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Honor Societies Welcome New Members

Honor Societies Welcome New Members

With the end of each academic year comes recognition of the scholarly achievements made by students. This year, Chestnut Hill College was proud to induct more than 100 new members to the college's 20 honor societies. Among these were students from all three schools (SUS, SGS, SCPS), resident assistants, student-athletes, and students from all different majors. Many of these societies welcomed their new inductees with special ceremonies while others recognized their new members at the Spring Honors Convocation.

Chestnut Hill College congratulates all of new honor society inductees!

Photos by Marilee Gallagher (unless otherwise noted)

Alpha Lambda Delta, the National Honor Society for First Year Students, inducted 20 new members. The purpose of ALD is to encourage superior academic achievement, to promote intelligent living and a high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals in society.

Delta Epsilon Sigma, the National Scholastic Honor Society for Colleges and Universities with a Catholic Tradition, inducted 18 new members (some not pictured). The purpose of DES is to recognize academic accomplishments, foster scholarly activities, and to encourage a sense of intellectual community among its members. 

Tau Upsilon Alpha, the National Society for Human Services, inducted 16 new members (some not pictured) from SUS and SCPS. The purpose of TUA is to honor academic excellence, to foster lifelong learning, leadership and development, and to promote excellence in service to humanity.

Epsilon Pi Tau, the International Honor Society for Professions in Technology, inducted seven new members from SUS and SGS. The purpose of EPT is to encourage the achievement of academic excellence, promote the values and contributions of professionals in technology, foster and encourage the acceptance among its members of the ideals of technological capability and skill, social and professional proficiency, and research and its applications and products, and advance understanding, appreciation and awareness of technology as both an enduring influential human endeavor and an integral element of culture.

Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, inducted four new members. The purpose of PAT is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians, and to seek to bring students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by members in a variety of ways. (Photo courtesy of the History Department)

Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Honor Society for Political Science, inducted two new student members and one faculty member. The purpose of PSA is to stimulate scholarship and intelligent interest in political science, as well as to promote the ideals of integrity and citizenship in local, national, and global contexts.

Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society, inducted 56 members into its inaugural class. The purpose of CAS is to encourage and reward high academic scholarship of college athletes at four-year accredited colleges and universities., to recognize outstanding academic achievement by intercollegiate varsity letter winners, to encourage good citizenship, moral character and friendship among the high academic achievers in college athletics, to recognize and honor the individual athlete, his/her team, sport, athletic department, and college or university and to mentor and provide leadership to other athletes. (Photo courtesy of the Athletics Department)

Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, inducted two new members. The purpose of STD is to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies, to foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language and writing, and to promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members.

Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Honor Society, inducted eight new members (some not pictured). The purpose of LPE is to recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies, stimulate interest in the field of communication, promote and encourage professional development among communication majors, provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication, establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students, and explore options for graduate education in communication studies.

Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology, inducted 11 new members. The purpose of TAK is to serve the needs of those involved in the study of religion and theology at both the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels of higher education.

Sigma Zeta, the National Science and Mathematics Honor Society, inducted 11 new members (some not pictured). The purpose of SZ is to encourage and foster scholarly activity and recognize academic scholarship in the natural and computer sciences and mathematics.

Chestnut Hill College also inducted new members into several other honor societies at the Spring Honors Convocation. Those societies are: Alpha Phi Sigma (The National Criminal Justice Honor Society), Kappa Delta Epsilon (The National Honor Society for Education), Kappa Gamma Pi (The National Catholic Graduate Honor Society), Phi Beta Delta (The Honor Society Recognizing Scholarly Achievement in International Education), Phi Sigma Iota (International Foreign Language Honors Society), Psi Chi (The National Honor Society in Psychology), Rho Alpha Sigma (The National Resident Assistant Honor Society), Sigma Beta Delta (The International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration) and Sigma Iota Rho (The Honor Society for International Relations).




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