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Honor Societies - General

Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society

A chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society was established at Fayetteville State University in 1940 to promote scholastic excellence among the students of the institution. To qualify for election to membership in Alpha Kappa Mu students must:

  1. be classified as juniors or seniors.
  2. have earned a minimum of sixty (60) semester credits.
  3. maintain a GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  4. graduate with fifteen (15) or more credit hours earned at FSU with a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

Transfer students are not eligible for membership in the organization until they have been in residence at the
university for two semesters.

Phi Eta Sigma

Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society for college freshmen. Its goal is to encourage and reward academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of higher learning. The oldest and largest freshman honor society, Phi Eta Sigma was founded at the university of Illinois in 1923. The chapter at Fayetteville State University was established in 1992. To be eligible for membership in Phi Eta Sigma students must:

  1. verify eligibility in the freshman year of study.
  2. have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 at the close of the semester in which membership is sought.
  3. apply for membership.
Tau Sigma

Tau Sigma is an academic honor society designed specifically to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. Tau Sigma was incorporated as a non-profit in 1999 with Auburn University being the home of the first chapter. The chapter at Fayetteville State University was established in 2008. To be eligible for membership in Tau Sigma students must:

  1. transfer to a four year institution of higher learning from another academic institution with at least one full years’ academic credits satisfied at the prior institution(s).
  2. be registered in a course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree for an amount of work equal to an average full load (at least 12 hours).
  3. attain superior academic achievement during their first term in the institution to which they transfer (only credit hours that count toward a bachelor’s degree can be used to determine Tau Sigma eligibility). The minimum academic average required for membership is a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. apply for membership.
Honor Societies - Discipline Specific
Honor Society Discipline
Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology
Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice
Beta Kappa Chi Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Delta Mu Delta Business Administration
Kappa Delta Pi Education
Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics
Phi Alpha Social Work
Phi Alpha Theta History
Pi Gamma Mu Social Studies
Psi Chi Psychology
Sigma Delta Pi Spanish
Sigma Tau Delta English
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