Pi Sigma Alpha is the only honor society for college and university students of government in the United States. Its mission is to stimulate scholarship and intelligent interest in Political Science at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The SPIE (Students Promoting International Engagement) Club at Marist is a student club that organizes events and activities focusing on global politics and economics all year round. The club is open to students of all majors.
The Center for Civic Engagement was launched to foster service learning at the College and to support productive partnerships with community organizations throughout the Hudson River Valley region. The Center provides students with many opportunities to gain first-hand, specific knowledge of politics and policy in action.
POSC 280 Model United Nations is an experiential learning class. This course is centered on preparation for participation in the National Model United Nations in New York City (NMUN-NY). Over 5,000 college students--more than half from outside the United States--come to New York City each spring to discuss current global issues and to participate in one of the two NMUN-NY conferences (see this video for more on the NMUN; and this video with Marist's Model UN 2016 highlights).