This is the latest part of an ongoing series answering the question, "Why Arkansas State?" This week, we focus on our student body and the amazing things they accomplish everyday.
Meet our students
Involved on Campus
Arkansas State has more than 200 registered student organizations that range the gamut—from Rugby and Women’s Softball to College Republicans, College Democrats, the Ballroom Dance Club, Rotaract and AgriBusiness. These organizations don’t just exist; they compete academically and in their disciplines, making news about their university.
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) recently swept a PRISM Awards competition (awards for excellence in communications and public relations.
Arkansas State’s Debate team dominated the field in its first meet of the season, capturing the ‘Top Debate Team’ sweepstakes award at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.
Shooting Sports Club
A new organization, the Red Wolves Shooting Sports Club, was founded as a registered student organization in early 2012 to promote firearm safety and to enable students to participate in shoot sports for recreation and competition. In the fall 2012 semester, three students transferred to the Jonesboro campus from other schools in order to participate in this activity.
Serving the World
Our students have the opportunity to serve the world.
Global Student Leaders
In May 2012, the Global Student Leaders Group, lead by Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Rick Stripling, visited Quito, Cuenca, Puyo and Banos, Ecuador. During the trip the students visited two different universities, visited historical landmarks in each city, and learned from tour guides about the local culture in each area.
Global Service Projects
Each semester, Dr. Clint Relyea takes his Global Leadership class to countries like Ecuador, where they work on humanitarian projects like rebuilding houses and orphanages and planting trees.
Once per semester, ROTC students at A-State participate in a challenging, two-day Field Training Experience (FTX) to apply the skills they learn during classroom and lab training. The FTX includes day-and-night land navigation and squad tactical exercises (STX) that depict realistic scenarios, requiring cadets to solve problems and make leadership decisions under stress.
During the fall 2012 semester, the Red Wolf Battalion ROTC Cadets participated in Blackhawk Training, taking ‘on-the-job training’ to a new level. There are currently 94 students in ROTC. In 2012, more officers were commissioned than in any of the past five years.