2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Honors Societies

Membership in the Alpha Kappa Sigma honor society of the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the Free Methodist Church is granted, by vote of the faculty, to those students completing the senior year who excel in scholarship, character traits, and extracurricular activities. The purpose of the organization is to promote the development of character and leadership, to stimulate a spirit of service, and to create an enthusiasm for excellence in scholarship. Election to membership represents one of the highest honor awards given by any Free Methodist college or secondary school.

Beta Beta Beta, a national honor society for students of biological sciences, promotes scholarship, the understanding of scientific truth, and research. The Greenville University GAMMA GAMMA chapter has been active on our campus since 1957. Membership is open to any biology major with a 3.0 GPA in their biology classes and a 2.5 GPA overall.

Kappa Delta Pi is an international education honors society for students who have completed 31 credit hours; have completed or have programmed 12 hours of Professional Education courses; and have a minimum GPA of 3.25 for all courses taken. The purpose of the society is to promote excellence in and recognize outstanding contributions to education by hosting monthly activities such as guest lecturers.

Lambda Pi Eta is the National Communication Honors Society for students who have completed 60 credit hours, have completed 12 hours of communication courses, have a minimum GPA of 3.25 for all courses taken, and a 3.25 GPA in communication courses.

Phi Alpha Theta is an international honor society for students who have a minimum of 12 hours of history, with a grade point average of 3.1 or above in those courses. Phi Alpha Theta promotes the study of history by bringing together students, teachers, and writers of history both socially and intellectually. Over 220 history students have been inducted into Phi Alpha Theta during the past forty years.

Psi Chi is a national honors society for students majoring or minoring in psychology. Membership is open for students who have completed three semesters of college credit, have completed a minimum of nine hours of psychology courses, and have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA overall and in the major. Transfer students must complete one semester at GU before being eligible for membership.