National Honors Society List (A-L)
The National College Honor Scholarship Society
Mission: Alpha Chi is a general honor society that admits students from all academic disciplines. The purpose of this honor society is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. Membership in Alpha Chi recognizes previous accomplishments and provides opportunity for continued growth and service. Some 400 chapters, located in almost every state and in Puerto Rico, induct more than 11,000 members annually. Alpha Chi is distinctive in that it involves members in all aspects of its operation: chapter officer leadership, student representation on the National Council, local chapter event planning, and presenting scholarly programs at regional and national conventions.
Requirements:Alpha Chi membership is limited to the top 10% of juniors and seniors. Students must have 60 credits (at least 30 credits must be from Pace University) and a 3.50 GPA to be invited to join.
Advisor (PLV): Carl Malinowski
Phone: (914) 773-3996
Alpha Delta Sigma
The National Marketing Honor Society
Mission: Alpha Delta Sigma is the national honor society sponsored by the American Advertising Federation
Requirements: Alpha Delta Sigma is for seniors who are majoring in marketing (with an advertising and promotion concentration) and who have become student members of the American Advertising Federation. Highly accomplished students with a minimum of 3.25 GPA are recommended by a professor as candidates to be accepted into the society by the American Advertising Federation. The American Advertising Federation then reviews the recommendations and decides which students are accepted based on the students' achievements and their professor's recommendation.
Advisor (PLV): Paul Kurnit
Phone: (914) 737-0300
Advisor (PLV): Pradeep Gopalakrishna
Phone: (914) 773-3772
Advisor (NYC): Larry Chiagouris
Phone: (212) 618-6454
Advisor (NYC): Conrad Nankin
Phone: (212) 618-6513
National Website: No national website
Alpha Iota Delta
The National Honor Society in the Decision Sciences
Mission: Alpha Iota Delta is dedicated to the ideal of solving the problems of mankind with humanity and rationality. Humanity is recognized in the decision sciences by understanding that there is a human component to every decision. Rationality is recognized by understanding that there is a need in every decision for order, sensitivity, and relativity. Alpha Iota Delta was formed to foster the growth of these ideals within future generations of the decision sciences by conferring distinction upon a very select group of current students who have distinguished themselves in decision science curricula and who hold high promise in their careers.
Requirements: Alpha Iota Delta recognizes juniors and seniors in all majors who have excelled in quantitative courses and who are currently in the top 10% of their University class. To qualify for membership, undergraduate students must complete MGT 355 with a grade of B+ or higher and three other decision science courses, and have a GPA of 3.50. A statement of support from a full-time faculty member is also required.
Alpha Phi Sigma
The National Criminal Justice Honor Society
Mission: Alpha Phi Sigma is the honor society for students in the criminal justice sciences. The society recognizes academic excellence by undergraduates as well as graduate students of criminal justice.
Requirements: Alpha Phi Sigma members must have completed one-third of their total hours required for graduation at Pace University. Students must be recommended by the chapter advisor and must have a minimum of a 3.2 overall GPA, with a 3.2 GPA in criminal justice courses. Students must also rank in the top 35% of their class and have completed a minimum of four courses within the criminal justice curriculum.
The National Honor Society for Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems
Mission: Beta Alpha Psi is the national honor and professional fraternity for students of accounting, finance, and information systems. As the premier professional accounting and business information fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi recognizes academic excellence and complements members’ formal education by providing interaction between students, faculty, and professionals, and by encouraging ethical conduct, and public service. Beta Alpha Psi brings excellent students and business professionals together and fosters professional and social development by sponsoring activities that enhance the educational experience and broaden the perspective of each member. The Pace chapter has earned “Superior Chapter” status nationally each year since its inception. Recently, the Pace chapter was honored with a “Gold Chapter” designation which places the Pace chapter in the top 15 chapters among 273 chapters worldwide.
Requirements:Beta Alpha Psi requires students to complete junior-level courses with a 3.00 cumulative GPA and their major courses with a B or above.
Advisor (NYC & PLV): Charles Tang
Phone: (212) 618-6430
The National Biology Honor Society
Mission: Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 175,000 students have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 430 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Requirements: Beta Beta Beta membership is limited to students with upper sophomore status, juniors, and seniors. Students must be in good academic standing and have completed at least 3 courses in biological sciences, of which at least one is not an introductory course, with an average grade of B in those Biology courses.
