In University of Maryland University College's liberal arts and communication programs, students build a solid learning foundation with highly transferable skills upon which they can layer their passions and interests.

Expand Your Network with Student Clubs

Meet students with similar interests, gain leadership skills, and keep up-to-date with industry trends and network by joining one of UMUC's clubs and organizations.

Communication Student Association

Available To: Any graduate or undergraduate student, alumni, staff, or faculty member of the university community who has an interest in communication and related fields.

About the Organization: The Communication Student Association hosts several events and activities that provide students with relevant information that can guide them toward working in communication-related professions.

Membership Information: Join the Communication Student Association's virtual community. Membership is free.

English and Humanities Club

Available To: Any student, alumni, staff, and faculty interested in the English and humanities fields including philosophy, art, and music.

About the Organization: The English and Humanities Club aims to bring together students and others within the university community who have an interest in English and/or the humanities for the purpose of collaboration, support, and professional growth. Previous activities include a writer's workshop, a symposium on careers and graduate school, and meet-ups for artists.

Membership Information: Join the English and Humanities Club's virtual community. Membership is free.

History Student Society

Available To: Any student, alumni, faculty, or staff member who has an interest in the history field.

About the Organization: The History Student Society brings together students, alumni, faculty, and staff who have a shared interest in history and provides them with a space to exchange ideas, plan and host activities, and help fellow members advance into the field.

Membership Information: Join the History Student Society's virtual community. Membership is free.

Phi Alpha Theta

Type: Honor society
Available To: Undergraduate
About the Club:

Phi Alpha Theta is a nationally recognized honor society that brings together students and faculty who are interested in the field of history.

General Eligibility Requirements:

This honor society is open to all students in any major. Membership is by invitation only.

Undergraduate Eligibility Requirements:

You must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in at least 12 credits of UMUC history courses and have an overall UMUC GPA of 3.4.

Email: pat@umuc.edu

Pi Gamma Mu

Type: Honor society
Available To: Undergraduate
About the Club:

Pi Gamma Mu is the international honor society that recognizes outstanding scholarship in the social sciences at UMUC. Students interested in anthropology, criminal justice, economics, gerontology, history, political science, social psychology, sociology, and women's studies may qualify for membership. The society recently named UMUC's Maryland Theta chapter to its Roll of Distinction, the highest honor that the society grants.

General Eligibility Requirements:

Membership is by invitation only.

Undergraduate Eligibility Requirements:

You must be in your last 60 credits of undergraduate work with at least 20 credits in social science. Your GPA in UMUC courses must be in the top 35 percent of your class.

Sigma Tau Delta

Type: Honor society
Available To: Undergraduate
About the Club:

Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, has more than 880 active chapters located in the United States and abroad. Nationally recognized, its purpose is to provide opportunities to associate with students, alumni, and faculty members who have a common interest in writing and in English language and literature.

General Eligibility Requirements:

Membership in Sigma Tau Delta is open to qualified UMUC students with a major in English.

Undergraduate Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible, you must have earned at least 45 credits toward a bachelor's degree, with an overall grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. At least 30 credits must have been earned at UMUC and must include 12 credits of English beyond ENGL 101 and 6 upper-level credits. Students must also have earned a GPA of 3.6 in English coursework at UMUC.

UMUC Power Speakers

Available To: Undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and alumni

About the Organization: UMUC Power Speakers serves as the university's chapter of Toastmasters International, a world leader in communication and leadership development. The club provides an encouraging environment for those who want to improve their public speaking skills and gain the confidence to become more effective communicators. Meetings take place the first Tuesday of the month at 6:15 p.m. in the auditorium at the Academic Center at Largo. Everyone is encouraged to visit at least once to experience the positive, supportive learning experience UMUC Power Speakers provides.

Membership Information: E-mail engagement@umuc.edu to learn more.