Student Organizations

City Planning Association SDSU

City Planning Association logoCity Planning Association SDSU is a student-led organization focused on organizing events that promote sustainable campus and region-wide policies, increase interest in city planning, and enrich the academic experience of students enrolled in the Master of City Planning program. A previous successful effort includes a Student Success Fee Academic Related Program grant that allowed all Master of City Planning students to attend an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2023 American Planning Association National Planning Conference in Philadelphia.

For further information regarding our next scheduled meetings and upcoming events, you can contact the admin at [email protected]. Our socials include our Facebook page and our Instagram page. Membership is open to all students.

Criminal Justice Student Association

City Planning AssociationCriminal Justice Student Association

The Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) is an academic and professional club for students interested in criminal justice to network and learn about various careers in the criminal justice system. CJSA welcomes guest speakers every week. Past speakers have worked in law enforcement, law firms, the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, and many other agencies in San Diego County! CJSA offers students amazing volunteering opportunities with the Boys and Girls Club and other local non-profit organizations, as well as monthly prison tours!

CJSA meets weekly during the semester.  Please contact CJSA President at [email protected] for the time and location information. 

 

 

Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma

The mission of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, is to promote analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship, and lifelong learning; keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions, and sustain in the public mind the benefits and necessity of education and professional training. In addition, the organization's goals are to honor and promote academic excellence, leadership, service, and unity.

To become a member of Eta Psi, the SDSU chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, applicants must have at least a 3.2 GPA (graduate students must have at least a 3.4 GPA) and have completed at least four upper-division criminal justice classes. To remain an active member in good standing, members must maintain a 3.2 GPA or higher, attend a minimum of three organization meetings per semester and complete a minimum of four community service hours per semester. 

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Vann at [email protected].

 

Pi Alpha Alpha (Public Administration)

Pi Alpha Alpha (Public Administration)

Pi Alpha Alpha is the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. There are more than 160 chapters located around the world at NASPAA member schools. 

The purpose of Pi Alpha Alpha is to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration. Its objectives, such as fostering integrity, professionalism, and effective performance, promote the advancement of quality in the education and practice of the art and science of public affairs and administration. PAA membership identifies those with the highest performance levels in educational programs, preparing them for public service careers. 

Please review the requirements to be in Pi Alpha Alpha.

For more information, please contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Vann at [email protected].