K-ASPA (KANSAS AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)
The Department of Political Science has an active K-ASPA student organization. Participation is an excellent way of meeting other graduate students and keeping up-to-date with departmental news and events. K-ASPA is expected to foster professionalism among students.The American Society for Public Administration is the largest and most prominent professional association for public administration. It is dedicated to advising the art, science, teaching and practice of public and non-profit administration. ASPA's four core values are Accountability and Performance, Professionalism, Ethics and Social Equity.
OPSPASS stands for Organization of Political Science Public Administration and Security Studies. OPSPASS is a student ground where anyone at any degree level, from any program (Political Science, Public Administration, Security Studies) can be a member. The purpose of OPSPASS is to:
1. Gather together individuals from Kansas State University and
the local Manhattan area interested in Political Science, Public
Administration, Security Studies and other disciplines related
to these topics.
2. To promote the professional, educational and civil interests of
students associated with the Political Science Department at
Kansas State University. Additional information can be found on
the MA Political Science bulletin board located on the second
floor in Waters Hall. If you have a particular question, we would
be happy to help! Please contact the OPSPASS members through
the Political Science Department office staff.
We hope to see you at our next meeting!
PI ALPHA ALPHA
Pi Alpha Alpha is the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. 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.
PI SIGMA ALPHA
Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Political Science Honor Society based in Washington, D.C. The purpose of Pi Sigma Alpha is to recognize and promote high academic achievement in the field of Political Science. Each year, KSU's chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha will induct eligible students (3.7 or higher GPA in the core courses) into the national organization. Interested students should contact the director of graduate studies.