Educational Organizations and Community Groups

Student Organizations

Gustavus education students are leaders in community service learning projects and are often sponsored by the Student Educators’ Association (SEA) and Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society (KDP), as well as the Community Service Center and the Diversity Center. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has provided funding to and continued support of the innovative community service programming generated by Gustavus faculty and students.

Student Educator's Association (SEA)
The SEA provides many opportunities outside the Department of Education for students wishing to complete a teacher education program. These opportunities include teacher panels, speakers from other colleges and universities, faculty forums from area school districts, and a host of other activities.

Membership is encouraged for all teacher education students and the officers and board members of SEA invite you to become an active member. Monthly meetings and workshops are given throughout the year preceded by a membership drive and banquet in the fall. There is a minimal membership fee.


Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)
KDP is a national honorary organization with an active chapter at Gustavus. Teacher education students with strong academic performance, records of leadership, and an ethic of service are nominated for membership. At Gustavus, KDP is a subset of SEA.