Organizations

Online Student Organizations

Ashford's online student organizations currently include:

Anthropology Club
Early Childhood Education Club
History Association
Instructional Design at Ashford (IDA)
Online College of Education Undergraduate Club
Online Master of Arts in Education (MAED)
Online Psychology Club
Online Sociology Club
Sigma Epsilon Kappa
Society of Professional Journalists
The JMC Connection

Online Student Organization Resources

Check back often to see what new organizations have been added, or propose your own idea for one.

Anthropology Club

The Anthropology Club has been designed to bring students with an interest in Anthropology together.

The faculty advisor is Dr. Kathryn Sorensen, an Assistant Professor in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford.

Learn more about the Ashford Anthropology Club.

Early Childhood Education Club

The Early Childhood Education student club is a social site where early childhood education students can gather for additional opportunities for communication, personal development, and overall ECE community growth.

The faculty advisor is Stephanie Heald, a full-time faculty member at Ashford University's College of Education.

Learn more about the Early Childhood Education Club.

History Association

The History Association's purpose is to support the study of History at Ashford University.

The faculty advisor is Max Fassnacht, an Instructor in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University.

Learn more about the Ashford History Association.

Instructional Design at Ashford (IDA)

This student club, Instructional Design at Ashford (IDA), is reserved for current students enrolled in the B.A. Instructional Design (BAID) program within the College of Education at Ashford University.

The faculty advisor is Dr. Barbara Hall, an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Ashford University.

Learn more about Instructional Design at Ashford (IDA).

Online College of Education Undergraduate Club

The Ashford University Online College of Education Undergraduate Club is an academic community for Ashford's College of Education Undergraduate students, alumni, and faculty.

The faculty advisor is Dr. Iris Lafferty, a full-time faculty member and Chair of the Cognitive Studies and Instructional Design programs at Ashford.

Learn more about the Online College of Education Undergraduate Club.

Online Master of Arts in Education (MAED)

The MAED Student Club has been designed to bring the MAED students together.

The faculty advisor is Dr. Jackie Kyger, an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Ashford University.

Learn more about the Online Master of Arts in Education club.

Online Psychology Club

This student group is a collaborative effort between Ashford's psychology faculty members in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science and learners who have a strong interest in psychology.

The mission is to:
  • build community
  • offer a supportive environment
  • promote the understanding of psychology as a science
  • provide students with information relevant to graduate school, career opportunities, research, and leadership opportunities at Ashford

The faculty advisors are Dr. Eric Klein, Chair of Ashford's Psychology program, and Dr. Stephen Brewer, Assistant Professor in the Psychology program.

Learn more about the Online Psychology Club.

Online Sociology Club
This student group is a collaborative effort between Ashford's sociology faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and students who are interested in sociology.

The objectives are to:

  • provide a supportive environment for learners
  • provide examples of practical applications of sociology
  • share volunteer and service opportunities
  • increase interactions between students and faculty
  • share information about career paths, research, scholarships, graduate school, and publishing
  • highlight student and faculty accomplishments

The faculty advisors are Dr. Elaine Alden, Program Chair of Ashford's Sociology program and Efua Akoma, a full-time faculty member in the Sociology program.

Learn more about the Online Sociology Club.

Sigma Epsilon Kappa


This student group is a social society that embraces the unified goal of giving hope to women seeking non-traditional education.

The objectives are to:
  • promote philanthropy, education, and personal growth in female learners and the women in their lives
  • exemplify integrity, leadership, perseverance, academic excellence, and equality
  • impart of the benefits of Panhellenic traditions amongst online students
The staff advisors are Katherine Collins, Student Affairs Department, and Ramona Acuna, Career Services Specialist.
Learn more about Sigma Epsilon Kappa.

Society of Professional Journalists at Ashford University

This group is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty. Ashford is proud to have established the first ever online chapter for students.

To ensure that the concept of self-government outlined by the U.S. Constitution remains a reality into future centuries, the American people must be well informed to make decisions regarding their lives, and their local and national communities.

It is the role of journalists to provide this information in an accurate, comprehensive, timely and understandable manner.

It is the mission of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ):

  • To promote this flow of information.
  • To maintain constant vigilance in protection of the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and of the press.
  • To stimulate high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism.
  • To foster excellence among journalists.
  • To inspire successive generations of talented individuals to become dedicated journalists.
  • To encourage diversity in journalism.
  • To be the pre-eminent, broad-based membership organization for journalists.
  • To encourage a climate in which journalism can be practiced freely.
The faculty advisor is Dr. Lisa Rollins, Assistant Professor.

 

Learn more about the Society of Professional Journalists at Ashford University.

The JMC Connection

The JMC Connection provides you with information that will help you to begin to position yourself for embarking on your career in the field of journalism and media. The information on the site will supplement your own individual search for opportunities in the field. The JMC Connection includes information related to internships, conferences, competitions, professional organizations, networking and job opportunities. You will also be able to connect with fellow AU students and provide and receive tips from one another.

The faculty advisor is Dr. Teresa Taylor-Moore, an Assistant Professor in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University.

Learn more about The JMC Connection at Ashford University.

Online Student Organization Resources


Contact


For more information about getting involved in an online student organization or creating a recognized student organization, contact studentorgs@ashford.edu.