achieve a deeper understanding of the different types of science and how it applies to daily life. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members. 

      Benefits/Opportunities:

      • Career-specific speakers/seminars 
      • Community outreach 
      • Virtual field trips 
      • Leadership and personal development 

      Requirements: Open to all academic disciplines

      Society for Human Resource Management

      Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

      Mission: The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) was established to serve the needs of the human resource management professional by providing the most comprehensive set of resources available. It is committed to advancing the human resource profession and the capabilities of all human resource professionals to ensure that HR is an effective partner in developing and executing organizational strategies. The Kaplan University chapter is overseen by an elected team of student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members. 

      Benefits/Opportunities:  

      • Publications 
      • Conference
      • Specialized webinars
      • Resource communities 

      Requirements: Undergraduate and graduate human resources management majors

      Student Accounting Association

      Student Accounting Association

      Mission/Info: The Student Accounting Association strives to provide undergraduate and graduate business students an opportunity to connect with valuable resources and acquire the knowledge to help prepare them to become successful accounting and financial professionals in the future. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members. 

      Benefits/Opportunities:

      • Leadership and personal development
      • Professional development events
      • Community-specific webinars 
      • Networking 
      • Organization newsletter 

      Requirements: Must be enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate business program, with an emphasis in accounting encouraged

      Student Nutrition Association

      Student Nutrition Association of Kaplan (SNAK)

      Mission: The Student Nutrition Association of Kaplan University looks to provide a framework for meaningful student involvement, helps to foster careers in health care and nutrition science-related fields, and provides a place for students to interact with each other and other nutrition science professionals. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members.

      Benefits/Opportunities: 

      • Networking events 
      • Engaging webinars
      • Organization specific activities 
      • Registration in community area unique to members 

      Requirements: Open to all academic disciplines. 

      Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society

      Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society

      Mission: The Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society recognizes superior academic work in honorable fields of endeavor. The Kaplan chapter of this honor society is recognition-based only, and joining provides you with recognition for your academic excellence. The national organization provides some additional membership benefits.

      Benefits/Opportunities:

      • Recognition of academic achievement 

      Requirements: By invitation only; open to all majors; 3.75 cumulative GPA. Students must have earned at least 37 credits (undergraduate) or 26 credits (graduate) at Kaplan University.

      Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society

      Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society

      Mission: Alpha Phi Sigma strives to promote analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship, and lifelong learning; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions; and to sustain the benefit and necessity of education and professional training in the public mind. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members. 

      Benefits/Opportunities:

      • Recognition of academic achievement 
      • Leadership and personal development 
      • Professional development events
      • Networking

      Requirements: By invitation only; bachelor's- and master-level criminal justice majors; must have completed a minimum of 4 criminal justice courses; bachelor's degree students must maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher; master students must maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA or higher.

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      Delta Mu Delta Honor Society

      Mission: Delta Mu Delta is a business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students to create a DMD community that fosters the well-being of its individual members and the business community through life-time membership. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members.

       Benefits/Opportunities:

      • Recognition of academic achievement
      • Networking
      • Scholarships
      • Acknowledgment for Federal Employment

      Requirements: By invitation only; bachelor's- and master-level business majors; bachelor's degree students must have successfully completed 75 percent of their program; master students must have successfully completed 50 percent of their program; students with transfer credit must have completed 24 credit hours at Kaplan University. Bachelor's degree students must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA; master students must have at least a 3.6 cumulative GPA.

      Golden Key

      Golden Key International Honour Society

      Mission: Golden Key International Honour Society strives to share our students’ vision for a life of promise—a chance to shape the world and make a commitment to excellence. The Society offers a sense of fellowship within the three pillars of society: academics, leadership, and service. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members. 

      Benefits/Opportunities:

      • Recognition of academic achievement 
      • Scholarships 
      • Access to job and internship postings 
      • Leadership and personal development 
      • Study abroad programs
      • Networking 

      Requirements: By invitation only; open to all majors; students must rank in the top 15 percent of their class. Undergraduate students must complete 45 credits or more. Graduate students must complete 26 credits or more at Kaplan University (no transfer credits).

