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Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Administration

Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Administration

Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha is the national honor society for undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in programs of political science in institutions where chapters are located. There are over 440 chapters established in colleges and universities throughout the United States. The purpose of Pi Sigma Alpha is to stimulate scholarship and interest in the subject of government by providing tangible recognition to students who have excelled in the field. Membership in this society is a prized distinction, marking the student who has been accepted for membership as an outstanding student in the discipline. Besides the distinction per se, members are eligible for certain privileges. Students need not be political science majors to qualify for membership. However, students of Political Science who meet the appropriate requirements are also eligible to join Phi Kappa Phi, an interdisciplinary honor society. 

Undergraduate Admission criteria for Pi Sigma Alpha:

  • Junior or Senior
  • Minimum of 10 POLS hours (to include 1 upper-division course)
  • Upper 1/3 of class in general scholarship
  • Grade of B or better in all POLS courses
  • Local Chapter requirements

Graduate Admission criteria for Pi Sigma Alpha:

  • Minimum of 9 Graduate POLS Credits
  • Grade of B or better in all POLS courses
  • Must be pursuing a Degree in Political Science

 

For more information about Pi Alpha Alpha, contact:

Dr. Frederick Gordon - Faculty Advisor
Phone: 706-507-8799
Email: gordon_frederick@columbusstate.edu

 

Ms. Raquel Aponte - Administrative Assistant
Phone: (706) 507-8441
Email: aponte_raquel@columbusstate.edu

 

Pi Sigma Alpha website: http://pisigmaalpha.org/