The Alabama World Affairs Council (AWAC) presents nationally- and internationally-known speakers from both civilian and military life. The mission of AWAC is to promote public awareness and understanding of international affairs as they relate to the United States’ interests in the context of the political, economic, cultural, and military issues involved. AWAC is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America and is one of 88 councils nationwide. Meetings are held five or six times a year, usually at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in the Wynton Blount Cultural Park, and occasionally at the Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base. The presentations are held normally on a Tuesday evening during the period from September through May.
- College Democrats is affiliated with the College Democrats of America (CDA), which was founded in 1932 to boost the presidential campaign of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The CDA is the official student outreach arm of the Democratic Party. The organization aims to train and engage new generations of Democratic activists and to shape the Democratic Party with voices from America’s youth. In election years, College Democrats mobilize student voters and recruit volunteers for Democratic campaigns, from town council to president of the United States. In 2004, CDA recruited activists on more than 1,200 campuses in all 50 states.
- College Republicans is affiliated with the College Republican National Committee (CRNC), which is the nation’s oldest and largest youth political organization. Founded in 1892, the CRNC has more than 250,000 members on more than 1,800 campuses nationwide. The organization’s purpose is to raise the political awareness of the college community. College Republicans members assume an important role in campus politics, assisting certain candidates with their campaigns and keeping a careful watch on issues pertaining to students. Although the organization is devoted to politics, it offers a number of service projects each year that not only benefit the campus, but also the community. Membership is open to any Huntingdon student who has an interest in supporting the Republican Party.
- Hawks on the Hill is both an internship placement program and a group that achieves camaraderie by interest in public service—no matter your political persuasion. Internships are available through the Center for Career and Vocation and vary from law offices, state and county government, political organizations, and social justice nonprofit organizations. Some internships are paid and some are just for credit. See Anthony Leigh in the Office of College and Alumni Relations or Fran Taylor in the Center for Career and Vocation to learn more about this opportunity.
- The Political Science Club is open to anyone at Huntingdon enrolled in a political science class or who is interested in political science. Events include special guest speakers, discussions, field trips, and social events. Diverse political views are welcomed.