University College

Honor Societies

Southern Utah University currently has many active Honor Societies on campus. The students involved in these societies are not only great leaders academically, but are also civically minded and provide valuable service to both the campus and community. As a campus we are proud to be able to offer these opportunities to students and are appreciative of the great work the students do in representing the campus through these opportunities.

  • Golden Key International Honor Society

    Golden Key

    Description

    At Golden Key International Honor Society, we share your vision for a life of promise; a chance to shape the world and a commitment to excellence. We offer a sense of fellowship within the Society’s three pillars of Academics, Leadership and Service, and are dedicated to personal, professional and altruistic achievement. We share your values and offer a continuum of possibilities to unlock your potential. When you join Golden Key, you become part of an esteemed legacy like no other.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Students must have sophomore status or higher (including graduate students). Students ranking in the top 15% of the entire undergraduate and graduate classes are invited to join the society.

    Contact

    Jacob Askeroth or Lindsay Fullerton

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars

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    Description

    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities and offers nearly half a million dollars in scholarships annually. NSCS members are deeply committed to scholarship, leadership and service and as a result, are impacting their campus and local communities every day.

    The organization founded in 1994 on the campus of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and has student chapters at 300 campuses across the country.

    Eligibility Requirements

    To be invited: You must be a first or second year college student in the top 10 percent of your class with a GPA of 3.4 or above.

    Contact

    Matt Nickerson

  • National Society of Leadership & Success

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    Description

    The Society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nations leading presenters and a community where like-minded success oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Minimum GPA of a 3.0 GPA and 0-90 completed credit hours. Students receive an invitation to join the society.

    Contact

    Brent Jones Stephen Allen

  • Omicron Delta Kappa

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    Description

    Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, recognizes versatile student leaders for achievement in the following five areas:

    • Scholarship
    • Athletics
    • Campus/Community Service, Campus Government, and Social/Religious Activities
    • Journalism, Speech & Mass Media
    • Creative & Performing Arts

    Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa requires individuals to advance the Honor Society's five point program for college campuses which includes: (1) Inculcating the purposes of ODK into campus life; (2) Providing intellectual leadership for campus movements; (3) Coordinating constructive movements; (4) Preserving worthwhile campus traditions and customs; and (5) Improving the general welfare of the SUU student body.

    ODK Members have hosted campus-wide forums for students and exceptional community leaders to interact and exchange ideas, raised funds for a local non-profit by running a 186-mile relay, and coordinating an essay contest to engage SUU students with the University's rich history. Students interested in joining ODK should anticipate being actively involved with the organization's programs, activities, and events.

    Eligibility Requirements

    To be eligible for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa, students must be a junior, senior or graduate student and possess a cumulative GPA placing them in the top 35 percent of their college or school. Candidates must also demonstrate an exceptional record of involvement and leadership in at least one of the five areas listed above. Candidates are invited to join ODK after applying for membership. If selected for membership, students must pay a one-time membership fee of $85.00.

    Contact

    Bill Heyborne

    Phi Kappa Phi

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    Description

    Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

    Eligibility Requirements

    Top 8% of Juniors and top 10% of Seniors and Graduate Students. Students join the society by receiving an invitation from SUU and National Headquarters

    Contact

    Jim McDonald

  • Beta Gamma Sigma

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    Description

    Beta Gamma Sigma is the international 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."

    Eligibility Requirements

    Juniors and Seniors ranking in the top 10 percent and graduate students ranking in the top 20 percent of AACSB accredited programs are invited during the first part of the calendar year to join this highly prestigious honor society.

    Contact

    Amanda Wilford

    http://suu.edu/business/betagamma.html

  • Alpha Eta Nu chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (English)

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    Description

    Alpha Eta Nu, Southern Utah University's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, is an active part of many activities on SUU's campus. Along with service projects and activities within the school, we also strive to utilize our talents and abilities to make a difference throughout our community.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Student membership open to undergraduate students who are majoring or minoring in English and a minimum of two college courses in English language or literature beyond the usual requirements in freshman English. The candidate shall have a minimum of a B or equivalent average in English and in general scholarship, shall rank at least in the highest thirty-five percent of his/her class, and shall have completed at least three semesters of college course work.

    Contact

    Nozomi Irei

  • Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociological Honor Society

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    Description

    AKD seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Must be an officially declared sociology major, at least a junior (third year) ranking in the top 35% of their class or a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Required 3.0 GPA in sociology courses taken at the host institution prior to initiation, and must have completed at least four regular courses in sociology.

