Get Involved with Student Organizations

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We encourage students to get involved in student organizations and professional associations to promote a sense of community and camaraderie, and further their education and careers. Below is a list of available organizations and associations that students can join to enhance their online college experience. 



Student Organizations and Professional Associations


 Business: Project Management Institute (PMI) Student Membership

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Becoming engaged with the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a student can be beneficial in a number of different ways, including:  preparing to take PMI’s certification exams, networking with industry experts, and being a part of their global community. UNH College of Professional Studies Project Management programs are PMI and GAC accredited.

Benefits of PMI student membership include:

  • A free, downloadable PMBOK Guide a $55 savings. UNH CPS utilizes this guide in many of our course offerings
  • Access free project management templates that you may utilize in your courses and profession
  • Pursue a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or Project Management Professional (PMP)® to stand out as an industry professional
  • Unlock exclusive resources including industry publications, virtual events, and more

Student membership is only $32, a savings from the $149 nonstudent membership.

To learn more, visit the PMI student page:

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Faculty Contact:

Dr. Karen White, PMI Fellow, PMP
Program Director
M.S. Project Management and Project Management Graduate Certificate


Business and Human Resources: Virtual Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Chapter


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The B.S. Human Resource Management program at the UNH College of Professional Studies is recognized as an SHRM aligned program. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates  developed by SHRM define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards. 

As a way to provide additional opportunities for students interested in human resources, UNH CPS has established a virtual SHRM chapter, in which students hold the executive roles, including President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Director of Corporate Relations, Director of Student Relations, and more. 

Benefits of the Student SHRM membership include: 

  • All the same membership benefits as professional members.
  • Network with over 300,000 global members and professionals.
  • Utilize valuable career resources, such as resume and interview assistance, job search tools, and more. 
  • Earn SHRM Professional Certification Credentials.

The student membership rate is only $49, discounted from an annual professional membership rate of $244. 

To learn more, visit the SHRM student membership page: 

If you're interested in joining the UNH CPS Virtual SHRM Chapter, please fill out the form below. 

UNH CPS Virtual SHRM Chapter Form 

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Faculty Contact:

Sunil Ramlall, Ph.D.
Program Director
Business, Management, and Finance


Student Government

The Student Government is the official voice of the undergraduate Student Body at the University of New Hampshire College of Professional Studies Online and UNH Manchester. The Student Government’s purpose is to provide a voice for the student body in how the school operates and influences life on campus. It's a student-led organization formed by student representatives. 

The student government has a voice in making decisions that impact the student body before the administration acts on them. The Student Government actively works to process and advocate for the changes you want to see.

Note: Members of the CPS Online and UNH Manchester student body are welcome to attend any meeting of the UNH Manchester Student Government. For information about how to attend meetings, click here. 

Faculty Contact:

Tiffany Doherty
Director of Student Affairs and Academic Engagement


Nursing: Virtual Nursing Student Governance Board

The purpose of the Student Governance Board is to solicit student views and judgments on matters in which students have a direct and reasonable interest. The feedback provided by students will be considered as the Nursing Department moves forward with initiatives such as new proposals, policy changes, and coursework.

Joining the board offers you the opportunity to have a voice on key issues that impact you and your classmates. You will collaborate with your faculty and classmates to make positive changes to the nursing program. 

Board-related questions, ideas, and issues will be facilitated through Canvas. There are no scheduled meetings and you can participate on your time. 

Learn more about our nursing programs:
RN to B.S. in Nursing (Bachelor's Completion)
M.S. Nursing Health Care Leadership

If you're interested in joining the Nursing Student Governance Board, please contact Amy Thompson. 

Faculty Contact:

Amy Thompson
RN to BSN Program Director