History, Politics & Justice Honorary Societies
ALPHA PHI SIGMA
The purposes of Alpha Phi Sigma shall be to recognize and promote high scholarship among students actively engaged in collegiate preparation for professional services; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of the Criminal Justice professions and to establish in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training. Membership is open to all students with a major, minor or equivalent in Criminal Justice. Individuals must have completed one-third of the units required by the institution for graduation, and shall have an accumulated grade point average of 3.00.
PHI ALPHA THETA
Description: Membership in Phi Alpha Theta involves a 3.00 GPA and the required history hours. This organization is the national history honorary, which recognizes academic achievement in the field of history. This society operates in association with Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honorary.
PHI BETA DELTA
Phi Beta Delta is the Honor Society for International Scholars. The nominees for membership in the Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Delta include outstanding faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Phi Beta Delta was founded on February 27, 1986 at California State University at Long Beach, and it became a national organization in 1987. As of the Spring of 2005, over 150 chapters had been founded in the US and Mexico with over 5000 members. The Society hopes to integrate all faculty, staff, students, and alumni who possess a deep commitment to international affairs, education, and research. One of the functions of the Gamma Upsilon Chapter has been to create a regular forum in which international affairs can be discussed using university sources and by seeking prominent individuals with varied experience in international affairs recruited from beyond the university community
PI SIGMA ALPHA
This is an honor society for students majoring in political science. This society operates in association with Phi Alpha Theta, the history honorary.
STUDIA SOCIALIA AMERICAE
Studia Socialia Americae is a national social studies honor society. It was founded at Ohio Northern University in 2005. It recognizes academic achievement among university and college students who are pursuing state licensure or certification in social studies as well as academic and professional achievement among educators who already hold state licensure or certification in social studies. It provides a forum for the exchange of information in all matters of interest to students and educators in social studies. Membership for undergraduate students requires twelve hours of course work in collegiate social science courses and twelve hours of course work in professional education courses. The students must carry a grade point average of at least 3.1/4.0 in coursework in the social sciences and education. The overall grade point average must be at least 3.0/4.0. Those who already hold licensure or certification in social studies are selected on the basis of conspicuous contributions to the field of social studies.