Approved Honor Societies

Alpha Chi – National College Honor Society

Alpha Chi is an honor society that promotes only the highest academic excellence and exemplary character among undergraduate Stevenson University students. As a national honor society, Alpha Chi admits only junior and senior students from all academic disciplines who have been endorsed by their faculty and who have achieved a grade point average putting them in the top 10% of their class (including their grade point average from any transferring institutions). Alpha Chi is thus unique in that it draws its members from across all academic disciplines. In addition to recognizing students for their academic achievement, Alpha Chi also offers numerous opportunities for their further growth. The society sponsors a competition for scholarships and fellowships totaling more than $50,000 yearly, mostly at the national level but also at the regional and local levels. Members also have the opportunity to participate in student scholarly and creative presentations and publish scholarly articles at national and regional conventions.

Alpha Epsilon Rho National Honor Society for Electronic Media

The National Broadcasting Society–Alpha Epsilon Rho, the Honor Society for Electronic Media students, emphasizes superior scholarship and creative participation in broadcast, corporate, and digital media production and activities. Membership in Alpha Epsilon Rho exemplifies excellence of work, demonstrated leadership qualities, and service to the organization, the community, and the industry. Although open to students in any major at Stevenson, membership in Alpha Epsilon Rho is administered through the FMI (Film & Moving Image) Club and requires membership in the National Broadcasting Society; a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.25; active participation in club meetings and events; and demonstrated service to the profession.

Alpha Phi Sigma-National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students of criminal justice, as well as juris doctorate students. The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only criminal justice honor society that is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Stevenson University's Mu Psi chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes undergraduate criminal justice majors who have completed at least three full-time semesters, have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 overall and in the major, and rank in the top 35% of their class.

Alpha Psi Omega – National Honorary Theatre Society

Membership in Alpha Psi Omega is open to all students at Stevenson who participate regularly in University theatre productions. The local chapter, in conjunction with the theatre department at Stevenson University, extends invitations to those students who have acquired enough points based upon records supplied by the theatre staff and advisors or both. Most chapters operate by point guidelines as outlined in the Alpha Psi Omega constitution. The purpose of Alpha Psi Omega is to recognize and reward those students who have made significant contributions to the theatre.

Beta Beta Beta – National Biological Honor Society 

Beta Beta Beta was founded in 1922 as an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences. Its purposes are to encourage scholarly attainment and cultivate intellectual interest in the life sciences. To be eligible for regular membership, a student must be at least a second year biology, biochemistry, environmental science, or medical laboratory science major who has completed a minimum of three biology courses, at least one of which must be higher than the introductory level, with a GPA in all biology courses of 3.00 or higher. The society also welcomes associate members who are students at any level in any major who are interested in biology. Students who have multiple academic misconduct findings on their academic record or who have one academic misconduct finding on their record at any time after earning 30 credits at Stevenson University are not eligible for either regular or associate membership.

Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society (DAPi)

Delta Alpha Pi - Epsilon Rho Chapter is an academic honor society founded in 2004 for students with disabilities attending colleges and universities across the nation. DAPi offers an opportunity to recognize students with disabilities for their academic accomplishments. High achieving students, registered with disability services are invited to become members. The society provides leadership opportunities through formal meetings and program planning. The Office of Disability Services works in collaboration with Interdisciplinary Studies program to advise these student leaders. The organization focuses on self-worth and advocacy.

Delta Epsilon Iota National Honor Society for Career Development

Delta Epsilon Iota is an interdisciplinary honor society open to all majors. Delta Epsilon Iota’s mission is to educate members about career development, encourage academic excellence, and promote the principles of dedication, enthusiasm, and initiative in all aspects of campus life. The society has embraced these values and is now one of the leading academic honor societies serving higher education. Delta Epsilon Iota works directly with the Office of Career Services. Membership is comprised of students with at least 30 credits and a GPA of 3.30 and above.

Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society

Gamma Sigma Epsilon recognizes students demonstrating exceptional ability and interest in the field of chemistry. It aims to promote professionalism and scholarship in chemistry and the general welfare of its members. Membership in Gamma Sigma Epsilon is extended to those students who have completed a minimum of 16 credits in chemistry and are enrolled in four additional chemistry credits and who have a minimum GPA of 3.40 in all chemistry courses and a minimum 3.00 overall GPA. Students who have multiple academic misconduct findings on their academic record or who have one academic misconduct finding on their record at any time after earning 30 credits at Stevenson University are not eligible for membership.

Kappa Delta Pi – International Education Honor Society

Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society open to the top students in the field of education. This honor society promotes leadership and fellowship among educators. Scholarship, leadership and service are the pillars of KDP. Eligible students must be juniors or above, have a minimum of 12 credits in education and a GPA of 3.30 or above, and provide supportive evidence of their commitment to education.

Kappa Mu Epsilon – National Mathematics Honor Society

Kappa Mu Epsilon promotes a knowledge and appreciation of mathematics and recognizes outstanding student achievement in mathematics at colleges and universities whose primary focus is undergraduate education. Membership in Kappa Mu Epsilon is open to students in any major who have taken three mathematics courses at the 200 level or higher, one of which must be in the calculus sequence (MATH 220, 221, or 222), who have attained an average of a "B" or better in all mathematics courses, and who rank in the upper 35% of their class by GPA. Students who have multiple academic misconduct findings on their academic record or who have one academic misconduct finding on their record at any time after earning 30 credits at Stevenson University are not eligible for membership.

