Honor Societies

Honor Societies at Holy Family University

While you are at Holy Family University, you may consider joining an Honor Society as membership with these organizations provides continued fulfillment for life. These organizations uphold the values of higher education and recognize students for extraordinary achievement in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Membership and affiliation will inspire student leadership, service, and in some cases, research undertakings. Each honor society will have its own criteria for membership, but as a rule, superior grade point averages are required.

Active Honor Societies

Holy Family University currently has over ten active honor societies on our campus.

Alpha Alpha Alpha (First Generation College Students)
Beta Phi Chapter, 2021
Faculty Advisor: Patricia Palmer, MSN
Staff Advisor: Leanny Garcia, MBA

Alpha Epsilon Delta (Preprofessional Health)
Pennsylvania Tau Chapter, 2020
Advisor: Christopher Carbone, PhD

Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice)
Zeta Eta Chapter
Advisor: David Whelan, PhD

Beta Beta Beta (Biological Studies)
Lambda Chi Chapter, 1970
Advisor: Stanley Mauldin, PhD
Co-Advisor: Jaclyn Myers, PhD

Chi Alpha Sigma (National College Athlete Honor Society)
Psi Chapter
Advisor: Sister Mary Joan Jacobs, CFSN, EdD

Delta Mu Delta (Business Administration)
Mu Gamma Chapter, 2011
Advisor: Bernice Purcell, DBA

Kappa Delta Pi (Education)
Upsilon Omicron Chapter
Advisor: Kimberly Heuschkel, EdD

Kappa Mu Epsilon (Mathematics)
Pennsylvania Kappa Chapter, 1971
Advisor: Sister M. Louise Marcella Wallowicz, CSFN, PhD

Lambda Nu (Radiologic and Imaging Sciences)
Pennsylvania Chi Chapter, 2004
Advisor: Mark Ness, BS

Phi Alpha Theta (History)
Alpha Eta Iota, 1995
Advisor: Mary Carroll Johansen, PhD

Psi Chi (Psychology)
Undergraduate Chapter Advisor: Stacy McDonald, PhD
Undergraduate Chapter Advisor: Jennifer DeCicco, PhD
Graduate Chapter Advisor: Patrick McElwaine, PsyD

Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing)
Delta Tau at-Large Chapter, 1980
Advisor: Monica Drayton, MSN</p?


Inactive Honor Societies

Over the course of Holy Family University’s history we have been home to numerous honor societies. Due to changes in degree offerings and student demographics, some honor societies become inactive on our campus. The following are a list of our inactive honor societies.

Alpha Upsilon Alpha (Reading and Language Arts)

Delta Epsilon Sigma (Scholastic for Catholic Colleges)

Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences)

Phi Sigma Iota (Foreign Languages)

Sigma Beta Delta (Business, Management, Administration)

Lambda Iota Tau (Literature)

Alpha Sigma Lambda (Non-Traditional Adult Students))

Lambda Pi Eta (Communications)

Honor Societies Induction Ceremonies

Traditionally hosted toward the end of March/beginning of April each Spring Semester, the Honor Societies team up to host two nights where induction ceremonies occur concurrently to celebrate the accomplishments of all new members together. To learn more about the upcoming induction ceremonies, contact the Student Engagement Office at SEO@holyfamily.edu.