For students wishing to get involved outside of the classroom, extracurricular opportunities abound both at the Josef Korbel School of International and the University of Denver in general. Below is a small sample of clubs and organizations that may be of interest to International Studies majors/minors.
NOTE: Student organizations are neither managed, nor financed by the BA Program in International Studies. Some organizations may be eligible for funding by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG). For more information on these and other student organizations please visit the DU Clubs and Organizations website (for general DU, undergraduate organizations) and/or the Josef Korbel School Student Groups webpage (for JKSIS specific organizations).
Center On Rights Development (CORD)
The Center on Rights Development was established in 1988 as part of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. The Center promotes universal recognition of human rights in all societies by undertaking research on human rights violations, establishing links with academic and legal monitoring centers around the world and conducting outreach to local and national organizations engaged in human rights activism and education. The Center sponsors several events and activities including speakers, films, an annual symposium and other human rights activities.
Model United Nations
The Model UN Club is open to all undergraduates at the University of Denver. This club brings together students interested in learning about the United Nations and international relations by participating in Model UN conferences held throughout the year at local, regional and national venues. Model UN conferences are simulations of the UN institutions, in which college students assume the role of "ambassadors" to the UN and debate current issues on the UN agenda. Preparation for and participation in these conferences allows students to examine specific international problems, develop an understanding of the role of international organizations, and experience the process of conflict resolution at the international level.
Middle East Discussion Group
The Middle East Discussion Group is an ad-hoc group of students and faculty who meet regularly to discuss topical issues relevant to the contemporary politics and societies of the Middle East.
International Student Organization (ISO)
ISO encourages and welcomes those who wish to interact and further their understanding of diverse cultures by joining and participating in many exciting activities. ISO serves as an umbrella association, which unites the individual foreign student organizations on campus. It was formed to establish an international community and to ease the integration of international students into the US. For more information call: (303) 871-3555.
Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society
Sigma Iota Rho is the undergraduate, international studies honor society that recognizes students' academic achievement in the field of international affairs. The organization provides opportunities to discuss topics of interest with experts in international affairs, as well as various social events.