Student Organizations

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.

If you are interested in joining, complete a membership form that will be submitted to the Office of Student Life. 

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.

If you are interested in joining, complete a membership form that will be submitted to the Office of Student Life.

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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

If you are interested in joining, complete a membership form that will be submitted to the Office of Student Life.

Buisness and Management Student Association

Business and Management Student Association

Mission/Info: The Business & Management 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 in Business and competent leading 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.

If you are interested in joining, complete a membership form that will be submitted to the Office of Student Life.

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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

If you are interested in joining, complete a membership form that will be submitted to the Office of Student Life.

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Educators Association

Mission: The Educators Association looks to encourage, create, support, and maintain engaged learning in the arts and sciences. 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.

If you are interested in joining, complete a membership form that will be submitted to the Office of Student Life.

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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.

If you are interested in joining, complete a membership form that will be submitted to the Office of Student Life.

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.

If you are interested in joining, complete a membership form that will be submitted to the Office of Student Life.

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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.

If you are interested in joining, complete a membership form that will be submitted to the Office of Student Life.

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

    If you are interested in joining, complete a membership form that will be submitted to the Office of Student Life.

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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.

    If you are interested in joining, complete a membership form that will be submitted to the Office of Student Life.

     

    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

    If you are interested in joining, complete a membership form that will be submitted to the Office of Student Life.

    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

    If you are interested in joining, complete a membership form that will be submitted to the Office of Student Life.

    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

    If you are interested in joining, complete a membership form that will be submitted to the Office of Student Life.

    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. 

    If you are interested in joining, complete a membership form that will be submitted to the Office of Student Life.

    Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society

    Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society

    Mission: Alpha Beta Kappa is the premier national honor society for America’s postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges, and universities. Alpha Beta Kappa places chapters in institutions (non-profit and profit, on campus or online) which have demonstrated high standards over a period of many years in the education and training of women and men in the numerous fields, trades, and occupations essential to modern society. The purpose of the Society is to encourage and recognize superior student academic achievement, character, and leadership.

    Membership Privileges and Honors:

    • National Student Recognition
    • Reference Alpha Beta Kappa on all Future Resumes
    • Lifetime Membership (no annual dues)
    • Letters of Reference (upon request)
    • Responds to all inquiries from employers, colleges, graduate schools, and scholarship committees.
    • KU ABKHS Members receives a Personalized Membership Certificate, ABK Gold Key, and ABK Honor Cord 

    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

    The Society for Collegiate Leadership and Achievement

    The Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement

    Mission: The Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement (SCLA) is a multi-disciplinary honor society with 24,000+ members at 220+ colleges nationwide. We aim to maximize student potential through our powerful skill development platform, a vibrant mentor and peer community, and internship and job opportunities.

    SCLA offers a customized experience with practical exercises, exclusive webinars and events, and mentoring to help students develop skills and apply them in real-life situations. Our members become leaders who stand out from the crowd.

    Benefits/Opportunities:

    • Mentorship by industry leaders 
    • Powerful SCLA community 
    • Build your personal brand 
    • Access to the SCLA online platform where you can develop key skills 
    • Exclusive freelance jobs and internships

    Requirements: By invitation only; open to all majors; 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students must have earned at least 12 credits (undergraduate) or 26 credits (graduate) at Kaplan University.

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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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