An important source of stimulating extra-curricular activity for our students are clubs that focus on elements of politics as well as the law. Stanislaus State has a history of partisan-based clubs with membership strengths of both Democratic and Republican Party clubs ebbing and flowing as electoral cycles and political and economic events excite and deflate student interest over time. Contact the Department Chair,Dr. Dave Colnic, if you are interested in joining or re-starting one of these particular party clubs, or any other type of student association that is grounded in politics.

In addition to the political party clubs is the Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha, and its purpose is to recognize and promote high academic achievement in the field of Political Science. Dr. Dave Colnic,, is the faculty advisor for this club and he can readily clarify the requirements for joining this club and any related queries. 

A particularly vibrant club on campus is the Pre-Law Society. This is an association of students, mostly Political Science majors but with a healthy smattering of students with a range of different majors, who are seriously contemplating law school and who come together as a support group and active circle of colleagues who research, talk about, and visit schools of law. Dr. Stephen Routh is the faculty advisor for this club and he can be reached at to help direct you to the current leadership of this club.

Updated: August 01, 2023