      Iota Sigma

      Iota Sigma Tau Honor Society

      Mission: Iota Sigma Tau Honor Society looks to expose members to all areas of technology, provide networking opportunities, and seek advice from IT professionals. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members.

      Benefits/Opportunities:

      • Recognition of academic achievement 
      • Leadership and personal development 
      • IT professional webinars 
      • Networking 

      Requirements: By invitation only. Must be an undergraduate or graduate information technology student or enrolled in a program with a specialization in information technology; with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. Undergraduates must have earned 45 credits or more. Graduate students must have earned 25 credits or more.

      National Society of Collegiate Scholars

      National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)

      Mission: The National Society of Collegiate Scholars seeks to honor and inspire academic excellence and engaged citizenship. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members. 

      Benefits/Opportunities:

      • Recognition of academic achievement 
      • National Society of Collegiate Scholars scholarship opportunities 
      • Leadership and personal development 
      • Community service participation 
      • Networking 

      Requirements: By invitation only. Open to all undergraduate academic disciplines; students must have at least a 3.4 cumulative GPA or higher; successfully completed at least 12 credit hours but no more than 72.

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      Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

      Mission: The purpose of the Beta Phi Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to promote scholarship, the development of leadership and services, and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students.
        

       Benefits/Opportunities:

      • Recognition of academic achievement
      • Scholarship opportunities for members only
      • Special benefits and offers from Phi Theta Kappa corporate partners
      • Recognition during online induction ceremony
      • Leadership and personal development
      • Networking

      Requirements: By invitation only. Open to associate's degree students only (all academic disciplines); students must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher; successfully completed at least 12 credit hours.

      Psi Chi International Honor Society

      Psi Chi International Honor Society

      Mission: Psi Chi International Honor Society strives to produce a well-educated, ethical, and socially responsible member committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology and to society in general. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty adviser(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members.

      Benefits/Opportunities: 

      • Recognition of academic achievement 
      • Leadership and personal development 
      • Psi Chi awards and research grants 
      • Induction ceremony 
      • Community service programs 
      • Professional publications  

      Requirements: By invitation only. Must be enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate degree in psychology; students must have successfully completed at least 14 credit hours; students must be in top 35 percent; both undergraduate and graduate students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.

      SALUTE Honor Society

      SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society

       

      Mission: The mission of SALUTE is to recognize the academic success
      of student veterans.

       

      Benefits/Opportunities:

      • Recognition of academic achievement
      • Leadership and personal development
      • Scholarships

      Requirements: By invitation only; open to all majors; 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students must have earned at least 12 credits at Kaplan University. Must be veteran or military student.

      Sigma Theta Tau

      Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing

      Mission: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing strives to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses who are committed to making a difference in health worldwide. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members. 

      Benefits/Opportunities: 

      • Recognition of academic achievement 
      • Leadership and personal development 
      • Professional webinars
      • Induction ceremony 

      Requirements: Must be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing; undergraduate students must have successfully completed half of their curriculum; graduate students must have successfully completed a quarter of their curriculum; students must be in top 35 percent of their academic year; undergraduate students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher; graduate students must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Membership is by email invitation only and occurs in the summer and fall.

      Contact Info: studentlife@kaplan.edu

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      Tau Upsilon Alpha Honor Society

      Mission: Tau Upsilon Alpha Honor Society recognizes academic excellence; fosters lifelong learning, leadership and development; and promotes excellence in service to humanity. The organization is overseen by an elected team of Kaplan University student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and communications that encourage engagement throughout the Kaplan University community and their student members.   

      Benefits/Opportunities:

      • Recognition of academic achievement 
      • Induction ceremony
      • Leadership and professional development in the areas of human services
      • Community service programs

      Requirements: By invitation only. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in human services, have a minimum of a 3.25 cumulative GPA and be in the top 35 percent of their class. Students at the associate's-level need to have completed at least 12 credit hours; students at the bachelor's-level need to have completed three full-time semesters or five full-time quarters.  

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