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Student Opportunities

Students within the Politics Department can participate in several clubs and activities related to course studies and research. The college offers additional opportunities for engagement. And if you don't see a club or activity that meets your interest, start one.

College Democrats / College Republicans

Join with your peers to help to create a greater awareness and interest in the political issues of the nation, city, and state. Both clubs promote a better understanding of the American political system, and the Democratic and Republican parties respectively. The clubs are open to all interested students.

International Relations Club

The basic purpose of the club is to foster a greater interest and awareness in international affairs and issues and to broaden students geographic horizons, i.e. to get students to "think in international terms." To do this, the club sponsors events for the Saint Anselm College community including speakers, films, presentations, seminars, and other activities that are important to the global community.

Kevin B. Harrington Student Ambassador Program

A unique opportunity for Saint Anselm students of any major to work closely with the NHIOP and develop essential leadership and citizenship skills. As part of a selective group, ambassadors play an important role in supporting the institute by promoting civic engagement on campus and assisting in the promotion and execution of events.

Mock Trial

Participants of the Saint Anselm Mock Trial Team compete regionally in the American Mock Trial Association annually. The team is made up of twenty-five students of diverse majors and is coached by a Manchester attorney. The team learns basic courtroom decorum as well as objections, exceptions to objections, and evidence procedures. The team competed for the first time in 2010, winning a criminal case.

Model United Nations

The Model United Nations introduces students to the work of the United Nations, build skills in diplomacy, and highlights opportunities found within the international system. The organization attempts to broaden the horizon of people and introduce the students to the different cultures and people present within the United Nations.

NEW Leadership New England

National Education for Women (NEW) Leadership New England is a leadership training program designed to educate and empower young women to give them the skills to be part of the next generation of women leaders.  NEW Leadership New England hosts an annual five-day residential program for undergraduate women each summer.

Pizza and Politics

Join your peers and enjoy free pizza and conversation about current political news in an informal setting. Topics for discussion are driven by student interest, and special guests are sometimes invited to join the conversation. Guests have included national journalists, scholars, former governors, and past presidential candidates.

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