Honor Societies

Alpha Lambda Delta (National First Year Student Honor Society)

Alpha Lambda Delta LogoAlpha Lambda Delta is an honor society, founded in 1924, for first year university students who have achieved a 3.5 or higher GPA. The purpose of Alpha Lambda Delta is to encourage superior academic achievement among students in their first year at Methodist University, to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their unique roles in society.

Qualifications: First year students with 3.5 or higher GPA.
Dr. Denise Bauer, (910) 482-5607, dbauer@methodist.edu
Dr. Cameron Dodworth, (910) 480-8571, cdodworth@methodist.edu


Beta Beta Beta (National Biological Honor Society)

Tri-Beta logoTri Beta is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Methodist University is the Tau Zeta chapter.

Qualifications: There are two levels of membership: 1) Associate member, anyone with an interest in Biology can be an associate member; and 2) Full member, must be a Biology major (or minor), have completed at least three biology courses, hold a 3.0 in your biology classes, and be in good academic standing.
Dr. Rob McCandless, (910) 630-7247, jmccandless@methodist.edu


Chi Delta Chi (Veterans/Family Members Honor Society)

Chi Delta Chi logoChi Delta Chi is the Honor Society for Veterans and Military family members, non-traditional students who have served their country and are attending MU while working full-time jobs and raising a family.

Qualifications: Chi Delta Chi candidates must be members of SVA-MU in good standing and must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. Members are usually inducted in their sophomore or junior year in the Induction Ceremony which is held two days before each graduation day.
Randy Smith, (910) 630-7174, randys@methodist.edu


Delta Delta Epsilon (National Forensic Science Honor Society)

Delta Delta Epsilon logoThe mission of Delta Delta Epsilon is to function as an honor society for students and professionals of forensic science. The activities of the Society shall be designed to stimulate academic achievement, promote community understanding, and advance the fields of forensic science. Undergraduate and graduate students and professionals of sound scholarship and character who support this mission may be elected to membership. Methodist University is the Pi Chapter.
There is a one time initiation fee of $55 for lifetime membership in the Society. There is an option to purchase honor cords and a Delta Delta Epsilon medallion for an additional fee of $15, but this is not required for membership.
Qualifications: Forensic Science students who are at least a Junior, and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
Patrick Wright, (910) 630-7298, pwright@methodist.edu

Delta Mu Delta (National Business Honor Society)

Delta Mu Delta logoThe Eta Sigma Chapter of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society recognizes and encourages academic excellence of business students at Methodist University. The Chapter promotes higher scholarship and recognizes academic achievement. Becoming a member of Delta Mu Delta is an honor indicative of earnest, intelligent purpose and rewarding achievement. This should be a goal of every person pursuing a degree in business administration at Methodist University.

Qualifications: Juniors and seniors in the Reeves School of Business who have completed at least one-half of the work required for the degree with a cumulative average grade record of 3.25 or better, and who are in the top 20 percent of their college class in cumulative average grades. Graduate students who have completed at least one-half of the work required for the master’s degree with a cumulative average grade record of 3.6 or better, and who are in the top 20 percent of their college class in cumulative average grades.
O. Z. Hamzah, (910) 630-7309, ohamzah@methodist.edu
Dr. Matt Dobra, (910) 480-8455, mdobra@methodist.edu


Gamma Sigma Epsilon (National Chemistry Honor Society)

Gamma Sigma Epsilon logoGamma Sigma Epsilon is the national chemistry honor society that recognizes excellence in chemistry among science majors.

Qualifications: It is open to any science major who has accrued at least 16 semester hours in chemistry with a 3.0 GPA in those courses. There is a one time fee of $50.00 that covers induction costs, honor cords, certificates, and a lifetime membership in the society. Inductions are held in the spring semester.
Dr. Stephanie Hooper Marosek, (910) 630-7457, shooper@methodist.edu


Iota Tau Alpha (National Athletic Training Honor Society)

Iota Tau Alpha logoIota Tau Alpha was founded in 2005 by Troy University. We represent the Mu Chapter and gained our charter in 2006. Being a member of this society shows your dedication to academics and the field of athletic training.

