Honor Societies

Phi Alpha National Honor Society

Purpose: To provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

HPU Chapter: Theta Omicron

This national honor society recognizes academic achievement by students in the social work program.

Eligible undergraduate candidates must:

  • Be currently enrolled in HPU's social work degree program.
  • Be at least junior status. 
  • Have completed a minimum of 12 credits social work courses including SWRK 2000 or its equivalent.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.25 for the required social work courses.
  • Have a cumulative GPA in all courses that count towards the degree of 3.0 or higher.

Eligible graduate candidates must:

  • Be currently enrolled in HPU's Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program.
  • Have completed a minimum of 15 credits of required MSW courses.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.5 for the required social work courses

National membership fee (lifetime membership, certificate, & pin)      

$20.00

HPU membership fee (honor cords, induction ceremony, & community involvement)

$15.00   

Total payment

$35.00

Membership fee of $35 to be paid upon notification of acceptance.

Regalia: Gold Cords

Honor Society Advisor: Dr. Lori Daniels and Dr. Sarah Maynard