Honor Societies

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    Alpha Chi 
    Alpha Chi is a national college honor society that admits students from all academic disciplines. At Capital, students who have completed 40 credit hours or more at Capital, and are in the top 5% of juniors or top 10% of seniors, are invited to join. There are approximately 300 chapters located in almost every state and in Puerto Rico. Each year more than 11,000 members are inducted into the society. Further information is available at https://www.alphachihonor.org/.

    Alpha Kappa Delta 
    Alpha Kappa Delta- International Sociology Honor Society. Alpha Kappa Delta recognizes high academic achievement in the field of Sociology.

    Alpha Phi Sigma 
    Alpha Phi Sigma is Capital’s National Criminal Justice Honor Society honoring students that earn the highest academic achievement in the field of Criminal Justice.

    Alpha Psi Omega 
    Alpha Psi Omega is a theatre honor society for acknowledging those who demonstrate a high standard of accomplishment in theatre and, through the expansion of Alpha Psi Omega among colleges and universities; it provides a wider fellowship for those interested in theatre. This society is not intended to take the place of any regular theatre clubs or production groups, but as students qualify they may be rewarded by election to membership in this society.

    Beta Beta Beta 
    Beta Beta Beta functions as an honor and professional society for students, particularly undergraduates, of the biological sciences. Its activities stimulate interest, scholarly attainment and investigation in the biological sciences. It promotes the dissemination of information and new interpretations among students of the life sciences through research, teaching, and volunteering on campus and in the community.

    Delta Sigma Rho 
    Delta Sigma Rho- Tau Kappa Alpha is the national honorary forensics society promoting interest in award recognition for excellence in forensics and original speaking. The group aims to foster respect for and an appreciation of freedom of speech as a vital element of democracy.

    Kappa Pi 
    Kappa Pi Eta Psi Chapter is an Honorary Art Fraternity that recognizes the importance of the arts and the students who create that art.

    Lambda Pi Eta 
    The purposes of the Honor Society, according to our constitution are: 1) To recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement 2) To stimulate interest in the field of communication 3) To provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication 4) To promote and encourage professional development among communication majors 5) To establish and maintain close relationships and mutual understanding between faculty and students 6) To explore options for further graduate education The membership in Lambda Pi Eta is composed of undergraduate students who have declared an interest in the various fields of communication and have achieved a high level of academic excellence. According to the standards set forth by the National LPH organization, to be eligible for membership, students must have completed 60 semester hours in undergraduate credit courses; have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0; have completed the equivalent of 12 semester hours in courses in the department of communication; have a grade point average of at least 3.25 in these courses; be in the upper 35% of their graduating class; and be currently enrolled as a full-time student in good standing with their institution. At Capital, we have increased the requirements to include: a cumulative gpa of at least 3.5; a communication course gpa of at least 3.5; and a vote of approval by communication faculty, thus insuring that our chapter has only the best of the best.

    Omicron Delta Epsilon 
    Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities; the publication of its official journal, The American Economist , and sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions. Students who have completed principles of economics (macro and micro) and at least one intermediate economics course, and who have at least a 3.0 GPA overall in economics, are invited to join. 

    Further information is available at: http://www.omicrondeltaepsilon.org/aboutus.html 

    Phi Alpha Honor Society 
    Phi Alpha Honor Society-Social Work. The purpose of Phi Alpha is to promote humanitarian goals and ideals, along with supporting and recognizing high educational standards in social work students. To be eligible for membership, students are required to have a 3.0 overall GPA, and a 3.3 Social Work GPA. Phi Alpha means “love of humanity” and was formally founded in 1962; there are currently over 380 chapters nationally. Phi Alpha provides service, research and grant opportunities to its members.

    Phi Esilon Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha 
    Phi Epsilon Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha- National Honor Society for Political Science is the only honor society for college students of political science and government in the United States. Pi Sigma Alpha was founded in 1920 for the purpose of bringing together students and faculty interested in the study of government and politics. Admission for Capital University’s Phi Epsilon Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha requires at least a junior status and a minimum 3.8 GPA for juniors, and for seniors to be on course to graduate in the top third of their class.

    Phi Sigma Iota 
    Phi Sigma Iota is an international foreign language honor society that recognizes outstanding ability and high standards of students and faculty of foreign languages, literatures and cultures. 

    Pi Kappa Lambda 
    Pi Kappa Lambda is the only National Music Honor Society, and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The primary objective of Pi Kappa Lambda is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship. The Society is convinced that recognizing and honoring persons who have enhanced their talents by serious, diligent, and intelligent study will stimulate others to do the same.

    Psi Chi 
    Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their primary interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications (based on GPA and credits earned in psychology). The primary goals of Psi Chi are to recognize students’ academic achievements in psychology and to nourish and stimulate camaraderie and professional growth in the discipline.

    Sigma Tau Delta 
    Sigma Tau Delta is the national honor society for the study of English. The local chapter at Capital has been active over the past ten years, and provides English majors with opportunities for scholarship, publication, community service and social events appealing to students interested in literature and writing.

    Tau Pi Phi is a Business Honor Society that was founded in 1931. Capital University is home to the Beta Chapter.