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Honor Societies

Since 1954, DePaul University has recognized academic honorary societies in order to highlight students’ superior academic achievement and leadership. Students are selected to join honorary societies based on their superior academic record within their specific major or across all colleges. DePaul University strives to recognize students’ outstanding academic performance and is proud of the rich tradition that these valuable organizations have provided to the university community. Below is a list of each honorary society and its academic discipline.

Beta Alpha Psi – Accounting, Finance and MIS

Kappa Delta Pi - Education

Psi Chi - Psychology

Sigma Pi Sigma - Physics

Phi Alpha Theta - History

Omicron Delta Epsilon - Economics

Sigma Theta Tau - Nursing

Pi Sigma Alpha – Political Science 

Sigma Tau Delta - English

Lambda Pi Eta - Communication

Sigma Delta Pi - Spanish 

Gamma Kappa Alpha - Italian

Phi Beta Delta - International Education

Theta Alpha Kappa - Religious Studies

National Society of Collegiate Scholars - All

Upsilon Pi Epsilon - Computer Science

Iota Iota Iota - Women's and Gender Studies

Lambda Alpha - Anthropology

Gamma Theta Upsilon - Geography

Order of Omega - Fraternity and Sorority Community

Pi Alpha Alpha - Public Administration

Nu Lambda Mu - Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Pi Epsilon Pi - Writing Studies 

Phi Sigma Tau - Philosophy

Nu Rho Psi - Neuroscience