06 Dec 2013

Student Organizations


The Spartan Student Council (SSC) is made up of students from all programs at Spartan. Any student can join the council. Meetings are held at the Main Campus.

Joining the SSC is a way to meet other students, find out answers to your questions, obtain leadership experience to put on your resume (if you’re an officer), and help Spartan improve its services to students by working with administrators to solve problems and improve the school. 

AMT (Aviation Maintenance Technician) Society

AMTSociety was formed in 2005 to provide a community for the aircraft maintenance industry. Currently there are approximately 2,500 including technicians, maintenance managers and directors, engineers, students, instructors, and more.

Continual learning is a key component to aviation safety, your career, and our profession. AMTSociety strives to provide its members with benefits that aid in their personal and professional growth. Through our AMTSociety aircraft maintenance educational seminars known as the Roadshow Consortium live training seminars, ongoing learning opportunities are provided which are also accepted by the FAA for IA renewal training.

AMTSociety is a growing organization focused on the aviation maintenance technician. Our leadership team comes from the trenches and is as diversified as our industry with representation from all aspects of aviation maintenance. We have chapters tailored to the local needs including dedicated groups for our student members.

ASNT – American Society for Nondestructive Testing

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc. (ASNT) is the world’s largest technical society for nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals. Through our organization and membership, we provide a forum for exchange of NDT technical information; NDT educational materials and programs; and standards and services for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel. ASNT promotes the discipline of NDT as a profession and facilitates NDT research and technology applications.

ASNT was founded in 1941 (under the name of The American Industrial Radium and X-Ray Society) and currently boasts a membership of more than 14,000 including over 600 Corporate Partner affiliated companies. The Society is structured into local Sections (or chapters) throughout the world. There are over 90 chartered local Sections in over 10 countries. Our membership represents a wide cross-section of NDT practitioners working in manufacturing, construction, education, research, consulting, services, and the military. 

NCATT – National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies

NCATT is dedicated to the development of nationally recognized Standards and Certifications identified and recognized by industry professionals. NCATT Standards are easily adaptable into any education or training program to qualify aerospace professionals in their designated career field. NCATT Certifications demonstrate the knowledge base of the advanced aerospace technician to promote integrity, safety and professionalism in the aerospace workforce.

AEAAircraft Electronics Association

Founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) represents more than 1,300 aviation businesses, including repair stations that specialize in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft.

AEA membership also includes instruments facilities, manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, and educational institutions.

The mission of the Aircraft Electronics Association is to be a worldwide, self-sustaining organization committed to enhancing the profitability of its members by…

  • providing effective leadership to its members,
  • facilitating the communications between members and with their various constituent groups,
  • encouraging members to establish quality processes,
  • furthering the education of its members and their various constituent groups,
  • influencing the applicable legislative and regulatory processes.

ALPHA ETO RHO – International Aviation Fraternity

Founded on April 10, 1929 at the University of Southern California, Alpha Eta Rho is the oldest professional aviation fraternity in history. Since 1929, AHP has had granted charters to more than 140 chapters at the most prestigious aviation colleges and universities. Currently, Alpha Eta Rho recognizes over 60 active chapters in the United States and throughout the world.

Membership in Alpha Eta Rho is open to all collegiate men and women who have a strong interest in, or who are currently seeking careers in any field within the aviation and aerospace industries. As a professional fraternity, AHP strives to maintain and promote the highest moral standards and steadfastly affirms its membership to all, not dependent upon race, religion, nationality, or sex.

Comprised of over 50,000 alumni, Alpha Eta Rho seeks to instill in the public mind a confidence in aviation and its safety. AHP strives to promote contact between the students of aviation and those engaged in the profession, while constantly improving aviation education and research in the field.

Alpha Eta Rho is a nonprofit volunteer organization working to enhance the quality of life of aviation students and strengthen the bonds that exist within the aviation community. The fraternal bond cultivated by Alpha Eta Rho fosters a professional and social atmosphere that not only enhances the collegiate aviation experience, but also builds friendships and networking that will last a lifetime.

Student Veterans of America

Today’s veterans face numerous obstacles in their path of attaining a college degree. These challenges range from a missing sense of camaraderie to feeling like an outsider amongst 18 year old traditional students to a lack of understanding by university faculty. When coupled with the visible and invisible wounds of war, a college degree can be an elusive goal for men and women returning from military service. Student Veterans of America (SVA) makes that goal a reality.

SVA is a 501(c)(3) coalition of student veterans groups on college campuses across the globe. These member chapters are the “boots on the ground” that help veterans reintegrate into campus life and succeed academically. Each chapter must be an officially recognized student group by their university or college and provide a peer-to-peer network for veterans who are attending the school. Additionally, chapters often coordinate campus activities, provide pre-professional networking, and generally provide a touchstone for student veterans in higher education.

Student Veterans of America is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. It is not affiliated, connected, or associated in any way with the School of Visual Arts in New York, nor is it sponsored or approved by the School of Visual Arts.