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Northwest Missouri State University


Student Organizations

Campus Organizations and Societies | Professional Organizations

Campus Organizations and Societies

Criminal Justice Club

Members examine the criminal justice system from both a psychological and legal standpoint. Discussions and programs focus on ways to prevent crime.

GALTAN: Gay and Lesbian Tolerance at Northwest

Focus is on support of gays, lesbians, and their friends at Northwest as well as educating citizens of the region about gay/lesbian/bisexual issues.

Kappa Omicron Nu

Kappa Omicron Nu provides not only recognition and honor but also lifelong opportunities for networking, personal growth, and professional growth through education and service. Membership identifies you throughout your life as one who has a distinguished academic record and potential as a professional. Employers recognize the Kappa Omicron Nu key as a mark of excellence and will look to you for leadership.

K.I.D.S.: Koncerned Individuals Dedicated to Students

KIDS is similar to a "big brother" or "big sister" organization. Members pair up with an elementary school student and communicate with that student at least twice per month.

Military S.O.S

Our goal is to support the troops through two ways:

  1. creating and sending care packages to troops currently deployed and
  2. spreading awareness and providing a support group for community members in regards to deployed soldiers and/or friends/family still in the service, and veterans.

Psych/Soc Society

The Psych/Soc Society is an organization open to all Psychology and Sociology majors and minors. This mission of the organization is to make students aware of issues in psychology and sociology. Activities include speakers, field trips, fund-raising, and social and service events. Annual dues are $7.

Social Sciences Research Group (SSRG)

SSRG is an organization of students who wish to further develop their research skills. Each year students design research projects, collect data, analyze their results, and present their findings at conferences. Dues vary annually.

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology. It was founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students who major in psychology and meet the minimal requirements. Annual dues are currently $25.

Professional Organizations

The Association for Psychological Science

The APS is a professional organization of academic psychologists.

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The American Psychological Association

The "oldest" organization of professional psychologists. The APA has 49 divisions that range from general psychology to clinical psychology to sports psychology to gay/lesbian issues. You can access the APA MONITOR, the official newspaper of the association, access links to a variety of psychology resources, locate important research in the APA Journals, and get information about jobs/internships/fellowships. They even have a special page devoted to issues important to Undergraduate Students!

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The Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR)

The members of this organization are interested in what the body can tell us about behavior, information processing, and psychopathology. These researchers relate brain activity (measured via EEG, PET, MRI, CAT), eye movements, blinks, head movements, heart rate, blood pressure, muscle movement/tension, etc. to psychological events.

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The American Sociological Association

A professional association that promotes research, publication and teaching in Sociology in the United States.

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The Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA)

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The Southwestern Sociological Association

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