Kappa Omicron Nu Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Design Honor Society

Kappa Omicron Nu promotes empowered leaders who use an integrative approach to enhance quality of living through excellence in scholarship, leadership, and research. Kappa Omicron Nu recognizes high achievement in academics and scholarship. The Nu Alpha Eta chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu at Stevenson University invites students in Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Design who meet the following requirements: at least 60 credit hours completed, with 30 of those completed at Stevenson University, and have a GPA in the top 25% of their major.

Lambda Epsilon Chi – National Honor Society for Legal Studies

Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) is open to full-time and part-time legal studies students in good standing who demonstrate superior academic performance by having a cumulative grade point average and a grade point average in their legal studies classes of 3.50 or above and who have completed at least two-thirds of the program. Members are selected by legal studies faculty based on written applications for membership, faculty recommendations, and demonstration of service and dedication to the legal profession.

Lambda Pi Eta – Honor Society of the National Communication Association

Lambda Pi Eta's goals are to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; to stimulate interest in the field of communication; to promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; to provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication; to establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students; and to explore options for graduate education in communication studies. Membership in Lambda Pi Eta is extended to those students with a 3.0 cumulative GPA who have completed 60 credits and have at least a 3.25 GPA in a minimum of four courses in the communication courses in the major. Activities are a mix of social, academic, and community service.

Psi Chi – The International Honor Society in Psychology

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, promotes excellence and scholarship in psychology and works to advance the science of psychology. Students who apply for membership must be psychology majors or minors who have completed at least three full-time semesters; have completed three psychology courses totaling nine credits with a minimum GPA in psychology of 3.0; and rank in the top 35% of GPAs for their academic year, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Sigma Beta Delta – International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration

Sigma Beta Delta recognizes scholarship and personal accomplishment for students of business, management, and administration. The society encourages and promotes aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. Students majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, and Marketing are invited to lifetime membership if they meet the following criteria: a ranking in the top 20% of the program majors for the academic year; at least a 3.50 total GPA on a 4.0 scale; and junior status with completion of at least 30 credits towards the major.

Sigma Tau Delta – International English Honor Society

Alpha Lambda Omicron, Stevenson University’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, confers distinction upon students of English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Students majoring in English language and literature and interdisciplinary studies (with English as one of the focuses), or minoring in English who have an overall GPA of 3.00 or better and have an average in their English classes of 3.00 or better are eligible for membership. Members are recognized for their outstanding achievements and may enrich their educational experience by taking part in chapter activities, competing for national awards and scholarships, and attending the annual Sigma Tau Delta convention. They may also contribute to The Rectangle, the society’s literary publication.

Sigma Theta Tau International – Honor Society of Nursing

Rho Epsilon, Stevenson University's chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, is open to undergraduate and graduate nursing candidates who demonstrate scholastic achievement, academic integrity, and leadership qualities. Student candidates are invited to join the society when they meet specific membership requirements. These requirements can be reviewed at Nurses in the community who demonstrate excellence in practice and leadership may also be nominated. A formal induction ceremony is held during the spring semester. The purpose of Sigma Theta Tau International is to create a community of leaders and scholars in practice, education, and research to enhance the health of all people. The society supports learning and professional development of members to improve nursing care worldwide.

Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society 

Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary society that promotes the health of the scientific enterprise, rewards excellence in scientific research, and encourages a sense of cooperation among scientists in all fields. Each May election to this international honor society is conferred upon students majoring in the sciences and mathematics who have excelled in conducting independent research and in communicating the results of their work, and who show great potential for a future in research.

Tau Upsilon Alpha – National Honor Society for Human Services

Candidates for Stevenson University's Alpha Chapter of Tau Upsilon Alpha must be counseling and human services majors or minors, have a minimum overall GPA of 3.25, have completed three full-time semesters of university work, and be in the upper 35% of their class. In addition, they must agree to abide by the National Organization for Human Services' Code of Ethics. The mission of this honor society is to honor academic excellence; to foster lifelong learning, leadership, and development; and to promote excellence in service to humanity.

Upsilon Phi Delta - National Honor Society for Healthcare Management

The purposes of UPD are to: elevate the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally educated women and men in health administration and leadership, recognize and encourage scholarship in healthcare administration, recognize students who achieve distinction in healthcare administration studies in universities and colleges, provide financial assistance through scholarships to outstanding students pursuing graduate studies.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon International Honor Society for Computer and Information Disciplines

Upsilon Pi Epsilon recognizes undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate student must have completed 45 credits plus a minimum GPA of 3.3 in the major and a minimum 3.0 GPA overall, while graduate students must have completed a minimum of 18 credits in their degree program and earned an overall GPA of 3.5. Stevenson’s chapter objective is the promotion of high scholarship in the various fields of the computing and information disciplines, and to provide community service in the area of Information Technology.