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Getting involved

We want you to get the most out of your college experience – inside and outside the classroom. SFA is home to more than 200 student organizations, honor societies and academic clubs – like the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and the Engineering Student Organization (ESO).

Joining an academic club is a great way to make friends and get to know your professors. But academic clubs are also an excellent way to build a support network, find study groups and become a more successful student. 

For more information about physics and engineering clubs and organizations, you can contact your faculty advisor to find the best fit for your interests.


The Society of Physics Students

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is open to all is open to all students with an interest in physics (including non-majors), and members participate in a variety of activities throughout the year, including:

  • Putting on physics-themed “magic” shows for local scout troops
  • Organizing physics workshops
  • Offering tutoring services to local nonprofit organizations
  • Volunteering at the SFA Observatory’s public viewing sessions

SPS students are also eligible for unique scholarship opportunities and may qualify for membership in the SFA chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma, the National Physics Honor Society.

The Engineering Student Organization

The Engineering Student Organization was started in 2015 alongside the new engineering physics degree. Members participate in engineering projects and a variety of engineering-related activities, including:

  • Competitions held by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Student-led projects
  • Study groups for engineering courses
  • Opportunities to work with faculty members on research projects


Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy

Physical Address:
Cole STEM Building
Suite 207

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13044, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962