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Honor Societies

Alpha Phi Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma
Kappa Delta Pi
Phi Alpha
Psi Chi
Sigma Alpha Eta

Beta Gamma Sigma 

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.


The Mission of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and personal and professional excellence in the practice of business.

This mission is exemplified in the five objectives of the Society:


1. Encourage and honor high academic achievement by students of business and management through chapters at schools accredited by AACSB International.
2. Foster in Beta Gamma Sigma members an enduring commitment to the founding principles and values of the Society: honor and integrity, pursuit of wisdom, and earnestness.
3. Support the advancement of business thought, at both the Society and chapter levels, so as to encourage lifelong learning for members and other constituents.
4. Enhance the value of Beta Gamma Sigma for student and alumni members in their professional lives. 5. Enhance the visibility and reputation of Beta Gamma Sigma
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South Carolina State University
“Through Knowledge – the challenge to serve”

The purposes of Phi Alpha Honor Society are to provide a closer bond among students of social work and to 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. Phi Alpha offers membership to social work students, faculty and practitioners. Members are inducted during a Spring ceremony.
National Qualifications for Individual Membership

1. An undergraduate student is eligible for membership after achieving the following national requirements and meeting any local chapter requirements.
  a. Declared social work as a major
  b. Achieved sophomore status
  c. Completed 12 semester hours of required social work courses
  d. Achieved an overall grade point average of 3.0 (0n a 4.0 scale)
  e. Achieved a 3.25 grade point average in require social work courses

2. A graduate student is eligible for membership after achieving the following national requirements and meeting any local chapter requirements.
  a. Completed one term of course work with the minimum number of social work credits as determined by the local chapter
  b. Achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (based on a 4.0 scale)

3. Membership is available to all full-time social work faculty

4. Each chapter may select two persons each year for honorary membership. This recognition is available to persons outside the program who have made a significant contribution to the program and/or society. Membership certificates for honorary members are provided by the National Office without cost to local chapters.

Advisors: Dr. Christine Boone and Dr. Bassey Ekpono

Psi Chi

The National Honor Society In Psychology
at South Carolina State University

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology. The Society was founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, motivating, and promoting excellence in the field of psychology. Membership at South Carolina State University is open to undergraduate students who are making the study of psychology their major area of study, and who meet the specific qualifications of the society. "Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS)."(Psi Chi National Office).

At South Carolina State University, the chapter of Psi Chi was established in 1979 and has continued to honor its top psychology students throughout the years.

In order to be eligible for membership in Psi Chi, students must have:

An overall G.P.A of at least a 3.0 in cumlative grades
A psychology G.P.A. of 3.0, and;
The completion of 9 semester hours of psychology courses.
For more information concerning membership please refer to the Psi Chi National Office website. http://www.psichi.org/about/

In the past, Psi Chi members at South Carolina State University have focused on graduate school preparation by taking trips to the USC library to learn how to use Psychological Abstracts, engaged in a small group research project, instituted the Black History Month bulletin board, and have travelled to the Southeastern Psychological Association convention in Savannah, Georgia.

Meet Our Advisor

On behalf of the Psi Chi chapter a South Carolina State University (SCSU), we would like to extend a heartfilled Thanks to our Advisor, Dr. Douglas Miller, for all his hard work and dedication to the Psi Chi organization at SCSU throughout the years. Dr. Miller's unconditional willingness to help his students is very much deserving of such praise. Dr. Miller has continuously sacrificed his personal time to assist the members of this organization, without hesitation.

Throughout the history of Psi Chi at SCSU, Dr. Miller has successfully managed to keep the organization alive and flourishing, as it continues to act as an integral part of the student life at this university; especially for the new upcoming psychology graduates.

Once again we would like to thank Dr. Miller for
being a wonderful role model to the members of Psi Chi, both past and present and also to the entire psychology student body .

Contact Information

Advisor: Dr. Douglas Miller

email: miller@scsu.edu

phone: 803-536-8691

Psi Chi Officers (2006 - 2007):

President: Gisel Brito

Vice President: Jayla Thorton

Secretary: Vesna Popac

Treasurer: Kirsten Hill


SCSU Speech Honor Society for undergraduate students.