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Honor Societies

Pi Sigma Alpha

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. Pi Sigma Alpha is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and is designated as a "Specialized, Upper-Division" society by ACHS. There are now over 615 chapters of Pi Sigma Alpha located on college and university campuses in every state of the United States and in Guam.

The University of Utah Alpha Kappa chapter is accepting applications for membership. Eligible students should download the application here and email it to Note that applications are reviewed twice a year during the fall and spring semesters. 

For more information about the Scholarships, Paper Prizes and other Programs for Chapters and Members click here.

2012 Pi Sigma Alpha Members

2012 PSA Members


Pi Alpha Alpha

Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, is the honor society for college students of public policy and administration. Pi Alpha Alpha is a member of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and is ddedicated to the advancement of education, training, and research in public policy and administration. The Association's membership consists of the undergraduate and graduate education programs in public affairs and administration of more than 250 academic institutions in the United States.

Membership in PAA is limited to persons who demonstrate academic achievement in public affairs and administration program in NASPAA member schools and/or outstanding public service, and who fall within the following classes: student, alumni, faculty and honorary. All memberships are national memberships with a local chapter affiliation. All categories of membership enjoy the same rights and privileges.

Last Updated: 1/22/24