Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society for college and university students of government in the United States.
Grove City College's student chapter hosts events throughout the year such as a visit of Michael Federici, professor of political science at Mercyhurst University, who spoke on the political philosophy of Alexander Hamilton.
Benefits of being selected for membership include the ability to submit work to the national publication of Pi Sigma Alpha, scholarships for graduate study, and the opportunity to attend the organization's national conference. Grove City College's chapter is advised by Dr. Michael Coulter and has received two activity grants from the national organization. Pi Sigma Alpha is only open to political science majors.
The AEI Executive Council is a student run group affiliated with the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. The student group, led by faculty advisor Dr. Caleb Verbois, brings a variety of speakers to campus, hosts events and documentary viewings, and sponsors students to AEI conferences around the country.
This student-led group brings speakers to campus to talk about major issues in international relations. Dr. Michael Coulter is the faculty advisor.
A conservative think tank on Grove City College's campus, The Center for Vision & Values hosts on-campus lectures throughout the year, in addition to an annual conference on contemporary political issues. It serves as a repository for faculty opinion and editorial pieces. Grove City College students serve as academic and marketing fellows.
The College Democrats connect Grove City College to Democratic campaigns and raises awareness for Democratic causes. The group is led by faculty advisor Dr. Kevin Seybold.
Under the leadership of faculty advisor Dr. Michael Coulter, the College Republicans connect Grove City College students to national, state, and local Republican campaigns.
The Collegian is Grove City College's student-led newspaper. Many political science students write op-eds, editorials, and news items for the publication. Nick Hildebrand, senior editor and writer in the College Marketing and Communications Office is the advisor to the group.
Grove City College's debate team competes in parliamentary style debate and enjoys national success on an annual basis. Students with a high school background in policy debate, moot court, or mock trial find the College's parliamentary league familiar in many ways. Students who have never debated find that coaching from Grove City College's faculty and students helps prepare them to debate at a top national level. Dr. Jason Edwards leads the Grove City College Debate Team.
As a member of the debate team students develop keen rhetorical skills and the ability to think quickly - invaluable skills for students interested in law school or politics.
The Journal of Law and Public Policy is one of the only peer-reviewed, undergraduate-run journals in the country. Led by faculty advisor Dr. Caleb Verbois, the Journal provides students an opportunity to learn how a law journal is produced, from marketing to peer-review and style editing. Students have the opportunity to publish research and are well-prepared for law school as better readers, writers, and researchers.
The Law Society helps students prepare for law school and to understand the practice of law as a career profession. The Law Society, led by faculty advisor Cedric Lewis, regularly hosts events with alumni lawyers and judges on the practice of law and with law deans to educate and prepare students for application to law school.
Life Advocates promotes pro-life issues at Grove City College and assists with local pro-life activities and initiatives, including volunteer service at a nearby crisis pregnancy support center. Its faculty advisor is Dr. Michael Coulter.
The Grove City College chapter of LINK raises awareness about the plight of citizens in North Korea. LINK embarks upon fundraising efforts to help those seeking refuge from North Korea. The chapter has hosted speakers and video events on rescue efforts and provides information about internships and career opportunities related to international refugees. Its faculty advisor is Dr. Michael Coulter.
Pi Gamma Mu is a preeminent honor society in the social sciences. As the oldest honor society in the U.S., its mission is to encourage and recognize scholarship in social science disciplines and foster cooperation and social service among its membership.
The organization seeks to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as related problems and issues. There are approximately 150 active chapters in the U.S. and overseas.
The Grove City College chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, led by faculty advisor Dr. Sam Stanton, engages students in the social sciences through experiences that connect research with current events.
The Student Government Association coordinates student activities on campus, connects students with the administration, and supervises college support of campus groups. It is led by Vice President for Student Life Larry Hardesty and Dr. Scott Gordon.
Grove City College's chapter of Young America's Foundation is a student group affiliated with the national Young America’s Foundation to foster meaningful discussions on contemporary public policy issues. Its faculty advisor is Dr. Caleb Verbois.