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Honor Societies

Invitation to join one of our honor societies comes with academic excellence. These organizations are not recognized by Student Senate and as such do not enjoy the normal privileges of a recognized student organization.

Alpha Kappa Delta - Is an international organization dedicated to promoting, facilitating, and recognizing academic scholarship as an international sociology honor society.

Adviser: Dr. Betty McCall

Alpha Phi Sigma (Gamma Alpha Chapter) - Is the only nationally-recognized honors society for criminal justice majors. Criminal justice graduate programs and better employers all recognize that membership in APS is restricted to students who have achieved high standards in academics in criminal justice.

Adviser: Dr. Justin Medina

Beta Beta Beta - Functions as an honor and professional society for students who excel in the field of biological science. To join, students must complete at least 3 courses in biological science with an average "B" grade or better.

Adviser: Dr. David Andrew

Gamma Sigma Epsilon - Honors students for scholastic achievement in chemistry.

Adviser: Dr. Charles H. Mahler

Kappa Delta Pi - The Education Honor Society functions as a professional and honor society for students interested in the field of education.

Advisers: Dr. Kimberly Kohler, Ms. Colleen Fox

Kappa Mu Epsilon - Kappa Mu Epsilon is an honor society that promotes the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students. Its chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing which offer a strong mathematics major. The chapters' members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained academic distinction.

Adviser: Dr. Andrew Brandon

Kappa Pi - Kappa Pi is an international honorary fine art society dedicated to promoting artistic excellence at the collegiate level. The society bonds conscientious artists together to form a unit that is influential in the community and the world. Members of the Lycoming College Kappa Pi must have completed 12 semester credits in fine art, produce outstanding artwork, have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of a least 3.5 in art courses.

Adviser: Mr. Andreas Rentsch

Lambda Pi Eta - Honors students for scholastic achievement in communications.

Adviser: Mr. John Capo

Omicron Delta Epsilon - This economics honor society confers distinction for high scholastic achievements in economics by stimulating and promoting student interest in all aspects of economics. Members must be economics majors/minors who have junior status, completed twelve hours of economics, and maintained a B average.

Adviser: Dr. Mehrdad Madresehee

Phi Alpha Theta - Functions as an honor and professional society for students majoring in history.

Advisers: Dr. Sarah L. Silkey, Dr. Christopher Pearl

Phi Kappa Phi - The objective of this group is to promote the pursuit of excellence in all fields of higher education and to recognize outstanding achievement. Students who are Juniors must be in the upper 7.5% of the class, and Seniors must be in the upper 9% of the class.

President: Dr. Charles H. Mahler

Phi Sigma Iota - The Foreign Language Honor Society recognizes scholastic achievement in foreign languages.

Adviser: Dr. Sandra Kingery

Phi Sigma Tau - Honors students for scholastic achievement in philosophy.

Adviser: Dr. Douglas J. Young

Pi Sigma Alpha - Honors students for scholastic achievement in political science.

Adviser: Dr. Susan Achury

Psi Chi - Encourages, stimulates, and maintains excellence in the scholarship of psychology. Psychology majors or minors can become members after completing eight semester hours of psychology and achieving top 35% rank in their class.

Adviser: Dr. Tina Norton

Sigma Beta Delta - The purposes of Sigma Beta Delta are to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement amount students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

Adviser: Dr. Mark Zajack

Sigma Pi Sigma - Recognizes the attainment of high scholarship and potential achievement in physics among outstanding students.

Adviser: Dr. David G. Fisher

Sigma Tau Delta - This international English society strives to promote interest in literature and the English language by fostering creative and critical writing skills and conferring distinction for high achievement. A candidate for membership must have a minimum of two college courses in English language or literature and hold a "B" average in those courses.

Adviser: Dr. Phoebe Wagner

Theta Alpha Kappa - Recognizes students for scholastic achievement in the study of religion.

Adviser: Dr. Steven R. Johnson