Honor Societies

Phi Eta Sigma - ΦΗΣ

First Year Students

Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society for first-year university students. It is the oldest and largest honor society for first-year students with more than 365 chapters throughout the United States. The Society’s mission is to encourage and reward academic excellence among first-year students in institutions of higher learning.

Those nominated for Phi Eta Sigma membership include students who have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the end of the first or second semester of their first year, provided they have carried a normal academic load acceptable toward a bachelor's degree and rank in the upper 20 percent of their class.

Invitations for nomination to Phi Eta Sigma on our campus are sent out during each semester to those students who qualify.

Contact : Dr. Donna Ritch, Associate Dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 920-465-2336, ritchd@uwgb.edu.

Phi Kappa Phi - ΦΚΦ

Juniors and Seniors

Phi Kappa Phi is the country's oldest and most selective honor society that includes a community of scholars and professionals from all academic disciplines. The Society's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

Phi Kappa Phi chapters number more than 300 on campuses throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. Some of the Phi Kappa Phi’s most notable members include U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, former President Jimmy Carter and author John Grisham.

Invitations for nomination to Phi Kappa Phi on our campus are sent out annually to those students who qualify.

Contact : Dr. Michael Zorn, Associate Dean, College of Science & Technology, 920-465-5758, zornm@uwgb.edu.

Alpha Sigma Lambda - ΑΣΛ

Non-Traditional Students

(Gamma Beta Phi Chapter)

Alpha Sigma Lambda recognizes the special achievements of non-traditional students who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. Alpha Sigma Lambda inspires its candidates to give of their strengths to their fellow students and communities through their academic achievements. Invitations to membership are extended annually to UW-Green Bay students who meet the non-traditional student criteria as outlined in the Chapter constitution. The criteria states eligible students must have completed at least 24 graded semester hours at UWGB; in which at least 12 of those credits are in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences; rank in the top 20% of class who have achieved at least a 3.2 GPA; are age 25-years or older or a student in the Integrative Leadership Studies (ILS) major, and, are pursuing their first baccalaureate degree.

Contact : Dr. Georjeanna Wilson-Doegnes, Professor of Psychology and Human Development, 920-465-2479, wilsong@uwgb.edu.

Beta Beta Beta - βββ

Beta Beta Beta (Tribeta) recognizes excellence in the biological sciences and undergraduate research. Tribeta has annual district and national conventions at which students present research. Students who meet certain standards and have a strong background in the biological sciences (Biology, Human Biology, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Sciences) can be members. Students with other majors in the sciences are eligible for associate membership.

Contact : Dr. Brian Merkel, Associate Professor, Biology and Human Biology, 920-465-2262, merkelb@uwgb.edu.

Chi Alpha Sigma - ΧΑΣ

The purpose of Chi Alpha Sigma is to honor student-athletes who have earned a varsity letter while maintaining a 3.4 minimum GPA by their junior and senior years. The Society serves to foster and encourage good citizenship and moral character in college athletics, while acknowledging student athletes who mentor other athletes. Eligible students will receive an invitation to become a member.

Contact: Kassie Batchelor, Associate Athletic Director for Compliance & Student-Athlete Welfare, 920-465-2837, batchelk@uwgb.edu.

Phi Alpha - ΦΑ

Phi Alpha Honor Society is the only honor society exclusive to social work students and faculty.  Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. Phi Alpha Honor Society provides a closer bond among students of social work and promotes humanitarian goals and ideas.  Undergraduate social work students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.25 in social work courses are invited to join Phi Alpha in their advanced year.  Graduate social work students iwth a GPA of 3.5 are invited to join Phi Alpha after two semesters of coursework.

Contact: Gail Timberger, Associate Professor, Social Work, 920-465-2049, trimberg@uwgb.edu. 

Phi Alpha Theta - ΦΑΘ

Phi Alpha Theta promotes the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and thought among historians. Phi Alpha Theta seeks to bring students, teachers, and writers of history together both intellectually and socially. It encourages and assists historical research and publication by its members. Students who have completed a minimum of 12 upper level (300+) History credits and have at least a 3.5 GPA in their History courses are eligible for membership. Eligible students will receive an invitation to become a member, from the Phi Alpha Theta adviser during the spring semester.

Contact : Dr. Eric Morgan, Assistant Professor, Democracy and Justice Studies (History), 920-465-2417, morgane@uwgb.edu .

Psi Chi - ΦΧ

The purpose of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology founded in 1929, is to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship, and advance the science of psychology. Invitations to become a member are sent annually to outstanding junior and senior Psychology and Human Development majors.

Contact : Dr. Sara Senzaki, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Psychology, 920-465-2711, senzakis@uwgb.edu.

Sigma Beta Delta - ΣΒΔ

Business and Accounting Majors and Masters of Management

The purpose of Sigma Beta Delta is to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management, and administration; and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. Every Spring, invitations for induction into the national society are sent to outstanding junior and senior Business Administration and Accounting majors, and to Masters of Management graduate students.

Contact : Pat Albers, Lecturer, Business Adminstration, 920-465-2768, alberp@uwgb.edu.

Sigma Tau Delta - ΣΤΔ

The purpose of Sigma Tau Delta is to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature studies in undergraduate, graduate, and professional work; to promote interest in literature and the English language on local campuses and their surrounding communities; and to foster the discipline of English in all its aspects, including creative and critical writing. English majors and minors with outstanding academic records are invited to apply for membership.

Contact : Dr. Stefan Hall, Associate Professor, English and Humanistic Studies, 920-465-2730, halls@uwgb.edu.

Sigma Theta Tau International - ΣΘΤ


(Kappa Pi - Chapter At Large)

The purpose of Sigma Theta Tau International, an international nursing honor society, is to recognize superior achievement and strengthen commitment to ideals of the nursing profession. Invitations to become a member are extended to UW-Green Bay nursing students enrolled in Synthesis Class for Nursing Practice, who rank in the upper 35% of their class or have at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and meet expectations of academic integrity.

Contact : Rebecca Hovarter, Lecturer, Nursing, 920-465-2976, horvater@uwgb.edu.