Sociology and Anthropology

Sociology and Anthropology Student Organizations

WIU Organizations

Western Anthropology and Sociology Club (WASC)

The WASC of Western Illinois University is comprised of numerous students enrolled in the program and holds regular meetings.

Organized activities include film nights, field trips, flint-knapping and experimental ceramics, archery and atlatl events. The Department has weekly events and activities such as the weekly social lunch and the annual Spring Festival, where our student meet to enjoy free food, live music, and a variety of anthropology-related activities.

WIU's Graduate Sociology Organization

For information, please contact Dr. Gordon Chang , the Graduate Student Organization advisor.

National and Regional Organizations

Alpha Kappa Delta

The International Sociology Honor Society was founded in 1920 and is dedicated to promoting "an interest in the study of sociology, research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition."

Lambda Alpha

The Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society was established in 1968 to acknowledge and reward academic excellence through the annual awarding of student scholarships, research grants and student paper prizes.

American Anthropological Association

The American Anthropological Association (AAA), the primary professional society of anthropologists in the United States since its founding in 1902, is the world's largest professional organization of individuals interested in anthropology.

American Sociological Association

The American Sociological Association (ASA), founded in 1905, is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good.

Midwest Sociological Society

The Midwest Sociological Society, founded in 1936, is a professional organization of academic and applied sociologists as well as students of the discipline.