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Student Organizations : Organizations at Mason

A brief description of each recognized student organization at Mason is listed below. The descriptions are organized by Umbrella. (Note: Some organizations provided their org web address. Place your cursor over the org's name to determine which organizations provided their web site address.)

If your org would like a link to your web site listed on this page, send the following to 1) your org name (no acronyms), 2) a contact person's name and email, and 3) the web address.

  1. Academic Empowerment Umbrella (AEU)
  2. Graduate Student Umbrella (GSU)
  3. Greek Umbrellas
  4. International Student Umbrella (ISU)
  5. Religious Organizations Umbrella (ROU)
  6. Science and Technology Umbrella (STU)
  7. Special Interest Umbrella (SIU)
  8. Volunteer/Service Umbrella (VSU)

Academic Empowerment Umbrella (AEU)

Administration of Justice Club
Association devoted to the furtherance of professionalism in all areas of criminal justice. Strong emphasis on community service.

Alpha Lambda Delta
National Honor Society for students who excel in their first year of college.

Alpha Phi Sigma

American Marketing Association
A professional marketing organization dedicated to the future and current marketing professional.

American String Teachers Association


Delta Sigma Pi - Mu Tau Chapter
Co-ed professional business fraternity.

Economics Society (GMU)

Financial Management Association
The only finance club at GMU that offers students guest speakers, field trips, job/internship opportunities, social meetings, and networking opportunities.

French Club

LEAD Scholars

International Business Organization

Mathematics Club (GMU)
The Mathematics Club provides support and information to students. The Club also hosts speakers, provides information on jobs and internship, and host social events.

George Mason Model United Nations
A student organization that attends conferences simulating UN committees and discussing real UN issues.

National Arts Education Association, Student Chapter
NAEA Student Chapter is a professional art education association whose goal is to promote quality art education through advancement of knowledge, service, professional development and leadership.

National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)
An honors organization whose sole responsibility is to develop leadership, celebrate high achievement, promote high standards, provide support for personal growth, and develop leadership.

Order of Omega
A honor society to recognize those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in interfraternity activities, and inspire others to do the same.

Phi Alpha Delta
Phi Alpha Delta is a pre-law society dedicated to aiding/bringing service to the scholl, student, community, and the profession.

Philosophy Club (GMU)
Association of students interested in discussing and promoting the discussion of philosophy at the GMU campus.

Pi Sigma Alpha
National Political Science Honors Society.

Pre-Optometry Club
To provide guidance to students seeking a career in the field of optometry.

Pre-Pharmacy Society

Psi Chi
Psychology student national honor society.

Psychology Student Diversity Affairs Committee -
Address interests/concerns of students to the Psychology department on issues of enrollment, student retention with respect to ensuring a rich and diverse educational experience.

Public Relations Student Society of America
GMU chapter of the national PR organization. Networking and learning about PR on campus and in the local area.

Roosevelt Institution at Mason

Social Work Student Association
Organization dedicated to the service and support of social work students and the local community.

Sociology and Anthropology Club

Sports Management Club

Undergraduate English Society
The UES seeks to join the undergraduate community through activities involving literature and writing.

Teachers of Tomorrow

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Graduate Student Umbrella (GSU)

Applied Development Psychology Student Group
The Student Group is organized to serve the needs of students interested in the field of Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) and to advance the study and understanding of the field.

Bioinformatics Graduate Student Organization
The purpose of the organization is to bring the students and the bioinformatics community of GMU together. In this union, a venue will be created to share thoughts to further the pursuit of knowledge for student, faculty, and members of the community.

Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society
Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society for counselors-in-training, counselor educators, and professional counselors. It's mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling and to recognize academic and clinical excellence.

Cultural Studies SOC - Student Organizational Committee
An organization of the Cultural Studies students, which helps to organize campus-wide events to highlight the issues and interests of Cultural Studies in contemporary society.

Developmental, Biological, and School Psychology Organization
Provides opportunities for discussions among students in the research areas of Developmental, Biological, and School Psychology. Promotes student research presentations at professional meetings and conferences.

Electrical & Computer Engineering Graduate Student Organization

Environmental Science and Policy Graduate Student Association

George Mason  Graduate History Society

Graduate English Student Association - (Inactive as of Fall 2006)
GESA provides a voice for graduate English students to the University and sponsors events to enhance our sense of community.

