Registered Student Organizations

In the College of Arts and Sciences, we know that your college experience is about more than just academics. We're proud to offer a vibrant community of Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) that provide a supportive space for you to explore your intellectual and creative pursuits, develop leadership skills, and connect with peers who share your values and aspirations. Join us and discover the power of community in shaping your college journey.

Biological Sciences

  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Health Preprofessional Honor Society (Michigan Chapter)

    AED aims to help pre-medical students navigate their way through their undergraduate pre-medical careers. The organization also looks at controversial issues and sets up teams to discuss such issues in front of panels composed of doctors and/or other critics. Whether it be adding onto the curriculum vitae or making students better public speakers, AED is an honor society that fosters the mental growth of emerging physicians.

  • American Medical Student Association: WMU Premedical Chapter

    The American Medical Student Association is committed to improving health care and health care delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine.

  • Biology Club

    The Biology Club provides access to biological opportunities and education enhancement with an emphasis on, but not limited to, ecology and general biology topics.

  • Biology Graduate Student Organization

    The Biology Graduate Student Association is a networking platform for graduate students within the Department of Biological Sciences. Its goal is to promote professional development for the academic and research field as well as having a platform where students can come together to communicate and have fun from their busy schedules.

Chemistry

  • Chemistry Club

    We are the Chemistry Club of Western Michigan University, Chem Club for short, for undergraduate students. Open to all majors who share an interest in chemistry! One of the things we love the most is working with kids at local schools. We teach them about basic science and perform fun, exciting experiments for and with them (SLIME!) so that they can learn to enjoy chemistry as much as we do. Along with the school visits we also have networking opportunities with the WMU Chem department and local businesses/ groups like KACS.

  • Chemistry Graduate Student Association at WMU

    Chemistry Graduate Student Association at Western Michigan University aims to promote the interactions between graduate students, postgraduate workers and faculty within the Department of Chemistry and to further the boundaries of our academic and social interests and develop skills and potential to be successful through various activities.

Comparative Religion

  • Graduate Students of Comparative Religion

    The Graduate Students of Comparative Religion is a student organization which exists to help graduate students in their endeavors at Western Michigan University and to support the department when applicable. We strive to host a variety of events to promote religious literacy on campus and in the community.

  • Comparative Religion Club at Western Michigan University

    The purpose of The Comparative Religion Club is to (1) familiarize students with the discipline of comparative religion (such as core concepts, career preparation, and research opportunities); (2) recruit students into the comparative religion program as majors and minors; (3) provide opportunities for faculty/student communication, (4) connect and collaborate with other student organizations and departments on campus; (5) collaborate with community organizations through volunteer work; (6) participate in and develop opportunities for socializing and networking; and (7) promote public understanding of the academic study of religion.

English

Geography, Environment and Tourism

Geological and Environmental Sciences

History

  • History Graduate Student Organization

    The HGSO serves the graduate students of the Department of History as an advocate on behalf of the graduate student body and as a forum for information, networking, and scholarly activity. Beyond the approximately forty potential members the HGSO will serve this academic year, the HGSO benefits the entire Department of History in the HGSO’s capacity as liasion between students and faculty, and as a forum for scholarly discussion. In order to carry out its functions, HGSO requests funding in addition to funds generated by the organization. The organization will follow and be subject to all University policies, procedures, and practices regarding student organization accounts and finances.

  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society

    Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. Our mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. While the society is mainly for history students, it is not restricted by the requirements of a major or minor.

Intercultural and Anthropological Studies

  • Anthropology Student Organization WMU

    Are you pursuing Anthropology at WMU? Do you enjoy… …building your resume and establishing professional rapport? …digging up cool stuff like old bones and ancient pottery? …getting involved on campus and pursuing your interests with like-minded individuals? …immersing yourself in foreign cultures and languages? …taking advantage of opportunities for independent research and accessible peer feedback? If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, you’re in great company!

Philosophy

Psychology

  • Behavior Analysis Graduate Student Organization

    The Behavior Analysis Graduate Student Organization (BAGSO) at Western Michigan University is an organization to promote the interests of Behavior Analysis graduate students at Western Michigan University. BAGSO serves as a liaison between graduate students and faculty members in the Behavior Analysis Program, assesses and addresses graduate student needs in the Behavior Analysis Program, plans professional and social enrichment opportunities for graduate students in the Department of Psychology, and encourages undergraduate involvement in research opportunities available through the Department of Psychology.

  • Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization

    The Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization at Western Michigan University is an organization to promote the interests of Clinical Psychology graduate students at Western Michigan University. The Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization serves as a liaison between graduate students and faculty members in the Clinical Psychology Program, assesses and addresses graduate student needs in the Clinical Psychology Program, plans professional and social enrichment opportunities for graduate students in the Department of Psychology, and encourages undergraduate involvement in research opportunities available through the Department of Psychology.

  • Counseling Psychology RSO

    The mission of the Counseling Psychology RSO is to promote the development of multiculturally minded psychology professionals. We plan to accomplish this mission through professional development and social justice advocacy within the graduate student community, Western Michigan University, and the Kalamazoo community. We desire to develop mentorship and partnership within the graduate student community.

  • Industrial Organizational Psychology Graduate Student Organization

    The Industrial Organizational Graduate Student Organization at Western Michigan University is an organization with the purpose to promote the interests of Industrial Organizational Psychology graduate students at Western Michigan University. The Industrial Organizational Graduate Student Organization serves as a liaison between graduate students and faculty members in the Industrial Organizational Psychology Program, assesses and addresses graduate student needs in the program, and plans professional and social enrichment opportunities for graduate students in the Department of Psychology.

  • The Organization of Minority Psychology Students

    The Organization of Minority Psychology Students are committed to diversifying the discipline of psychology, and to amplifying the voices of psychology students of color with an emphasis on the Black community. We are an organization looking to provide proper resources and information to psychology students of color. Our aim is to create scholarships, provide networks, and relevant research to minority psychology students.

  • Psi Chi: The International Honor Society in Psychology

    The purpose of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship as well as advance the science of psychology. Psi Chi provides academic recognition for its members and offers local chapters that host programs related to the science of psychology and provide fellowship and networking for Psi Chi members.

School of Communication

  • Graduate Communication Organization

    The Graduate Communication Organization (GCO) represents graduate students seeking an M.A. in Communication at Western Michigan University, as well as undergraduate students interested in graduate school or events hosted by GCO. As the officially recognized organization advocating for graduate student interests in the School of Communication, we aim to provide professional development and social networking opportunities through sponsored events and community involvement.

  • Public Relations Organization

    PRO is an RSO (Registered Student Organization) at WMU for students with a major in Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, or Communications. We hold meetings once a month that include guest speakers, resume and portfolio workshops, and opportunities for networking with professionals and other students.

Sociology

World Languages and Literatures

  • Japan Club

    The Japan Club is a student organization at Western Michigan University. It is a community for cultural exchange between Japanese and other cultures. Official Japan Club is NOT ONLY for Japanese students, it is for all students studying or just interested in exchanging cultural ideas and experiences. Japan Club はウェスタンミシガン大学所属の日本文化と他文化の双方向での文化交流を目的としたコミュニティです。Japan Club は日本人に限らず、現地で日本文化・言語を勉強している、または興味を持っているメンバーと中心に活動しています。

  • Korean Club

Learn more about Registered Student Organizations

ExperienceWMU is Western's go-to platform for all things RSO! You can use the portal to create new registered student organizations, view a list of upcoming campus events, and much more. 

If you have any questions related to RSOs or ExperienceWMU, please reach out to the Graduate Assistant for RSO Development.