College of General Studies
McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Student Organizations

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The McCarl Center is home to several student organizations  

College of General Studies Student Government 

The College of General Studies Student Government is an elected group of students representing all College of General Studies students, regardless of where and when they take their classes. It provides an array of services and programs to enhance student life on campus. For more information, contact Mrs. Jennifer Engel, Director of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Interim Student Group Advisor, at engeljl@pitt.edu.

Alpha Sigma Lambda

Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national honor society for full- or part-time nontraditional students dedicated to the advancement of scholarship and leadership. This honor society stresses service to the University of Pittsburgh and the community. The College of General Studies Alpha Chi Chapter is governed by an executive council of elected members who, in turn, elect four executive officers from their rank. To qualify for election, students must have 24 credits earned at the University of Pittsburgh with a GPA of at least 3.25. For more information, contact Dr. Boryana Dobreva, Director of Academic Programs and Interim Student Group Advisor, at boryana.dobreva@pitt.edu.   

Lambda Alpha Epsilon (LAE) 

The American Criminal Justice Association’s Lambda Alpha Epsilon Chapter in the College of General Studies is composed of individuals majoring in Administration of Justice and/or Legal Studies. The objectives of the chapter are to improve criminal justice through educational activities; to foster professionalism in law enforcement personnel and agencies; and, to promote professional, academic, and public awareness of criminal justice issues. For more information, visit the LAE Student Group website.

Form an Organization

The College of General Studies encourages students to create sustainable organizations that enrich the University of Pittsburgh community.  If you are interested in forming either a collegiate or professional student organization, please  contact Dr. Boryana Dobreva, Director of Academic Programs and Interim Student Group Advisor, at boryana.dobreva@pitt.edu.