UND Aviation students have many opportunities in which to get involved!
We offer over a dozen student organizations, and three flight teams compete at the collegiate (or higher) level.
ALPA ACE offers the opportunity for students to engage in issues in aviation and meet professionals from the industry. The club aims to educate students using real-life scenarios and have speakers introduce and discuss topics valuable to future pilots. The organization is open to all students, instructors, and faculty interested in aviation. Visit us on Facebook to get involved!
AHP is an international aviation fraternity with over sixty chapters nationwide. Its goals are to further the cause of aviation in all its branches, instill in the public mind a confidence in aviation, promote contacts between the members and those engaged in the aviation profession, and promote a close affiliation among students for the purpose of education and research. The Greek letters AHP mean "air." Established in 1929, AHP is recognized throughout the aviation community. The UND Delta Chapter hosts the annual Aviation Family Weekend, constructs a homecoming parade float, and promotes the UND Flying Team. All aerospace students and faculty at UND are eligible to join. Please check out the national organizational website.
Geared toward students interested in a career in airport management, the club's activities include airport tours and attending the national AAAE convention. Originally founded in 1928 to represent airport management, AAAE established a student chapter program for universities in order to promote professionalism and instill professional attitudes in students who are studying aviation-related development, administration, and operations. UND's chapter is the largest college or university chapter in the nation and welcomes students of all majors.
AESOP's mission is to constantly seek out new groups of children to introduce to the world of aviation. We will strive to convey the experiences that inspired our careers while continuing to tailor our outreach to the interests of future aviation professionals. Through our knowledge, passion, and experience we will provide engaging, accurate, and memorable instruction and activities that will be a basis for a child's pursuit in a future aviation career.
ASA promotes safety awareness throughout the aviation industry. The organization brings students together with professionals in the aviation industry for candid discussions on aviation and related matters to become further educated about the concerns in the professional community. ASA regularly sponsors aviation safety seminars on campus. ASA is open to students of all disciplines.
The purpose of EAA is to bring together students and members of the community interested in recreational aviation, fly-ins, trips, Oshkosh, building airplanes, the EAA Young Eagles Program, and having fun with flying.
The Latino Pilots Association - UND chapter at the University of North Dakota stands for the inclusion, acceptance, and professional development of Latinx aviation students throughout our university, community, and region. While our chapter fundamentally represents the Latinx community, we welcome all ethnic backgrounds and identities.
NGPA is a student organization that strives to promote and teach diversity and inclusion to the College of Aerospace at UND. NGPA is a non-profit organization that promotes aerospace careers, equal treatment of LGBT+ aviators, and aviation safety, and provides an affirming social and professional network for all aviators regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity. To find out more, check us out on Facebook.
The purpose of OBAP is to create an inclusive environment for the development of minority aviation students within the college of Aerospace. We have a community of students from all different backgrounds, along with a strong and supportive alumni network. The chapter works hard at providing students with mentors, resources, and access in order for them to succeed.
PAPA UND is the first collegiate chapter of the Professional Asian Pilots Association. Our organization aspires to promote diversity and inclusion for those in all aspects of the aerospace field. We hope to help and support students in UND's aviation programs by creating a fun and inclusive environment for everyone.
The group seeks to further aviation safety, awareness, and education through air traffic control forums and meetings. It also promotes harmony amongst all aviation professionals by maintaining an open dialog of communication, offering answers and suggestions to ensure information is relayed through proper channels. SATCA welcomes students from all majors. Follow SATCA on Facebook.
SAAC is a twelve-member council that serves as the voice between students and administration. Through weekly meetings, the council discusses ideas and concerns and relays them to the dean and his staff. Some of the things SAAC has worked on in the past are getting another shuttle out to the airport, implementing the student networking program, and working to update the AIMS software. Appointment to the council is through an application and interview process.
SAMA's primary goals are to promote aviation professionalism and camaraderie at the collegiate level, and to develop scholastic relationships with the entire University of North Dakota's student population. SAMA has members from all the aviation-related majors. In addition to traveling to a major aviation-based city each year, the group also sponsors an annual conference and career fair featuring national speakers and employers from around the nation.
UNDHA was established to promote helicopter aviation at UND to all who are interested. Through alumni and industry contacts, we give helicopter students and enthusiasts opportunities to further explore the rotor wing community. Students who wish to broaden their connections will be given opportunities nationwide to meet representatives from the industry's leading names.
UND Aerospace UAS/RC is a student-run organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts, sciences, and technology of aviation and aerospace. As such, the organization is involved in radio-controlled aircraft design, construction, and continued development while increasing cooperative interdisciplinary opportunities for motivated students of all disciplines at the University of North Dakota.
Founded in 1987, WPA was established for those students with a love for the outdoors, tail draggers, float/ski planes, and remote areas with mountains, lakes, and grass strips. Our purpose is to educate and excite students and faculty about outdoor experiences as well as promote aviation safety primarily in wilderness situations through CPR/First Aid training, survival training, and speakers. Activities include actual wilderness training, annual ski, camping, and survival trips, as well as many other events such as Christmas parties, fall/spring picnics, sledding, and broomball. We also offer strong safety education programs including speakers, seminars, and a monthly newsletter, The Wilderness Wing.
WAI was formally established in 1994 as a non-profit professional organization to encourage women to seek opportunities in aviation. The UND chapter was formed in 1998 as a means for college women to make friends, network, and share their passion for aviation, as well as to help jump-start their aviation careers. Today, the UND chapter attends their annual national conference, conducts Girl Scouts Day, and performs various fundraisers throughout the year.