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16 Honor Societies Induct New Students in Spring 2020

Published on May 07, 2020

16 Honor Societies Induct New Students in Spring 2020

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Hundreds of juniors and seniors from all academic majors were inducted into honor societies this spring 2020 semester at Eastern Connecticut State University. Induction into an honor society is an acknowledgement of scholastic achievement and offers members access to a network of like-minded learners and professionals.

Click on the hyperlinks below to view personalized stories for each of the new inductees. These stories are located on the students’ individual “Merit” pages and shared with family members and local media outlets.

The Environmental Earth Science Department inducted 12 students on May 7 into the Theta Upsilon chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, the national honor society for the earth sciences. SGE is dedicated to exploring and understanding the Earth. Initiates must meet a 3.0 GPA threshold for induction.

Eleven students were inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society. To be inducted, students must have at least a junior class standing with a 3.4 overall GPA and at least a 3.2 GPA within the political science major.

The Biology Department inducted 31 students into the Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) national honor society. With more than 626 chapters and 200,000 members, the honor society inducts students who are dedicated to improving the understanding of biological study and extending the boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

Five students were inducted into Alpha Upsilon Chi, the international honor society for health, physical education, recreation, sport and dance. In order to qualify for the AUC, students must major in a health-related field, have completed 60 percent of coursework required for their major, have a record of service to their community and hold at least a 3.0 GPA or rank in the upper 20 percent of their class.

Fifteen students were inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon, the national honor society for mathematics. Inductees must have junior or senior standing, obtain at least a B in Abstract Algebra and Real Analysis, hold an overall GPA of at least 3.0, and at least a 3.3 GPA in higher level mathematics courses.

Seven student were inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society for economics. To be inducted, students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.25 in economics courses.

Twenty-one students majoring in computer science and business information systems were inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the national honor society for the computing and information disciplines. To be eligible, students must be in the upper 35 percent of their graduating class and complete at least 15 semester hours in computer science anb business information systems courses.

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology and Social Work inducted 13 students into the Alpha Kappa Delta national honor society for sociology students. Alpha Kappa Delta has more than 130,000 members worldwide. To be inducted, students must be at least a junior with an overall GPA of 3.3 and have completed four sociology courses.

The History Department inducted 16 students into the Phi Alpha Theta national honor society and awarded graduating senior Jacob Avery the Victoria Leigh Soto '08 Memorial Fund Award. Inductees must be a junior or senior with an overall GPA of 3.5 and at least 15 history credits completed at Eastern.

Ten students were inducted into Delta Mu Delta, the international honor society for accounting, business administration, business information systems and finance majors. In order to qualify, students must have a 3.25 GPA in their field and be in the top 20 percent of their junior or senior class.

Eight students were inducted into Alpha Mu Alpha, the national marketing honor society. Established in 1981 by the American Marketing Association, AMA members include undergraduate, graduate and doctorate students. Students were nominated by Eastern's Business Administration Department.

The Department of Health Sciences inducted 17 new students into the Phi Theta Delta national honor society, and also awarded students for various distinctions and recognized students who have stepped up as teaching assistants and peer mentors. Students must apply for induction into Phi Theta Delta and be a junior or senior with a 3.5 GPA and a minimum of 16 credits in the health sciences field.

Five students were inducted into Iota Iota Iota (Triota), the national honor society for the field of women's and gender studies. Along with promoting feminist values, Triota works to encourage diversity, egalitarianism and supportive academic environments. The society is also known for its commitment to community service and promotes service across chapters nationwide.

The Communication Department inducted 39 new students into the Lambda Pi Eta national honor society and awarded students for excellence in radio, research, television, leadership, journalism and photography. Lambda Pi Eta has more than 400 chapters worldwide. The honor society recognizes students for excellence in the field of communication and supports professional development.

The Psychology Department inducted 30 students into Psi Chi, the international honors society for psychology. Students are invited into the society if they are a declared major or minor in psychology, have at least 12 credits of psychology coursework and a GPA of 3.5 or higher in psychology and an overall GPA of 3.0.

Thirty-one students were inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa national honor society for leadership on March 1. ODK is a national leadership honor society that recognizes juniors and seniors who demonstrate remarkable leadership responsibility in campus programs and extracurricular activities. To be eligible, students must also have a minimum GPA of 3.77 on a 4.0 scale.