Pi Gamma Mu, Beta chapter
Pi Gamma Mu, the international social science honor society, welcomes students from all majors who have completed 20 or more credits with a B average in social science courses.
This organization sponsors a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes student submissions, hosts an annual research conference for undergraduates, and offers scholarships for graduate studies.
The local chapter is governed by student members who organize activities for members and the wider campus community, according to student interest.
Our chapter, Alpha Nu Omega of the Alpha Phi Sigma national criminal justice honor society, was established to recognize academic excellence in the major, help students develop ties to a national network of other outstanding criminal justice students, present papers at national conferences, and to learn and take the values expressed in the charter of the organization to heart.
Students pay a lifetime membership fee upon their selection into the honor society. Each spring, Alpha Nu Omega has a formal induction ceremony where new members receive a membership certificate, lapel pin and membership card.
To be eligible, students must be a criminal justice major or minor, and have successfully completed a minimum of four criminal justice courses. Students must have a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and 3.2 criminal justice average to be a member.
Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. The organization seeks to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by its members in a variety of ways.
Alpha Zeta Alpha is the Norwich chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. The organization was founded in 1920 at the University of Texas in Austin to encourage and recognize superior achievement in the study of government and politics at the graduate and undergraduate level. It is the only recognized college honor society in the discipline, with more than 500 chapters and 6,000 new members each year.
Pi Sigma Alpha members qualify by attaining the highest standards of scholarship. Alpha Zeta Alpha was inducted in 2008, and is growing in prominence and activities each year, including a formal induction ceremony, guest speakers and election of chapter officers. Honorary chapter members include Norwich University President Richard Schneider, former Vermont governor and ambassador Madeline Kunin, and Dr. Jan Feldman of Harvard University and the University of Vermont.
Psi Chi is an honor and scholarship society for psychology students that has a chapter at Norwich. For information, visit the official website at www.psichi.org.