Student Organizations

Education Student Organizations

Akron Council of Education Students (ACES)
ACES is a student organization dedicated to enhancing communications between education students by promoting fellowship and supplement professional training through extra and co-curricular activities related to education.

Co-Advisers: Dr. Denise Stuart
Campus Phone: (330) 972-8468

Association of Honors Educators (AHE)
AHE is a service, professional, and social organization created by and for pre-service teachers in the Honors College. It provides its members with opportunities to network with each other as well as with other education professionals through a variety of events and service projects.

Adviser: Dr. Ruth Oswald
Campus Phone: (330) 972-5483

Chi Sigma Iota - Alpha Upsilon
Chi Sigma Iota promotes scholarship, research, professionalism, and excellence in counseling and recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the field of counseling.  |  Website:

Adviser: Dr. Robert Schwartz
Campus Phone: (330) 972-8155

Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Organization
Promotes scholarly development in the practice of counseling psychology, facilitates networking among students and faculty, and promotes participation in research, professional workshops, and conventions in counseling psychology.  |  Website:

Co-Advisers: Dr. James Werth, Jr. (Psychology)
Campus Phone: (330) 972-2505

E-Docs brings together doctoral students, doctoral alumni, and faculty to engage in social and academic interactions beyond the walls of the classroom, in the hope that such interactions will create collegial friendships and opportunities to learn and grow from each other.  |  Website:

Co-Advisers: Dr. Susan Kushner Benson and Dr. Sandra Spickard Prettyman
Campus Phone: (330) 972-8577 and (330) 972-8164

Exercise Science Club
Gives students the opportunity to promote professional activity and networking in the Sport and Exercise Science field through participation in conferences, clinics and club activities.

Adviser:  Dr. Ronald Otterstetter
Campus Phone:  (330) 972-7738

Living-Learning Community:  Athletic Training
The new Athletic Training Community enables students to incorporate the Athletic Training Education Program mission and goals into the living environment. This community provides students with additional opportunities for faculty and allied health professional interactions via presentations and arranged activities.

Adviser:  Mrs. Stacey Buser
Campus Phone:  (330) 972-7475

Pi Lambda Theta, Beta Lambda Chapter
Pi Lambda Theta is an honor society and professional association in Education. Its purpose is to recognize persons of superior scholastic achievement and high potential for professional leadership. As a professional association, its purpose is to stimulate independent-thinking educators who can ask critical questions to improve educational decision making.  |  Website:

Advisers: Dr. Renee Mudrey-Camino and Dr. I-Chun Tsai
Campus Phone: (330) 972-6470 or (330) 972-6774

Society for the Advancement of Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy
This society encourages and promotes academic achievement, research, mentorship, professional development, advocacy, networking, and service to the profession of marriage and family counseling/therapy among graduate students, faculty, and others related to The University of Akron’s Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy programs in the College of Education.

Adviser: Dr. Karin Jordan
Campus Phone: (330) 972-5515

Student Association for Graduates in Education (SAGE)
Group for graduate students in higher education administration who are interested in professional development, networking, and social events.

Adviser: Dr. Sandy Coyner
Campus Phone: (330) 972-5822

Student Athletic Training Organization
The Student Athletic Training Organization (SATO) works to support and promote the Athletic Training profession and the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) here at The University of Akron. It allows networking between students and professionals who share the common interest or profession of athletic training. SATO provides opportunities for students to participate in extracurricular activities that relate to athletic training.  |  Website:

Adviser:  Mrs. Carrie Fister
Campus Phone:  (330) 972-8499

Student Council for Exceptional Children
The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the welfare and education of exceptional children and youth through: promoting community awareness, affecting community values and programs, helping individuals, personal involvement, experiences that promote growth, and empathy within each member.

Adviser: Dr. Al Daviso
Campus Phone: (330) 972-5634

University Association for the Education of Young Children
The purpose of UAEYC is to enlighten, enrich and encourage participation of future professionals in the promotion of quality education and development of young children.

Adviser: Dr. Susan Witt
Campus Phone: (330) 972-7723

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