PPPA Student Organizations

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All UW Tacoma students are encouraged to explore the numerous student organizations operating on campus. This page hosts a small selection of student organizations that may be of particular interest to students studying within PPPA.
You can browse all student organizations on DawgDen, or visit the Center for Student Engagement for more information.  

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Associated Students of UW Tacoma (ASUWT)

ASUWT represents and promotes student interests, needs, and welfare within the university community through committee representation and administrative level interactions; provides for the expression of student opinion and interests to the community at large through community involvement; and assists the University in providing physical and social environments that are student centered.

View ASUWT on DawgDen.

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Pre-Law Society

Membership and participation in the Pre-Law Society (PLS) is open to all UW Tacoma students. PLS offers enriching opportunities for anyone interested in the field of law - guest speakers, law school visits, and other events will be scheduled throughout the academic year and are open to all. PLS also operates a pilot program for on-campus LSAT prep courses, and supports students in the law school application process.

View Pre-Law Society on DawgDen.


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The People's Politics

Interested in becoming more politically engaged? Changing your community? Developing your own strengths and abilities? Check out The People's Politics, open to all UW Tacoma students.

View The People's Politics on DawgDen.



Civitas promotes education and networking for a better understanding of current urban issues, striving to increase active participation among UW Tacoma members and the local community in order to make positive impacts in Tacoma and the surrounding communities.

Civitas organizes social and effective activities aimed at providing a network among students, faculty, UWT alumni, and the local business community.

View CIVITAS on DawgDen.

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Student Social Work Organization

The Student Social Work Organization (SSWO) strives to empower individuals, groups, and communities towards social change by listening, advocating for social justice, and serving our community with competence and integrity. It provides opportunities for student participation, leadership and foster professional and academic growth, and promotes the visibility of UW Tacoma's campus and students through community outreach and service efforts.

View SSWO on DawgDen.

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The Philosophy Symposium

The Philosophy Symposium provides a setting for informal discussion of around readings in philosophy.

View The Philosophy Symposium on DawgDen.

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