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Student Affairs: Student Organizations

Ashford University provides students with opportunities to establish community outside of the classroom and for networking with others who share a common interest in the form of student organizations.

Student Organization Resources

Contact

For more information about getting involved in an online student organization or creating a recognized student organization, contact [email protected].

Ashford’s student organizations currently include:

Ashford Military Spouse Support and Leadership Club
Center for Women’s Leadership at Forbes School of Business & Technology
Early Childhood Education Club
Forbes School of Business & Technology Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Forbes School of Business & Technology Association of Leadership Professionals (ALP)
Forbes School of Business & Technology Business Management Club
Forbes School of Business & Technology Marketing Club
Forbes School of Business & Technology Project Management Club
Forbes School of Business & Technology Society For Human Resource Management Chapter
History Association
Instructional Design at Ashford (IDA)
Online Master of Arts in Education (MAED)
Psych Club
Science Book Club at Ashford
Sigma Epsilon Kappa
Society for the Advancement of Management
Society of Professional Journalists
Women In Technology International (WITI) Club

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

Ashford Military Spouse Support and Leadership Club

The Military Spouse Support and Leadership Club provides military spouses the support they need to fulfill their goals through growth and development.

The advisor is Ashley Kirwan, Military Access and Wellness Program Manager.

Learn more about the Ashford Military Spouse Support and Leadership Club.

Center for Women’s Leadership at Forbes School of Business & Technology

The Forbes School of Business & Technology Women Leaders is an online network community of leaders and aspiring leaders, who connect with each other to share ideas, knowledge, experience, and resources. We encourage and inspire professional development and life skills for women and men around the world, with the goals of empowerment, support, leadership, and ethical values.

The faculty advisor is Dr. Gail Hoskyns-Long, Program Chair of the Bachelor of Arts of Supply Management at the Forbes School of Business & Technology.

Learn more about the Center for Women’s Leadership at Forbes School of Business & Technology.

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.

Forbes School of Business & Technology Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

The Forbes School of Business & Technology Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student chapter is open to students, alumni, and faculty. This ACM student chapter aims to help keep members informed about the advancements on technology related topics.

The goal is to motivate technology gurus, scholars, professionals, and educators to share information and experiments; and join forces on resolving technology related problems.

Member collaboration coexists in a variety of forms including ‘discussions’ and Question & Answer sessions.

Benefits include:

  • professional networking
  • knowledge accumulation that contributes to life‐long learning
  • opportunities for career advancements

The faculty advisor is Michael Hayden, Instructor in the Forbes School of Business and Technology.

Learn more about the Association for Computing Machinery student chapter.

Forbes School of Business & Technology Association of Leadership Professionals (ALP)

The Forbes School of Business & Technology Association of Leadership Professionals provides a forum for networking, dialogue and fellowship and facilitates leadership opportunities, professional development, and resource sharing for Ashford University students, alumni and faculty who are affiliated with leadership degree programs.

The faculty advisors are Dr. Jennie Walker, Lead Faculty for B.A. and M.A. Leadership programs, Dr. Peggy Sundstrom, Lead Faculty for Ph.D. Organizational Leadership & Development program, and Dr. Gloria Zúñiga y Postigo, Faculty for Ph.D. Organizational Leadership & Development program--all at Forbes School of Business & Technology.

Learn more about the The Forbes School of Business & TechnologyAssociation of Leadership Professionals.

Forbes School of Business & Technology Business Management Club

The Forbes School of Business & Technology Management Club is a management and business administration club that is open to all business administration students, alumni, and faculty. The club’s mission is to foster continuous learning in business, management, and other related fields. The club’s goal is to further learning and success by sharing ideas, advice, and information. We are committed to furthering the success of adults who enjoy lifelong learning. The Forbes School of Business & Technology Management Club endeavors to provide students and alumni with:

  • Insightful articles
  • Career resources
  • Monthly presentations from faculty and guest speakers
  • Student leadership opportunities
  • Additional online resources

The faculty advisors are Bill Davis, Core Faculty, Dr. Ron Beach, Program Chair, and Dr. Mike Reilly, Professor, who are all instructors in the Bachelor of Arts Business Administration Program in the Forbes School of Business & Technology at Ashford University.

Learn more about the Forbes School of Business & Technology Management Club.

Forbes School of Business & Technology Marketing Club

The Forbes School of Business & Technology Marketing Club provides students and alumni an opportunity to engage with faculty, share innovative ideas, network, and develop a higher level of thinking. In addition to creating a more collaborative environment where students, alumni, and faculty share their experiences, the organization will serve to foster increased learning, development, and critical discussions that pertain to the expertise in the field of marketing.

The faculty advisor is Dr. Avisha Sadeghinejad, a Program Chair in the Forbes School of Business & Technology.

Learn more about the Forbes School of Business & Technology Marketing Club at Ashford.

Forbes School of Business and Technology Project Management Club

The Forbes School of Business and Technology (FSBT) at Ashford University's Project Management Club is dedicated to the personal and professional growth of its members by sharing and discussing methodology, leadership, and career opportunities about project management. The Project Management Club is open to Ashford and FSBT students, faculty, staff, alumni, and anyone who has a strong interest in the area of project management.