    Contact

    Shobha Gurung

  • Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice)

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    Description

    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.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Declared Criminal Justice major or minor students enrolled in a baccalaureate program, must have completed three full time semesters (or equivalent), minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 with a minimum GPA of 3.2 in courses in CJ related fields and rank in the top 35% of their class.

    Contact

    Daniel Swanson

  • Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre and Dance)

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    Description

    National Honor Society for Theatre and Dance majors here at SUU. Service oriented club with a strong focus on getting students the resources they need to prepare resumes, demo reels, and ultimately get them jobs after they graduate.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Students must audition to be a part of the society. Applicants must have a 3.25 GPA, be able to recite the Greek Alphabet and recite 20 lines of a Shakespeare play or choreograph a dance to 20 lines of a Shakespeare play.

    Contact

    Theatre Arts & Dance department

  • Kappa Omicron Nu (Family and Consumer Science/Human Sciences)

    Description

    Kappa Omicron Nu is a National Honor Society created to recognize excellence. The purpose of the society is to empower leaders through scholarship, research and leadership. SUU's chapter focuses on the objectives while simultaneously creating friendships among its members. We strive for academic achievement and service in the community.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Undergraduate students who have a declared major in family and consumer sciences or one of the specializations in the human sciences, have completed 45 semester hours or equivalent, and rank in the top 25% of their class in the unit are invited to become members.

    Contact

    Artis Grady

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  • Lambda Pi Eta (Communications)

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    Description

    LPE is concerned with the professional development of communication students and professionals. Our organization focuses on service to the community, skills development, and practical communication experience.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Completed 60 semester hours (junior standing); 12 of these hours from communication courses; Have & maintain an overall GPA of 3.0; Have & maintain a communication GPA of 3.25; Be in the upper 35% of the graduating class; Be in good standing at SUU; Display a commitment to the field of communication.

    Contact

    Jonathan Holiman

  • Phi Alpha Theta (Alpha Eta Eta Chapter for History)

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    Description

    Phi Alpha Theta is an international honor society with over 350,000 members and 860 local chapters. From viewing historical films and traveling to local historical sites to organizing career workshops and participating in service learning, SUU's Alpha Eta Eta Chapter is student driven and committed to providing students with an enhanced college experience.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Membership requirements are a 3.1 overall GPA and 12 hours of completed history coursework.

    Contact

    Michelle Orihel
    435-865-8426

    or the National Headquarters at:

    University of South Florida
    4202 E Fowler Avenue, SOC 107
    Tampa ,FL 33620-8100
    info@phialphatheta.org
    P: (800) 394-8195
    F: (813) 974-8215

  • Pi Alpha Alpha (Master of Public Administration)

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    Description

    The purposes of this society shall be to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration, to promote the advancement of education and practice in the art and science of public affairs and administration, and to foster integrity, professionalism and creative performance in the conduct of governmental and related public service activities.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Pi Alpha Alpha is a national honor society open to students and alumni from Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs in the U.S. Students must complete 12 hours and earn a 3.75 GPA in their respective MPA programs to join the local chapter. Our local chapter fee is $10. Students must complete 18 hours and earn a 3.75 GPA to join the national chapter ($50), which also makes them eligible to purchase a medallion and cords for graduation. Any student who meets the criteria may join by completing an application form and paying the appropriate fees to the SUU Cashier.

    Contact

    Pat Keehley

    keehley@suu.edu

  • Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science and Government)

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    Description

    Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society for college students of political science and government in the United States.

    The objectives of Pi Sigma Alpha are: to stimulate productive scholarship and intelligent interest in the subject of government; to seek to promote a better understanding of government among its members; to promote worthwhile curricular and extracurricular activities related to political science; to advance and diffuse knowledge and interest in political science; to organize and conduct seminars, conferences, research, discussion groups, and publications in the subject of political science.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Contact advisor for current requirements.

    Contact

    Angela Pool-Funai

  • Psi Chi (Psychology)

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    Description

    Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in psychology. Here at our chapter at SUU, our goal is to get our members more prepared for graduate school and to also get psychology students more involved in their major and their department. Psi Chi brings in guest speakers, organizes a trip to the RMPA Conference, fundraisers, and sets up different activities for psychology students.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Students must be at least a sophomore, enrolled as a major or minor in psychology, have completed at least 9 semester hours of psychology courses, and have an overall GPA that is in the top 35% of psychology majors with at least 3.00 GPA.

