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Pi Gamma Mu®
International Honor Society
in Social Sciences
1001 Millington Street, Suite B
Winfield, KS 67156
Phone: (620) 221-3128
Fax (620) 221-3276

The mission of Pi Gamma Mu® is to encourage and
promote excellence in the social sciences and
to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

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Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences. Our mission is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in social science disciplines and to foster cooperation and social service among its members. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social science disciplines which seek to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as their related problems and issues. Currently, there are around 150 active chapters in the United States and overseas.


Pi Gamma Mu's constitution defines the social sciences to include the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology, international relations, criminal justice, social work, social philosophy, history of education, and cultural/human geography. Membership is also extended to interdisciplinary social science areas that build on the core social science disciplines, such as business and society, education, minority studies, public administration, international studies, public finance, leadership studies, consumer behavior, public policy and organizational behavior.


Lifetime Membership Fee Scheduled to Increase in September 2015

Effective September 1, 2015, the Pi Gamma Mu lifetime membership fee will increase $50.  The fee remains at the $40 rate through August 31, 2015.  An updated membership application form will be available on the website in June.  Chapter sponsors can request the updated form at any time by contacting the international office.



Deadline for scholarship applications is Feb. 15 – APPLY TODAY!

Each year Pi Gamma Mu awards up to 11 scholarships for $1000 and $2000 to outstanding members. These scholarships are intended for the first or second year of graduate work in the social sciences.

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Volume 90, Issue 2 (2015) of the International Social Sciences Review (ISSR) is now live!

Visit to view the issue. The ISSR, Pi Gamma Mu's peer-reviewed professional journal, transitioned from a print format to a digital format in 2014 making the journal accessible to everyone – no subscription required.



Chapter Heritage Award

Time was when groups and organizations elected historians to keep track of and record their activities and achievements. HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF YOUR PI GAMMA MU CHAPTER? Some chapters have traditions that span the whole 85 years of the organizationís existence while others have only been recently chartered. But whether yours is an older chapter or a recent one, preserving and recording for posterity that history and those traditions is important.

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Chapter Reactivation

Pi Gammu Mu has started a nationwide drive to reactivate lapsed or inactive chapters. To reactivate your chapter, simply click here and fill out this simple online form to start the process. There is no charge for this service and we will immediately begin processing your chapter's reactivation.

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Looking for a job? Want to advance your career?

Experience - Internships, Entry-level Jobs and Career Management Pi Gammu Mu and Experience have partnered to provide you exclusive member-only access to jobs, internships, and other opportunities—job shadows, informational interviews, webinars, networking connections, competitions and more.

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ISSR The International Social Science Review

Dr. Candice Quinn is the editor of the ISSR, Pi Gamma Mu’s flagship publication. She is searching for a few well written research papers suitable for inclusion in the next edition. Papers must focus upon interesting and/or timely topics. Many great papers are written every year by students in history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice, social work, psychology, philosophy, history of education, and cultural/human geography.Think of the best paper you wrote for class and consider submitting it. You can find more information on the International Social Science Review page.