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Honor Societies

  

Alpha Chi (General)

Dr. Joy Farmer (Advisor)
Professor of English
(770) 720-5633
jaf@reinhardt.edu
 
In March 2004 Reinhardt University became the home of the Georgia Mu chapter in Region III of Alpha Chi. Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society founded in 1922 whose purpose has been to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. Active membership is restricted to the top ten percent of members of the junior and senior classes with provision that a student may qualify for membership at the time of graduation with the baccalaureate degree.


Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology)

Dr. Donald Gregory (Advisor)     
Program Coordinator of Sociology; Associate Professor of Sociology
(770) 720-9207
mdg@reinhardt.edu
 
Alpha Kappa Delta is an International Sociology Honor Society with dedicated to promoting, facilitating, and recognizing academic scholarship in the subject of sociology. Alpha Kappa Delta is an integral part of the Reinhardt University Sociology programs. Undergraduates (1) must be an officially declared sociology major or demonstrate a serious interest in sociology within an official program of Reinhardt University. (2) Must be at least a junior (third year). (3) Must have accumulated the equivalent of an overall GPA. of 3.0 by a four point scale and rank in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship. (4) Must have maintained the equivalent of a 3.0 GPA. in sociology courses taken at Reinhardt University prior to initiation. (5) Must have completed at least four regular courses in sociology prior to initiation.


Beta Beta Beta (Biology)

Dr. Aliya Donnell (Advisor)     
Assistant Professor of Biology
(770) 720-5593
AAD@reinhardt.edu


Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.


Kappa Pi (Art)

Mr. Brett Mullinix
Assistant Professor of Art
770-720-5951
tbm@reinhardt.edu

Selection of membership for Kappa Pi can be done in several ways. A common way is through the submission of a portfolio of at least five pieces of work. This portfolio is evaluated by a committee of faculty members and students. Each individual chapter should determine who sits on the portfolio committee. In some chapters, there is not a portfolio review rather the faculty nominate and vote on students for membership in Kappa Pi. Nationally the requirements for membership are the completion of 12 semester hours of art courses, a 3.0 GPA in art courses (on a 4.0 scale) and a 2.0 overall GPA.


Kappa Delta Pi (Education)

Ms. Nancy Carter
Assistant Professor of Education
770-720-5948
ntc@reinhardt.edu

Kappa Delta Pi is a national honor society in education that encourages excellence in scholarship, high character standards, improvement in teacher preparation, and contributions to education. The mission of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is to sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership, and service.

Membership is by invitation to all undergraduate education majors who have been officially admitted to the Price School of Education (PSOE) and have maintained at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. Graduate education majors who have completed at least 18 semester hours and have maintained at least a 3.8 grade point average are also eligible for membership invitation. In addition, undergraduate and graduate education students must be formally recommended for KDP membership by faculty of the Price School of Education for their potential or achieved leadership qualities, as well as their ability to uphold the ideals of KDP-care for human persons, intellectual curiosity, and service to society.


  
Lambda Pi Eta (Communications)

Dr. Brian O'Loughlin (Advisor)
Communications Instructor
(770) 720-5563
bjo@reinhardt.edu

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). The Communication faculty is excited to announce the Psi Mu chapter here at Reinhardt University.

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) has over 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. LPH represents what Aristotle described in his book, Rhetoric, as the three ingredients of persuasion: Logos (Lambda) meaning logic, Pathos (Pi) relating to emotion, and Ethos (Eta) defined as character credibility and ethics.

The membership in Lambda Pi Eta is composed of undergraduate students who have declared an interest in the field of communication and have achieved a high level of academic excellence.  Activities will include a mix of social, academic, and community service and seeks to include all COM students.

To be eligible for membership, however, 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 communication; have a grade point average of at least 3.25 in these courses; and be currently enrolled as a full-time student in good standing with their institution. All persons considered for membership shall exhibit high standards of personal and professional character and shall support the purposes of the honor society

 


Phi Alpha Theta (History)

Dr. Jonathan Good (Advisor)     
Assistant Professor of History & History Program Coordinator
(770) 720-9149
jdg@reinhardt.edu                 
 
Phi Alpha Theta is an international history honor and professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history, superior teaching and research, publication of such research, and the exchange of ideas among all students of history. History majors and non-majors are invited to become members at any time provided applicants meet the academic requirements outlined below. As a Phi Alpha Theta member for life, you are entitled to all of its privileges, including eligibility for academic awards offered through the organization. In addition, Phi Alpha Theta offers conferences, workshops, and programs nationally which you may attend. You will also receive the quarterly journal, The Historian, which is included with your initiation fee and is renewable every year thereafter. The University of South Alabama chapter offers several events over the course of the academic year, such as a fall induction program, and in spring, in conjunction with the History Department Awards ceremony, the History Professor of the Year Award as well as various cash and book prizes to outstanding History majors and students. Finally, throughout the year, Phi Alpha Theta invites speakers and offers a variety of workshops with notable historians in all fields. Events sponsored by the USA chapter of Phi Alpha Theta are posted in various locations on campus.


