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Omicron Delta Epsilon

The International Honor Society in Economics

Mission: 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, as well as the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities.

Requirements:Omicron Delta Epsilon membership is open to students who have completed 12 credits in economics. For the New York City chapter, both graduate and undergraduate students must maintain a 3.5 GPA. In the Pleasantville chapter, students need to have a 3.0 GPA overall and in their economic classes.

Advisor (PLV): Andrew Kliman
Phone: (914) 773-3968h

Advisor (NYC): Michael Szenberg
Phone: (212) 618-6529

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Omicron Delta Kappa

The National Leadership Honor Society

Mission: Omicron Delta Kappa is a society whose mission is to identify, honor and develop leaders in collegiate and community life. This honor society encourages collaboration among students, faculty, staff and alumni to advance leadership. As the most respected and effective leadership honor society, ODK strives for excellence in leadership and character development. ODK recognizes students who embody the five phases of campus life: Scholarship, Athletics, Campus or Community Service/Social or Religious Activities or Campus Government, Journalism/Speech and the Mass Media, Creative and Performing Arts.

Requirements: Omicron Delta Kappa requires students be a junior, senior, or graduate student, with a GPA of at least 3.3.

Advisor (PLV): Jeff Domagala
Phone: (914) 773-3767

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Phi Alpha Theta

The National History Honor Society

Mission: Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose 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. This honor society seeks to bring students, teachers, and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges.

Requirements: Phi Alpha Theta requires students to complete at least 12 credits in history, with a GPA of at least 3.5 in history, have a GPA of 3.5 overall, and be in the top 35% of their class.

Advisor (PLV & NYC): Marilyn Weigold
Phone: (914) 773-3457

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Phi Sigma Iota

The International Foreign Language Honor Society

Mission: Phi Sigma Iota recognizes outstanding ability and high standards of students and faculty of foreign languages, literatures, and cultures (including classics, linguistics, philology, comparative literature, ESL, bilingual education, and second language acquisition). Membership is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages. Phi Sigma Iota has initiated over 50,000 members since its foundation in 1917, and has created and supported numerous scholarship programs.

Requirements: Students must be in their junior or senior year. Phi Sigma Iota recognizes students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and a B or higher in at least one 300 level foreign language course.

Advisor (NYC): Iride Lamartina-Lens
Phone: (212) 346-1433

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Pi Delta Phi

The French National Honor Society

Mission: Pi Delta Phi, established in 1906, is the French National Honor Society for undergraduate and graduate students at accredited public and private colleges and universities in the United States. The purpose of the Society is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and its literatures, to increase the knowledge and appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world, and to stimulate and to encourage French and francophone cultural activities.

Requirements: Any senior or junior with at least a "B" average in French, and a 3.0 GPA. The student must have taken at least two courses in French at the college level, one of which must be at the advanced level.

Advisor (PLV):Geraldine O’Neill
Phone: (914) 773-3316

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Pi Gamma Mu

The International Honor Society in Social Sciences

Mission: Pi Gamma Mu recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who have distinguished themselves as scholars in the social sciences, academic disciplines concerned principally with human behavior. Pi Gamma Mu considers the following fields to be included among the social sciences: anthropology, criminal justice, economics, geography, history, international relations, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Requirements: Pi Gamma Mu recognizes undergraduates who have completed 60, with at least 20 credits in the social sciences while obtaining a B grade or better the social sciences courses. A GPA of 3.2, and a GPA of 3.5 in the social sciences are minimum requirements.

Advisor (PLV): Greg Julian
Phone: (914) 773-3959

Advisor (NYC): Linda Quest
Phone: (212) 346-1455

Chapter Coordinator: Peter P. Dachille, Jr.
Phone: (212) 346-1469

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Pi Lambda Theta

The International Education Honor Society

Mission: Pi Lambda Theta is an international honor society and professional association in education that honors excellence and fosters leadership skills and intellectual values. Membership is open to students and professionals who have met specific academic requirements or who have achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Members can draw on a network of colleagues for professional support and friendship – before graduation, throughout a career, and after retirement. Those students interested in the International Honor Society in Education for the New York City campus, please refer to Kappa Delta Pi.

Requirements: Pi Lambda Theta requires students to have sophomore status and a 3.5 GPA.

