Academic Societies

The University of San Francisco is home to a variety of academic and professional honor societies.

Learn more about honor programs and honors academic options

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 a 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 national scholastic honor society in the filed of business administration recognized by the International Association for Management Education (AACSB). 

Gamma Gamma Gamma is a nursing honor society whose purpose is to develop the qualities of leadership and responsibility in its members.

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

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a national honors society recognizing outstanding academic achievement among first and second-year college students who continue their success and leadership skills through community service.

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 honor society for men and women in education. Outstanding scholarship and service to the community are hallmarks of its members.

Pi Delta Phi is the French 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 Psychology is the national 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 Theta Tau is the national honor society of nursing. Members have demonstrated 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.

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, 2015