Graduate Students in Conflict Studies (GSCS)
GSCS is a student-rum organization that works for student involvement in the community and process of conflict resolution.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Student Chapter
The Chapter is organized to serve the needs of the human factors profession at GMU. Its purpose is to promote and advance the undersstanding of the human factors involved in the design, manufacturing and systems.

Industrial Organizational Psychology Student Association (IOPSA)
The vision of IOPSA is to create a student organization that focuses on facilitating the professional development of all of GMU's IO students.

Korean Graduate Student Association
Organization for whom loves Korean culture.

Master of Social Work Student Association (MSWSA)
The MSWSA is committed to the personal, professional and academic development of the MSW student body.

MBA Students Association
The MBA Student Association seeks to address the needs of the part-time and full-time MBA student through informational events and social networking.

Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization
An academic organization devoted to social and intellectual interaction among peers of the neuroscience graduate program at Mason.

School of Public Policy Student Association (The)
A student organization open to all School of Public Policy students aimed at building social and career networking opportunities and student/faculty communication.


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InterFraternity Council (IFC)

Represents all fraternities and the interests of all fraternities on campus.

Alpha Epsilon Pi
Alpha Epsilon Pi helps to shape the modern young Jewish man by instilling the ideals of academic excellence, social proficiency, physical well-being, and community involvement.

Alpha Kappa Lambda Colony

Chi Psi
Chi Psi is a national social fraternity promoting the qualities of a gentleman in its members.

Delta Chi Colony

Kappa Alpha Order
Kappa Alpha Order seeks to create a lifetime experience which centers on reverence to God, duty, honor, character, and gentlemanly conduct as inspired by Robert E. Lee.

Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Kappa Sigma is one of the oldest and largest fraternities in North America and is committed to the total development of today's college man.

Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity
We are known as the "Men of Honor". Work for the good of the community and student body.

Phi Kappa Theta
Exclusive organization dedicated to academic excellence and social involvement.

Phi Sigma Kappa
Phi Sigma Kappa is an organization based on the principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Character.

Pi Kappa Alpha
To form a group of men who value education, live by the Pi Kappa Alpha ritual, embody the term SLAG, an fulfill the 5 obligations of a brother.

Pi Kappa Phi

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Colony

Sigma Phi Epsilon
George Mason's Balanced Men. Dedicated to serving the community.

Tau Kappa Epsilon
An international social fraternity dedicated to aiding men in their mental, moral, and social development for life; with an emphasis on service to others.

Theta Chi
A national fraternity dedicated to assisting others in time of need.

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Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc.

Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
Asian-interest sorority. Sisterhood, service, cultural diversity.

Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.
To empower women by providing a supportive network dedicated to their personal and professional advancement. Our special sisterhood is further enhanced by our shared dedication and promotion of public service and cultural awareness, with an emphasis on Latinos.

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.

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National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

The NPHC of GMU is working together to achieve educational, social, economic, and political empowerment.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek letter fraternity established for black students, founded at Cornell University on December 4, 1906.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta is a private non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support in local communities throughout the world. Also visit: for more information.

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc was founded on the night of January 5, 1911 with the fundamental purpose of achievement.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. - founded Nov. 7, 1911. Cardinal Principles: Manhood, scholarship, perseverance, uplift.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
"Greater Service, Greater Progress"; Dedicated to helping the betterment of the community, through community service.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is a community-conscious, action-oriented organization founded on the principles of scholarship, service, sisterly love, and finer womanhood.

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Panhellenic Council (PHC)

The Panhellenic Council consists of 6 sororities who pursue scholarship, service and excellence everyday at GMU.

Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Omicron Pi is an international women's fraternity dedicated to academic scholarship and lifelong friendship.

Alpha Phi
Alpha Phi is an international sorority with a GMU Chapter. Each member strives for excellence ain many areas including scholarship, philanthropy, sports, involvement in other campus groups and personal growth.

Alpha Xi Delta
Alpha Xi Delta was founded in 1893 by ten young women at Lombard College, Galesburg, IL, who shared a vision and a dream of a national organization dedicated to the personal growth of women.

Chi Omega
Chi Omega is a sisterhood that encourages personal growth, education, and friendship through our six purposes that we are founded on: career development, community service, campus activities, scholarship, friendship, and sisterhood.

