Academic and Honors Societies

The Academic and Honor Society Clubs and Organizations seek to recognize student achievement, better understand the academic fields of interest, and engage with students and allow them the space to grow individually and professionally. These clubs and organizations are great for students that want to excel in their field of study outside of the classroom, network, and gain new connections to the world of knowledge.

Description:
Welcome to PLU ACDA! We are a passionate community of choral music enthusiasts dedicated to nurturing the growth and development of future choral music educators. Our chapter provides a range of valuable opportunities, including regular seminars and workshops designed to enhance your knowledge and skills in choral music education. We strongly believe in the power of networking and learning from the best in the field. As a result, we offer exciting chances to attend both national and state ACDA conferences, providing you with valuable insights and keeping you updated on the latest trends in choral music education. While our primary focus is on choral music education majors, we extend a warm welcome to anyone with a passion for the choral arts, regardless of your level of experience. Our goal is to create a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can unite in their shared love for music! Follow our Instagram at @pluacda for more updates!

Type of Club or Organization:
Academic Clubs & Honor Societies

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: Monthly
Where: Mary Baker Russell Building Room 334 or 306 (Follow our Instagram for detailed info)

Club Email:
acda@plu.edu

Description:
PLU Chem Club (ACS Student Affiliate) is a student organization committed to providing fun and informative experiences that highlight the role chemistry plays in our everyday lives. Our club holds events encompassing career planning, volunteering, and social events. All PLU students are invited to join.

Type of Club or Organization:
Academic Clubs & Honor Societies

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: TBA
Where: TBA

Club Email:
chemclub@plu.edu

Description:
While primarily a hub for Music Education majors, CWMEA is an organization open to all students regardless of major. We focus on providing peer support in the music department, organizing advocacy events, encouraging members to practice the skills they learn in their classes, and financially supporting those that wish to attend the state conference for music educators. CWMEA is a subset of and liaison to the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), which in turn provides professional development and connection opportunities for all members. These opportunities take the form of social events, workshops, panels, and much more.

Type of Club or Organization:
Academic Clubs & Honor Societies

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: First Sunday of each month from 1pm- 2pm
Where: Mary Baker Russell Music Center Room 116

Club Email:
cwmea@plu.edu

Type of Club or Organization:
Academic Clubs & Honor Societies

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: Every 3rd Wednesday from 11am-12pm
Where: Xavier 201

Club President’s Email:
isabella.bernas@plu.edu

Club’s Website:
https://sites.google.com/plu.edu/pludeltaiotachi/home?pli=1

Description:
PLU Math Club is a space to explore and play with a wide variety of mathematical ideas. This is a club for anyone who has been curious and interested in any aspect of mathematics, and we seek to highlight the intersection of mathematics with other STEM fields. We plan to discuss mathematics as a necessity for human flourishing, and to illustrate that nobody is “not a math person”. This is low stakes, and we would love to see you at our meetings and events!

Type of Club or Organization:
Academic and Honor Societies

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: Every other Monday from 7:30pm- 8:30pm
Where: Morken 233

Club Email:
mathclub@plu.edu

Description:
Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society has over 400,000 members, with about 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters. We are a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.

Type of Club or Organization:
Academic & Honors Societies

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: Monthly, day and time TBA
Where: TBA

Club Email:
pat@plu.edu

Description:
PLU DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs, no matter the major! We look to apply our learning, connect to business, and promote competition and community involvement. We develop PLU students’ through our competitive team and professional development events that improve your interpersonal/soft skills in the workforce. The team welcomes all students to compete in the five offered business event categories: marketing, finance (including accounting), hospitality, management, and entrepreneurship. With the opportunity to travel, compete, earn scholarships, network, and make new friends, the memories you make with PLU DECA will last you a lifetime!

Type of Club or Organization:
Academic & Honors Societies

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: Monthly, contact Danielle, one of the Club Co-Presidents, to be added to the Google group chat!
Where: Morken 105

Club Email:
deca@plu.edu

Club Co-President’s Email:
danielle.poulin@plu.edu

Description:
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, which exists to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage leadership, research, and creativity in the field of psychology. Membership in Psi Chi is open to students who are majoring or minoring in psychology and have earned an overall GPA that is in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship. Once inducted, one is a Psi Chi member for life, and will have access to all benefits offered by the society. We hold bi-weekly meetings and serve our communities through chapter service projects, and receive invitations to events such as social gatherings, workshops, and study sessions.

Type of Club or Organization:
Academic Clubs & Honor Societies

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: TBA
Where: Ramstad Hall 112

Club President’s Email:
brianna.christiansen@plu.edu

Description:
The Computer Science Club is a vibrant community of students dedicated to exploring the exciting world of technology while fostering inclusivity and fun. Our club provides a supportive environment where members can enhance their computer science knowledge through engaging activities, collaborative projects, and informative guest lectures. We actively promote diversity and welcome individuals of all backgrounds who may not initially consider computer science as their domain. Through interactive activities, social events, and outreach programs, we strive to break down barriers and showcase the enjoyable side of computer science. Join us as we learn, grow, and have a great time together!

Type of Club or Organization:
Academic Clubs & Honor Societies

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: Wednesday 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: Morken 212

Club President’s Email:
duffy.anderson@plu.edu