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Department of Political Science

Political Science Student Organizations


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. For more information, please contact Dr. John Fliter.

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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. 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 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.  For more information, please contact Dr. Brianne Heidbreder.pi alpha alpha





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. For more information, please contact Dr. Brianne Heidbreder.