Gamma Phi Beta
Gamma Phi Beta's mission is to foster a nurturing environment that provides women the opportunity intellectual growth, individual worth, and service to humanity.

Zeta Tau Alpha
ZTA is a national fraternity stressing sisterhood among its members. Active on campus and in the community, Zetas focus on personal growth, leadership, scholarship, and social endeavors.

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International Student Umbrella (ISU)

Afghan Student Union
Our main goal is to promote Afghan awareness amongst both students as well as the general community in the D.C. Metropolitan Area.

African Students Association
Our organization intends to enlighten and promote African awareness.

American Indian/Alaskan Native Student Association (AIANSA)
Help Native students' transition to college and educate Mason community on Native issues and culture.

Arab Student Association
ASA is an organization dedicated to maintaining a strong Arab presence on campus.

Asian Pacific American Coalition

Bengali Patriots
Keeping cultural activities alive and bring Bengali students together to a better atmosphere as a unity.

Caribbean Student Association
This organization is here to expand Mason's community knowledge of the Caribbean and to give people who are interested in the organization a second home.

Chinese Student & Scholar Association
CSSA serves the Chinese students and scholars studying at GMU. To promote cultural exchange, friendship and understanding among people with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Circle for Japanese Interests (The)
Our goals are to provide resources for students of Japanese, to help unite the Japanese community at GMU, and to bridge the cultural gap between the Japanese and American communities.

Ethiopian Student Association
Ethiopian Student Association (ESA) is an organization for all Ethiopian and non-Ethiopian students at GMU and George Mason Alumni to get involved in Ethiopian culture, history, social outings, etc that ESA will organize and provide.

Eritrean Students Organization

Filipino Cultural Association
Student organization promoting rich filipino traditions and an arena to facilitate socio/political growth within the GMU community.

Hellenic Society
Bringing together Hellenics and Philo-Hellenics with the desire to spread and educate themselves and others about the beauties of the Greek culture.

Hispanic Student Association
Our organization intends to better unite the Hispanic/Latinos at GMU by an awareness and empowerment of other fellow students on campus who share same or similar background and by promoting the Hispanic/Latino culture.

Indian Student Association
Indian Student Association (ISA) providing students with culture of Indian heritage.

International Association

Israel Club
Israel Club hopes to bring students together in support of Israel's right to exist. We hope to engage students with cultural, political and social programming in an educational and fun atmosphere.

Korean Student Association
To provide networking opportunities for all Koreans, Korean-American and GMU students who are interested in Korean affairs.

Kurdistan Student Organization

Nepalese Student Association - (Inactive as of Fall 2006)
NSA is a non-profit student organization formed to promote student unity amongst Nepali students at GMU and raise awareness of Nepalese language of culture through various activities.

Pakistan Students Association
To promote Pakistan culture and activities on and off campus and display Pakistani heritage through a variety of events and functions.

Persian Club
Persian Club is a non-religious, non-political organization that aims to bring together Persian students and all those who are interested in Persian history and culture.

Polska Club

Republic of China Student Association
ROCSA is established to enhance academic assistance for GMU current students from Taiwan. ROCSA also welcomes anyone who is interested in Chinese culture exchange.

Russian Club
The Russian Club is dedicated to the facilitation and promotion of Russian language and culture at GMU.

Somali Students Association

Students for Justice in Palestine
Students for Justice in Palestine is an organization that seeks to bring together students who have an interest in Palestinian politics & society.

Sudanese Students Association

Thai Students Organization

Turkish Student Association
TSA is an international student association of GMU, which aims to help new Turkish Students and present Turkey here in GMU.

Vietnamese Student Association
Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) - committed to serving community and fellow students by introducing Vietnamese culture and providing support.

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Religious Organizations Umbrella (ROU)

Ahmadiyya Muslim Student Association
To further the message of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam and to promote interfaith awareness through discussions.

Anointed Voices of Unity Gospel Choir
Gospel choir to unite the Christians here on campus as well as the minorities here; Outreach Mason's campus through song.

Baha'i Student Association
The Baha'i Association's mission is to promote the principles of the oneness of humankind and the oneness of God by providing opportunities for service, prayer, fellowship and spiritual inquiry for the entire Mason community.

