Students are the heart of UNO
Information on Student Organizations can be found by clicking on the student organizations below.
- Allies for Sign Language
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
- Biomechanics United
- Chi Sigma Iota, Upsilon Nu Omicron Chapter
- Eta Sigma Gamma
- Early Childhood Education Student Organization (ECESO)
- Kappa Delta Pi
- Nebraska Student Speech Language and Hearing Association, NSSLHA
- Physical Education Exercise Science (PEXS)
- Student Education Association of Nebraska
- Student Council for Exceptional Children
- Teacher Education Diversity Organization (TEDO)
Allies for Sign Language
The main objective of this organization shall be to unite members and community for the purpose of fellowship, friendship and promote academic achievement; act as a resource to attract and retain deaf and hard of hearing students; provide a basis for cultural exchange among the Deaf students and the hearing students; advocate for accessibility; further the understanding of Deaf culture throughout the world; promote discussion of current trends and issues relating to deaf education; as well as provide social activities that include members of the deaf community.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
UNO has the distinction of being the first Nebraska student chapter of the international organization of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. The international organization has over 160,000 members and student chapters on over 50 campuses throughout the world. ASCD provides professional development in curriculum and instruction, and concentrates on teaching and learning for all school students.
Membership in the student organization provides a subscription to Educational Leadership, Education Update newsletter, Curriculum Update, discounts on many ASCD products, and the opportunity to network with other UNO students who are planning to be teachers. The local chapter meets about three times a semester – for professional and social interaction.
Come have fun while you work with other students who really want to make a difference in the world. For additional information contact Dr. Amanda Steiner at email@example.com.
Biomechanics United is an American Society of Biomechanics student body chapter which provides both graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to network and interact with one another outside a classroom or laboratory setting. The group is student run and student focused with an emphasis on building greater relationships amongst the biomechanics community at UNO.
Since its conception in 2018, Biomechanics United continues to expand and evolve. The group has begun to assist in planning the Annual Human Movement Variability/Great Plains Biomechanics Conference hosted by the department each year. It is Biomechanics United’s goal to expose students to the planning process of a large meeting as well as to improve student networking events during the meeting. As the group continues to grow and develop, the goal of Biomechanics United will be to continue to bring graduate and undergraduate biomechanics student together to build comradery and prepare its members for their future careers.
Contact Dr. Brian Knarr with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chi Sigma Iota, Upsilon Nu Omicron Chapter
This is the international honor society for students, professional counselors, and counselor educators established at Ohio University in 1985. Our mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.
For additional information contact Dr. David Carter via email at email@example.com.
Early Childhood Education Student Organization (ECESO)
The mission of ECESO is to develop early childhood teacher candidates’ understandings of the early childhood profession from classroom, community-based, and family perspectives through meetings and service projects. Our meetings include occasional guest speakers, field trips, gatherings with community-wide early childhood student groups from local universities and colleges, and preparations for community service projects.
Our organization volunteers with the Omaha Week of the Young Child annual events and Celebrating Young Children Conference each spring semester. All teacher candidates who have interests in working with children from pre-k-through-age-eight are welcome to join.
Eta Sigma Gamma
This is a national professional health education honorary. The UNO Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG) is one of many national chapters. ESG offers health education students and students in health-related professions numerous opportunities for personal and professional development.
The objectives of Eta Sigma Gamma are to further the professional development of health educators and to promote the discipline of health education through teaching, research, and service. In 2004, the ESG Chapter was selected as the Outstanding Student Organization at UNO.
For membership information, contact the School of Health and Kinesiology at 402.554.2670.
Kappa Delta Pi
International Honor Society is a prestigious honor society for future students aspiring to become 21st-century teachers. Membership in Kappa Delta Pi is based on scholarly achievement, commitment to excellence, and dedication and passion for a career in education.
Undergraduate pre-service teachers, and graduate students, are invited each fall and spring to become involved in an organization with a 100-year tradition rich in honor and excellence. Through Kappa Delta Pi membership one has access to a vast professional network of more than 45,000 active members that includes the world’s best and brightest scholars and practitioners in education.
For students, membership is open only to the top 20% of those entering the education field. Regardless of your subject area specialty or the grade level you want to teach, KDP offers something to assist you in being the best educator you can be—now and in the future.
For more information on membership please contact: Dr. Saundra Shillingstad (counselor for the Eta Omega Chapter).
308 Roskens Hall, University of Nebraska at Omaha – College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.
National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
The UNO chapter is a pre-professional membership association for students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders.
For membership information, visit the Department of Communication Disorders, 512 Roskens Hall, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physical Education Exercise Science (PEXS)
Physical Education Exercise Science is a local organization whose members are graduate or undergraduate students in the UNO School of Health and Kinesiology. PEXS was introduced in the summer, 2001 and is the product of the merging of the previous student chapters of Phi Epsilon Kappa (PEK) and the Association for Worksite Health Promotion (AWHP).
Students have the opportunity to work on local projects, develop and grow personally and professionally and to network with other professionals and students on the local level. All interested students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are welcome to join.
For membership information, contact Eddie Panton at email@example.com.
Student Education Association of Nebraska (SEAN)
The mission and purpose of SEAN are to develop in prospective educators an understanding of the education profession both in and out of the classroom. This is done through the stimulation of the highest ideals of professional ethics, standards, and attitudes.
All CEHHS students are encouraged to join. Teacher candidates may obtain an independent liability policy or may obtain liability insurance through membership in SEAN.
Student Council for Exceptional Children
SCEC is an organization that is dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities. The student chapter is associated with the International Council for Exceptional Children and focuses on supporting and volunteering in the local community with individuals with disabilities.
For additional information contact Dr. Beth Leader-Janssen via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher Education Diversity Organization (TEDO)
Our mission at TEDO is to promote awareness of our wide cultural variety and to build an inclusive, diverse community that honors the differences among the students, faculty, and staff. For additional information, contact Dr. Ferial Pearson via email at email@example.com.