As a graduate student in SPIA, there are multiple ways to stay involved.

AMERICAN FOUNDING GROUP

The American Founding Group at the University of Georgia studies the origins of the American republic from a variety of scholarly perspectives, reviewing studies from the disciplines of political science, political theory, history, law, and economics, among others. Our group meets monthly to critique and discuss works from John Locke to Pauline Maier in an effort to broaden our understanding of the American founding and its effects on liberty.  We occasionally invite guest scholars to participate and provide an invaluable service reading and critiquing the research of our members.  Membership is open to those who want to learn more about the American founding and are willing to spend the time to read outside of their regular classes.

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DOCTORAL STUDENTS FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

DSPA OFFICERS

Brianna Yoder, President

For more information, please contact Brianna Yoder brianna.yoder16@gmail.com

GEORGIA STUDENTS FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

The Georgia Students for Public Administration (GSPA) strive to help all students of public administration and policy at the University of Georgia build social and academic networks during and after their tenure at the University. By fostering friendship and by integrating socially and academically our diverse student body, we hope to encourage students not just to learn their chosen profession but also to form lasting bonds with their peers, faculty, staff, and community

GSPA OFFICERS

Rachael Andrews, President
Alison Kaye, Treasurer
Mathilde Carpet, Professional Development Chair
Tiffany Dobbins, Policy Competition Chair
Delicia James, Social Chair

Stay up to date with what’s going on with GSPA and more ways to get involved on their Facebook page.

GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (UGA CHAPTER)

GFOA is a professional organization for public finance officials at any level of government in the US and Canada. GFOA’s mission is to advance excellence in public finance. There are more than 20,000 members in the association, and each member has access to best practice guidance, consulting, networking opportunities, publications (including books, e-books, and periodicals), recognition programs, research, and training opportunities for those in the profession (or looking to go into the profession). The University of Georgia is honored to host the third student chapter of GFOA. There are no annual dues, and each chapter member will get a free membership to GFOA for the first year. The Georgia Government Finance Officers Association is the state chapter of GFOA and is also offering  a free one-year membership to the GFOA-UGA Chapter members.  Meetings will be held throughout the year to help students access all of that GFOA has to offer, teach, and connect.

GFOA Chapter Officers

Ted Moeller, President
Tasha Sills, Vice President
Alyssa Deslauriers, Secretary

Faculty Advisers

Tracy Arner, Financial Management Program Manager – Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Katherine Willoughby, Golembiewski Professor of Public Administration

2019 Fall Meetings
10/24/2019 – 6 pm, Baldwin Hall, room 202
Future meetings are TBA

Learn more about GFOA at their website https://www.gfoa.org/

For questions about the student chapter, contact Ted Moeller at tedwmoeller@uga.edu

INTERNATIONAL CITY/COUNTY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (UGA CHAPTER)

ICMA serves to:

1. Introduce and integrate students to the local government management profession.

2. Familiarize students with ICMA, the premier local government management association, its members, resources, and policies.

3. Establish connections between local government management theories, practices, and applications through tangible and actual examples.

4. Cultivate a learning community wherein members actively share experiences and learn from one another.

5. Provide resources and opportunities for students to increase their professional knowledge with local government practitioners.

 

ICMA Officers

Sara Del Valle, President
Jordan Boyd, Finance Chair
Shayla Lee, Events Chair
Billqeece Naqawe, Communications Chair
Alis​on Kaye, Secretary

2020 Fall Meetings (Via Zoom):
9/14/2020 5:15pm – 6:15pm
9/29/2020 5:15pm – 6:15pm
10/12/2020 5:15pm – 6:15pm
10/27/2020 5:15pm – 6:15pm
11/9/2020 5:15pm – 6:15pm
11/17/2020 5:15pm – 6:15pm

You can follow the UGA Chapter of ICMA on Facebook or on Instagram.

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

OFFICERS

President: Tara Trask
Social Chair: Matt Bufford
Occasional Lackey: Steven Walter

Stay up to date with what’s going on with GSPSIA on their Facebook page.

SPIA Honor Society of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

The SPIA Honor Society of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity is a student organization that is open to both undergraduate and graduate students! We plan on hosting a speaker series, professional development workshops, and create a mentorship program. This is an all student-led organization that will not be treated as a solution for the racist and problematic behavior of the university or SPIA. Instead, our mission is to be an on-going vehicle for change that students and faculty can come together for a better student body. Please use the link below to follow all our social media platforms!

linktree: https://linktr.ee/SPIADiversity