Campus Bible Study
This Bible study is a time to study the word of God with other Christians and learn what God wants in our lives today.

Campus Crusade for Christ
Campus Crusade for Christ is an interdenominational christian student organization dedicated to giving every student at GMU the opportunity to respond to the claims of the person of Jesus Christ and helping christians grow in and deepen their faith in Christ.

Catholic Campus Ministry
Catholic Campus Ministry is one of the largest and most active organizations on campus. Providing dynamic outlet of faith for GMU students through both campus life and liturgical celebrations.

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
Spirit filled Christian worship and fellowship.

Chinese Christian Fellowship
CCF is to spread the true and loving Gospel of Jesus Christ. Since 1995, it organizes weekly, monthly, and yearly events for truth seekers in this community.

Christians on Campus
This club is concerned with the study of the bible and other fundamental Christian writings and with pursuing the practical application in our daily living.

Epic Movement

Gathering (The)

Hindu Students Council
To enrich GMU's life with a cultural and religious understanding of Hinduism.


Immanuel Christian Fellowship
Immanuel Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational student organization dedicated to share the love of God through the person and work of Jesus Christ.

IMPACT Movement
The IMPACT Movement's mission is to spread the Good News to every student at GMU with emphasis on minority students. See for more info.

International Youth Fellowship
International Youth Fellowship club encourages students to open their hearts toward people from different cultures and helps finding the meaningful ways of life.

Jewish Student Association
The Jewish Student Association is established to meet the educational, cultural, and social needs of Jewish students at GMU.

Korean Bible Study (KBS)
Korean Bible Study is organized to encourage any interested students to learn about God, seek the purpose of life, and have solid fellowship.

Latter-day Saint Student Association
The LDSSA, an affiliate of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, provides support and service opportunities for LDS students.

Lutheran Campus Ministry
The mission of LCM-GMU is to help students experience the love of Jesus Christ through opportunities for spiritual growth, worship, service, and fellowship.

Mason Pagans

Muslim Students Association
The Muslim Students Association's mission is to educate both Muslims and non-Muslims about Islam.

Patriot Christian Ministries
We exist to tell students about Jesus Christ and to facilitate fellowship among Christians on campus.

University Bible Fellowship


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Science and Technology Umbrella (STU)

American Institute of Graphic Arts, GMU Student Group
The AIGA GMU Student Group encourages involvement in the professional culture of the design community in order to promote themselves as professional designers after graduation.

American Society of Civil Engineers
Promotes and assists the profession and people of civil engineering.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
AFCEA is a professional association meant to encourage partnerships between technology companies and GMU, to have fun discussing topics relative to computer science, engineering, and information sciences, and to promote a forum between industry and the university.

Chemistry Club (GMU)
The mission of the Chemistry Club is to promote a deeper appreciation of chemistry and all sciences in the community of GMU and to the community beyond.

Gamma Theta Upsilon Honor Society
Provide opportunities to network through conference participation. Purpose is to further the appreciation of geography.

GEO Club
Promote interest in geology, earth science, geography and env. science by sponsoring activities such as field trips, conferences, speakers and outdoor events such as hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing.

GMU Environmental Awareness Group

Information Security Association
Our mission is to enhance the educational and professional opportunities of students studying information security courses and programs at George Mason University.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, GMU Branch
Composed of students in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and related disciplines, IEEE Branch sponsors activities promoting interest in and knowledge about various facets of electro technology.

Institute of Transportation Engineers

Mason Information Technology Association

National Society of Black Engineers
Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the society.

Scuba Club (GMU)
The SCUBA Club supports the GMU chapter of the American Academy of Underwater Scientists through training and education.

Society for Network Engineers

Society of American Military Engineers
SAME has many benefits to offer engineering and science students of GMU including: scholarships, networking, internships, and mentoring. See for more.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers promotes the development of Hispanics in engineering, science, and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity, and social equity.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in their career aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.

Sports Medicine Club

Student Nurse's Association
The Student Nurses Association serves the College of Nursing and Health Science through educational and volunteer programs that support the healthcare needs of the community.

Students Center for Innovations

Students in Neuroscience
Students in Neuroscience aims to provide opportunities for interested GMU students to learn more about the importance of the brain and related phenomena.

