Honors Societies

Participation in national academic and scholastic Honor societies is not only an indication of high achievement, but it also affords students the opportunity to connect with like-minded researchers and scholars to keep abreast of current trends and scholarship, as well as to apply for fellowships, grants and research experiences.

Below is a list of organizations in which UHP students have frequently participated. Please note that the UHP does not recommend or endorse any organization on this page. Instead, they are offered as sources of information for students to consider. The UHP encourages students to investigate the organization themselves with the help of a trusted faculty member.


  • Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and best known society for recognition of academic excellence and scholarly achievement.
  • Phi Kappa Phi, national honor society established in 1897 to recognize and promote academic excellence in all disciplines of higher education.
  • Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma, the oldest and largest freshman honor society

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics
  • Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociology
  • Alpha Psi Omega, Drama
  • Phi Alpha Theta, History
  • Pi Alpha Alpha, Public Administration
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science
  • Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish
  • Sigma Iota Rho, International Studies

College of Sciences

  • Pi Mu Epsilon, Mathematics
  • Mu Sigma Rho, Statistics
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon, Chemistry
  • Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics

College of Natural Resources

  • Xi Sigma Pi, Forestry
  • Rho Phi Lambda, Parks and Recreation

College of Textiles

  • Sigma Tau Sigma,¬†Textiles

College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Phi Zeta, Veterinary Medicine