Academic Honor Societies

Alpha Sigma Lambda

Alpha Sigma Lambda is the oldest national honor society for non-traditional students recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. Its purpose is to recognize academically outstanding non-traditional and adult students in higher education and is devoted to the advancement of scholarship and achievement. Alpha Sigma Lamba offers scholarship and networking opportunities for non-traditional and adult learners in higher education.

For more information, contact faculty advisor: Mr. Thomas Mostowy

Beta Kappa Chi

Founded in 1923 by the science faculty and students of Lincoln University, Beta Kappa Chi (BKX) is the national honor society for scholarship in the applied sciences. BKX is comprised of 67 chapters at colleges and universities across the U.S. and is the first African American STEM Honor Society in the nation. BKX inducts high-achieving undergraduate students who rank in the upper fifth of their class and promotes advanced scientific education. Learn more about the BKX membership requirements.

For more information, contact faculty advisor: Dr. Mia Ray

Lambda Pi Eta

The Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society for undergraduate students.  The six goals of Lambda Pi Eta are to reward outstanding scholastic achievement, stimulate interest in the field of communication, promote professional development, exchange ideas in the field of communication, establish a relationship between faculty and student, and explore options for graduate education. Learn more about the LPH membership requirements.

For more information, contact faculty advisor: Dr. Jamey Ann Piland

Phi Alpha Theta

Established in 1921, at the University of Arkansas, Phi Alpha Theta is the professional society for the study of History. Phi Alpha Theta’s mission is to promote the study of History through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among Historians. Learn more about the PAT membership requirements.

For more information, contact faculty advisor: Dr. Kimberly Monroe

Phi Beta Kappa

Founded in 1776, at the College of William and Mary,  Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) started as a secret debating society and is now known as the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.  Phi Beta Kappa has 290 chapters at U.S. undergraduate institutions and inducts exemplary juniors and seniors who have excelled in a rigorous arts and sciences education. Trinity is among the 10% of the nation’s college and universities to granted a chapter in 1971. Phi Beta Kappa requires an invitation to join. Learn more about the PBK membership requirements.

For more information, contact faculty advisors: Dr. Kerry Luse and Dr. Rewa Burnham

Pi Sigma Alpha

Founded in 1920, at the University of Texas at Austin, Pi Sigma Alpha is the national Political Science Honor Society. Pi Sigma Alpha is the only honor society for undergraduate students of political and social sciences in the United States. Learn more about the PSA membership requirements.

For more information, contact faculty advisor: Dr. James Stocker

Psi Chi

Psi Chi, founded in 1929, is the international honor society recognizing and promoting excellence in the science and application of psychology. Psi Chi has inducted more than three-quarters of  a million lifetime members. Membership allows access to career opportunities, research publications, and annual awards, grants, and scholarships. Learn more about the Psi Chi membership requirements.

For more information, contact faculty advisor: Dr. Deborah Harris-O’Brien

Sigma Iota Rho

Sigma Iota Rho is the Honor Society for International Studies. Founded in 1984 at American University, its mission and purpose are to promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies, international affairs, and global studies. Membership into Sigma Iota Rho allows for opportunities to network, obtain internships, apply for scholarships, and to get work published in the Journal of International Relations. Learn more about the SIR membership requirements.

For more information, contact faculty advisor: Dr. Erin Carriere-Kretschmer