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New Honor Society Inductees Showcase Academic Excellence, Commitment to Service

New Honor Society Inductees Showcase Academic Excellence, Commitment to Service

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 nearly 100 new members to the College's 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 or Griffin Awards.

Chestnut Hill College congratulates all of our new honor society inductees!

Photos by the Office of Strategic Communications (unless otherwise noted)

Tau Upsilon Alpha is the National Honor Society for Human Services. The purpose of TUA is to honor academic excellence; foster lifelong learning, leadership, and development; and to promote excellence in service to humanity.



Epsilon Pi Tau is the International Honor Society for Professions in Technology. The purpose of ΕΠΤ 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.
(Photo courtesy of Linda Johnson)

Chi Alpha Sigma is the National College Athlete Honor Society. The purpose of XAΣ 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 is the International English Honor Society. The purpose of ΣΤΔ 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.



Phi Sigma Iota is the Honor Society for Foreign Languages and Literatures. The purpose of ΦΣΙ is to recognize outstanding accomplishment in the study or teaching of a foreign language; an appreciation of the diverse points of view, dervied from the knowledge and use of a foreign language; encouragement of lifelong commitment to the study and promotion of foreign languages and cultures; and the pursuit of research in foreign languages and cultures.

Kappa Delta Epsilon is an honorary professional education fraternity and honor society. The purpose of ΚΔΕ is to promote the mission of education by fostering a spirit of fellowship, high standards of scholastic attainment, and professional ideals among all its members.


Sigma Zeta is the National Science and Mathematics Honor Society. The purpose of ΣΖ is to encourage and foster scholarly activity and recognize academic scholarship in the natural and computer sciences and mathematics.

Theta Alpha Kappa is the National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology. The purpose of ΘΑΚ 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.

Lambda Pi Eta is the National Communication Honor Society. The purpose of ΛΠΗ 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.

Alpha Alpha Alpha is the National Honor Society for First-Generation College Students. The purpose of Tri-Alpha is to recognize academic achievements in first-generation college students, create enthusiasm for scholarship, promote leadership, and provide support networks for first-generation students within and across college chapters.


Sigma Beta Delta is the International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration. The purpose of ΣΒΔ is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.
(Photo courtesy of Barry Hunsberger '23) 


Pi Sigma Alpha (pictured far left and far right) is the National Honor Society for Political Science. The purpose of ΠΣΑ 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. Sigma Iota Rho (pictured left inset and far right) is the Honor Society for International Studies. The purpose of ΣΙΡ is to promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international affairs and global studies so as to foster integrity and creative performance in the conduct of international relations.

Alpha Phi Sigma is the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. The purpose of ΑΦΣ is to honor and promote analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship, and lifelong learning; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training.

In addition to the named honor societies here, Chestnut Hill College students were also inducted into several other honor societies during the Spring Convocation. Students were also honored for their work with departmental honors, the Interdisciplinary Honors Program, and various other awards recognizing excellence in various fields of study. Leadership awards were presented during the annual Student Leadership Awards and awards were presented to high achieving athletes at the Griffin Awards. For more on these awards, visit Griffinathletics.com


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