Students on West campus

Honor Societies

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is the national honor society for undergraduate and graduate history students. Founded 1921 to encourage historians in their research, teaching, publication, and intellectual exchange, it has more than 400,000 members nationwide. To qualify for the APU chapter, Alpha Omicron Tau, APU students must complete 12 semester hours in history with a minimum history GPA of 3.1, as well as an overall 3.0 GPA. It is not required that students major or minor in history. For more information, visit the Phi Alpha Theta website.

Recent APU Chapter Activity

  • Commemorated the World War I Armistice by cosponsoring a lecture by Jennifer Keene, PhD, of Chapman University
  • Hosted a viewing of the movie All Quiet on the Western Front to commemorate the World War I Armistice
  • Elected new officers: Congratulations to President Kat Ung, Vice President Madison Brand, and Secretary Treasurer Ricardo Cantu!

Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society for college and university students of government in the United States and strives to stimulate scholarship and intelligent interest in political science. To qualify, students must have a cumulative GPA placing them in the top one-third of their class, and an average grade of B or higher in at least 10 political science courses. Membership in Pi Sigma Alpha is for life and is not limited to political science majors. The APU chapter, Alpha Eta Delta, was established in 2011. For more information, visit the Pi Sigma Alpha website.

Recent APU Chapter Activity

  • Hosted a lecture by Peter Wolf titled “The Gift of Freedom: Escaping Communist East Germany,” sponsored by the Victims of Communism Foundation.
  • Congratulations to members who graduated from APU in 2019: Lindy Arsenault, Emily Davies, Sophia Ellis, Daniel Friend, Maya Maley, Arianna Metheny, Brandon Primm, and Julia Wygant!
Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.