Pi Sigma Alpha
Pi Sima Alpha is the national honor society for college students that stimulates scholarships, and intelligent interest in political science and government in the United States. Rhodes′s chapter—TAU DELTA—of Pi Sigma Alpha attains this goal by hosting various on-campus events and speakers. The national Pi Sigma Alpha organization, more broadly, sponsors programs and events of value to the profession and teaching of political science.
Membership in Pi Sigma Alpha is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students currently enrolled in programs of political science in institutions where chapters are located. It is not required to be a political science major to qualify for membership.
To be considered for Pi Sigma Alpha, undergraduates must be, at least, a junior who has completed a minimum of ten semester-credits of work in political science including one upper-ivision course, with an average grade of B or higher in those courses. They must have achieved a overall GPA placing them in the top one-third college wide.
Pi Sigma Alpha is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and is designated as a "Specialized, Upper-Division" society. Because Pi Sigma Alpha is a member of the ACHS, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management allows its members to apply for federal government positions listed at a higher entry-level grade than non-member candidates. Members may apply for the Pi Sigma Alpha/ Howard Penniman Scholarships for Graduate Study in Political Science, scholarships for Washington Semester programs, and for Best Paper Awards. All ACHS honor society student members are also entitled to automatic tuition reductions for Washigton internship programs run by the Washington Internship Institute, the Fund for American Students, and the Washington Center.
For more information about the Rhodes chapter of PSA—TAU DELTA—please contact the chapter advisor, Dr. Daniel Cullen, at email@example.com.
Rhodes 2012 Inductees
On April 19th, 2012 the following students were inducted into the Rhodes chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha—TAU DELTA:
William A. McGriff ′13, Sarah C. Delph ′13, Maria C. Raffanti ′13, Mary C. Sanders ′13, and Erik C. Klingbeil ′13.
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