Graduate Honor Societies

Alpha Epsilon Lambda Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies sponsors the Phi Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda, the national honor society for the promotion of academic excellence for graduate students and students at professional schools. The mission of the organization is to confer distinction for high achievement, promote scholarly leadership development, promote scholarship and encourage intellectual development, enrich the intellectual environment of graduate institutions, and encourage high standards of ethical behavior. Graduate students seeking membership must have completed a minimum of 15 graduate semester hours and have been placed on the Graduate Dean’s Distinguished Honor List for the previous semester. In addition to attaining a grade point average in the upper 10 percent of their program, students must provide a record of leadership and service to the campus and the community. For further details, contact the Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. Phi Delta Kappa The Education Department sponsors a chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, the professional education fraternity for the promotion of quality education to be accomplished through the genuine acceptance, continuing interpretation, and appropriate implementation of the ideal of high-quality leadership through research, teaching, and other publicly supported and universally available education. Graduate students seeking membership must have completed a minimum of 15 graduate semester hours and must be preparing for a career in educational service. For further details, contact the Education Department at 215-572-2156.