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Induction of new members, ODU chapter of PΣA, 29 March 2011

Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society)

Pi Sigma Alpha is the national honor society dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the study of Political Science. Members of Pi Sigma Alpha are recognized for their strong scholastic record, leadership qualities, and overall contribution to the university community.

The national office of Pi Sigma Alpha is in Washington, D.C. There are also local chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States. The chapter here at Old Dominion University is entitled Zeta Omega.

Old Dominion University students are invited to apply for admission to the Zeta Omega chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. currently a Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student.

  2. completed twelve credit hours of upper division Political Science courses.

  3. obtained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all college courses.

  4. obtained a grade point average of 3.25 or higher in all Political Science courses.

There is a one-time initiation fee of $25 which is required by the national office. This fee must be paid with a personal check made out to the Department of Political Science and Geography, ODU. Application deadlines are January 15th and June 15th each year.

To learn more about Pi Sigma Alpha, or to apply for membership, please contact Dr. Corliss Tacosa, Department of Political Science and Geography, BAL 7042, telephone 757-683-6273.

Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography Honor Society)

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is the International Honor Society in Geography. The chapter at Old Dominion University is active in recruiting outstanding scholars from the student body. The purpose of GTU is to further professional interest, strengthen student training, and advance the status of Geography. It also serves to promote student research and provide funds.

Membership in GTU is a prestigious recognition of scholarship. Induction ceremonies are held annually, usually in the Spring semester. Initiates must have a minimum of three geography courses, have a B average in geography, a 3.0 GPA, and have completed at least three semesters of college. Contact Professor Dr. Hua Liu, BAL 7012, 683-3846 for more information.