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Aloha from President Wright
with Chatt G. Wright

Invitations have gone out to those accepted into one of Hawai‘i Pacific University’s honor societies. I would like to offer my congratulations to every student who has met the criteria for induction.

The University sponsors 16 honor societies. It’s not an exaggeration to say that HPU has something for everyone who qualifies. Freshmen and sophomores are eligible for Phi Sigma. Juniors and seniors can apply to Alpha Chi. For adult students who have achieved academic excellence while facing the competing interests of family, community, school, and work, there’s Alpha Sigma Lambda. Scholar-athletes who have earned a varsity letter at HPU are eligible for Chi Alpha Sigma.

Twelve of our honor societies are dedicated to particular academic areas:

Biological sciences - Beta Beta Beta
Business - Delta Mu Delta
Communication - Lambda Pi Eta
Computer science - Epsilon Delta Pi
History - Phi Alpha Theta
Human Services
and Justice Administration - Alpha Delta Omega
Marketing - Mu Kappa Tau
Nursing - Sigma Theta Tau
Political Science - Pi Sigma Alpha
Psychology - Psi Chi
Social Work - Phi Alpha
Spanish Sigma - Alpha Mu

I urge all students who have been invited to join an honor society to attend the Honors Brunch on Sunday, Nov. 7. Today is the deadline to save your spot. If you’re interested in applying to an honor society, the deadline for the spring 2005 induction is Feb. 20, 2005.

Sometimes there’s a bit of confusion about the difference between these honor societies and the University Scholars Honors Program. Honor societies are co-curricular organizations that promote fellowship, scholarship, and achievement for members through social, academic, and professional activities.

The University Scholars Honors Program is part of HPU’s undergraduate curriculum. Eligible students in all degree programs and majors have an opportunity to take many of their general education courses in especially stimulating and challenging honors class sections and to supplement their upper-division work with special honors seminars. Currently enrolled students are welcome to petition the University Scholars Committee by contacting an academic advisor.

Our University scholars and the students in honor societies represent outstanding academic achievement that we can all be proud of.

 
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