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Honor Societies exists to acknowledge students for their outstanding academic achievements. Many honor societies reward students with tuition assistance during their time as a member. Liberty University is proud to offer several honor societies for our diverse online student body.
Honor Societies are completely optional. However, being a member emphasizes leadership, academic excellence, and character that can give you an edge on your resume and with future employers. As a member of a particular honor society, you will also have the opportunity to make connections with other students and professionals who share your same interests and goals.
Each honor society has specific eligibility requirements. Please see our list of societies and their requirements below.
Tau Sigma - Transfer Students
Tau Sigma is an academic honor society designed specifically to “recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.” Students looking to join Tau Sigma must have completed at least 24 credit hours at the prior institution(s) and completed the first semester at Liberty University with a 3.5 GPA. Please visit the Tau Sigma website for details and additional eligibility information.
Alpha Lambda Delta
Alpha Lambda Delta is an honor society for students in their first year at an institution of higher education. The national organization has been in existence since 1924 and recognizes students who have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their first semester as college freshmen. Please visit the Alpha Lambda Delta website for additional eligibility information.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections in addition to leadership, service, and scholarship opportunities. To join, students must be in their first or second year of college and have GPA of 3.4 or higher. Please visit the NSCS website for additional eligibility information.
Pi Sigma Alpha – Government
Pi Sigma Alpha is the only honor society for college and university students of government in the United States. 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. Please visit the Pi Sigma Alpha website for additional eligibility information.
Kappa Delta Pi - International Education
Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education with the purpose of promoting excellence in future professionals and recognizing the outstanding contributions made to education. Membership is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures the member’s continuance academically and professionally in the field of education. Please visit the Kappa Delta Pi website for additional eligibility information.
Kappa Mu Epsilon – Mathematics
VA Gamma is Liberty University's chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon. KME is a specialized honor society in Mathematics that was founded in 1931 to promote interest in mathematics among undergraduate students. Students who wish to join must have completed three semesters of college and rank in the upper 35% of their class. Please visit the KME website for additional eligibility information.
Phi Sigma Tau – Philosophy
Phi Sigma Tau is the International Honor Society in Philosophy. Founded in 1930, the purpose of the society is to encourage interest and activity among students in the area of philosophy. Liberty University's Zeta chapter was founded in 1987. Students interested in joining must have completed three full semesters of college and at least two courses in Philosophy while ranking in the upper 35% of their class. Please visit the Phi Sigma Tau website for details and additional eligibility information.
Psi Chi – Psychology
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society for Psychology and purposes to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in all fields, particularly psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. Students wishing to join Psi Chi must complete 36 total hours (9 hours of which must be psychology courses) and maintain a 3.5 GPA. Please visit the Psi Chi website for details and additional eligibility information.
Sigma Beta Delta – Business
Sigma Beta Delta is an honor society for students in business, management, and administration. To join Sigma Beta Delta, students must have junior or senior status and an overall GPA in the top 20% of School of Business students. Please visit the Sigma Beta Delta website for additional eligibility information.
Sigma Tau Delta – English
Zeta Tau is Liberty University's Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International Honor Society in English. Sigma Tau Delta provides opportunities for networking, publication, and scholarships. English majors or minors wishing to join must have completed two English classes beyond freshman requirements, three total semesters of college, and hold at least a B in all English courses. Please visit the Zeta Tau website for details and additional eligibility information.