Student Groups

Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Nu Chapter

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society, whose purposes are to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature; to promote interest in literature and the English language on campus and in the surrounding community; and to foster the discipline of English in all its aspects, including creative and critical writing. Alpha Nu chapter sponsors a variety of activities, including writing competitions,awards ceremonies for the competitions, and book drives. For more information, contact Dr. Richard Trout at

Pi Gamma Mu, Epsilon Chapter

University of the Southwest Pi Gamma Mu-Epsilon Chapter is the first International Honor Society in Social Sciences established in the State of New Mexico.  The Honor Society is devoted to recognizing superior scholarship within the social science disciplines while offering enrichment opportunities through service projects, publications, and lectureship. For more information, contact Dr. Dianna Carmenaty at

Healthcare Occupations Group


The Healthcare Occupations Group (HOG) is a career exploration and preparation student organization for any USW students interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field.  HOG provides students an opportunity to learn about and prepare for various career paths in the healthcare industry by having weekly meetings, guest speaker events to hear from a wide variety of healthcare professionals, trips to local medical clinics and hospitals and to health professions programs at different colleges and universities, and offering study groups for admissions exams to health professions schools, and assistance with seeking volunteer, internship,shadowing a healthcare professional, and job opportunities and applying to health professions programs.  If interested, contact HOG Advisor: Brian Arnold, Director of Counseling and Career Services, Psychology Instructor, at