The mission is to:

  • Create a community to exchange information, ideas, and experiences
  • Promote the understanding of project management across various industries
  • Provide members with up to date and key information about the project management and the project management career field
  • Share information relevant to educational, career opportunities, research, and leadership opportunities

The faculty advisor is Dr. Gail Hoskyns-Long, Program Chair of the Bachelor of Arts of Supply Management at the Forbes School of Business & Technology.

Learn more about the Project Management Club.

Forbes School of Business & Technology Society for Human Resource Management Chapter

The Forbes School of Business & Technology SHRM Chapter is a virtual student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). SHRM is the world's largest association committed to human resource management. The FSBT SHRM Chapter extends free membership to alumni, faculty, and current students from all degree programs interested in the field of HRM. As a virtual organization, the Chapter uses technology to facilitate educational webinars and networking opportunities.

Benefits of membership to the SHRM Chapter include opportunities to:

  • Experience the “real world” of human resources through interaction with HR practitioners.
  • Network with alumni, students, industry professionals, and business leaders.
  • Participate in events to develop leadership skills and expand HR and business knowledge.
  • Access the Chapter’s group forum on LinkedIn to connect with members.
  • Receive notification of HR internships and entry-level HR jobs.
  • Attend educational webinars and networking events.

The faculty advisors to this group are:
Dr. Katie Thiry Program Chair, BA/MHRM
Leah Westerman, JD Assistant Professor, BA/MHRM
 

Learn more about The Forbes School of Business & Technology SHRM Chapter.

History Association

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

The faculty advisor is Matthew Laubacher, a Program Chair 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 open to Ashford University students interested in instructional design. If you are an Ashford University student interested in joining this group, please contact Dr. Christopher Sorenson, IDA Faculty Adviser, Program Chair and Online Assistant Professor at Ashford University.

Learn more about Instructional Design at Ashford.

Master of Arts in Education (MAED) Student Club

The MAED Club exists to share information of interest to students in the MA in Education program. University events, program notifications, and connections to faculty and other students happens regularly.

The faculty advisor is Dr. Denise Maxwell, Lead Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Learn more about the Master of Arts in Education Student Club.

Psych Club

This student group is a collaborative effort between Ashford's behavioral science faculty members in the College of Arts and Science and students and alumni who have a strong interest in the behavioral sciences. The members include multifaceted majors (BA, MA, and Psy.D.) such as applied behavioral science, psychology, health and human services, and many more. We look forward to connecting!

The mission is to: 

  • build community 
  • offer a supportive environment 
  • promote the understanding of the behavioral sciences
  • provide students with information relevant to graduate school, career opportunities, research, and leadership opportunities at Ashford

The group is guided by a Faculty Advisory Committee and can be reached at [email protected].

Learn more about the Psych Club.

Science Book Club at Ashford

The Science Book Club at Ashford explores the world of science -- and explores the world through science. The club reads a new book each month and discusses it on ZOOM. Science is part of our everyday lives. It has made possible the electronic devices that we use, the cars and trucks we drive, and even helps ensure that we have fresh air to breathe and safe water to drink. With science, we have learned so much about our world, from the origins of the universe to the nature of evolution to how humpback whales communicate across vast distances in the ocean. Science is exciting – it offers us endless wonders to explore and think about. And the sky isn’t even the limit.

The advisor is Dr. Clifford Blizard, Lead Faculty at Ashford University.

Learn more about the Science Book Club at Ashford.

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

Applications are accepted every February and August. Visit the club website for membership criteria and to apply.

The staff advisor is Lupita Lance, Access and Wellness Advocate.

Join the Sigma Epsilon Kappa club on LinkedIn.

Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) Club

The Society for the Advancement of Management, Inc (SAM) is a nonprofit organization established in 1912 for the purpose of promoting the study of management theory and practice. The organization encourages the development of student groups (current students, graduates (bachelors, masters and doctorates) to share ideas and experiences in an open and authentic environment. The purposes of the group are:

  • to foster creative thinking and practice,
  • encourage life-long learning and
  • build professional engagement.

The faculty advisor is Dr. James Jeremiah, Program Chair of the Organizational Management Program at Ashford.

Learn more about the Society for the Advancement of Management.

Society of Professional Journalists at Ashford University

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is a professional, national organization that was established in 1909 and is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty. The Journalism and Mass Communication program at Ashford University is proud to have established the first-ever online chapter for students, [email protected] Membership is open to all students regardless of their declared major.

Membership in [email protected] helps students connect and network with industry professionals, stay up-to-date on industry trends, and have access to career information and opportunities. Additionally, [email protected] offers quarterly events and opportunities to write original blogs for its website.

The faculty advisor for [email protected] is Dr. Cheri Ketchum.

For more information about the Society of Professional Journalists, [email protected], and for membership inquiries, please visit the links below:

Society of Professional Journalists: www.spj.org
[email protected]: www.spjashford.org
Email: [email protected]

Women In Technology International (WITI) Club

Women in Technology International is the leading organization for Tech Savvy Women and Men. WITI empowers innovators, inspires students and builds inclusive cultures, globally. WITI is redefining the way women and men collaborate to drive innovation and business growth and is helping corporate partners create and foster gender inclusive cultures.

The faculty advisor is Dr. Tahereh Daneshi, professor at the Forbes School of Management and Technology.

Learn more about Women In Technology International

Contact

For more information about getting involved in an online student organization or creating a recognized student organization, contact [email protected].

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