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Honor Societies

Honor societies recognize students who excel in academic achievement or a particular field.

Students can join multiple societies, which can provide access to scholarships and grants, create lifelong friendships, increase participation in campus activities, and open paths to careers.

Why join an Academic Honor Society?

All academic honor societies bestow honor, recognition, and lifetime distinction. Consider these benefits college honor societies offer:

  • Having an honor society listed on your resumé provides a tangible sign of your academic success.
  • Honor societies, especially those serving a single academic discipline, help to keep members current in their fields through publications and by means of local, state, regional, and national meetings.
  • Honor societies provide members with more insight into disciplines than can be gained through classroom experience alone.
  • Federal Employment: In a letter dated April 13, 1973, the U.S. Civil Service Commission stated, "Membership in a national honor society meets one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level in numerous professional and technical occupations in the Federal service. However, applicants must meet all of the requirements as described in the particular Federal Job Announcement covering the positions for which they apply."

Adapted from the Association of College Honor Societies website

For more information, contact Academic Initiatives and Services at 703-993-8722.

Student standing beside frame of Phi Kappa Phi.

Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest all-discipline honor society. Mason’s chapter was installed on January 21, 2011. Membership is by invitation only to Mason’s top 7.5 percent of juniors, by college, and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students, by college.

Honor Society At Mason Main Organization

Alpha Epsilon Delta

Health Pre-professionals

Mason chapter

National chapter

Alpha Lambda Delta

Freshmen

Mason chapter

National chapter

Alpha Kappa Delta

Sociology

 

National chapter

Alpha Phi Sigma

Criminal Justice

 

National chapter

Alpha Psi Omega

Theater

Mason chapter

National chapter

Beta Alpha Psi

Accounting, Finance,

Info Systems

Mason chapter

National chapter

Beta Gamma Sigma

Business Programs

 

National chapter

Chi Epsilon

Civil Engineering

Mason chapter

National chapter

Chi Sigma Iota

Counseling

Mason chapter

National chapter

Delta Alpha Pi

Students with Disabilities

Mason chapter

National chapter

Delta Omega

Public Health

Mason chapter

National chapter

Eta Sigma Gamma

Health Education

Mason chapter

National chapter

Gamma Theta Upsilon

Geography

Mason chapter National chapter

Golden Key

Academics, Leadership, Service

 

National chapter

Kappa Delta Pi

Education

 

National chapter

Lambda Pi Eta

Communications

Mason chapter

National chapter

Lambda Sigma

Sophomores

Mason chapter

National chapter

Mu Sigma Rho

Statistics

 

National chapter

National Society

of Collegiate Scholars

Freshmen and Sophomores

Mason chapter

National chapter

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Economics

Mason chapter

National chapter

Phi Alpha Society

Social Work

Mason chapter

National chapter

Phi Alpha Theta

History

  National chapter

Phi Beta Delta

International Scholars

Mason chapter

National chapter

Phi Beta Kappa Society

Humanities-based

Mason chapter

National chapter

Phi Delta Phi

Law School

Mason chapter

National chapter

Phi Kappa Phi

All disciplines

Mason chapter

National chapter

Phi Sigma Pi

National Honor Fraternity

Mason chapter

National chapter

Pi Alpha Alpha

Public Affairs and Administration

 

National chapter

Pi Delta Phi

French

  National chapter

Pi Sigma Alpha

Political Science

Mason chapter

National chapter
Pi Phi Sigma Pre-Pharmacy

Mason chapter

 

Psi Chi

Psychology

Mason chapter

National chapter

Rho Phi Lambda

Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Honor Fraternity

Mason chapter

 

SALUTE

Veterans

 

National chapter

Sigma Theta Tau

Nursing

Mason chapter

National chapter

Collegiate Leadership

and Achievement

Mason chapter

National chapter

Tau Sigma Honor Society

Transfer Students

Mason chapter

National chapter

Upsilon Phi Delta

Health Administration

Mason chapter

National chapter