Honor Societies

Huntington University has several Honor Societies students can qualify for. Learn more below!

Alpha Chi National College Honor Society

Alpha Chi National College Honor Society is limited to the top ten percent of the Junior and Senior classes. It is the highest academic honor on the Huntington University campus. Membership is by election from faculty members at Huntington University.

Alpha Psi Omega

Alpha Psi Omega (APO) is the national theatre honor society. Membership in APO is comprised of both theatre majors/minors and non-majors/minors. APO is responsible for numerous theatrical events on campus, including Reader’s Theatre and The Golden Weenie Awards held at the end of each spring.

Chi Alpha Sigma

Chi Alpha Sigma is a national honor society that recognizes intercollegiate athletes who have excelled in the classroom and on the field/court. Membership is by recommendation and limited to upper-class students who have achieved a cumulative 3.5 grade point average and who have earned a letter in a varsity intercollegiate sport.

Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi is an International Honor Society in Education. KDP is both a University honor society and a professional organization for educators, with over 50,000 members worldwide. It seeks to promote service and academic excellence in the education profession. Membership is open to education majors who are at least second semester sophomores, have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program, and whose GPA ranks in the top 20% of the institution.

Kappa Pi

The designation for the Huntington University Chapter of Kappa Pi is Zeta Alpha Pi. The purpose of Zeta Alpha Pi Chapter, also known as Kappa Pi, shall be to promote excellence and recognize outstanding contributions of art in and with our community. Membership in Zeta Alpha Pi Chapter is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty members, and other professional educators. Qualifications for Kappa Pi are: Have no less than first-term sophomore standing (the equivalent of at least 30 semester hours earned by the end of the term prior to the time of initiation). Have at least 12 hours (or equivalent) of art courses programmed, in progress, or completed, with at least a B (3.0) average in these art subjects. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for all course work completed. Exemplify worthy achievement in the field of art. Express an intention of continuing in the field of art. Give evidence of leadership abilities.

National Art Education Association (NAEA)

The National Art Education Association, founded in 1947, is the leading professional organization for visual art educators and serves more than 20,000 active members worldwide. Its mission is to promote art education through professional development, service, the advancement of knowledge, and leadership. HU’s student chapter follows this mission and membership is open to art education majors who intend to promote the visual arts through a school, museum or gallery level.

Phi Alpha Honor Society

Phi Alpha Honor Society is a nationally recognized honor society for bachelor and masters level social work students who have a grade point average of at least a 3.25. The Huntington University chapter of Phi Alpha Society is called the Sigma Chi Chapter. Students are invited to join by invitation based upon completion of at least nine (9) credit hours in the major for required social work courses, have declared social work as the major and completed at least the sophomore year. The mission of the honor society for social work majors is a dedication to the promotion of humanitarian goals and ideals by a professional group with quality educational preparation deemed as imperative for the social work profession.

Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

Sigma Tau Delta is the international English honor society. It is open to upper-class English majors/minors with good academic standing.