Student Organizations

Want to get involved with a student organization? The School of Public Administration offers five different student groups that focus on different areas of public service.

Click on the pictures below to connect with each organization.

Emergency Management Student Association

Students interested in emergency and crisis management should consider connecting with EMSA. In the past, the group has hosted guest speakers from the field, and has participated in emergency exercises.


International City/County Management Association

This is the student chapter of the national organization, ICMA. Our student chapter strives to create excellence in local governance by developing students into public sector professionals.


Nonprofit Knights

The Nonprofit Knights is an umbrella organization for the Nonprofit Management Student Association and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Students interested in careers in the nonprofit sector, or fundraising and development are welcome to join the group.


Organization for Public Administration

OPA is open to all public administration students and provides an environment for students to connect with each other. The group also offers networking opportunities and events as well as information related to jobs and internships. OPA also takes a trip to Tallahassee each year to visit the state capitol.


Urban Knights

The Urban Knights are passionate about urban planning, and they strive to connect students with professionals in the field. They host technical skills workshops throughout the year along with a networking reception prior to each Urban and Regional Planning Distinguished Lecture Series event.


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