Systems Engineering Society
The Systems Engineering Society is a student organization with goals of informing and educating students on the discipline of Systems Engineering.


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Special Interest Umbrella (SIU)

Akoma Circle
Akoma Circle is an organization that pairs interested freshmen, transfer students, or newly admitted students with an established GMU student who provides tutelage, guidance, and an atmosphere of esprit de corps for those students participating.

Amnesty International

Artery exists to help students gain experience in the art field through lectures, artist visits and student shows.

Azucar, GMU Salsa Club
Promotes the dissemination of Afro-Caribbean dance, music and culture.


Black Student Alliance
The Black Student Alliance is an organization that promotes a better union between the African-American community as well as the GMU community. We are a support organization for other African-American based organizations as well as faculty and staff.


Chess Club (GMU)
The GMUCC promotes acceptance of chess as an academic professional and social institution. A principal goal is establishing a GMU Chess Team.

College Democrats (GMU)
A democratic based political organization focused at improving political awareness at GMU and the NOVA region.

College Republicans (GMU)
The local arm of the Republican Party, dedicated to organizing young conservatives and sending them out into the political field to support GOP candidates.


Diversified Student Leaders Association

East Peaks Adventure Sports

Game Analysis and Design Interest Group
GADIG is dedicated to introducing students to a game design career and discussing video games from an analytical perspective while also having fun.

Go Club (The GMU)
The Go Club promotes a wider appreciation for the game of Go (WeiQi) and allows members to develop their skills through playing the game.

Independent Arts Collective
The IAC will bring diverse forms of art and expression to the George Mason student community.

Information Security Association

Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness (IDEA)
IDEA - a forum created for students and professors to research and debate the controversy over origins.

Interested Men of La Unidad Latina

International Friendship Connection
International Friendship Connection exists to promote friendships between international and American students through conversational English activities and cultural events.

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Mason Entrepreneurs
A student organization focused on the interests of enterprising and challenge-seeking students who are - or aspire to be - building and managing new organizations.

Military Patriots

NAACP, GMU Student Chapter
To increase the campus awareness of problems affecting African-Americans and to advance the educational and social status of African-Americans.

Patriot Bhangra

Pride Alliance
Pride Alliance exists to provide a safe space for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally students on the GMU campus.

Project Nur

Resident Student Association
Represents all residential students. Plans and sponsors University wide programs. RSA acts as a liaison between students and the Office of Housing and Residence Life and the University.


South Asian Women of Mason


Storytellers Club (GMU)
Promoting, encouraging and sharing the art of storytelling and traditional folklore for the Mason community.

Students for a Democratic Society

Organizing students to make a more democratic university and world.

Students for Life (GMU)
To establish justice and the right to life for the unborn through education; To help women and men in crisis pregnancies find support services for themselves and for their unborn children.

Student Veterans Association

Students with Abilities Gaining Enthusiasm (SAGE)
SAGE will promote awareness and will expand opportunities for students with diverse physical and learning abilities at GMU.

Undergraduate Moot Court Board (George Mason) - (Inactive as of Fall 2006)
Provides an opportunity for students to learn and perfect legal research, writing, and communication skills.

Urbanknowlogy 101
We are a group of dancers who strive for excellence and contribute to the community through the knowledge and study of urban movement, which is Hip Hop.

Value Creation Soceity (GMU)

Virginia 21

"Declaration" Winterguard (GMU)
Promotes the artistic and athletic expression of the winterguard arts through practice, performance, and competition while encouraging individual growth through teamwork, leadership, and organized recreation.

Women's Coalition
Committed to education of gender issues & issues of concern to women through organization of activities, lectures & workshops.

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Volunteer/Service Umbrella (VSU)

Alpha Phi Omega
Alpha Phi Omega is a nation co-ed service fraternity committed to the principles of leadership, fellowship, and above all service.

Best Buddies
Best Buddies is an organization which fosters one to one friendships between George Mason students and students with intellectual disabilities.

Circle K International
Circle K International is a chapter of Circle K International, the world's largest collegiate organization dedicated to service, leadership, and fellowship.

Invisible Children

Mason Community Outreach

Mason Habitat Club

We are a club created with a common goal in mind, to assist the Northern Virginia community in giving low-income individuals the chance to live in safe and affordable housing.

Mason Students Against Cancer

Optimist Club

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