Alpha Beta is a society honoring upper-class students for excellence in scholarship and encouraging high scholastic attainment among other students.
Alpha Psi Omega, a national honorary dramatic fraternity, installed the Beta Eta chapter at Huntingdon College on February 2, 1929. This fraternity recognizes students who have attained a high standard of dramatics and provides fellowship for those interested in college theatre.
Beta Beta Beta, a national honorary biological fraternity, installed the Beta Nu chapter at Huntingdon College in May 1946. The fraternity’s membership consists of juniors and seniors who have an active interest in biology and have completed at least three semester courses in biological sciences. This honor society for biology students encourages undergraduate research.
Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Academic Honor Society was founded at the University of Southern California on November 9, 1989, to promote intellectual interaction between Greek students and the academic community. The purpose of the Society is to promote the advancement of education among Greeks, to instill a greater spirit of cooperation among Greek students and organizations, and to encourage excellence in scholarship.
Kappa Delta Epsilon is an honorary professional education fraternity dedicated to promoting the cause of education by fostering a spirit of fellowship, high standards of scholastic attainment, and professional ideals among its members. Kappa Delta Epsilon is an active group engaged in preparing members for the teaching profession. On a national level, KDE was organized March 25, 1933, in Washington, D.C.
Kappa Kappa Psi is considered the “backbone” of the band program and is a band service fraternity. Huntingdon’s Mu Omega Chapter assists with rehearsal set-up and tear-down, moves heavy equipment, and serves as leaders in the band. KKPsi also sponsors a number of service projects and charitable fundraisers, such as a director swap on the last rehearsal of marching season.
Kappa Mu Epsilon is a specialized honor society in mathematics. KME was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students. Its chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing that offer a strong mathematics major. The chapters’ members are selected from students of mathematics (majors or minors) and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained academic distinction. Huntingdon’s KME chapter was chartered in April 1965.
Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). Lambda Pi Eta has more than 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. LPH was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas and became a part of the National Communication Association (NCA) in 1988, and the official honor society of the NCA in July 1995.
Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded December 3, 1914, at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, by 15 student and faculty leaders. The Huntingdon College Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa was formed April 18, 1989. There are more than 300 chapters of Omicron Delta Kappa across the United States. The Society recognizes achievement in scholarship, athletics, campus involvement, community service, religious activities, campus government, student media, and the creative and performing arts.
The Phi Epsilon chapter of Order of Omega was chartered December 10, 2007, at Huntingdon College. Order of Omega is a national Greek leadership honor society that was founded at the University of Miami on April 14, 1959. The purpose of Order of Omega is to recognize fraternity women and men who have attained a high standard of scholarship and leadership in interfraternal activities; to unite outstanding fraternity women and men in an organization that will mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate Greek affairs; to bring together faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution’s fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and cooperation; and to create an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed openly across Greek lines. There are more than 500 Order of Omega chapters throughout the United States.
Phi Eta Sigma was founded by three distinguished Phi Beta Kappa members, professors, and administrators at the University of Illinois March 22, 1923, to encourage and recognize high scholastic achievement among members of the freshman classes. The Huntingdon College chapter of Phi Eta Sigma was founded April 22, 1986. Those elected to membership include those who have cumulative grade point averages of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the end of any first year, full-time curricular period, provided they have carried a normal academic load acceptable toward a bachelor’s degree and rank in the upper 20 percent of their class.
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meet the minimum qualifications. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).
Sigma Beta Delta is an honor society for students in business, management, and administration. Sigma Beta Delta serves institutions that offer baccalaureate and graduate programs in business, management, and administration where the institution hold accreditation from one of the six regional accrediting bodies but not specialized accreditation in business. Membership in Sigma Beta Delta is the highest national recognition a business student can receive at a college or university with a Sigma Beta Delta chapter. To be eligible for membership, a business student must rank in the upper 20 percent of the junior or senior class and be invited to membership by the faculty officers. The Huntingdon chapter was founded in 1994.
Sigma Sigma Sigma is an honorary society for seniors. Members are elected by the faculty and those members honored during the preceding year. The basis of selection is high attainment in scholarship, spirit, and service.
Sigma Tau Delta’s central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature. Sigma Tau Delta has more than 600 active chapters, more than 900 faculty sponsors, and inducts approximately 7,000 members annually.
Tau Beta Sigma, a sister honorary band fraternity to Kappa Kappa Psi, assists with some of the office details of band leadership and recruitment. Huntingdon’s Iota Sigma Chapter hosts an annual band formal and participates in service projects and charitable fundraisers, such as selling “Band-O-Grams” at the Huntingdon Marching Invitational.
Theta Alpha Kappa was founded in 1976 at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. Theta Alpha Kappa is the only national honor society serving the needs of those involved in the study of religion and/or theology at both the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels of higher education. Honoring excellence in these academic fields is its primary purpose, and it currently hosts more than 200 local chapters throughout the United States at institutions both large and small, public and private.