Student Organizations and Activities
We encourage our students to get involved outside the classroom and join organizations related to their fields of interest. You don't have to be a College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) student to join! For more info and organizations visit:
Alpha Eta Rho International Aviation Fraternity is a professional collegiate fraternity founded to bring together those students having a common interest in the field of aviation.
The Kent State Student Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (KSU-AAAE) was officially charted in January 2005 as the first student chapter of AAAE in Ohio, birthplace of aviation.
The purpose of the student chapter of the American Foundry Society, KSU-AFS, is to educate students about the metal casting industry; provide networking opportunities with practitioners in the field; gain experience through in- house foundry activities and to assist students in finding co-op opportunities in the industry.
The Kent State University American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics student organization first began in 2013 and is open to all students.
The Kent State University High-Power Rocket Club began in 2016 and is open to all students.
A meeting of people interested in the field of computer engineering technology and the newest forms of technology. We meet once a week to talk about the newest gadgets and work on computer related projects.
Kent State Korean Culture Club
The purpose of the Kent State Korean Culture Club is to promote and immerse students in Korean culture, language, music, history, and politics through cultural activities, field trips, and informational meetings.
The team is a registered student organization at Kent State and is open to all students with an interest in aviation. Membership is required and attendance at practices, meetings etc. is also required. The team is part of a national organization known as the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) which has 11 regions situated geographically around the nation. Kent State is in Region III with OU, OSU, University of Cincinnati, and Western Michigan University (WMU). Region III perennially has Kent, OSU, and WMU ranked in the top ten nationally and OU occasionally makes it as well. It is considered the toughest region in NIFA.
Kent State University Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (KSU-OBAP)
The Kent State University student chapter of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals is a student organization that is rooted in providing support, community, and professional development for students on their collective journeys towards becoming aviation and aerospace professionals. Membership and participation is open to and welcome to all students.
KSU Flying Club
The KSU Flying club is a student organization that allows access to university aircraft for rental purposes for students of the university as well as pilots in the community. The student organization has elected officers, by-laws, and bi-yearly club dues. Club members will adhere to all KSU Flight Training Procedures as outlined in the Flight Operations Manual. Students and community members can use the aircraft for takeoff/landing and IFR currency, as well as flight reviews, Instrument Proficiency checks. This club cannot be used to receive dual instruction towards a certificate or rating.
LIFTED, Living in Faith Throughout Each Day, aims to teach aeronautics students as well as others about how the Bible applies, not just to our lives at church or Bible studies, but to our everyday life. LIFTED will remain open minded to anyone wishing to talk about any issue, problem, or concern they may have. The collective College of Aeronautics and Engineering society will become closer due to God’s love expressed through the actions and interactions of our members throughout each day.
National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA-KSU)
The National Gay Pilots Association Kent State University Chapter serves as a safe environment for pilots and aviation enthusiasts of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community and its allies. In addition, this chapter will promote safety and professionalism in the aviation community, and also enhance the mission of KSU by generally promoting diversity and inclusion on campus. Providing opportunities in leadership, networking, mentorships, scholarships and raising the profile of LGBT aviators.
The Society of Women in Space Exploration (SWISE) promotes and encourages more women, diversity, and inclusion in multidisciplinary fields of space exploration. SWISE empowers students to become a leader at Kent State, creating a space for women & allies who share a common interest- space and diversity in STEM!
The purpose of Sustainable Living at Kent is to incite change in the lifestyle of students, staff members, and the surrounding communities and organizations, while raising social awareness and preparing the way for a more sustainable world.
Women in Aviation
AKA Flying Black Squirrels. It’s a great chance to meet mentors, fellow students and even future employers. A few of the things we do is mentoring in and outside of the group with events such as mock interview night, the national conference, WOW (wings of women event), giving everyone the chance to meet mentors, future employers, find internships and learn new things about aviation and tours such as airport tower tours, museum tours, airplane hangar tours. Of course we have fun nights and get together to get to know each other more and make new friends. Men are welcome to join as well. Facebook: Kent State Women in Aviation, Instagram: ksu_womeninaviation
Women in Engineering
The purpose of the organization shall be to encourage success among aspiring engineers in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State University. This will be achieved through a possible partnership with the Society of Women Engineers, widening networking, career, and experiential opportunities.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kelsen LaBerge, email@example.com
Robotics team focusing on remote-controlled robots that face off in BattleBots-style competitions.
National society of black engineers
NSBE Kent is a student organization dedicated to connecting minorities in the STEM field. Our goal is to encourage traditionally underrepresented minority students in STEM to succeed in KSU and beyond. We plan to provide students various opportunities, such as a place to study with like-minded individuals, as well as the ability to attend regional and national NSBE conferences. NSBE Kent will also be giving back to surrounding communities in an effort to spread awareness about engineering and other STEM fields.
Faculty Advisor: Dr, Joycelyn Harrison, firstname.lastname@example.org