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Membership

General Eligibility Requirements: Who is eligible for membership in Pi Sigma Alpha?

Pi Sigma Alpha is classified by the Association of College Honor Societies opens in a new window (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 opens in a new window, Article I, "Membership."

Membership in Pi Sigma Alpha occurs through its local University chapters. To be a member by way of AEO, a student must be enrolled in the Government Undergraduate major or enrolled in the Masters Government program at the Robertson School of Government.

Undergraduates government students must meet the following criteria: They must be juniors or seniors who have completed 12 hours of coursework (4 courses) in Government at Regent University, maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher in all Government courses and maintain a general scholarship level to place in upper third of their class.

Graduate government students must meet the following criteria: They must have completed 18 hours of coursework in Government (6 courses) at Regent University and must maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher in all Government courses and maintain a general scholarship level to place in upper third of their class.

Faculty Membership

Members of the faculty of the department, school, or division in which the chapter is located are automatically eligible for membership.

Membership Transferability

Membership in one chapter is transferable to membership in another chapter when the member (student or faculty) moves to another institution where there is a chapter.

Honorary Membership

Chapters are entitled to award two honorary memberships per year to "any person of recognized ability and achievement in the field of political science." (For more details, see the Article 1, Section 4 of the Pi Sigma Alpha Constitution opens in a new window.)

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