The College of Education Student Ambassadors is a select group of students who serve the college by assisting with the on- and off-campus promotion of the college and its programs. They also assist in hosting special events, welcoming dignitaries to campus, and recruiting students. Members have the opportunity to develop and refine their leadership, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Applications are available each spring semester.
College of Education Student Council is an organization run by students for students. All students majoring within the college are eligible for membership. Goals include promoting camaraderie among students and College faculty, staff, and administrators, and developing new and enhancing existing outreach and service projects.
The Association of Counseling Psychology Students provides students opportunities to support one another through various means such as peer mentoring and honoring students who have made significant achievements. All students who are currently enrolled in the counseling psychology program at Auburn University are automatically members of ACOPS. The organization also fosters leadership skills across a broad range of governance levels within the organization and the associated national professional organizations. ACOPS seeks to serve the Auburn University community and holds as a primary goal advocacy and outreach efforts.
Auburn Chapter of Collegiate FFA follows the principles of the national FFA organization in striving to create interest in agriculture and agricultural education. Collegiate FFA is composed of students in both the College of Education and College of Agriculture, and it sponsors a variety of recreational and educational activities for students. The club also participates in service-oriented projects with high school students throughout the state, such as steer shows and agribusiness endeavors.
Auburn Mathematics Education Society offers professional development to students interested in math education and providing services to the local mathematics community.
Best Buddies is an international organization that promotes one-to-one friendship opportunities between college students and people with mild to moderate IDD (Intellectual and Development Disabilities). It was founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver and has grown from one college campus to a vibrant organization that has the potential to assist more than 700,000 people in 46 countries over the course of the year. Auburn’s chapter is one of the largest in the country with more than 150 active members and 68 college buddy pairs. Best Buddies of Auburn has been recognized by the national office for the quality of its program.
Iota Delta Sigma is the Auburn chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the international counseling honorary society. CSI recognizes excellence in academics, scholarship, professional service, and advocacy. Student members must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrate qualifications related to professional service.
Kappa Delta Pi, an international education honor society, recognizes exemplary scholarship. Undergraduate students maintaining a 3.5 GPA (after admission to teacher education) and graduate students maintaining a 3.6 GPA are eligible and invited to join the university’s Alpha Phi Chapter which was chartered in 1927. Kappa Delta Pi activities include a book fair to raise funds for the Jean Dean Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program. The honor society also provides books to Lee County Head Start preschools.
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) the collegiate division of the national professional organization for music educators. The purpose of the organization is to provide professional development for future music educators. Any music education major may join.
Phi Beta Lambda is designed for students pursuing careers in business or business education. Other students with a strong interest in business may find this organization useful to their career goals. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
The Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Club is open to all undergraduate and graduate students seeking to become licensed PT and OT professionals. It is an academically affiliated organization and is committed to providing students with the resources necessary for success in the professions. Bi-monthly meetings provide a discussion of the application process, interviewing skills, contact with representatives from PT & OT schools, and professionals currently working in the filed, as well as student interaction through social events.
Student Council for Exceptional Children is a service organization for special education majors, but is open to anyone who enjoys working with children. SCEC is a student organization of the Council for Exceptional Children. The organization’s community service philanthropy project is “Friends for Life,” a nondenominational, nonprofit group offering support and information to families of children with disabilities. SCEC meets monthly.