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
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
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.