College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

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CEHD Student Organizations

Involvement in student organizations has many benefits. Joining a student organization can help you feel a part of a community, network, relive stress, become more focused and garner leadership skills. The College of Education and Human Development has several organizations you can be involved in as an undergraduate or graduate student. Interested in what other organizations are at Mason or considering joining Greek Life? Visit Student Involvement to learn more!

All in the Family (HDFS)

Advisor: Dr. Bethany Letiecq


President: Brianna Diederichsen


Description: The purpose of the Human Development and Family Science Student Organization is to promote the field of Human Development and Family Science, to promote health and wellbeing for individuals and families in the community and the university, to unite students within the HDFS community, and to provide additional educational opportunities to the students, local community and the university.

Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society – Gamma Mu Upsilon Chapter

Advisor: Dr. Victoria Stone


President: Kayla Vaughan


Description: Chi Sigma Iota has active members in many stages of academia including current students, alumni, and faculty. The organization focuses on promoting excellence in the profession of counseling and hopes to get members more involved in professional development, community engagement, wellness, and more.

Eligibility Requirements: Students must have a 3.5 GPA and have completed at least 9 credits as a degree-seeking student in the Counseling and Development program.

Educators Rising Collegiate

Advisor: Brianna Alford


President: Cedric Price

Description: Educators Rising Collegiate is a student organization for undergraduate students, dedicated to the promotion of matters that educators are facing today. Educators Rising Collegiate aims to connect students to individuals throughout Mason, local school educators, and members associated with PDK International.

Eligibility Requirements: Members must be an undergraduate student, maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Mason Athletic Training Society (MATS)

Advisor: Dr. Marcie Fyock


President: Dejae Dickson

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Instagram: GMU_MATS

Description: Mason Athletic Training Society (MATS) is for students who are interested in Athletic Training as a profession. We aim to provide a forum for members interested in the field of athletic training to promote fellowship among members of the Athletic Training Education Program in an intellectual manner. MATS will expand your view and perception of the profession through seminars, symposiums, tutoring, study groups and organizational trips.

Mason Kinesiology Club

Kinesiology Club members at an ice skating rink

Advisor: Stormi Woltz


President: Robert Sykes Jr.


Description: The purpose of the Mason Kinesiology Club is to promote health and wellness and the field of kinesiology to the community. Kinesiology Clubs looks to unite students within the kinesiology community by providing additional educational opportunities to the students, local community and the university.

PhD in Education Student Organization (PESO)

Advisors: Dr. Margret Hjalmarson and Dr. Ivory Berry


President: Amber B. Sansbury

Description: This organization is established to advance collegiality, advocate for doctoral student needs, and develop and sustain professional relationships among the doctoral students, faculty, and staff within the College of Education and Human Development.

Physical Education Teacher Education Society (PETES)

Advisor: Dr. Risto Marttinen


President: Eric Jimmison

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Description: The Physical Education Teacher Education Society is a society for declared physical education majors. The purpose of this organization is to unite physical education majors through networking, mentorship and physical activity.

Rho Phi Lambda - Alpha Tau Chapter: National Recreation Management Honor Society

Advisor: Paul Gilbert


President: Lia Winnard


Description: Rho Phi Lambda is the national honor fraternity for Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies. The Mason chapter is Alpha Tau. Rho Phi Lambda recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, and service.

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Sport Management Society

Advisor: Dr. Pierre Rodgers


President: Ben Sale


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Description: Sport Management Society provides a space for students with an interest in different aspects of the sport industry to gather in a fun, social environment. Through study sessions, guest speakers, conference attendance, and social events students will network and learn about various aspects of the sport industry.

Tourism and Events Management (TEM) Society

Advisor: Brianna Alford


Description: The Tourism and Events Management Society is looking to further the professional development of students interested in the Tourism, Hospitality, and Events Management industries. The Society strives to engage students through academic workshops, professional development opportunities, and social events and programming to create a sense of TEM community, enhance understanding of the industries, and build lifelong connections with peers and faculty.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this organization, please e-mail the CEHD Student Enrichment Coordinator, Brianna Alford, at

Get Connected

Get Connected is Mason’s online platform for involvement. Through Get Connected you can see what events are planned, join student organizations, and market your own campus events. Every students is able to use Get Connected. Simply make your own profile by visiting Get Connected and start getting involved!