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Alpha Phi Sigma – A national honor society that recognizes and promotes scholarship among students actively engaged in collegiate preparation within the field of Criminal Justice. Candidates must be ranked in the upper 35% of their class; completed three full-time semesters or equivalent; and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a 3.2 GPA within Criminal Justice or related field courses.
Alpha Sigma Lambda – A national honor society that recognizes the special achievement of traditional part-time undergraduate students who demonstrate academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. It is represented on campus by the Delta Delta Chapter, which awards membership annually to the highest twenty percent (20%) of all part-time students who satisfy the necessary minimum eligibility requirements. To be eligible, a student must be matriculated in a traditional undergraduate degree program and have completed at Holy Family University a minimum of twenty-four (24) college semester hours in regular credit courses (not including transfer credits, CLEP, ACT-PEP, DANTES, or challenge examination credits). These hours shall include at least twelve (12) semester hours credit in the Liberal Arts/ Sciences. If the student has not earned twelve (12) Liberal Arts/Science credits within the twenty-four credits completed at the matriculating institution, accepted transfer credits may be used to meet this requirement. The student must also have attained a minimum 3.2 cumulative average based on a 4.0 and have been a part-time student for a minimum of four consecutive semesters.
Beta Beta Beta, Lambda Chi Chapter – Accepts students for membership who achieve superior academic standing and evidence major interest in and aptitude for life science. Full membership is extended to candidates who have completed at least 23 credits in major-level biology courses, participated actively in the projects of the Albertans Science Club, and attained Junior-level status.
Delta Epsilon Sigma – The national scholastic honor society for students, faculty, and alumni of Catholic colleges and universities, is represented on campus by the Delta Lambda Chapter. Membership is awarded annually to full-time Junior or Senior students who have completed at least 50% of the credit for their degrees with distinctive academic performance, which, if continued, would make them eligible for graduation cum laude. Such students must also show evidence of having accepted their responsibility of service to others.
Delta Mu Delta - Delta Mu Delta is an international business society accepting as members top business students, faculty and business leaders. The eligibility criteria for Holy Family University’s chapter, the Mu Gamma Chapter, are that undergraduate students have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have a standing in the top 20% of their class, graduate students have a minimum 3.6 GPA and have a standing in the upper twenty percent of their class. Delta Mu Delta Honor Society has two primary purposes: to promote higher scholarship in business education, and to recognize and reward scholastic achievement of business students. Delta Mu Delta’s exclusive inCircleTM community offers members the opportunity to network with other members all over the world. As the highest recognition a business student can earn, it is appropriate and beneficial to include Delta Mu Delta membership on one’s resume.
Kappa Delta Pi – An international honor society in education that promotes excellence in and recognizes outstanding contributions to education. Kappa Delta Pi endeavors to maintain a high degree of professional fellowship among its members, to quicken professional growth, and to honor achievement in educational work. To these ends, it invites to membership persons who exhibit commendable professional qualities, worthy educational ideals, distinctive achievement, and sound scholarship.
Those students who exemplify worthy educational ideals and demonstrate evidence of leadership abilities in Education are invited to apply for admittance to the Holy Family School of Education Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, Upsilon Omicron.
Kappa Delta Pi’s motto of knowledge, duty, and power reflect the chapter’s commitment to educational excellence and service and responsibility inherent in the teaching profession.
Undergraduate education majors with an overall GPA of 3.5, 12 credits in Education courses, and at least 50 semester hours completed by the end of the Fall semester at Holy Family University are eligible for nomination to the Upsilon Omicron Chapter. Applications are made available in November (the week after the Thanksgiving holidays) and due for review by early January. The initiation ceremony is held in the Spring semester, and all new members must be present for the initiation. For more information, please contact Patricia Duncan, Education Technology Center, Room 429, 267‑341‑3384.
