Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society

Alpha Phi Sigma is the only Criminal Justice Honor Society that is a certified member of The Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. The society seeks to honor and promote academic excellence, service, leadership and unity.


Criminology Graduate Student Association

CGSA seeks to serve as the voice of the criminology graduate students, facilitate professional development, and foster relationships among students. We hold several events throughout the year, including a brown bag lecture series. At these meetings, we host different faculty members sharing their expertise on a wide range of topics, from grant writing to publishing to non-academic jobs. We also serve our community throughout the year. We are open to any criminology graduate student at UTD.

Advisor: Lynne Vieraitis

Email: [email protected]


Geospatial Information Sciences Student Organization

The GISSO Student Organization is dedicated to the promotion of scientific knowledge in the various disciplines of geography and remote sensing including but not limited to: mapping, spatial information management, and the related sciences. This organization fosters understanding and cooperation and to expedite the exchange of knowledge and ideas among the members and with those of other national and international organizations with similar or related interests. Anyone with interests in GIS/Remote Sensing and related fields is welcome to join us.

Advisor: Anthony Cummings

Email: [email protected]


International City/County Management Association 

ICMA Student Chapters introduce and integrate students into the local government management profession and familiarize them with members, resources, and the ICMA Code of Ethics. As a part of ICMA’s Next Generation Initiatives, chapters exist to establish connections between ICMA, schools, students, state associations, and managers.

Advisor: John McCaskill

Email: mailto:[email protected]


John Marshall Pre Law Society

The purpose of the society shall be to promote the understanding of the legal profession, the law, and government operation; to assist its members in the processes of entering the legal profession; and to recognize and encourage scholarship and leadership among UTD pre-law students. 

Advisor Name: Barbara Kirby

Advisor Email: [email protected]


Moot Court

An exercise in appellate advocacy, UTD’s Moot Court is modeled after the appellate procedure employed in state and federal courts.  Students are given a hypothetical case and about 20-25 actual precedents with which to construct both petitioner and respondent oral arguments on a Constitutional Law topic to present to the Supreme Court of the United States. Students take a class to develop, practice and refine oral arguments for tournament competition. To participate on the team, students must be enrolled in the Moot Court class, which is designed to run for an entire academic year and has a limit of twelve. Instructor permission is required to enroll, with the strong preference that the student has taken Constitutional Law or an equivalent class beforehand.

Advisor: Barbara Kirby

Email: [email protected]


Omicron Delta Epsilon

The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities.

Advisor: Luba Ketsler

Email: [email protected]


Peer Health Exchange

Peer Health Exchange is a national nonprofit organization that empowers young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions by training local college volunteers to teach our skills-based health curriculum focused on sexual health, mental health, and substance abuse to high school students that is queer- and trans-inclusive, trauma-informed, and harm reduction focused.

Advisor: Luba Ketsler

Email: [email protected]


Pi Alpha Alpha

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.

Advisor: John McCaskill

Email: [email protected]


Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha is the only honor society for college students of political science and government in the United States. The organization seeks to stimulate scholarship and intelligent interest in political science. Pi Sigma Alpha members can benefit from events and programs organized at a national level that promote the profession of political science. Pi Sigma Alpha is designated as a “Specialized, Upper-Division” society by the Association of College Honor Societies and PSA seeks to enhance students’ understanding of the field and various opportunities.

Advisor: Thomas Brunell

Email: [email protected]


Public Policy and Political Economy Club

The goal of the PPPE club is to create an interactive platform for students in Public Policy and Political Economy (PPPE). The club aims to build positive relationships between students and faculty at UT Dallas, and the DFW policymakers.

Advisor: Clint Peinhardt

Email: [email protected]


Sociology Club

The Sociology Club at UT Dallas is a way for sociology students to be heard. The organization offers students the opportunity to discuss and question the state of society’s institutions; inequality among races, classes, and genders; structural barriers and systems in healthcare, education, and religion; and social policy and how it affects society.

Advisor: Bobby Alexander

Email: [email protected]


Student Government

The mission of the Student Government is to ensure that UT Dallas is fully committed to serving the collective interests of the student body. In this capacity, we serve as the official student voice to UT Dallas administration, the UT System Board of Regents and other governmental entities. Student Government seeks to enhance spirit, protect University traditions, and support all students and student organizations in their academic and community-directed endeavors.

Advisor: Briana Lemos

Email: [email protected]