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Honor Societies

Honor Societies in Ahern RoomThe honor societies celebrate exemplary achievement in various fields as outlined below.  For further information, including membership requirements, please consult the Course Catalog

Alpha Psi Omega

  • Alpha Beta chapter of National Theater Honor Society.
  • Membership is by invitation and is dependent on the quality and diversity of the individual’s achievements in drama program activities.
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Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society

  • Theta Zeta chapter of national honor society for continuing education students honoring the special accomplishments of adults who achieve academic success while facing competing interests of home and work.
  • Membership for continuing students ages 25+ with 30+ credit hours and at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA.
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Alpha Tau Omicron Omega

  • Catholic Studies Honor Society.
  • Promotes and recognizes scholarship, service and integration of faith with professional preparation.
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Aquinas Honor Society

  • Membership open to graduating seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0+ and whose semester average has been 3.3 for at least five semesters of full-time study at UST.
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Beta Beta Beta

  • Tri Beta chapter of the National Biological Honor Society.
  • Nu Beta chapter open to all students who have successfully completed three biology classes with a minimum biology GPA of 3.2 and an overall GPA of 3.0. Associate membership is also available.
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Delta Epsilon Sigma

  • National Catholic Honor Society.
  • Beta Omega chapter recognizes the top 10 percent of seniors (and select juniors) who have achieved outstanding academic performance, have helped to foster intellectual activities and have shown exceptional leadership potential.
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Epsilon Delta

  • Recognizes outstanding achievement in mathematics.
  • Promotes appreciation of the power and beauty of mathematics.
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Kappa Delta Pi

  • International Honor Society in Education.
  • Pi Lambda chapter recognizes excellence in education through a program of speakers, scholarships and awards.
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Lambda Pi Eta

  • National Communication Honor Society.
  • Members must have completed 60 undergraduate hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and completed 12 credit hours in communication courses with a minimum GPA of 3.25.
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Mu Phi Epsilon

  • International professional music fraternity.
  • Gamma Tau chapter includes members from the faculty and music majors or minors.
  • Student Music Society is open to all students with an interest in music.
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Pi Delta Phi

Phi Alpha Theta

  • International History Honor Society.
  • Upsilon Gamma chapter promotes the study of history by encouraging research, teaching, publication and the exchange of ideas.
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Pi Sigma Alpha

  • Alpha Alpha Alpha, a chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society
  • National membership - must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours in political science courses and have a GPA of 3.0 in those completed courses.
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Phi Sigma Tau

  • Philosophy Honor Society.
  • Texas Epsilon chapter recognizes and fosters excellence in philosophy and supplements classroom study of philosophy with outside activities.
  • Publishes undergraduate essays in semi-annual periodical Dialogue.
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Psi Chi

  • National Psychology Honor Society.
  • Recognizes academic scholarship and nurtures the creative spark of scholarship and research through discussions, lectures and by promoting undergraduate research.
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Psi Iota

Chapter 535, Region 6

The University of St. Thomas Honor Society of Nursing (USTHSON) is an organization that recognizes excellence and promotes professional development of our nursing students. The society's mission and vision is to honor nursing leaders who are committed to improving health worldwide. The Society supports the goal of the University of St. Thomas Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing to prepare highly qualified nurses, who practice nursing as a professional discipline with a standard of excellence in holistic healing.

The Honor Society of Nursing at UST was first established in June 2014 and held its first induction of 23 nursing students and 10 faculty members and community leaders. To be eligible for UST-HSN, students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program; complete 50 percent of the nursing courses maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, is in the top 35 percent of the class at the time of selection, and demonstrate personal integrity and character. The students must also be invited to join USTHSON. The honor society now has 54 members. For additional information please visit our website.

Sigma Delta Pi

  • National Hispanic Honor Society.
  • Theta Omega chapter stimulates the students’ interest in the cultural and intellectual features of the community and of the Hispanic world.
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Sigma Tau Delta

  • National English Honor Society.
  • Fosters the reading and study of literature by members in their own lives and by others.
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Sigma Iota Rho

  • International Studies Honor Society.
  • Promotes and rewards scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies, international relations and global studies.
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Theta Alpha Kappa

  • Theology Honor Society.
  • Encourages the study of the various branches of theology by promoting discussion, research and publication.
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