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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Main Campus Honor Societies

Honor Societies

Alpha Kappa Delta

The international sociology honor society; encourages and rewards outstanding students of sociology and promotes intellectual and social activities that improve the human condition.

Alpha Mu Gamma

The national collegiate foreign language honor society for students who do outstanding work in the field of language; it encourages interest in the study of languages and foreign cultures and promotes international understanding.

Alpha Psi Omega

The national dramatics honor society; serves students who perform and produce the highest levels of University theatre.

Alpha Sigma Lambda

Alpha Sigma Lambda is the honor society for adult undergraduate learners. To become eligible, students must complete a minimum of 24 graded semester hours at Mount St. Mary’s with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale. Only the highest 10 percent of the class who meet these qualifications are invited to join ASL.

Beta Beta Beta

A national honor and professional society for students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the biological sciences; it is dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

Delta Epsilon Sigma

Delta Epsilon Sigma is the national Catholic honor society and recognizes students of outstanding academic achievement at Catholic universities and colleges. Membership is granted to seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.65 and who receive nominations from two faculty members.

Delta Mu Delta

The national honor society in business administration is offered to those students with junior level status who have attained a grade point average of 3.25 or higher and who rank within the top 20 percent of their class of majors in Business, Accounting, Economics, and Sport Management.

Gamma Sigma Epsilon

The purpose of the Gamma Sigma Epsilon society is to recognize outstanding academic achievement in chemistry.

George Henry Miles

The George Henry Miles Honors society is the student led co-curricular portion of the Honors Program. The society encourages scholastic excellence and nurtures an atmosphere of collegiality among the students and Honors faculty through a series of socials, study groups, discussion dinners, lectures, and field trips. The society also collaborates with other honors societies on campus.

Lambda Iota Tau

The honor society for literature whose purpose is to recognize and promote excellence in the study of literature in all languages.

Lambda Pi Eta

The official honor society of the National Communication Association is dedicated to recognizing, fostering, and rewarding outstanding academic achievement in Communication.

Monsignor Tierney Honor Society

Monsignor Tierney recognizes students of excellent academic merit. Membership is granted to seniors of all majors who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or better.

Phi Alpha Theta

An honor society for students who are interested in the study of history who meet the necessary scholarship requirements, and who receive the appointment of an active chapter.

Phi Sigma Tau

The national honor society for students who have displayed an interest in pursuing philosophical knowledge and who have distinguished themselves in their philosophical studies.

Pi Delta Phi

The national French honor society honors students for excellence in the study of the language and general academic achievement.

Pi Lambda Theta

Pi Lambda Theta is an international education honor association that recognizes scholarship and leadership in the field of education. The University’s chapter, Gamma Tau, holds an initiation ceremony once each spring semester. Nomination for initiation is made by Education faculty. To be nominated, a candidate must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, have achieved sophomore status, and a demonstrated record of leadership.

Pi Sigma Alpha

The national political science honor society recognizes scholarship and academic distinction achieved by students of political science and encourages scholarship and interest in the study of political science, public administration and international affairs.

Psi Chi

The International Honor Society for psychology majors is restricted to students in the top third of their class who have completed Psychology 200. The organization’s purpose is to “encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.”

Sigma Alpha Pi

The National Society of Leadership and Success sponsored by the Institute for Leadership Ethics, Achievement, and Development enhances the leadership of our students starting with second semester First Years. Its membership offers a broad range of opportunities and benefits. Inducted members don honor cords; presidential members receive the Presidential Seal and nationwide networking.

Sigma Delta Pi

The national Spanish honor society for students of superior ability in Spanish and of high general academic achievement fosters interest in and understanding of Hispanic life and culture.

Theta Alpha Kappa

The national theology and religious studies honor society for students who are excellent in theology and overall academic performance.