Student Organizations

Amnesty International

Categories:Social Activism, Human Diversity, Service & Volunteerism
Advisor:Dr. Khalil (Haji) Dokhanchi kdokhanc{atuws}
Primary Student Contact:Angelica Remache aremache{atuws}
Secondary Student Contact:UWS Amnesty International uwsamnestyinternational{atuws}
Purpose:Amnesty International is a non-governmental organization focused on human rights. As a student group on campus, we strive to bring awareness to the campus community through tabling, petitions, fundraising, community events, and conferences.

Interested in learning about and protecting human rights? Want to meet others with similar interests? How about learning skills like event planning, organizational outreach, or leadership? Want to work for an NGO after college and need to start networking? If any of these apply to you, join UW-Superior Amnesty International!

"Our vision is of a world in which every person - regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity - enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other internationally recognized human rights standards."

Amnesty International members are encouraged to participate in the Midwest Amnesty International Meeting (location varies from year to year), which is a 4-day meeting designed to teach our members about human rights issues and advocacy. In addition, our students sponsor events such as the Human Rights Day, World Toilet Day, World Water Day, and the Refugee Dinner.

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International Peace Studies Association

Categories:Social Activism, Political, Service & Volunteerism
Advisor:Dr. Khalil (Haji) Dokhanchi kdokhanc{atuws}
Primary Student Contact:Michael Michelizzi mmichel1{atuws}
Purpose:Interacting both on and off campus, we try and bring awareness to individuals for elements such as peace on the international levels.

International Peace Studies Association (IPSA) members can participate in the Arrowhead Model United Nations as well as the American Model United Nations conferences (pending university funding). Organization members can also attend the Nobel Peace Prize Forum (University of Minnesota) as well as the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies student conference (held during spring semester of each year). IPSA students also help organize lectures and presentations on campus and sponsor the Oxfam Hunger Banquet.

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Political Science Association

Categories:Academic, Social Activism, Political, Professional
Advisor:Dr. Khalil (Haji) Dokhanchi kdokhanc{atuws}
Primary Student Contact:Matthew McCoshen mmccosh1{atuws}
Purpose:To advise stuent on current events, help out in the communit and discover options for careers in Political Science.

Political Science Association (PSA) members sponsor our annual Superior Citizens in Action workshop which takes place in the fall semester of each year. This workshop is designed to connect the members of our community to our elected officials and provide advocacy training to our members so that they can develop a working relationship with their elected officials. PSA students can also attend our spring break trips to Madison, WI (even years) and Washington D.C. (odd years). The Political Science Association also hosts a number of presentations around political themes and topics to raise awareness and promote civil dialogue on campus.

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