Develop teamwork and leadership skills and make life-time friends in our aviation student organizations including: Aeronautical Honors Society, Alpha Eta Rho, American Association of Airport Executives, Aviation Ambassadors, JU Flight Team, Teaching Assistants, and Women in Aviation International.
Alpha Eta Rho
Alpha Eta Rho (AHP) is a professional collegiate aviation fraternity founded in 1929 to bring together students that have a common interest in the field of aviation. It is open to men and women. JU has about 180 active members and alumni. Activities for this year include: campout to Ginne Springs, JAX air show, FAA Wings Seminar, and skydiving. Alpha Eta Rho at JU is a bridge between the college and the professional aviation environment.
Student President: Olivia Nill
Advanced students who are preparing to become flight instructors can be hired as Aviation Tutors through the School of Aviation. Aviation Tutors provide a great free assistance to other students enrolled in aviation courses and in doing so sharpen teaching skills necessary to become effective flight instructors..
JU Flying Phins Flight Team
Our Flight Team belongs to Region IX of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA). Meet once a week with other students who love flying just as much as you do. Choose one or a few of the many events to participate in during regional competitions and hopefully even national competitions. The events range from best short-field landing, best maneuvers in a simulator, or even written knowledge tests and most proficient flight planning skills.
Student Flight Team Manager: Roberto Simona
Student Captain: Dallas Ector
Student Co-Captains: Jeremy Muise, Ryan Oberholtzer and Nathalan Zmarlicki
Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals
The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976. The mission includes providing support, community, and professional development for students on their collective journeys towards becoming aviation professionals. OBAP prepares young adults to realize a successful future and highlights the exciting potential available in aviation. OBAP offers exposure, training, mentoring, and scholarships to assist in increasing the number of underrepresented minority professionals.
Student President: Philip McBean
Women in Aviation International (WAI)
Women in Aviation is not just for women. It is open, and strongly encouraged that, men join as well to help support women who are in aviation. A main goal of this club is to participate in many different community service opportunities. Through this they will gain recognition and work towards attending the annual Women in Aviation conference.
Student President: Rachel Howard