    Contact

    David Shwalb, Ph.D. (Faculty Advisor)
    P: (435) 865-8273

  • Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society - La Sociedad National Honoraria Hispánica)

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    Description

    Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (La Sociedad National Honoraria Hispánica), was established on November 14, 1919, at the University of California Berkeley. The Society's insignia is the royal seal of Fernando and Isabel, representing Castille, León and Aragón. Sigma Delta Pi's colors are red and gold, its flower is the red carnation, and its motto is the Greek phrase "Spanías Didagéi Proágomen" meaning "Let's go forth/continue forth under the teaching/guidance of the Spanish language."

    Eligibility Requirements

    GPA for all Spanish courses must average at least 3.0; Completed at least 3 semesters of college coursework and have an overall GPA of at least 3.2; Completed at least 1 upper division course in Hispanic lit, culture, or civilization. (Students who are currently completing this may apply for membership if the instructor of the course certifies their work is "B" or higher.); You must attend the initiation ceremony.

    Contact

    Iliana Portaro

  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon - National Earth Science Honorary Society

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    Description

    The Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon was established to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the Earth Sciences. The society objectives include the scholastic, scientific, and professional advancement of its members. SGE was founded on March 30, 1915, at the University of Kansas.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Any person in any branch of the Earth Sciences who has completed at least 10 semester hours in Earth Science courses and has maintained a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. in all Earth Science courses together with an overall G.P.A. of 2.67 in all college courses is qualified for membership.

    Contact

    Faculty: Jennifer Hargrave

    Student Society President: Rhiannon Garrard

  • These external prestigious scholarships are available through working with the respective campus representative. These scholarships take time and great dedication to fill out. Students who receive these scholarships are entering a very competitive market and will need to exercise dedication and persistence with the help of their faculty advisor to complete the application. Many will require a two- part application process of review by an SUU board to determine which applications will go to the national foundations.

  • Udall Scholarship (Environment, Tribal Public Policy, or Native American Health Care)

    Description

    A foundation dedicated to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs focused on environmental and Native American issues.

    Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    Be committed to a career related to the environment, OR committed to a career in tribal public policy OR Native American health care. Be a sophomore or junior-level student, enrolled full-time pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree during the 2012-2013 academic year. Overall GPA of at least 3.0.

    General Information

    • Scholarship Website
    • Campus Contact: Paul Spruell
    • Campus Deadline: Jan. 1st
    • National Deadline: March 4th
  • Goldwater Scholarship (Mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering)

    Description

    The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

    Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    Be a full-time sophomore or junior pursuing a degree in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering during the 2012–2013 academic year. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and be in the upper fourth of his or her class.

    General Information

    • Scholarship Website
    • Campus Contact: Paul Spruell
    • Campus Deadline: Nov. 15th
    • National Deadline: Jan. 23rd
  • Marshall Scholarship (For Graduate Study in the UK)

    Description

    The Marshall Scholarship is awarded to students to study a graduate level program in the UK for two years. The mission is to strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth.

    Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    Open to United States citizens who hold a first degree with a minimum GPA of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from October 2013, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2010.

    General Information

  • Rhodes Scholarship (For leaders who want to pursue a degree at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom)

    Description

    The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honor the will and bequest of Cecil J. Rhodes, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

    Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    Rhodes Scholarship selection committees will be seeking young women and men of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service. The Rhodes Scholarships support students who demonstrate a strong propensity to emerge as 'leaders for the world’s future'.

    General Information

  • Truman Scholarship (For Juniors interested in working in government, education, the nonprofit sector, or the public interest/advocacy sector to improve conditions in society or the environment)

    Description

    The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is: to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public services; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

    Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    Full-time student pursuing a bachelor's degree with junior-level academic standing, or senior-level standing in third year of college; Interested in working in government, education, the nonprofit sector, or the public interest/advocacy sector to improve conditions in society or the environment. Applicants will pursue a graduate degree, have a good record of community service, and have a strong academic record.

    General Information

  • Boren Scholarship (For students studying abroad to a study abroad in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, USA, or New Zealand)

    Description

    Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in underrepresented world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

    Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    Boren Scholarship Eligibility – Undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens at the time of application; Must apply to a study abroad program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, USA, or New Zealand; Boren Fellowship Eligibility – Graduate students who are U.S. citizens at the time of application; Planning an overseas program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, USA, or New Zealand.

    General Information

For more information on Honor Societies at SUU please contact
Honor Societies Coordinator Lindsay Fullerton (435) 865-8783