Student Organizations

The Department of Social Sciences offers a wide array of extracurricular opportunities that provide Majors and Minor with hands-on experience in their respective field of study, scholarly enrichment, and interaction with colleagues and professors. These organizations and honor societies demonstrate a commitment on the part of the department to make the Nicholls experience a rewarding one.

List of Clubs & Honor Societies

  • College Republicans
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Law Club
  • Sociology Club
  • Young Democrats

Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha is a national political science honorary founded at the University of Texas in 1920 and the Alpha Gamma Alpha Chapter of Nicholls State University was founded more recently in 2004 for the purpose of bringing together students and faculty interested in the study of government and politics. Membership in Pi Sigma Alpha is open to all Government majors and minors who place within the top-third of their class, have a 3.5 GPA in Government courses, and have completed twelve hours in Government (at least three at the 300 level).

The website for the national organization can be found at:

Young Democrats

The Nicholls State University Young Democrats in an organization for all registered students who have an active interest in governmental affairs, who are seeking a mechanism for satisfying political expression, and who want to make the members of the campus and community aware that young people intend to take an active role in political affairs. The vision of Young Democrats is to make Nicholls State University and its surrounding region a better place by promoting its issues, its young people, and the Democratic Party. If you are interested in becoming involved with the Nicholls State University Young Democrats then feel free to contact . More information about the National Young Democrats can be found at and the Louisiana Democratic Party can be found at

College Republicans

The College Republicans of Nicholls State University are currently advised by Dr. David Whitney.

Sociology Club

The Sociology Club is currently advised by Dr. Melinda Jefferson