Pi Kappa Lambda (Music)

Dr. Dennis McIntire (Advisor)
Interim Dean for the School of Performing Arts
(770) 720-9221
dkm@reinhardt.edu

Founded at Northwestern University on May 17, 1918, Pi Kappa Lambda is a academic honor society dedicated to the furtherance of music in education and education in music in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning which offer programs in music instruction in one or more fields; and to recognize and encourage scholarship and musicianship.

Reinhardt University was approved for a chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda on October 23, 2008.

Membership in the Society is open to music majors who are juniors, seniors, or graduate students; and to faculty in accordance with established restrictions. A graduating senior must be considered by the faculty committee of the chapter to be outstanding in scholarly achievement and musicianship, must have been in residence the equivalent of at least four semesters prior to graduation, and must rank not lower than the highest twenty percent of the graduating class (including students elected in the junior year) as determined by GPA or by class rank when no grades are assigned. A junior must rank not lower than the highest ten percent of the junior class. A graduate student must have no less than two thirds of his graduate credit hours as A or the equivalent when letter grades are nonexistent.


Pi Sigma Alpha (Politics)

Dr. Simon Peter Gomez (Advisor)
Assistant Professor of Political Science
(770) 720-5977
sg1@reinhardt.edu

National Political Science Honor Society

Alpha Iota Gamma Chapter, is the 768th chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society for college students of political science and government in the United States. Pi Sigma Alpha is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and is designated as a "Specialized, Upper-Division" society by ACHS.


Sigma Beta Delta (Business)

Walter Beck (Advisor)
Assistant Professor of Business
(770) 720-5572
whb@reinhardt.edu               
 
Membership in Sigma Beta Delta is the highest national recognition a business student can receive at a college or university with a Sigma Beta Delta chapter. The purpose of Sigma Beta Delta is to promote higher scholarship in business and to recognize and reward scholastic achievement in businesses and economic subjects. Candidates for bachelor’s degree who rank in the upper 20% of their class at the time of invitation to membership may be inducted into membership following completion of at least one-half of the degree program in which they are enrolled.


Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish)

Ms. Viviana Baxter
Associate Professor of Spanish Lang. & Education
770-720-5632
vcb@reinhardt.edu

Candidates for active membership must meet the following criteria: 1. Each must have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish (eighteen semester credit hours) or the equivalent thereof, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization at the junior (third-year) level. A student may be admitted to active membership while still enrolled in the second junior-level course if all other requirements have been met and if the instructor of the course certifies that the student's work is of "B" or "A" quality. 2. The candidate for active membership must have a minimal grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale in all Spanish courses taken. 3. The candidate must rank in the upper 35% of his/her class—sophomore, junior, or senior—and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college work.


Sigma Lambda (Student Programmers)

Letia Wyatt (Advisor)
Coordinator of Student Activities
(770) 720-9328
lcw@reinhardt.edu 

Sigma Lambda is an honor society designed for student programmers that excel in scholarship and leadership within the student activities field. Membership in Sigma Lambda is an opportunity to gain recognition for outstanding contributions to an institution via leadership, service, and academic achievements. Applicants can join Sigma Lambda with at least 31 completed credit hours and a GPA of 3.0 or above.


Sigma Tau Delta (English)

Graham Johnson (Advisor)       
Instructor of English
(770) 720-5627
gpj@reinhardt.edu 
 
Sigma Tau Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.
The Society strives to: 

  1. Confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies;
  2. Provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities;
  3. Foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing;
  4. Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members;
  5. Exhibit high standards of academic excellence; and
  6. Serve society by fostering literacy.

Society for Collegiate Journalists

Letia Wyatt (Advisor)
Coordinator of Student Activities
(770) 720-9328
lcw@reinhardt.edu 
 
The Society for Collegiate Journalists is the oldest national honorary collegiate journalism organization in the United States. The Society for Collegiate Journalists recognizes outstanding achievements in or contributions to journalism and strives to encourage good journalistic practices in undergraduate institutions. The Society for Collegiate Journalists is a national honor society whose purpose is to: improve the quality of student media at the college level, teach the ethics, techniques and mechanics of such media and encourage student participation, and promote the understanding of and the support of freedom of student expression, including freedom of speech and press for all college students. The ultimate purpose of the Society for Collegiate Journalists is to provide a connected community of student journalists. This organization provides an opportunity to network with fellow student journalists as well as professional journalists in the field. The organization encourages an open dialogue and discussion of different aspects of the profession.