Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha


To stimulate productive scholarship and intelligent interest in the subject of government among students at institutions of higher learning in which chapters are maintained.

HPU Chapter: Upsilon Omega

This national honor society recognizes and promotes excellence in the field of political science.

Eligibility (Undergraduate): 
  • Be enrolled in any baccalaureate program at HPU.

  • Be at least junior status (60+ credits).

  • Have completed at least ten (10) credits of work in political science including at least one upper-division course.

  • Have an average grade of B or higher in these courses.

  • Be in the top one-third of your class.

Eligibility (Graduate):
  • Must be pursuing a degree in political science (MA in Diplomacy and Military Studies)

  • Have completed 9 graduate credits in political science with no grade lower than a B. (Undergraduate coursework does not count towards graduate student eligibility)

Membership Dues:

National membership fee (lifetime membership and regalia): $52.00

HPU membership fee: $0.00

TOTAL PAYMENT: $52.00 to be paid upon notification of acceptance.



Honor Society Advisor:

Ngoc Phan (ntphan@hpu.edu)

  • Recognition of academic excellence in Political Science
  • Graduation medallion and/or honor cords
  • Initiation Certificates
  • Opportunities for administrative experience as a PSA officer
  • Access to PSA internship and job listing
  • Email updates for upcoming PSA and other politically oriented events
  • Graduate with a Medallion as a symbol of your academic excellence through the nationally recognized Political Science Honors Society
  • Network with other Political Science Students and faculty
  • Member in an ACHS member society carries with it a tangible acknowledgment of merit for Federal employment. As long as the applicant meets the requirements as described in the job announcement, honor society membership may fulfill one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level in numerous professional and technical occupations in the Federal Service
  • Student members of each ACHS member society may qualify for internship scholarships with the Washington Internship Institute, The Fund for American Studies, and the Washington Center of Internships and Academic Seminars

For information on national chapter, visit: office2248.wixsite.com/pi-sigma-alpha.