| ACADEMICS | Honor Societies
At Worcester State University, we recognize exceptional achievement of outstanding students with invitations to join an honor society. We host chapters of 21 honor societies, spanning 16 academic disciplines and 5 special interests. Once inducted to an honor society, you can tap exclusive opportunities to network with likeminded classmates, strengthen relationships with a chapter’s faculty advisor, and build your resume. Membership opens doors beyond graduation—providing you with a noteworthy credential on job applications, an expansive network of colleagues in your field, and a resource for continual professional development.Academic Disciplines
Sigma Beta Delta Membership in Sigma Beta Delta is the highest national recognition a business student can receive at a college or university with a Sigma Beta Delta chapter. To be eligible for membership, a business student must rank in the upper 20 percent of the junior, senior or master’s class and be invited to membership by the faculty officers.
Gamma Sigma Epsilon Advisor: Anne Falke
Gamma Sigma Epsilon is a national chemistry honor society founded in 1919 at Davidson College. The original fraternity was created to promote academic excellence and undergraduate research scholarship in chemistry. In 1931 the fraternity went co-ed and became an honor society. Today there are over seventy active Gamma Sigma Epsilon chapters throughout the United States. The Society is governed by a National Executive Council of elected officers and meets in biennial conventions for the purpose of governance, fellowship, and scientific exchange.
Lambda Pi Eta Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) has over 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. LPH was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas. It became a part of the National Communication Association in 1988 and the association’s official honor society in July 1995.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon Advisor: Karl WurstThe computing and information disciplines are relatively young. Yet despite their comparative youth, the computing and information disciplines have had an unparalleled effect on almost every aspect of contemporary life. Indeed it is difficult to predict the ultimate place of the computer in our world. It is the express purpose of Upsilon Pi Epsilon to promote the computing and information disciplines and to encourage their contribution to the enhancement of knowledge.
Sigma Tau Delta
Advisor: Matthew OrtolevaSigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature. WSU is one of over 900 active chapters located in the United States and abroad.english.org
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor SocietyAdvisor: Melissa Duprey and Judy Tuori STTI membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing. Here are some additional facts about our membership:
The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Sigma Theta Tau International's vision is to be the global organization of choice for nursing. nursingsociety.org
Chi Alpha Sigma was established to recognize college student-athletes who excel both on and off the field of competition. The organization was founded in 1996 by then DePauw University head football coach Nick Mourouzis.
Delta Alpha Pi - Gamma Chi Chapter
Faculty Advisor: Susanna MeyerStaff Advisor: Kelly McGill SeegaDelta
Alpha Pi, an international honor society for undergraduate and graduate
students with disabilities, recognizes the academic accomplishments of
and facilitates development of skills in leadership, advocacy and
education for participating students. Its three Greek letters have