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College Democrats

An affiliate of the Young Democrats of America, the Ohio Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee. Members encourage an interest in governmental affairs at all levels through campaign work, discussion and debate, voter registration programs and leadership within the college and community.

College Republicans

An organization that promotes Republican ideals and principles on the Marietta College campus, assists the local and state branches of the Republican Party and provides a forum where students of like political ideals can work together at strengthening the Party. Any person affiliated with the Marietta College community can be a member.

Model United Nations

An organization devoted to learning about international politics by preparing for and participating in inter-collegiate simulations, where students role-play delegates from different countries in committees of the United Nations. The club is open to all students.

In recent years, the club has attended simulations at the Dayton Model United Nations Conference co-sponsored by Wright State University and Sinclair Community College, the Lake Erie Model United Nations Conference sponsored by Kent State-Ashtabula, and the Cleveland Model United Nations-sponsored by Case Western Reserve University.

Honor Societies

Pi Sigma Alpha is the national political science honor society. Marietta’s Psi Nu chapter was established in 2000. The organization promotes the study of politics and provides recognition for junior and senior students who have distinguished themselves in this field. Membership requires a 3.0 overall GPA with 12 hours in political science with at least a 3.1 GPA.