Advisor (PLV): Jack Horne
Advisor (NYC): Erica Kipp
Phone: (212) 346-1373
National Website: No national website
Beta Gamma Sigma
The National Honor Society in Business
Mission: Beta Gamma Sigma is the preeminent national honor society in business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest national scholastic recognition that a student in business can receive in an undergraduate or graduate program. It is the first national honor society in business and is available only to students attending schools accredited by the AACSB International —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Students who qualify will receive an invitation to join BGS via Pace E-mail and a letter sent to their home address in late March or early April of their junior or senior year.
Requirements: Beta Gamma Sigma membership requires students to rank in the upper 10 percent of their junior class, the upper 10 percent of their senior class, or the upper 20 percent if graduating from a master’s degree program. In addition, Lubin undergraduates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.
Advisor (PLV): Melissa Cardon
Phone: (914) 773-3618
Advisor (NYC):Eric Kessler
Phone: (212) 618-6577
National Website: www.betagammasigma.org
Gamma Kappa Alpha
The National Italian Honor Society
Mission: The Gamma Kappa Alpha National Italian Honor Society was formed to acknowledge superior scholastic performance in the field of Italian language, literature, and culture, and is open to membership at institutions of higher learning in the United States and Canada. The Society encourages college students to acquire a great interest in, and a deeper understanding of Italian culture, art and history. The organization recognizes outstanding undergraduate by annually awarding the Gamma Kappa Alpha Award for Scholarship.
Requirements: Any senior or junior with at least a "B" average in Italian, and who is in the upper 35% of his/her class, is eligible. The student must have taken at least two courses in Italian at the college level, one of which must be at the advanced level.
Advisor (PLV & NYC): Bette Kirschstein
Phone: (914) 773-3586
National Website: No national website
Golden Key International Honour Society
Mission: Golden Key International Honour Society, founded 1977, recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines. Golden Key is a mission-focused, values-based, and demographics-driven organization. With years of rich tradition, Golden Key remains committed to scholarship, career development, leadership, and service.
Requirements: Golden Key International Honour Society requires a 3.5 QPA or higher and junior or senior status (64 credits or more competed).
Kappa Delta Pi
The International Honor Society in Education
Mission: Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society dedicated to building a community of educators dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. Members value, and have pledged to cultivate and recognize, scholarly work and excellent practice in their locales. Pace University’s chapter, named Psi Eta, seeks to make a difference in our immediate neighborhood as members contribute their time and talents in programs they develop together. Through planning and directing educational and fundraising events, members experience professional growth and explore what it means to be a leader.
Requirements: Kappa Delta Pi is open to graduate education students on the New York Campus who are selectively invited to become members based on their academic achievement of a 3.85 GPA or higher.
Advisor (NYC): Kathryn De Lawter
Phone: (212) 346-1887
Advisor (NYC): Sharon Medow
Phone: (212) 346-1473
National Website: www.kdp.org
Kappa Mu Epsilon
The National Mathematics Honor Society
Mission: Kappa Mu Epsilon is a specialized honor society in mathematics, founded in 1931 to promote interest in mathematics among undergraduate students. The chapters' members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained high standards of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained academic distinction.
Requirements: To be considered for membership in Kappa Mu Epsilon, students must have completed at least three mathematics courses that are at the 200 level or above, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and 3.4 GPA in their mathematics courses.
Advisor (PLV): TBD
Lambda Pi Eta
The National Communications Honor Society
Mission: Lambda Pi Eta is an honor society that seeks to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement, to stimulate interest in the field of communication, to provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication, and to establish and maintain close relationships and understanding between faculty and students.
Requirements: Lambda Pi Eta requires students to have completed at least 60 credits, have a GPA of at least 3.0 in all college courses, have completed the equivalent of at least 12 credits in communication courses, have a minimum GPA of 3.25 in all communications courses, and be in the top 35% of their graduating class.
Advisor (PLV): Michelle Pulaski Behling
Phone: (914) 773-3165
National Website: www.natcom.org
National Honor Society for Second-Year students
Mission: Lambda Sigma, a National Honor Society for second year students, is dedicated to the purpose of fostering leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and services among its members as they promote the interests of the colleges and universities they represent.
Requirements: Students inducted into Lambda Sigma must have a GPA higher than a 3.5, and must demonstrate leadership potential and a strong record of service to their community.
Advisor (PLV): Vinnie Birkenmeyer
Phone: (914) 923-2791
Advisor (NYC): Shannon Haick
Phone: (212) 346-1798
Advisor (NYC): Michael Verdino
Phone: (212) 346-1219
National Website: www.lambdasigma.org/