Clubs & Organizations

Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society

Pi Sigma Alpha is the political science honor society at Sacred Heart University.  Its mission is to recognize academic excellence, to encourage interest in government and politics and the study thereof, and to organize social activities for its members.

Members must:

  • Be a declared major or minor in political science
  • Have completed 12 credit hours of coursework in political science
  • Have a GPA above 3.0
  • Have a GPA above 3.2 in political science courses

Isil Akbulut-Gok, Ph.D., serves as the advisor to Pi Sigma Alpha.

>> For more information about membership and the organization, read its by-laws

Pre-Law Club

The Department of Government, Politics & Global Studies offers students planning on going to law school the opportunity to join the Pre-law Club. Participation in the club will provide students with several benefits and enhance their preparation for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and law school. The Pre-law Club will supply students with general information about law schools and provide a forum for students to organize the application process. A constitution governs the activity of the club.

For more information or to join, contact:


Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.
Academic Building HC 212-G
Tel: 203-371-7745


Anthony Galvano

Adam Thomas

Hearts United

Hearts United is a student club that exists for the purpose of helping veterans and active duty military personnel. The club's members engage in many activities and programs designed to assist veterans with personal needs and to provide service members stationed abroad with various amenities. The club's motto is "United by love, divided by duty." A constitution governs the activity of the club.

For more information or to join, contact:


Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.
Academic Building HC 212-G
Tel: 203-371-7745


Erin Curley

College Republicans

The College Republicans is an active campus organization that sponsors speakers, voter registration drives, and political debates. The Club is very active in federal, state and local elections and encourages students to become deeply involved in the American political process. A Constitution governs the activity of the Club as well as the process by which Club officers are selected. According to Article II the College Republican Constitution, four broad purposes are served by the Club:

  • To make known the principles of the Republican Party among members of the Sacred Heart University campus and community
  • To aid in the election of Republican candidates at all levels of government
  • To encourage and assist in the organization and active functioning of the Republican Party at local, state, and national levels
  • To develop political skills and leadership abilities among Republican students as preparation for future service by them to the Party and the community

The College Republicans Club is advised by Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.

College Democrats

The College Democrats pledge themselves to support the philosophy and candidates of the Democratic Party. Furthermore, the College Democrats declare its intention to support all efforts to increase the participation of college students in democratic affairs. To these ends, the College Democrats shall educate and train its members so that they may be better able to, educate students about the philosophy of the Democratic Party; assist in the election of local, state, and national Democratic candidates and affect political change on the local, state, and national level. A constitution governs the activity of the club.

Gary L. Rose, Ph.D., serves as the advisor to the College Democrats.