Kappa Mu Epsilon – The national mathematics honor society recognizes outstanding achievement in the study of mathematics at the undergraduate level. Other objectives include developing an appreciation of the power and beauty of mathematics, familiarizing members with current advances in the field, and comprehending the overall importance of mathematics in contemporary society. To be eligible for membership, a student must rank in the upper third of his/her class and must have completed a minimum of three undergraduate mathematics courses, including MATH 211 and one additional mathematics course at the 200 level or higher with a minimum average of B. Additionally, candidates must have actively participated in one of the chapter’s service projects prior to induction.
Kappa Theta Epsilon – Represented on campus by the Mu Chapter. Its purpose is to recognize and honor cooperative education and internship students who excel scholastically; promote academic achievement among co-op and internship students; inform students of the advantages of enrolling in a co-op or internship program; and assist the Cooperative Education Department in its recruiting efforts. The society honors those co-op or intern students who confer honor upon Holy Family University by distinguished scholarship, industrial ability, integrity, breadth of interest, and adaptability as an undergraduate in the Cooperative Education or Internship Program in their respective major. Inductees must be in the upper fifth of their respective co-op or internship program according to grade point average and be approved by the director of cooperative education and the respective faculty coordinator within their academic school.
Lambda Iota Tau – This is the international honor society for students of literature. The society recognizes and encourages excellence in the study and creation of literature. Members of LIT are majors or minors in literature, no matter what language in which the literature is written. Eligible undergraduate students invited to membership must be in the upper thirty-five percent of their class and have attained at least a full B average in at least twelve semester credit hours or eighteen term hours of literature and all prerequisites thereto. Students must submit an essay on a literary topic.
Lambda Nu – A national honor society for the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences. The objectives are to foster academic scholarship at the highest academic levels, promote research and investigation in the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences, and recognize exemplary scholarship.
Lambda Pi Eta – The international honor society for students in communication. The society recognizes and encourages excellence in the study and creation of communications. Membership in the society is evidence of distinguished work. Candidates must have completed 60 semester hours in college; have a GPA of 3.25 in communication study; and have completed 12 semester hours of communication study. Additionally, candidates must submit a research paper in the field of communications, or present a copy of one article he or she has published.
Phi Alpha Theta – The international honor society in history the Alpha Eta Iota Chapter accepts undergraduate students who have completed 12 credits in the history discipline at Holy Family University and who have achieved an average GPA of 3.5 or better in history course work and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. Induction is held once a year during the Spring semester.
Phi Sigma Iota – A national foreign language honor society, maintains the Delta Iota Chapter at Holy Family University. Membership is open to upperclassmen who pursue a concentration in foreign languages, maintain a B average in all foreign language courses, have completed at least one course at the 300 level, and rank in the upper 35 percent of their class.
Pi Gamma Mu – An international honor society that encourages excellence in the social sciences. The Pennsylvania Alpha Nu Chapter at Holy Family is restricted specifically to the disciplines of Political Science, Sociology, and Secondary Education (Citizenship/Social Sciences/Social Studies). Juniors, Seniors and graduate students become eligible to join when they meet the following criteria for membership: upper 35 percent of the class; a grade point average of B or better; and 20 semester hours in social science courses. The society not only provides recognition for scholastic achievements but also offers enrichment opportunities through service projects, publications, scholarships and lectureship grants.
Psi Chi – As the international honor society in psychology, Psi Chi fulfills two major goals: the advancement of science of psychology and the encouragement if its members to scholarly pursuits in psychology and allied fields. An invitation for induction into Holy Family University's Chapter is extended to those Junior and Senior undergraduates who are either majoring in psychology or who have declared psychology as their minor. Eligible students invited for membership will have completed a minimum of 12 credits in psychology courses taken at the University. Additionally, eligible students will have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and a GPA of at least 3.3 in all psychology courses taken at Holy Family University.
Sigma Theta Tau – The International Honor Society of Nursing, is represented on campus by the Delta Tau Chapter — at large, established as a joint chapter with Immaculata University, Neumann University, and Eastern University. Its purpose is to recognize superior scholarship and leadership in nursing and to encourage nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research. Eligible candidates must have completed at least one half of the nursing curriculum and receive a formal invitation for membership. The number of candidates from any one class may not exceed one-third of that class.