Joining a club is a great way for students to expand their academic, social, and recreational experience at Embry-Riddle, as well as to develop leadership skills for future academic and professional success. Clubs provide students with a sense of belonging and the satisfaction of interacting with people who have similar interests.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers many opportunities for student involvement, including:

Department of Humanities and Communication (Academic Teams)

Department of Human Factors and Systems

Department of Physical Sciences

ROTC — Air Force

ROTC — Army

ROTC — Naval (John Paul Jones Society)

Security Studies & International Affairs

Mission Statement

National Security Student AssociationWe, the National Security Student Association, are a student-led organization focused on learning and experiencing the constantly growing and ever-changing fields of Homeland Security, International Affairs, Cyber-security, Emergency Management, Intelligence, and many other subjects related to the security and defense of the United States.

We are a Homeland Security/Global Conflict Studies related ERAU organization comprised of a member base of active/friendly students.

We are dedicated to providing our members with fun, intriguing, and educational activities to engage their personal and professional interests. 

Mission Statement

Order of the Sword logoThe Order of the Sword and Shield is the first academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to homeland security, intelligence, emergency management, and all protective security disciplines. The mission of O.S.S. shall be to promote critical thinking, high scholarship and professional development; to further enhance the ethical standards of the protective security professions; and to cultivate a high order of personal living.

The Core Values of the Society are excellence, knowledge, ethics, and peace.

Our motto is ex scientia pax which means "out of knowledge comes peace". As an association which represents homeland security, intelligence, and protective security academic disciplines, this has special meaning. With an ultimate goal of peace and safety for all, the protective security profession must utilize knowledge as a primary tool for the accomplishment of this objective. The Society recognizes this commitment and the dedication of those individuals achieving academic and professional excellence.

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