News & Events
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society Inducts 12 New Members
Eckerd College will welcome twelve new members into Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, during an annual induction ceremony on Friday, February 8, at 5 p.m. in Cobb Gallery. Established at Eckerd in 2010, Pi Sigma Alpha is the only honor society for college and university students of government in the United States. Eckerd's chapter, Alpha Eta Alpha, was the 714th chapter to be named.
2012-2013 Members of the Pi Sigma Alpha,
Alpha Eta Alpha Chapter at Eckerd College
Lindsey Applebee '13 of Wiscasset, ME
Alison Avery '13 of Cumberland Center, ME
Charles Foreman '13 of Vienna, VA
Lilah Greenberg '13 of Milton, MA
Anthony Hayes '14 of Oldsmar, FL
Monica Himler '14 of Ellenton, FL
Rose Kerber '13 of Louisville, KY
Katie Lantz '14 of Crownsville, MD
April Murphy '14 of Orlando, FL
Mara Shingleton '14 of Butler, PA
Erin Steen '14 of Franktown, CO
Colton Thomas '14 of Wiscasset, ME
About Pi Sigma Alpha
Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society for college students of political science and government in the United States. Pi Sigma Alpha is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and is designated as a "Specialized, Upper-Division" society by ACHS.
Pi Sigma Alpha was founded in 1920 at the University of Texas for the purpose of bringing together students and faculty interested in the study of government and politics. The success of the honor society at the University of Texas prompted other institutions to apply for chapters, with the Universities of Oklahoma and Kansas establishing chapters by 1922. In March of that year the society held its first national convention at the University of Oklahoma. Today there are over 700 chapters throughout the country. There is at least one college or university with a Pi Sigma Alpha chapter in every state and the District of Columbia and, as of 1995, the U. S. territory of Guam.