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Academic Societies

Take your pick — the hilltop is home to a variety of academic and professional honor societies.

Honor Societies

Alpha Kappa Delta is an international honor society for sociology majors. It is a democratic organization dedicated to the study of social phenomena for the promotion of human welfare.

Alpha Sigma Nu is the national Jesuit honor society organized to honor students who have distinguished themselves in scholarship, service, and loyalty.

Beta Alpha Psi is the premiere national honors society that recognizes students of good moral character who have achieved scholastic excellence in the fields of accounting and finance.

Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society is dedicated to enhancing students’ understanding and appreciation of biological study.

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international scholastic honor society in the field of business administration recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Financial Management Association is the international honor society that recognizes the achievement of finance majors and demonstrates their expertise in areas such as financial economics and decision making.

Lambda Pi Eta is the communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association.

National Society of Leadership and Success is a leadership honor society that helps students achieve personal growth, career success, and empowers them to have a positive impact in their communities.

Phi Alpha Theta is the national history honor society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.

Phi Delta Kappa is an international professional organization of educators committed to social justice, engagement, excellence, and results.

Pi Delta Phi is the national honor society that recognizes outstanding scholarship in the French language and its literatures.

Pi Mu Epsilon is the national math honor society dedicated to enhancing students’ understanding and appreciation of mathematics by emphasizing excellence in scholarship, dissemination of scientific knowledge, the promotion of research, and service to the community.

Pi Sigma Alpha is the national political science honor society. Members have demonstrated high standards of scholarship, academic distinction in political science, and outstanding dedication to their university.

Psi Chi is the international honor society in psychology, which was founded for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, advancing, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and science.

Sigma Delta Pi is the national honor society for students in Spanish studies. Members demonstrate high standards of scholarship and academic distinction in their studies.

Sigma Pi Sigma is the national physics honor society which recognizes outstanding scholarship and promotes service and fellowship.

Sigma Theta Tau is the international honor society of nursing leaders and scholars who demonstrate superior scholastic achievement and evidence of professional leadership potential.

Sigma Tau Delta is the national honors society for English majors and minors. Lambda Iota Tau is the USF chapter whose central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies.

Theta Alpha Kappa is the professional and academic honor society committed to fostering dialogue between the theology/religious studies faculty and students.

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I felt like it was a great opportunity for me to grow professionally along with other accounting majors. I feel fortunate to have created some solid bonds with people in my group."

Hector Martinez Beta Alpha Psi