majors and minors can be part of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political
science honors society. Hope College's chapter is known as Eta
was chartered in 1975.
The Purposes of Pi
Sigma Alpha are:
- To promote worthwhile curricular and extracurricular
activities related to Political Science;
- To stimulate scholarship and intelligent interest
in Political Science;
- To stimulate active interest in serving as
productive citizens in a working representative democracy;
- To support the activities of the Eta Kappa
Chapter on Hope College's campus.
Qualifications for Membership
- Must have political science GPAs of
at least 3.2
- Must have an overall GPA ranking in the top
third of your class
- Must have earned at least 10 credits in Political
- Must have taken at least one 295 or 300-level
course in Political Science
The application process for Pi
Sigma Alpha begins in the fall, when eligible students are notified.
Members then pay a $40 lifetime membership fee
to the national
The advisor to the Eta Kappa chapter
of Pi Sigma Alpha is currently Dr.
Virginia Beard. Please
contact her with any questions.
National Pi Sigma Alpha site