Clubs & Honoraries

Public Affairs Society
Dr. Justin Garrison  375-5265  West Hall 121
The Public Affairs Society (PAS) is an award-winning student organization at Roanoke College. PAS students organize and participate in events ranging from student debates, to faculty discussions, to book clubs, to lectures from prominent scholars from the U.S. and abroad. The opportunity to create important discourse on a range of vital topics among the majors in the Public Affairs department and throughout the College community is something no other student organization on campus can offer.

2016 Outstanding Student Organization Award

Amnesty International
Dr. Joshua B. Rubongoya 
375-2444  West Hall 119
The Roanoke College chapter of Amnesty International was founded to involve students in the worldwide human rights movement. In particular, members participate in both national and international campaigns against political persecution, imprisonment on the basis of political or religious conscience, and violations of civil liberties/rights. As well, the Chapter provides the wider college community with a forum for understanding and appreciating the significance of democratic government and its relationship to promoting human rights.

Model U.N. Club
Dr. Joshua B. Rubongoya  375-2444  West Hall 119
The primary goal of the organization is to foster greater knowledge of United Nations' activities and international affairs in general. In addition, members attend simulations at other schools and may also sponsor its own simulations at Roanoke College. Such participation will expand awareness within the college community of international organizations, the United Nations in particular. Membership is open to any student.

Pi Sigma Alpha
Dr. Justin Garrison  375-5265  West Hall 121
Pi Sigma Alpha, The Political Science honorary, was founded in 1920 at the University of Texas for the purpose of bringing together students and faculty interested in the study of government and politics. Today there are over 460 chapters throughout the country. Its purpose is "to stimulate scholarship and intelligent interest in political science." The Eta Psi chapter provides a framework for enriching the exposure of its members and the wider university community to the study of government and issues of public concern.
Membership requirements

Alpha Phi Sigma
Dr. Daisy Ball 
375-5413 West Hall 208
Alpha Phi Sigma is the National Criminal Justice honor society for Criminal Justice Majors. The society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate, graduate students of criminal justice, as well as juris doctorate.
Membership requirements

Sigma Iota Rho
Dr. Andreea Mihalache-O'Keef
  375-5297  West Hall 202
Sigma Iota Rho is the International Relations honor society. The purpose of this organization is to promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies, international affairs, and global studies and to foster integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs. 
Membership requirements