Clubs and Organizations
Campus Kitchen at Fayetteville State University
The Campus Kitchen at Fayetteville State University (CKFSU) is housed within the Department of Sociology. It is an affiliate member of The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP), a national leader in community service for students, and the future of hunger relief. CKP is empowering the next generation of leaders to implement innovative models for combating hunger, developing food systems, and helping communities help themselves. Students can obtain leadership skills and community service experience with CKFSU.
Model United Nations
Students who join Model United Nations engage in activities that help them gain a better understanding of international diplomacy and international relations. During the spring semester, students attend an annual conference, organized by the North Carolina Consortium for International and Intercultural Education (NCCIIE) to compete against other universities. In preparation for the conference, student delegates are assigned to committees where they gather information about assigned countries and issues related to the selected countries. Student delegates research specific topics and assigned country's position on the topics (e.g., global terrorism). Students then prepare working papers on the topics and draft resolutions based on the topics for competition. Ultimately, students work on diplomatically with delegates representing other nations to have resolutions passed in the General Assembly. FSU students have won most of the awards and recognitions at these competitions.
At each Campus Kitchen nationwide, students lead efforts to combat food waste and hunger by collecting surplus food from community gardens, restaurants, and grocery stores, and transforming the food into healthy meals. Founded in 2001, CKP is a national organization that empowers student volunteers to fight hunger and food waste in their community. On university and high school campuses across the country, students transform unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers' markets into meals that are delivered to local agencies serving people in need. By taking the initiative to run a community kitchen, students develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills, along with a commitment to serve their community. Each Campus Kitchen goes beyond meals by using food as a tool to promote poverty solutions, implement garden initiatives, participate in nutrition education, and convene food policy events.
Student delegates learn the following and/or acquire the following skills:
- Knowledge and facts about assigned countries, committees, and specific topics
- Negotiation and diplomatic skills
- New insights into different global cultures
- Establishment of valuable social connections for academic discourse, intellectual stimulation, and professional and career development.
- Public speaking/debate skills
- Federal government job opportunities
- Scholarships-Bacon House DACOR
- Information about the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency and its job opportunities
- Paid internships by the National GeoIntelligence Agency
- Social and academic networking opportunities for students
The Sociology Club exposes students to information and skills they would not learn in the classroom. Students are also exposed to information, opportunities, and professional skills that help them understand ways to actualize the full potential of their degree. The Club also invites guest speakers from various community agencies to discuss the role of sociologists in meeting the mission of various agencies. Students enjoy participating in civic engagement activities that make a difference in the community.
Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is the International Sociology Society for this discipline. We have an FSU chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, Xi of North Carolina on campus. Alpha Kappa Delta strives to acknowledge and promote excellence in the scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition.
Membership is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members who meet the minimum standards. Induction into Alpha Kappa Delta is by invitation only and occurs once a year in the spring semester. There are leadership and community service opportunities associated with AKD.