Student Organizations

Whether you're just starting college or a seasoned professional returning for graduate studies, the School of Education has opportunities for you to grow professionally, network with community partners, and connect with other students who share your same passions.

From honor societies to social organizations, there are numerous opportunities to connect with faculty and other students outside of class. Browse the School of Education organizations listed below or visit Bsync to discover what groups best fit your interests and career aspirations.

It's easy to take the first step - it only takes a minute to email a faculty advisor or register for an upcoming event. Make the most of your time here at the School of Education and get involved!

Chi Sigma Iota (Zeta Chapter)

Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. The honor society promotes a strong professional identity through members (professional counselors, counselor educators, and students) who contribute to the realization of a healthy society by fostering wellness and human dignity.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Larry Tyson

Eta Sigma Gamma (Beta Chi Chapter)

Beta Chi is the UAB Chapter of Eta Signma Gamma. The mission of the honorary is promotion of the discipline by elevating the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally prepared men and women in Health Education. Visit for more information about the organization.

Faculty Advisor: Larrell Wilkinson


The purpose of FLAME (Future Leaders in Athletics, Management and Education) is to provide an opportunity for UAB students majoring in Physical Education Teacher Certification to serve in a professional club in order to make a unique contribution to the educational process through programs, projects and activities. Students will be given opportunities to develop leadership and cooperation skills, at the local, state, district and national levels of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance. Professional and community service opportunities will also be available.

Faculty Advisor: Sandra K. Sims, Ph.D

Kappa Delta Epsilon (Beta Iota Chapter)

Kappa Delta Epsilon (KDE) is an honorary education fraternity that recognizes outstanding students in the School of Education. Beta Iota is UAB's chapter of KDE.

Faculty Advisor: Debbie Fly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Kinesiology Student Association (KSA)

The Kinesiology Student Association (KSA) provides educational opportunities and career guidance to students interested in, but not limited to, exercise physiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine and related fields. Opportunities for professional development are available through monthly guest speakers, career coaches and civic engagement. For more information, follow us on Facebook at For membership or more information, contact Akash Patel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Faculty Advisor: Eric P. Plaisance

Student Alabama Education Association (SAEA)

The Student Alabama Education Association (SAEA) is a division of the Alabama Education Association (AEA), and in whole a division of the National Education Association (NEA). SAEA is composed of college education majors: teachers, counselors, principals, and other school faculty. Two annual conferences are conducted each year for the members of SAEA. These conferences are designed to help prepare students for their future classrooms. Each conference allows students to participate in educational workshops while also allowing students to network with other future educators. At the annual state conference the student members will be able to vote for the SAEA state officers, attend workshops, and complete a community service project for a school local to the conference area.

World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP)

The World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to the advancement and/or dissemination of informational relating to all aspects of child advocacy and well-being.

Faculty Advisor: Grace Jepkemboi

Department of Human Studies Honors Program

High-achieving students in the exercise science concentration with an overall GPA of 3.5 or greater have the opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor in order to complete either a research or a civic engagement honors project. Interested students should secure a faculty mentor and identify a project during their junior year.

Faculty Advisor: Eric Plaisance