Student Organizations and Activities

Alpha Eta Rho 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. If interested, see Vena Symonette-Johnson.

Women in Aviation

Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women (and men) who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. A student chapter was established on the campus of FMU in June 2014. If interested, see Vena Symonette-Johnson.

Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals

Founded in 1976, OBAP’s mission is to enhance, advance and promote educational opportunities in aviation/aerospace and to develop and sustain a process for the ongoing mentoring of our youth. Our goals are to motivate our youth to become educationally prepared for life, increase minority participation in aviation and aerospace through exposure, training, mentoring and scholarships, increase the number of underrepresented minority professionals, engineers, scientists and management personnel in aviation and related industries, and to better assist our organization, membership concerns and constituencies. To become a member of the South Florida Chapter of OBAP, see Vena Symonette-Johnson.