Student Organizations


Advisors: Dr. Tim Madigan (200 Pinecrest, 570.662.4488) and Dr. Jan Purk (203 Pinecrest, 570.662.4486)

Aimed at enriching students' knowledge of and experience with the social sciences, the club also acts as the informal social hub of the program. Each semester the club plans trips and activities and screens films intended to enrich students' awareness and understanding of the social sciences. Activities in recent years have included trips to China, New York City, the State Museum in Harrisburg, Centralia, Meadowcroft Rockshelter, and Grave Creek Mound, WV. In addition, every semester the club offers opportunities to participate in various fundraising activities. In 2011-2012, the club brought a New York-based performer to campus for his lively performance of the life of Karl Marx. Get involved!


Advisor: Dr. Janice Purk (203 Pinecrest, 570.662.4486)

A chapter of the Pi Gamma Mu international honor society was reestablished at Mansfield University in 2005 after an absence of more than twenty years. Its purpose is to honor those who have attained excellence in a social science major. The Kappa chapter is very active and has received the highest honors for service from the international offices for the last four years. Pi Gamma Mu seeks to foster higher standards of academic excellence and high levels of service to the campus and the community. Students have raised money for a homeless shelter, the battered women's shelter, the Mansfield Senior Center as well as been involved in the cancer society's Relay for Life. To be eligible, students with majors in Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology, Political Science and Psychology must have completed at least 60 semester hours, 30 of which must be for social science courses, and achieved an overall QPA (Quality Point Average) of 3.0.

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