Honor Societies

    Alpha Delta Mu

    Social Work Honor Society

    Alpha Psi Omega

    Theater Honor Society

    Alpha Zeta Psi

    Contact: Patrick Toomey dptoomey@marywood.edu (570) 961-4797

    Alpha Zeta Psi is Marywood's chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national Theatre Honor Society. Alpha Psi Omega was organized in the 1920's as a Theatre Honor Society for the purpose of providing acknowledgement to those demonstrating a high standard of accomplishment in Theatre. Click here for details regarding the national Alpha Psi Omega Honor Society. 

    Chi Alpha Sigma

    Athletic's Honor Society

    Chi Sigma Iota (Pi Chapter)

    Advisor: Dr. Kevin Snow ksnow@marywood.edu
    Contact: Ryan Samsell rmsamsell@m.marywood.edu

    Our mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, advocacy, and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.

    Delta Epsilon Sigma

    Contact: Dr. Aaron Simmons asimmons@marywood.edu

    National Scholastic Honor Society for Students, Alumni, and Faculty of Catholic Colleges and Universities

    Delta Mu Delta

    Contact: George Marcnieck marcinek@marywood.edu 570-348-6274

    Iota Lambda Chapter, Delta Mu Delta is the national honor society for undergraduate and graduate students in business administration. Delta Mu Delta promotes scholarship in business subjects and and recognizes and rewards scholastic achievements.

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    Kappa Delta Pi

    Advisor: Mrs. Chris Fryer csfryer@marywood.edu
    Contact: Mrs. Chris Fryer csfryer@marywood.edu

    International Education Honor Society, Rho Pi Chapter works in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Educators Association (PSEA) Club. Kappa Delta Pi claims over 600 chapters across North America and 45,000 total members. Invitations to join are based on academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude which assures the members steady growth in the field of education.

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    Kappa Gamma Pi

    Contact: Ann O'Brien aobrien@marywood.edu

    National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society.  The purpose of the Kappa Gamma Pi Society is to strive for a high standard of personal Christian excellence, service, and scholarship among members; to encourage individual and group initiative and participation in local and national church and secular affairs; and to awaken a spirit of Christian leadership among the undergraduates of Kappa affiliated colleges and universities.

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    Kappa Omicron Nu

    Lambda Pi Eta

    Contact: Dr. Michael Mirabito mirabito@marywood.edu

    National Communication Association Honor Society, Rho Tau Chapter

    Phi Epsilon Kappa

    Contact: Shelby Yearger swyeager@marywood.edu 570-348-6259

    Phi Epsilon Kappa is the National Honor Society for Physical Education, Recreation, Health and Dance, Epsilon Sigma Chapter.  Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity is a national professional fraternity for persons engaged in or pursuing careers in physical education, health, recreation, dance, human performance, exercise science, sports medicine and sports management.

    Membership is open to any Health & Physical Education student who has completed 12 credits in the major and holds a GPA of between 3.0 and 3.5.

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    Phi Sigma Iota

    Contact: Ann Cerminaro-Costanzi acostanzi@marywood.edu

    National Foreign Language Honor Society. Through Phi Sigma Iota, Marywood University and its Department of Foreign Languages promote the benefits of speaking other languages and studying other cultures through coursework as well as internships both in the United States and abroad. 

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    Pi Alpha Alpha

    Contact: Dr. Alexander Dawoody adawoody@marywood.edu

    PAA recognizes outstanding undergraduate as well as graduate students in public administration, public policy, and public affairs.

    Pi Kappa Lambda

    Contact: Sr. Joan McCusker mccusker@marywood.edu

    The Zeta Epsilon chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, the Music honor society, was formed at Marywood in 1987   

    Psi Chi

    Advisor: Lindsay Morton lcmorton@m.marywood.edu
    Contact: Noah Sirianni njsirianni@m.marywood.edu

    Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929. Psi Chi has two goals: To recognize academic excellence through induction and nurture the spark of accomplishment by providing growth and development through chapter activities.

    For more information about membership, please contact the curren chapter president or the psychology department faculty advisor.

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    Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta

    Contact: Dr. Patricia Arter psarter@marywood.edu

    Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta is the National Special Education Honor Society. It operates congruently with Marywood's Chapter of Student Council for Exceptional Children.

    Sigma Tau Delta

    English Honor Society

    Sigma Theta Tau

    Contact: Dr. Kathleen Healy Karabell nursing@marywood.edu

    The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.

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    Society for Collegiate Journalists

    Each year, students of sophomore standing or higher who have displayed a dedication to campus media receive invitations to join Marywood University’s chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists. Individual SCJ members and campus media organizations like The Wood Word, TV-Marywood and 91.7 VMFM have won numerous awards in the SCJ national contest, which is the only college media contest judged by professionals.

    The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) at Marywood University

    Advisor: Michael Kalage and Haleigh Zurek mkalage@marywood.edu, hazurek@marywood.edu
    Contact: Haleigh Zurek hazurek@marywood.edu

    The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Marywood University was started in 2017. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members. 

    Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. As of 2021 we have 693 members who have access to:

    The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market. Hear directly from current members as they share how their experience has changed their life.

    If you become a member, some of the other benefits are:

    • Learn from exceptional leaders like former President Barack Obama during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts.

    • Meet new friends and make lifelong connections (on-campus and virtually).

    • Overcome challenges with success coaches shortcutting your way to success.

    • Access to private networking events.

    Visit the NSLS website to learn more about and accept your nomination. 

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Some of the common questions we receive are listed below. If you have any other questions, visit nsls.org to chat with a team member or email help@nsls.org.

    What do I have to do to become inducted?

    Our five-step program takes approximately 12 hours over the course of the semester at your pace. 

    Is this recognized on campus?

    We are a Registered Student Organization (RSO). As of 2021, we had 693 in our chapter and there are more than 1.4 million members nationwide.

    Theta Alpha Kappa

    Contact: Sr. Mary Ann Zimmer mazimmer@marywood.edu

    Marywood's chapter of Alpha Kappa Theta promotes excellence in research, learning, teaching, and publication in the area of religious study.

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    Zeta Omicron, Kappa Pi, International Art Honor Society

    Advisor: Sue Jenkins suejenkins@marywood.edu
    Contact: Claire Little zetaomicronkappapi@gmail.com

    International Art Honor Society, Zeta Omicron Chapter The Zeta Omicron chapter of Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society is a service organization for art majors, sophomores & up who have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.5 in their major. Zeta Omicron helps our members get involved in the local art community. The group also sponsors several art-related community service projects each year, and offers scholarships as well as publication opportunities. Join the Zeta Omicron chapter of Kappa Pi to engage in art-related activities with other art majors who care about art in its role in life.

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