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UHD Honor Societies

​Honor Societies

​Alpha Lambda Delta: First Year Honor Society

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society celebrates the academic achievement of university freshmen and promotes their continued growth as scholars, leaders and citizens.

Membership is offered to full time, first-time-in-college students earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher at the conclusion of their first long semester.

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​Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma is a national Criminal Justice Honor Society that recognizes academic excellence of Undergraduate and Graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students.

Membership in Alpha Phi Sigma is open to students majoring in Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students who meet minimum application requirements, and are in good standing with the University.

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​Beta Gamma Sigma

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate (master's) program at a school accredited by AACSB International.

To be eligible for membership, the academic ranking of those being considered must place them in the upper 10% of the junior or senior class (or equivalent), upper 20% of the graduating master's class, or completed all doctoral requirements.

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​Golden Key International Honor Society

Golden Key International Honor Society is an international interdisciplinary honor society.

Membership is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who are in the top 15% of their class and meet minimum GPA requirements (varies by class and year, typically 3.3 or higher).

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​Kappa Delta Pi-Omega Phi Chapter

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education, was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The Omega Phi chapter at UHD offers future educators the opportunity to serve the community, foster mutual cooperation, support, and professional growth for educational professionals, and recognizes excellence in the field of education.

Membership is open to current UHD students in good academic standing in the Department of Urban Education with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, or a UHD cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

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​Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is the National Honor Society for undergraduates in Communication Studies.

Members must have completed 60 semester credit-hours (90 quarter credit-hours), have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for all courses taken, have at least a 3.25 GPA for all communication studies courses, have completed the equivalent of 12 semester credit-hours (18 quarter credit-hours) in communication studies, and be currently enrolled as a student in good standing, as determined by the institution's policies.

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​National Society of Collegiate Scholars

National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a nonprofit national honor society offering membership to eligible students of all disciplines. NSCS invites students in their first 2 years of undergraduate studies (at least 12 completed credits, but no more than 60), providing a cohort of high-achieving students early in their collegiate experience, and serving as an introduction into senior collegiate honor societies (Golden Key, Psi Chi, etc.).

Membership is open to students who have earned at least 12 credit hours (but no more than 60) with a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher.

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​Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society

Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

Membership is open to current UHD students in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher; or achieved 3.25 GPA in required social work courses, declared social work major, achieved sophomore status, and have completed 8 semester hours required social work courses.

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​Phi Alpha Theta (Alpha-Nu-Upsilon)

Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society, Inc., is a charter member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).

Membership is open to current UHD students in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 3.0 and 3.1 history GPA and at least 12 hours of History, of which no more than three hours are online or transfer classes.

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Phi Kappa Phi

Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others.

Phi Kappa Phi membership is earned. Admission is invitation-only and requires nomination approval by a chapter. Requirements include: Juniors must have completed at least 72 credit hours, with at least 24 semester hours at their current institution, and rank in the top 7.5 percent of their class. Seniors must have completed at least 90 credit hours, with at least 24 semester hours at their current institution, and rank in the top 10 percent of their class. Graduate students must have completed at least 18 graduate hours or the equivalent at their institution and rank in the top 10 percent of their class. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who achieve scholarly distinction may also be eligible.

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Phi Sigma Tau

Phi Sigma Tau is the International Honor Society in philosophy. Phi Sigma Tau provides recognition of scholarly achievement, promotes the advancement of the philosophy discipline, and publishes significant academic communications. Phi Sigma Tau also provides a means for continuation of members' philosophical education following graduation, as well as graduate and career counseling.

Membership is open to current UHD students that have completed 3 semesters of college coursework, completed or enrolled in at least 2 courses in philosophy, have a minimum cumulative GPA in philosophy of higher than 3.0, and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

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Pi Gamma Mu

Pi Gamma Mu recognizes academic excellence in the fields of anthropology, criminal justice, economics, cultural geography, history, international relations, social philosophy, social work, sociology, political science, and psychology.

Membership is open to juniors and seniors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 and has a minimum of 20 hours in Social Sciences courses with a minimum of 3.25 GPA in all such courses.

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Psi Chi

Psi Chi is a national honor society that serves to encourage, stimulate, and promote excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. The organization has chapters at over 1,000 senior colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.

Membership is open to UHD students enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program that have completed at least 45 total credit hours, completed at least 9 credit hours of psychology courses, earned an overall GPA that is in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale), and a minimum 3.0 GPA in psychology courses.

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​Sigma Alpha Pi - The National Society of Leadership and Success

The Society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

Membership is open to current UHD students in good academic standing with a 3.00 GPA or higher.

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Sigma Delta Pi

Sigma Delta Pi is a National Hispanic Honor Society.

Membership is open to UHD students that have a minimum 3.0 GPA in Spanish classes with a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 at UHD, enrolled in third-year upper-level Spanish classes, and have taken an upper-level literature class in Spanish or an upper-level culture class in Spanish.

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​Sigma Tau Delta

UHD chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, brings together students with an interest in literature, culture, and intellectual camaraderie. Students inducted into the English honors society connect with other writers, readers, theorists, and critical thinkers to foster a vibrant culture of literacy on campus.

Membership is open to current UHD students majoring or minoring in the discipline of English that have a minimum of 2 college courses in English language or literature beyond the usual requirements in freshman English, have a B or equivalent average in English, rank in the highest 35% of his/her class in general scholarship, and have completed at least 3 semesters or 5 quarters of college course work.

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Tau Sigma 

​​Tau Sigma is a national honor society designed exclusively for transfer students. The organization’s mission is to "recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfers students." Tau Sigma provides its members opportunities to earn scholarships, attend conferences, take leadership positions, and serve others, all while developing connections and becoming a more integral part of the university.

Membership is open to incoming transfer students registered in a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree for an amount of work equal to an average full load, with a minimum 3.5 first semester UHD GPA.


​​UHD Pi Kappa Delta

Pi Kappa Delta (ΠΚΔ) is a Forensics (Public Speaking and Debate) Honor Society for undergraduate university students and a professional organization for graduates, typically university Speech and Debate Coaches.

Membership is open to current UHD students in good academic standing with a 2.0 GPA or higher.

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Last updated 5/7/2021 4:16 AM