College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

CEHD Student Organizations

Successful students in the College of Education and Human Development are engaged both inside and outside of the classroom. A great way to Be Engaged outside of the classroom is by joining a CEHD Student Organization. The benefits of joining a student organization include connecting with peers, networking with faculty and staff, fostering your leadership skills, and adding depth to your resume. Please see a list of student organizations affiliated with CEHD below. If you’d like to learn more about other student organizations at Mason, please visit the Student Involvement website page.

Interested in creating your own CEHD Student Organization? Reach out to Student Enrichment Coordinator, Brianna Alford, at balford@gmu.edu to get started.

Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Counseling Honor Society – Gamma Mu Upsilon Chapter

President: Jennifer Melfie

Email: masoncdstudentorg@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Shekila Melchior

Email: smelchio@gmu.edu

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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 strives to get members more involved in professional development, community engagement, wellness, and more.

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

Educators Rising Collegiate

President: Cedric Price

Email: edrising@gmu.edu

Advisor: Brianna Alford

Email: balford@gmu.edu

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Description: Educators Rising Collegiate is a student organization for undergraduate students dedicated to the issues 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.

Human Development and Family Science Student Organization (HDFSSO)

President: Kay Tyson

Email: hdfsso@gmu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Bethany Letiecq

Email: bletiecq@gmu.edu

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Description: Human Development and Family Science Student Organization is a volunteer-based organization. Its purpose is to promote the field of Human Development and Family Science, encourage health and wellbeing for individuals and families in the community and the university, unite students within the HDFS program, and provide additional educational opportunities to the students, local community, and university.

Eligibility requirements: Members must be a GMU student, have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and be in good academic standing with the university.

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Honor Society in Education – Nu Alpha Chapter

Advisor: Brianna Alford

Email: balford@gmu.edu

Description:Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education fosters excellence in education and promotes fellowship among those dedicated to teaching.

Eligibility Requirements: Undergraduate students are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA. They need to have earned at least 18 credit hours total with at least 6 credits coming directly from education-specific courses. Graduate students are required to have a minimum 3.5 GPA. They need to have earned 6 credit hours total with all credits coming directly from education-specific courses.

Mason Athletic Training Society (MATS)

President: Dejae Dickson

Advisor: Dr. Marcie Fyock

Email: mfyock@gmu.edu

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Description: Mason Athletic Training Society (MATS) is for students who are interested in Athletic Training as a profession. The organization aims to provide a forum for members interested in the field of athletic training and to promote fellowship among members of the Athletic Training Program. MATS seeks to expand viewpoints and perception of the profession through seminars, symposiums, tutoring, study groups, and student organization trips.

Mason Kinesiology Club (MKC)

President: Robert Sykes Jr.

Advisor: Dr. Oladipo Eddo

Email: oeddo@gmu.edu

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Description: Mason’s Kinesiology Club (MKC) is geared towards promoting the field of Kinesiology and helping students within the major/minor build on relevant skills.

Eligibility requirements: Anyone with an interest in kinesiology or health/wellness is eligible for membership. Members must be a GMU student, have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and be in good academic standing with the university.

PhD in Education Student Organization (PESO)

President: Neesa S. Ndiaye

Email: peso@gmu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Margret Hjalmarson

Email: mhjalmar@gmu.edu

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Description: PESO was established for students pursuing a PhD within the College of Education and Human Development. Our purpose is to enhance the doctoral academic experience through community advocacy, nurturing collegiality, supporting the development of academic connections, and encouraging sustained professional relationships among doctoral students, faculty, and staff within CEHD and beyond.

Eligibility requirements: Members must be a Doctoral Student in CEHD with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Physical Education Teacher Education Society (PETES)

President: Jessica Baker

Email: petes@gmu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Risto Marttinen

Email: rmarttin@gmu.edu

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Description: The purpose of this organization is to unite physical education majors through networking, mentorship, and physical activity; to share teaching ideas; and to encourage members of the university to live healthy and active lifestyles and promote the fundamentals of physical activity.

Eligibility requirements: Open to all declared health and physical education majors. Members must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 to become a member and maintain their membership status.

Recreation Management Honor Society (Rho Phi Lambda – Alpha Tau Chapter)

President: Matthew S. Mast

Email: gmurpl@gmu.edu

Advisor: Paul Gilbert

Email: pgilbert@nvrpa.org

Description: The Recreation Management Honor Society’s purpose is to recognize, promote, and encourage students of high moral character and unselfish devotion to study, research, and apply knowledge towards the betterment of recreation and parks for all peoples. This organization also recognizes those persons who have made outstanding contributions to the field of recreation and parks.

Eligibility Requirements: Associate membership is open to all students in Parks and Outdoor Recreation or Therapeutic Recreation concentrations. Full membership is restricted to students in Parks and Outdoor Recreation or Therapeutic Recreation concentrations meeting the criteria found on the CEHD School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management’s Rho Phi Lambda website page.

Sport Management Society

President: Jazzmyn Carter

Email: sportsociety@gmail.com

Advisor: Dr. Pierre Rodgers

Email: prodgers@gmu.edu

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Description: The purpose of SMS is to provide our members with educational and networking opportunities that would provide insight into the sporting industry.

Eligibility Requirements: Membership is open to any student with an interest in the field of the sport management.

Tourism and Events Management (TEM) Society

Advisor: Brianna Alford

Email: balford@gmu.edu

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 balford@gmu.edu.

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Mason360 is Mason’s online platform for involvement. This application allows you to join one of the more than 450 student organizations on campus, connect with other Patriots, and discover campus events. Students can download Mason360 as an app at the Google Play Store and App Store or use it on a desktop browser by visiting mason360.gmu.edu.