Qualifications: Members are inducted annually but must maintain a high standard of academic excellence. A 3.3 GPA within the Athletic Training Curriculum/Major is required and a 3.0 GPA overall must be achieved in order to be invited into the society.
Dr. Hugh Harling, (910) 630-7148, hharling@methodist.edu


Kappa Delta Pi (National Education Honorary Society)

Kappa Delta Pi logoKappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, founded by Dr. William Bagley in 1911 at the University of Illinois, was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The founders chose the name from the Greek words to represent knowledge, duty, and power. The organization continues to strive to meet the changing needs of educators and their students, as well as provide member educators resources and opportunities that encourage innovative and best practices. Through publications, conferences, online resources, networking of education leaders, and strategic partnerships, Kappa Delta Pi focuses on issues that are critical to the growth of the profession and its individual teachers.
Patricia Fecher, (910) 630-7374, pfecher@methodist.edu


National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)

The National Residence Hall Honorary, NRHH, is a leadership-based honorary comprised of exemplary residential students who value recognition and service. NRHH only allows the top 1% of the on-campus population to be inducted members at any time, but once you become a member and serve within NRHH you are member for life. This honorary is based on recognizing other student leaders, programs, organizations and staff / faculty who give back to the campus and the community at large. With service the members of NRHH pride themselves on engaging with the campus community and outside community to make the campus and surrounding area a better place. The members of NRHH uphold high standards of academics, service and other key attributes that place them above others. Members of the on campus community will know NRHH by their acts both on and off campus as they strive to be the role models and mentors for those to follow.
Camille Walker, (910) 480-8469, dorwalker@methodist.edu


Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Society)

Omicron Delta Kappa logoOmicron Delta Kappa is a National Leadership Honor Society. The Omicron Delta Kappa idea is three folds. We recognize accomplished juniors and senior in areas of academic achievement, athletics participation, campus or community service, and journalism. We bring together the most representative students in all phases of collegiate life. Finally, we bring together members of the faculty and student body of the institution on a basis of mutual interest and understanding.

Qualifications: Each semester, invitations are sent to academically qualified juniors and seniors to apply for membership to the national organization.
Dr. Cu Phung, (910) 630-7137, cphung@methodist.edu


Phi Alpha (International Social Work Honor Society)

Phi Alpha logoThe Phi Alpha Honor Society is an international honor society for bachelor and masters level Social Work students, Social Work faculty and practitioners. The Eta Rho Chapter at Methodist University was chartered in 1998. Each local chapter formulates a service program to meet the needs of the local community. Phi Alpha affords its members the opportunity to be in service to people, earn scholarships and Service Awards.

Qualifications: Declaring Social Work as one’s major, achieving sophomore status, completing nine semester hours of Social Work courses, achieving an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale and achieving a 3.25 GPA in required Social Work courses.
Dr. Carla Fagan, (910) 630-7699, cfagan@methodist.edu


Phi Kappa Phi (National All-Discipline Honor Society)

Phi Kappa Phi Circle of Honor - Silver AwardPhi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi’s mission is “[t]o recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” In fulfilling its mission, the Society awards graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives—a total of $1 million dollars is awarded each Qualifying Methodist University students and faculty may apply for these funds. Additionally, the Methodist University Phi Kappa Phi chapter encourages service projects and partnerships that contribute to the promotion of academic excellence and the betterment of the University community.

Qualifications: Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. Since its founding, more than 1.25 million members have been initiated into the ranks of Phi Kappa Phi.
Dr. Stacia Britton, (910) 630-7476, sbritton@methodist.edu

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Phi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)

Pi Sigma Alpha logoPi Sigma Alpha celebrates excellence in the study of Political Science.

Qualifications: Students must have completed at least 62 semester hours, including 4 Political Science courses with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in those PSC courses, and have achieved an overall GPA placing them in the top one-third of their whole class (e.g. junior or senior class).
Dr. Chris Cronin, (910) 630-7665, ccronin@methodist.edu

Chapter Web Site


Psi Chi (International Psychology Honor Society)

Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.
Dr. Katharine Snyder, (910) 630-7535, ksnyder@methodist.edu


Sigma Alpha Pi: The National Society for Leadership and Success

The Society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation’s leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.
Dr. Dena Breece, (910) 630-7275, dbreece@methodist.edu


Sigma Delta Pi (National Spanish Honor Society)

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica), was established on November 14, 1919, at the University of California in Berkeley.

The Society’s purposes are: 1) To honor those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking peoples; 2) To honor those who have made the Hispanic contributions to modern culture better known in the English-speaking world; 3) To encourage college and university students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture; 4) To foster friendly relations and mutual respect between the nations of Hispanic speech and those of English speech; 5) To serve its membership in ways which will contribute to the attainment of the goals and ideals of the society.
Dr. Cristina Francescon, (910) 630-7082, francesc@methodist.edu

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Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honor Society)

Sigma Tau Delta logoSigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, it was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University. Sigma Tau Delta’s central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.

Qualifications: Candidates for undergraduate membership must have completed a minimum of two college courses in English language or literature beyond the usual requirements in freshman English, at Methodist University the 100-level sequence English classes. The candidate must have a minimum of a B or equivalent average in English and in general scholarship, must rank at least in the highest thirty-five percent of his/her class, and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college course work (that is, candidates must be a junior or a senior).
Dr. Cameron Dodworth, (910) 480-8571, cdodworth@methodist.edu

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