The School of Public Policy offers several organizations that provide students with professional development, networking, and community-building opportunities.
Graduate Association of Public Policy Students (GAPPS) - International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
GAPPS-ICMA is the primary student organization for the UConn School of Public Policy. Its goal is to serve as a social and intellectual forum for students pursuing a degree or certificate in the School. GAPPS-ICMA is committed to public service, professional development, and having fun. Throughout the academic year GAPPS-ICMA hosts a number of events that enrich students’ social and academic experiences.
GAPPS is an International City/County Management Association (ICMA) student organization.
2023-2024 Chapter Officials:
- Brighten Critchfield - President
- Kemrodge Bell - Vice President
- Rachel Boward - Treasurer
- Anna Bella D'Amico - Secretary
Pi Alpha Alpha
Pi Alpha Alpha is the honor society for graduate professional students in public administration and public policy. The honor society:
- Encourages and recognizes outstanding achievement
- Supports graduate public service education
- Invites membership of students that have completed at least half of their program coursework and maintain a 3.7 GPA
- Uses membership fees and donations to support student professional development
Pi Alpha Alpha-sponsored professional development activities include:
- Social events like the annual ‘PAA Meet and Greet’
- Mock Interview Night – to prepare students for IPP interviews
- Special professional development training and panels
- PAA Professional Development Scholarships
- Paula Norato, President
- Jessica Seabrook, Vice President
- Mekaila Carey, Secretary
- Beverne Cordner, Treasurer
- Mohamad Alkadry, Faculty Advisor
To learn more about this organization, please contact Catherine Guarino or one of the officers/advisors above.