Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society for college students of political science and government in the United States.
Sigma Lambda is the Suffolk University chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha.
I want to join Pi Sigma Alpha. How do I do that?
Every Spring, Suffolk University hosts an induction ceremony for its new Pi Sigma Alpha inductees. In early February, all students meeting the requirements of Pi Sigma Alpha receive a letter from the faculty advisor inviting them to join Pi Sigma Alpha.
Who is eligible to join Pi Sigma Alpha?
Membership is open to any student who meets the following criteria:
- At least 10 credits in political science courses
- Either at least 63 credits earned and an overall GPA of 3.5, with a GPA of 3.5 in GVT courses OR at least 92 credits earned with an overall GPA of at least 3.3, with a GPA of 3.3 in GVT courses.
If you meet these criteria, you will be asked to apply for membership. You will leave a transcript in the faculty advisors mailbox in the GVT department mailbox with a check payable to Suffolk University for your $35 initiation fee (all of the money goes to the national office of Pi Sigma Alpha and covers your lifetime dues).
If we determine that you are not eligible, of course we will return your check.
Who is the faculty advisor to Pi Sigma Alpha?
The current faculty advisor is Rachael Cobb, Associate Professor and Chair of the Government Department.