Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society for college and university students of government in the United States. The number of Pi Sigma Alpha chapters on campuses across the country is rapidly approaching 700. Pi Sigma Alpha is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.
Pi Sigma Alpha is classified by the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) as an "upper division, specialized" honor society. The academic requirements for membership eligibility follow those set by ACHS for this category of honor society, and are specified in the Pi Sigma Alpha Constitution, Article I, "Membership."
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.
Undergraduates must meet the following criteria:
Graduate students must meet the following criteria:
Visit http://www.apsanet.org/~psa/ for more information.
Pi Sigma Alpha is organized by chapters. The chapters are located in departments of political science in accredited four-year institutions throughout the country. Each chapter is guided by a faculty member serving as Chapter Advisor, and elected student chapter officers. The Helms School of Government Chapter Advisor is Dr. Thomas Metallo, and the student officers for the 2011-2012 school year is Jayson Warren (President) and Joseph Goins (Secretary-Treasurer).