Professional associations and organizations offer college students great insight as they seek to improve their career and industry awareness.  The professional organizations listed here are roughly categorized for the 5 academic departments at Cheyney University.  Although we make every effort to make sure the links are active and useful, please let us know of broken links. Additionally, if you are aware of other organizations you would like to add, please let us know!

Humanities & Communication Arts (HCA)              
Communications & Modern Language, Fine Arts, Music & Theatre Arts

AIGA (Founded as American Institute of Graphic Arts)
American Association of Advertising Agencies
American Association of University Women
American Choral Directors Association
Association for the Study of African American Life & History
Association of Young Journalists and Writers
International Alliance for Women in Music
International Women’s Writing Guild
Modern Language Association
National Associaton for Music Educators
National Association for Multi Ethnicity in Communications
National Association of Black Female Executives in Music
National Association of Black Journalists
National Association of Negro Musicians
National Council of Teachers of English
Organization of Black Designers
Performing Arts Associations
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
The American Communication Association
The Association of Writers and Writing Programs
The College Art Association
The College Music Society
Writers Guild of America

Natural & Applied Sciences (NAS)
Math & Computer Science, Science & Allied Health

American Academy of Forensic Sciences
American Association of Blacks in Energy
American Public Health Association
American Society for Information Science and Technology
Association for Women Geoscientists
Association for Women in Mathematics
Be an Actuary
Black Data Processing Associates
Chemistry Jobs
Eco Jobs
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences
National Black Nurses Association
National Organization for Advancement of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers
National Society of Black Engineers
National Society of Black Physicists
Sisters in Science/Brothers of Science
Society of Women Engineers
Sports Medicine Jobs
The GEM Consortium: National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
National Association of Black Telecommunication Professionals
American Public Health Association
American Society for Nutrition

Social & Behavioral Science (SBS)
Social Relations, Geographic Information Science,
Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration

Academy of Criminal Justice Scientists
African American Nonprofit Network
American Association of Grant Professionals
American Corrections Association
American Political Science Association
American Public Health Association
American Society for Nutrition
American Society of Criminology
Association of Black Psychologists
Association of Black Sociologists
International Association for Political Science Students
International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts
International Sociological Association
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Association of Black Social Workers
National Association of Child Care Professionals
National Black Law Students Association 
National Forum for Black Public Administrators
National Council on Aging
Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs
Peace Studies Association
Society for Nonprofit Organizations
The Social Science Research Council

Education & Leadership Studies (Education Leadership & MAT)
Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education

American Council on Education
American Association for Adult & Continuing Education
American Association of School Administrators
American Association of University Women
American Educational Research Association
American Federation of Teachers
Association for Experiential Education
Call Me Mister Program
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Institute for Education Leadership
International Society for Education Through the Arts
International Society for Technology in Education
Jack and Jill of America
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
National Alliance of Black School Educators
National Association for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National Association of Secondary School Principles
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
National Association for State Boards of Education
National Black Grad Student Association
National Education Association
National Science Teachers Association
The Chronicle of Higher Education


Professional Studies
Business Administration, Recreation, Health & Physical Education, Consumer & Applied Science
African American Chamber of Commerce
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
American Apparel and Footwear Association
American Management Association
American Marketing Association
American Public Health Association
American Society for Nutrition
Association of African American Professionals Inc
Association of Occupational Health Professionals
Black Career Women
Black Retail Action Group, Inc
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International
International Association of Culinary Professionals

International Hotel and Restaurant Association

International Textile and Apparel Association
National Association for Retail Merchandising Services
National Association of African Americans in HR
National Association of Black Accountants
National Black MBA Association
National Forum for Black Public Administrators
National Restaurant Association 
PA Recreation and Park Society
Professional Convention Management Association
Society for Human Resources Managers
The Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education
The PA State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance