Alpha Delta Mu. This society is the national
social work honor society. Its purpose is to advance excellence in
social work practice and to encourage, stimulate, and maintain
scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in
social work. To be eligible for membership, a student must have senior
standing, have completed 33 credits in the social work program, and
have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.75 or higher or a cumulative
grade-point average of 3.25 or higher and the recommendation of two
faculty members. In addition to academic excellence, a student
must have demonstrated leadership ability, a high standard of
personal behavior, and a dedication to social work practice.
Athenaeum Honor Society. The
members of Athenaeum, the honor society of the college, are elected
from among the best scholars in the upper classes. Membership is
limited to seniors who have earned at least 60 credits at the college
with a cumulative grade-point average of no less than 3.5 and juniors
who have earned at least 80 credits at the college with a cumulative
grade-point average of no less than 3.7. In addition, the society may,
from time to time, elect honorary members.
Kappa Delta Pi. Membership
in this national education honor society is based on academic
excellence and an exhibited professional attitude that would enable one
to grow in the field of education.
Omicron Delta Epsilon. Membership
in this international honor society in economics requires junior or
senior status, standing in the top 25 percent of class, exceptionally
high grade-point averages overall and in economics, and departmental
Phi Alpha Theta. Membership in
this international organization for aspiring historians requires that
students complete four courses in history at Rutgers-Camden, have a
grade-point average in history of 3.1 or better, and an overall
grade-point average of 3.0.
Phi Beta Kappa. Undergraduate arts and sciences students at Rutgers-Camden may be
selected for membership in the Rutgers chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the
oldest and most prestigious liberal arts honorary society in the United
States. The organization was founded in 1776 at the College of William
and Mary in Virginia. The Alpha chapter in the state of New Jersey was
established at Rutgers College in 1869. Each spring term, Phi Beta
Kappa invites to membership in the society outstanding juniors and
seniors who are liberal arts majors. All liberal arts majors must have
an outstanding academic record (a GPA of 3.5 if seniors, 3.8 if
juniors) and have taken a year of foreign language at the intermediate
level. However, for election to Phi Beta Kappa, there is not a simple
checklist of requirements. Generally, in addition to high academic
standing, students must have completed a significant number of credits
at Rutgers (the numbers vary depending on academic status and whether
one has transferred), have demonstrated success broadly across the
liberal arts, have taken a foreign language at least through the
intermediate level, and be enrolled in a curriculum that is not
predominantly professional training.
Phi Sigma Alpha. Students
attaining honors standing in the college and in political science are
eligible for nomination to membership in this national political
science honor society.
Pi Delta Epsilon. Members are elected to this national journalism honor fraternity by the chapter members from the staff of The Gleaner.
Pi Mu Epsilon. Students
who have completed the work of at least the sophomore year with honors
in mathematics and who have a high class standing will be considered
for membership in the national mathematics honor society.
Psi Chi. Students
attaining honors standing in the college and in psychology are eligible
for nomination to membership in the national psychology honor society.
Sigma Delta Pi. Students are selected on the basis of high scholastic achievement in Hispanic studies for this national Spanish honor society.
Sigma Theta Tau. Membership in the national honor society of nursing is competitive and is based on scholarship and leadership.
Tau Kappa Alpha. Members
of the national forensic honor fraternity are selected by the chapter
from their participation in the forensic program, including debating