The Gamma Theta chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, belonging to SPIA's International Affairs Department was honored with the 2013 - 2014 Sigma Iota Rho Chapter Spotlight Award. Lauren Anderson and Chapter President Alexis Oberg accepted the award from SIR's Dr. Frank Planta. The Gamma Theta chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, belonging to the University of Georgia’s International Affairs Department, has shown itself to be one of the honor society’s finest. Its numerous mentoring events with faculty, utilization of social media, and organization as a close-knit group while boasting a roster of 30 to 40 members annually, has continually impressed.

Student Organizations

Student organizations abound at the University of Georgia and within the School of Public and International Affairs. UGA's Center for Student Organizations registers over 600 student organizations annually and SPIA encourages its students to explore the many options within the School and the University.  These organizations cover a broad range of interests that include: sport clubs, international and multicultural organizations, religious organizations, political organizations, academic honorary organizations, Greek Life organizations and special interest clubs. 

To serve as a student leader within SPIA, consider applying to serve as a SPIA Ambassador during your junior or senior year.

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Over the past year alone, members of the UGA Mock Trial Team won 44 individual awards and 13 team awards, including four first place finishes. Whether you're planning on going to law school or have no idea what you want to do with your life, you'll find that the skills you pick up in this program will make you a better public speaker, allow you to handle job interviews with more confidence, and will improve your critical thinking abilities significantly.

Be an ambassador

The School of Public and International Affairs’ Student Ambassador Program is a highly sought after organization and is under the oversight of the SPIA Dean’s Office. Ambassadors will be given opportunities to learn from and network with faculty, administrators, and serve as a link between the Dean’s Office and the undergraduate student body of the School.

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