Advisor (PLV): Sr. St. John Delany
Phone:(914) 773-3313 or (914) 422-4135

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Psi Chi

The International Honor Society in Psychology

Mission: 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 graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

Requirements: For Psi Chi undergraduate admission, students must be at least a second semester sophomore and have a major or minor in the psychology program or a program in nature that is equivalent to a psychology major. They must also have completed 9 credits of psychology courses and have a GPA that is in the top 35% of their class, a 3.0 GPA overall and a 3.0 GPA in psychology. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits completed at Pace University.

Advisor (PLV): Sara Juncaj
Phone: (914) 773-3011

Advisor (PLV): Paul Griffin
Phone: (914) 773-3647

Advisor (NYC): Mercedes McCormick
Phone: (212) 346-1506

Advisor (NYC): Richard Velayo
Phone: (212) 346-1506

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Sigma Iota Epsilon

The National Management Honor Society

Mission: Sigma Iota Epsilon honorary and professional fraternity organization in management. Sigma Iota Epsilon recognizes superior scholarship and offers members opportunities to engage in professional programs and other activities intended to bridge the gap between management theory and management practices.

Requirements: Sigma Iota Epsilon is open to undergraduate students majoring in management, international management, and management science. To be eligible for membership, undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, a grade of B or better in at least one management course, and at least 30 credits completed at Pace University toward their B.B.A. degree. Graduate students who have achieved a 3.5 GPA, a grade of B or better in at least one management course, and have completed at least 9 credits at Pace toward their degree are also eligible.

Advisor (PLV & NYC): Casey Frid
Phone: (212) 618-6584

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Sigma Tau Delta

The International English Honor Society

Mission: 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. One of the largest members of the Association of College Honor Societies, Sigma Tau Delta has over 725 active chapters, more than 900 faculty sponsors, and inducts approximately 7,000 members annually.

Requirements: Sigma Tau Delta is open to students majoring or minoring in literature or English or English Education, have a GPA of 3.20, have taken at least 2 literature or writing courses other than composition, and have a 3.5 average in English and literature courses.

Advisor (PLV): Deborah Poe
Phone: (914) 773-3525

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Sigma Theta Tau

The International Honor Society of Nursing

Mission: Sigma Theta Tau International honors those who demonstrate a personal commitment to nursing excellence. Sigma Theta Tau is committed to fostering excellence, scholarship, and leadership in nursing to improve health care worldwide. The Society promotes the use of nursing research in health care delivery and makes its resources available to all people and institutions interested in the latest knowledge in nursing care. Members are committed to providing the latest research, information, and technology in nursing science, and are instrumental in the profession’s scientific journey toward improved patient care.

Requirements: Sigma Theta Tau International is for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Undergraduate students must complete half of the nursing curriculum, have a GPA of at least 3.0, and rank in the upper 35 % of their class. RN students must complete 12 credits at Pace University, complete half of the nursing curriculum, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and rank in the upper 35 % of their class. Graduate students must complete one quarter of the nursing curriculum and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Advisor (PLV): Esma Paljevic
Phone: (212) 618-6012

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Sigma Xi

The International Honor Society of Science and Engineering

Mission: Sigma Xi is a scientific research society. One of the oldest and largest scientific organizations, Sigma Xi has promoted a variety of science-oriented programs since its founding in 1886.Its goals are to foster worldwide interactions involving science, technology, and society; to encourage appreciation and support of original work in science and technology; and to honor scientific achievements. Sigma Xi is a society of more than 80,000 scientists throughout the world.

Requirements: Sigma Xi membership is by nomination only. Those who have shown potential as researchers are invited to join as associate members. Full membership is conferred upon those who have demonstrated noteworthy achievements in research.Throughout its history, there have been over 200 Nobel laureates in Sigma Xi.

Advisor (PLV & NYC): Charlene Hoegler
Phone: (914) 773-3698

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Upsilon Pi Epsilon

The International Honor Society for the Computing Sciences

Mission: Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the first and only international honor society for the Computing Sciences. It was founded in 1967 to recognize scholarship and professionalism. Membership in Upsilon Pi Epsilon is limited to candidates who can effectively achieve the goals of recognizing outstanding talent in the computing sciences, promoting high scholarship in the computing sciences, establishing and maintaining high standards, representing the computing sciences in interdisciplinary communications, and encouraging individual contributions to society through the computing sciences.

Requirements: Upsilon Pi Epsilon accepts students with at least 80 credits and a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the following majors: BA/CS, BS/CS, BA/IS, BS/IS, BS/TS.

Advisor (PLV & NYC): Andreea Cotoranu
Phone: (914) 773-3193

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