Albizu University strives to promote a sense of belonging to a larger community, and there is no better way to embrace this mission than to become part of a student association.

Through the efforts of the student organizations listed below, AU develops the content and themes of the student life campaign and distinguished lecture series. We encourage you to join the organizations that interest you and take an active role in building on the successes of AU alumni, establishing your own footprint in both the classroom and the community.

A crucial part of a well-rounded college experience is the opportunity to explore new interests, make new friends, and discover who you are. Years from now, when memories of long nights cramming for exams while balancing other responsibilities fade away, you will realize that the college moments you cherish most took place outside the classroom.

For more information on student organizations or help in choosing the ones that are right for you, please contact the Student Affairs Administrative Assistant in Miami (305-593-1223, ext. 3208)or an academic counselor in San Juan (787-725-6500, ext. 1570).

Student Council

Albizu University’s Student Council always seeks fresh ideas from students like you. Keeping the door open to new ideas encourages communication, cooperation, and understanding among students, faculty, and administration and leads to innovative ways to promote the interests and objectives of a growing and active academic community.

The Student Council exists to provide you with a voice in enhancing your college experience. We work to create an engaging campus environment that complements the rigors of your academic program. By developing a stimulating series of student activities, we pave the way for you to network outside the classroom and enjoy a familiar sense of community.

As members of the Student Council, we are all AU students ourselves. We encourage our fellow students to make a voice for themselves and be part of our “family.”

Gender and Sexual Diversity Organization

The Gender and Sexual Diversity Organization (GSDO) brings awareness of sexual and gender identity issues to AU students and other community members. In addition, this organization promotes education on LGBTIQ issues and solidarity among the general population toward LGBTIQ groups.

Military Psychology Student Chapter

The national Society for Military Psychology, also known as Division 19, is one of the founding charter divisions of the American Psychology Association. Albizu University is part of a network of on-campus student chapters of the society. Our mission is to increase knowledge and understanding of the military and military psychology among psychology students in order to help prepare them for work within the military population. We aim to help students increase their knowledge of military culture and research, to introduce and expand their possibilities within the military, and to create a cohesive team on which they can depend.

For more information, see our Facebook pageor email:

Neuropsychology Club

The Au Miami Neuropsychology Club is an interest group within the Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training (ANST), the student organization for Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) of the American Psychology Association. We are dedicated to increasing our knowledge of neuropsychology by working as a team to share opportunities in the fields of psychology and neuropsychology. We discuss current research and relevant journal articles, practice neuropsychology assessments, and invite guest speakers (including current students, interns, postdocs, and neuropsychologists in the field) to our monthly meetings. This club is all about working together, networking, and helping our fellow students develop an interest in the field of neuropsychology.

For more information, see our website or email

American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Advocacy Coordinating Team—AU Chapter

The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) is the voice for student concerns within the American Psychological Association (APA). It provides information to students on education and legislative issues, as well as opportunities for scholarships, awards, and career development.  APAGS is one of the largest constituency groups of the APA and the largest organized group of psychology graduate students worldwide.

Through campus representatives, APAGS maintains an active network of students who advocate on behalf of the science and practice of psychology; the interests of students studying, researching, and practicing psychology; and individuals who receive psychological services. The campus representative is the point person for his or her university, responsible for disseminating information relevant to graduate students and voicing the collective concerns of those students to APAGS.

AU’s campus representative has created a listserv for you to use to communicate with your colleagues and receive local job postings and other pertinent information. If you’d like to join, please send an email to

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is an international honor society founded in 1929 to encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students majoring or minoring in psychology who meet specific GPA and coursework requirements. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

If you are interested in joining the AU chapter, please contact Dr. Jamie Picañol, the campus Psi Chi advisor, at