Theta Alpha Kappa

Join TAK!!

Please stop by Theology and Religious Studies (Kalmanovitz 152) to find out more or email Faculty adviser Prof. Vijaya Nagarajan.

Theta Alpha Kappa is the National Honor Society for Theology and Religious Studies. It was founded in 1976 at Manhattan College in Riverdale (the Bronx), New York for the purpose of recognizing the academic achievements of religion and theology students. Currently Theta Alpha Kappa has more than two hundred chapters nationally in four-year educational institutions ranging from small religiously affiliated colleges to large public research institutions. It is the only national honor society dedicated to recognizing academic excellence in baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate students and in scholars in the fields of Theology and Religious Studies.


TAK exists to encourage, recognize, and maintain excellence in Religious and/or Theological Studies within baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate degree programs, and also within the academic profession of these studies more broadly understood.


Undergraduate students matriculated in institutions with a TAK chapter must have completed at least three semesters (five quarters) at that institution and at least twelve semester credits (eighteen quarter credits) in courses representing these disciplines; have attained a GPA of at least 3.5 (or B+) in such courses and a 3.0 (B) in their total program; and been ranked (if appropriate) in the upper 35% of their class. Graduate students must have completed at least one half of the residency requirements for their current degree program at a qualified, chaptered institution, and attained at least a GPA of 3.5 (B+) in that work. Honorary members (faculty and others) must meet other requirements specified in the constitution.


2009-2010 Inductees



2009-2010 Executive Board & Advisors


    President: Jacklyn M. González, graduate student

    Vice President: Jake E. Nagasawa, undergraduate student

    Secretary: Angélica N. Quiñonéz, graduate student

    Advisor: Vijaya Nagarajan, Associate Professor

    Co-Advisor: Jorge A. Aquino, Assistant Professor


  • Genesis Ibarra
  • Amanda J. Keating
  • Megan C. McCorkle
  • Hannah Mora
  • Jake E. Nagasawa
  • Monica B. Olsson
  • Patrick Visconti
  • Celeste Wilson


  • Jacklyn M. González
  • Bruce A. Hardin
  • Wendy Lewis
  • Angélica N. Quiñonéz
  • Benjamin J. Rubright
  • Paul J. Wollner