Political Science Organizations

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The Political Science Department sponsors three student clubs. Each enjoys support from the College of Business, Computing, and Government as well as support from the President's Council of BYU-H. Political Science majors and minors are strongly encouraged to participate in club government and activities. Students from other majors may also join.

Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha is the only honor society for college students of political science and government in the United States. As the National Political Science Honors Society, Pi Sigma Alpha is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and is designated as a "Specialized, Upper-Division" society by ACHS. Over 700 chapters of Pi Sigma Alpha can be found on college and university campuses in every state of the United States and one in Canada. The National Office of Pi Sigma Alpha is located at 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Phone 202/483-2512. Fax: 202/483-2657. Email: For more information see


BYUPAS is a sanctioned alumni organization linked to the three BYU campuses. Its aim is to serve students, alumni, and faculty interested in politics. The organization provides a forum for networking between its members and facilitates exchanges within the political world. BYUPAS can help students find political internships, new graduates seeking mentors or advice in the field of politics, and Political Science alumni network with other members working in politics. For more information see

Pre-Law Society

The BYUH Pre-Law club was established to encourage, inspire, and ready students seeking to enter law school. The club enjoys considerable department support but does not belong to any wider national organization. Drawing together faculty, alumni, and law professors from other schools, the club offers students a chance to test the water and gather insights about law school while still at the undergraduate phase in their education.

Human Rights Organization

The BYU–H Human Rights Organization club's mission is focused on promoting the human rights standards constituted in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We seek to raise understanding and awareness of civil liberties and to prepare students of BYUH to exercise leadership through the establishment of a worldwide environment where there is equal opportunity for all people, regardless of who they are or what they believe. For more see the Facebook Page.