Honorary Fraternity for Sociology. This organization encourages students to be come involved in professional sociological work including original research and preparation for graduate school. The requirements for membership are:
National freshman academic honorary requiring at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA during the first semester of college. The organization was founded in 1924 and Georgetown College‚Äôs chapter was chartered in 1968. The purpose of the organization is to encourage superior academic achievement, promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society. The local chapter sponsors various campus and community service activities throughout the school year.
Alpha Lambda Delta officers:
E-mail Professor George McGee | 863-8162
National dramatics honorary encouraging excellence in all areas of dramatic productions. Open to all students.
E-mail Mark Christiensen | 863-8084
The national biology honorary open to students with an interest in the life sciences who meet specific requirements. For associate membership a student must have completed 2 courses in biology, have an overall GPA of 2.5, and a biology GPA of 2.75. For full membership a student must be a declared biology major, completed 3 courses in biology, an overall GPA of 2.5 with a 3.0 GPA in biology.
E-mail¬†Dr. Rebeccah Dawson | 863-7042
German honorary society. Requires 2 years of German with 3.0 GPA and enrollment in upper-level German class.
E-mail¬†Dr. John Henkel | 863-7955
The national Classics honor society. Students must have an A or B average in Latin 102, Greek 201, or above.
E-mail Laura Stewart | 863-8399
Kappa Pi offers opportunities as a social organization and an honor society. Kappa Pi membership consists of¬†consists of students, faculty, and staff with an interest in visual art. Membership may be attained as a student, in addition to alumni, sponsor, associate, and honorary membership.¬†¬†Student members must maintain a 3.0 GPA in art course work and at least a 2.5 in overall academics. Students not meeting these criteria are welcome to attend meetings and participate in events until such standards are attained. The Alpha Omicron Chapter of Kappa Pi was established at Georgetown College in 1946 and has been active for more than 60 years.¬†Campus advisors are the Director of Art Galleries and Curator of Collections, Laura Stewart, who is assisted by¬†Dr. Juilee Decker, Art Department Chair. For more information, contact Laura at Laura_Stewart@georgetowncollege.edu or phone: 502-863-8399
E-mail Dr. Bobby Burchette | 863-8175
KEASP is the pre-professional teacher organization.
Email Susan Dummer | 863-7958
The national Communication honor society. Requires 3.0 cumulative GPA and 3.25 in communication studies, top 35% of graduating class, and 60 semester hours including 12 in communication studies.
E-mail Dr. Dan Vazzana | 863-8184
Omicron Delta Epsilon is the national economics honor society. ODE requires at least 12 hours of economics studies with a 3.0 GPA. ODE is open to all majors.
E-mail Jesse Hines | 863-8359
A national leadership honor society for college students that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character. ODK recognizes achievement in scholarship; athletics; campus or community service, social, religious activities and campus government; journalism, speech, and the mass media; and the creative performing arts.
E-mail Dr. Yoli Carter | 863-7967
The Greek leadership honor society. Selection is made from juniors and seniors in Greek fraternities and sororities with at least a 3.2 GPA.
National history fraternity. Membership requires a GPA of 3.25 in 12 or more hours of history classes and an overall GPA of 3.0 that places the student in the top 35% of his or her class.
An organization for college and other post-secondary students who are interested in business. It is affiliated nationally with FBLA (a high school organization). The main goal of the organization is to develop leaders. Locally, the chapter is involved in various projects, which help members develop leadership skills, such as partnership with business, American enterprise education, and community service. Student members compete annually with students from other state chapters in various events, such as accounting, economics, management, public speaking, parliamentary procedure, and business decision-making. State winners compete at the National Leadership Conference. Georgetown‚Äôs chapter consistently wins or places second in the Outstanding Chapter event, and their reports of chapter projects place in the top ten nationally each year.
The oldest national honor society that recognizes academic achievement in all areas of study. Junior candidates must be in the top 7.5% of their class as ranked by GPA. Senior candidates must be in the top 10% of their class.
E-mail Dr. Jana Brill | 863-8156
National French society. Membership requires a minimum of three courses in French, two of which are at the upper division level with one literature course and a 3.0 GPA in French and overall.
E-mail Dr. Jon Dalager | 863-8073
The national honorary for Political Science. It is open to all who have had at least ten hours of Political Science and have a ‚ÄúB‚ÄĚ average or better.
E-mail Dr. Jay Castaneda | 863-8164
Open to anyone with an interest in psychology and meets jointly with Psi Chi on most occasions.
E-mail Dr. Jay Castaneda | 863-8164
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology. Membership in Psi Chi is an earned honor for life. The Psi Chi national membership fee is $35 and the local chapter assesses an additional $5 for local expenses and projects. Members receive a national magazine Eye on Psi Chi and are eligible to participate in undergraduate research competitions or to publish in the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research.
In order to be eligible for membership in Psi Chi, you must have:
E-mail Dr. Laura Hunt | 863-8169
A national organization of outstanding students of the Spanish language, literatures, and cultures. The goal of Sigma Delta Pi is to encourage the study, teaching, and scholarly research of Spanish. Members can also benefit from scholarships and traveling abroad.
E-mail Dr. Mark Johnson | 863-8086
Society for Governor’s Scholars.
Sigma Tau Delta is the national English Honor Society.¬† The Eta Alpha chapter (est. 1924) offers events like film screenings, literary field trips, Gatsby lawn parties, and seasonal poetry performances.¬† Members of the organization have written three collaborative novels.¬† Most of our meetings and events involve open readings and discussions of poetry and short fiction, including original works written by students.¬† All students are invited to attend meetings and participate in activities.¬† Membership in the national organization is limited to those who meet its membership criteria.
Contact Dr. Nancy Lumpkin | 863-8393
The Student Investment Team is an innovative hands-on educational program, which allows selected students to invest a small portion of the college‚Äôs endowment in equities that they research and select. Six students are chosen to participate on the team based on leadership ability, teamwork, creativity, common sense, academic standing, and aspirations to work in the financial area after graduation. The team receives on-going consultation and assistance from an academic advisor. Applications for the team are available to interested sophomores and juniors in February of each academic year. Application essays are reviewed by a selection team and candidates are chosen based on: (1) their ability to meet the criteria listed above and, (2) their capability in communicating those abilities effectively.