Events & Activities

Political Science

Barden Lecture

Public Affairs Club – Students interested in Political Science and or Public Administration are encouraged to participate. Each year, the club organizes the PAC Lecture series. Prestigious speakers talk with students about topics relevant to today’s society. The PAC also hosts a yearly Public Managers Forum where experts in local government talk with students and answer questions panel style.

North Carolina Student Legislature (NCSL) – Students participate in a model General Assembly offering insight into the political and legislative processes and policy-making. NCSL also allows students a statewide forum for expressing their ideas and opinions on current issues to state leaders. More than 40% of NCSL’s legislative ideas were into law.

The Model United Nations – Model UN is a popular activity for those interested in learning more about how the UN operates. Through workshops and visiting Model UN conferences, students learn how to role-play delegates to the UN and simulate UN committees. Many of today’s leaders in law, government and business participated as a student.

Pi Sigma Alpha – The purpose of this Honor Society is to recognize and promote high academic achievement in the field of political science. The society recognizes any student who has completed 12 credit hours of Political Science courses with an overall 3.0 GPA.

Student Government Association – See more:

College Democrats – Description to be added.

College Republicans – Description to be added.

History, Criminal Justice & Political Science Department

Events & Activities

Along with those events and activities unique to the Political Science program, its faculty and students are also involved with events hosted by the entire History, Criminal Justice, and Political Science Department. These include:

Kenelm Lecture Series – Together with the Kenelm Foundation, Campbell University hosts seminars three times annually at the Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, NC. Topics focus on taxation, politics, and law. Eight to ten students attend a two-day live-in seminar. The speaker will spend one day with the students, but the lecture is open to the public.

Anne T. Moore Humanities Lecture – The lecture commemorates the work of Dr. Anne Moore, who taught History at Campbell during 1964-1993.  The HCP Department began the series in 1989, with Dr. Harold Parker of Duke University delivering the first address.  Since then, we continue to host outstanding scholars from across the nation. 

Pi Gamma Mu/Phi Kappa Phi Lecture – Sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council, this lecture series is held during the fall semester. Educators, Authors and Artists share their expertise and experiences, focusing on North Carolina and the American South.

Luncheon Learn – Three to six times a semester, the department hosts 30-minute seminars during lunchtime. Students may receive credit for attendance from department professors. Topics vary in range and provide interesting useful information. 

Homecoming Alumni Celebration – During Homecoming weekend each year, the HCP Department recognizes outstanding alumni who previously graduated from the department. Faculty has an opportunity to see what each individual has been doing since graduating.

Honor Society Recognition – Each year, the department hosts an induction ceremony and banquet for new members to the department’s honor societies. These are Phi Alpha Theta (History), Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), and Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences)

Senior Awards – During the Baccalaureate service, seniors who exhibit excellence are awarded. The students are chosen by faculty who work with the students and witness dedication to their major, note participation, growth as a student and earn a high GPA.

Graduation Reception – The faculty who teach invest in the success of the students in the department and consider themselves teachers but also mentors. When a student graduates, it is bittersweet. The reception, usually held after the graduation ceremony, gives students the opportunity to express gratitude and say “goodbye.”