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Academic Honors Societies:
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Alpha Sigma Lambda, established in 1992, is the honor society for adult
learners. According to national guidelines, invitation to ASL is based on
academic performance, age 25 years or older, four semester part-time and two
semester full-time residency at SU and completion of 30 credit hours (15 of
which must be outside a studentís major). Eligible students are notified each
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As the premier professional business and financial information fraternity,
Beta Alpha Psi recognizes academic excellence and complements membersí formal
education by providing interaction among students, faculty and professionals,
and fosters life-long growth, service and ethical conduct. BAΨ is a
national scholastic and professional accounting, finance and M.I.S. honor
society. Scholars in these
fields are recognized by achieving a 3.0 overall grade point average.
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The purpose of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society is to function as
an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences. Its
activities shall be designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment and
investigation in the biological sciences and to promote the dissemination of
information and new interpretations among students of the life sciences.
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The mission of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic
achievement and personal excellence in the study and practice of business.
It is the only scholastic honor society recognized by the International
Association of Management Education (AACSB). Membership is open to both
M.B.A. students and undergraduate students with a major in accounting, business
administration or management information systems who are tapped by the
Perdue School of Business. To be tapped, undergraduate students in their junior
year must be in the top 7 percent of their class or seniors in the top 10
percent of their class. M.B.A. students must be in the top 20 percent of their
class. Of approximately 300,000 students receiving M.B.A. accounting, business
or management information systems degrees nationally in any
given year, approximately 15,000 are tapped for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.
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The Zeta Eta chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, an international honor society
in geography, was established at SU in 1980 to recognize scholarly
achievement and to foster professional growth and geographic research. Junior
or senior geography majors are eligible for membership by
completing at least 18 credit hours of geography with a minimum grade point
average of 3.25 and an overall grade point average of 3.0.
Notification of eligibility is given by the organization to prospective
The purpose of the Honors Student Association is to provide students with
cultural, intellectual and social activities outside of the classroom setting
and to promote community service. The group also serves as a liaison
between students enrolled in the Bellavance Honors Program and the
Honors Program Committee. It makes recommendations for honors course offerings
and advises the committee on matters relating
to program requirements and changes.
The Rho Eta chapter of Kappa Delta Pi promotes excellence in and recognizes
outstanding contributions to education. This honor society endeavors
to maintain a high degree of professional fellowship and growth among its
members. Qualifications for membership are academic achievement and
leadership in education.
Lambda Beta Honor Society for Respiratory Care
The Lambda Beta Honor Society for Respiratory Care at
SU was formed to bring together those who are interested in a
career in respiratory care. The purpose of the honor society is
to promote, recognize and honor scholarship, achievement,
service and character of students, graduates and faculty members
of the SU Respiratory Therapy Program. Junior and senior
student members are available to mentor those wishing to
pursue a career in respiratory care. Students will be invited to
become members of the SU chapter of Lambda Beta after
completing the first semester as a respiratory major with a
GPA of 3.0. Students in the top 25 percent of their class will be
inducted into the national level of Lambda Beta during the
spring semester of their senior year.
Lambda Iota Tau
Lambda Iota Tau is an honor society designed to recognize
English majors who have achieved scholastic excellence.
The Delta Psi chapter of Lambda Iota Tau was chartered in
July 1976 and has inducted members every year since. To
qualify, English majors must earn 55 or more credit hours at
SU, attain at least a 3.1 grade point average in 12 or more
hours of literature a English, and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative
grade point average. Those majors meeting such qualifications
will be invited to submit initiation papers. Those whose
papers meet chapter standards will become members of
Lambda Iota Tau.
Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta is the official undergraduate communications
honor society of the National Communication Association.
Its purpose is to recognize, foster and reward outstanding
scholastic achievement, stimulate interest in the field of communication
studies, and to promote and encourage professional
development among communication majors.
Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society for college students
that recognize and encourage superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary
character. The society also recognizes achievement in athletics, campus or
community service, social and religious activities, speech and the mass media
and the creative and performing arts.
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The Chi Eta chapter of the social work honor society encourages high
scholastic attainment, provides a closer bond among students of social work and
promotes humanitarian goals and ideas.
The Eta Iota chapter of Phi Alpha Theta international honor society in
history was established in 1959 to serve the needs of those students who
have maintained a high scholastic average and who are interested in the further
study and teaching of history. Membership is restricted to juniors and seniors.
Notification of eligibility is given by the organization.
The Epsilon Theta chapter of the Phi Epsilon Kappa Physical Education Honors
Fraternity is an organization dedicated to improve the recognition of
physical education and interests of the profession in an academic community.
Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society whose goal is to encourage and reward
academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of higher learning.
Freshmen are invited to join if their cumulative grade point average at the end
of the fall or spring semester of their first year is 3.6 or higher.
Membership is recognition of personal accomplishment and serves as an incentive
for continued high scholarship. It provides members the opportunity to meet
freshmen scholars from all academic disciplines and to join them in promoting
academic excellence. Members may apply for scholarships available from national
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Phi Kappa Phi is an international honor society with a local chapter on the SU
campus. It fosters and recognizes outstanding scholarship in students from
all areas of instruction. It is the only honor society which moves across
the lines that traditionally separate the diverse academic disciplines. Juniors
and seniors invited to membership must rank in the upper brackets of their
graduating class. Those eligible for induction are notified during the academic
The Maryland Zeta chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, an international honor society
in philosophy, considers its organization instrumental in the day-to-day
existence of the University. It serves as a means for developing and honoring
academic excellence as well as philosophical interest. In addition to providing
a means of awarding distinction to students having high scholarship and
interest in philosophy, the society also promotes
interest in philosophy among the general collegiate public. The society
gives notification of eligibility.
Pi Gamma Mu is an international honor society in the social sciences. To
qualify for membership, a student must be a junior, senior or graduate student
in the upper 35 percent of the class; have at least 20 semester hours in one or
more of the five core areas (economics, history, international relations,
political science, sociology/anthropology) and in some other social science
disciplines such as social psychology, criminal justice or human geography; and
have a GPA of a B or better. Membership and leadership in the collegiate
chapter are shared equally between faculty and students. Pi Gamma Mu gives
recognition to good scholarship and actively promotes it all year long through
enriching activities, service projects, a scholarship program and a lectureship
The Pi Xi chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, a national honor society in political
science, was established in 1987 to recognize the scholarly achievement of
outstanding political science students. To qualify for membership, a student
must complete 18 hours of political science courses, be a junior or senior,
have a 3.0 overall grade point average and have a 3.25 grade point average in
political science courses.
Psi Chi, a national honor society in psychology, was founded in 1929.
The Salisbury chapter was established in 1974 to advance the science of
psychology and to encourage, stimulate and maintain scholarship of its members
in all fields, particularly psychology. The requirements for membership in Psi
Chi start with the completion of 12 semester hours in psychology and satisfying
grade point requirements.
Sigma Delta Pi is the largest foreign language honor society in
existence and is accredited by the Association of College Honor Societies. To
become a member, a student must have completed three years of college-level
Spanish, including at least three semester hours in Hispanic literature or
Hispanic culture with a minimal grade point average of 3.0 in all Spanish
courses and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
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Sigma Iota Epsilon is a national honorary and professional fraternity
affiliated with the Academy of Management. The Epsilon Pi chapter recognizes
achievement in management scholarship and professional development.
Scholars majoring in a management field are recognized by achieving a 3.3
grade point average. Professional recognition can be achieved through a
combination of management study, development activities approved by the chapter
and grade point average.
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Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society, recognizes
excellence in scholarship, leadership and research in nursing. To qualify for
membership in SUís Lambda Eta chapter, an undergraduate student must have
completed one-half of the nursing curriculum, rank in the upper 35 percent of
the graduating class and demonstrate potential for or achievement in nursing
leadership. A graduate student is required to have a 3.5
GPA, to have completed one-fourth of the program of study and have potential
for leadership in the nursing profession.
Student Organization Advisors, Meeting Times,
- Every other Thursday, 3:30pm- Holloway 114
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- Faculty Advisor: Dr. Debbie Easterling, Management & Marketing
Beta Alpha Psi
- BAΨ is a national scholastic and professional accounting,
finance and M.I.S. honor society
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- Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bob Dombrowski, Accounting & Legal Studies
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Management Association (FMA)
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- Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kashi Khazeh, Economics & Finance
Management of Accountants (IMA)
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- Faculty Advisor: Dr. Douglas Marshall, Accounting & Legal Studies
- International honors society of economics.
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- Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dustin Chambers, Economics & Finance
for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
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- Faculty Advisor: Dr. Thomas Calo, Management & Marketing
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school organizations and faculty contacts.
- 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month, 4pm -Caruthers 111
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Social Work Club
and Computer Science Club
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On Top (G.O.T.)
- Sundays, 8:30pm- Fulton 111
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- Fridays, 4pm -Fireside Lounge
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Activists for Gender Equality (SAGE)
- Wednesdays, 8PM -GUC 232 (Manokin