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There are many opportunities to apply your knowledge through the organizations supported by the Political Science Department. 

To explore more organizations, visit  WVUEngage where you can browse and manage organizations, find events, and showcase your involvement.

Debate Team

The WVU Debate Team is hosted by the Department of Political Science. The team’s primary activity is participation in intercollegiate policy debate competitions across the United States. Team members engage in intense research on one policy-related resolution all year long, and they travel to between four and six competitions each semester. At each tournament, two-person teams representing WVU participate in between six and 10 two-hour debates apiece, and they often bring home individual and team awards. Learn more about the Debate Team

Model United Nations WVUMUN on Twitter | WVU Engage Model UN

Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and other branches of the UN system. In Model UN, students assume the role of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization’s agenda. While role playing as ambassadors, “delegates” make speeches, write resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model UN parliamentary rules of procedure.

Young Democrats

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The West Virginia University Young Democrats have been on campus since early 2000. The mission of the organization from the start is to foster participation in government from the local to federal level, voter turnout, advocacy, and community service. Throughout the years the organization has grown to more than 40 active members a semester, have membership who excel academically and participate in a wide range of other organizations from Student Government to issue-base advocacy organizations.

Women in Politics and Government

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Supporting a community of leaders by defining values, aspirations, & initiative in the field of politics and government

WVU College Republicans

The West Virginia University College Republicans are leading the way in building the next generation of conservative leadership in West Virginia. The WVU College Republicans today are the leaders of our party tomorrow.