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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.



REGISTER NOW for the 2017 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention -- Kansas City, MO, November 2-4, 2017

This year's convention is sure to be one of the best yet with a spectacular program including student paper presentations (oral presentations and poster sessions), a new Student Leadership Program including guest speakers, workshops, and a decision-making simulation at the Truman Presidential Library, a Chapter Development Showcase including poster presentations by some of Pi Gamma Mu's most active chapters, a keynote address, a welcome reception, an awards ceremony, roundtable and panel discussions, student elections, and more!  Register by Oct. 1 to for a reduced rate of $75, or register by Oct. 15 for $100.  On-site registration for $125 will be available.  The Registration fee includes a Welcome Reception including dessert, a working lunch on Friday, and an awards Banquet on Friday evening.  We hope to see you in Kansas City!
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The deadline to submit Chapter Poster Proposals for the 2017 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention has been extended to Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Pi Gamma Mu is seeking Chapters to submit proposals for a poster session to showcase their various experiences, activities, and strengths at the 2017 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention in Kansas City, MO, Nov. 2-4, 2017.  Chapters, please consider participating in this unique poster session. Visit the 2017 Convention page on this website for details. We hope to see you in Kansas City!




Pi Gamma Mu will launch a new Student Leadership Program at its 2017 Triennial International Convention on November 2-4, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. If you are interested in learning more about Pi Gamma Mu student leadership roles or leadership in general this program is for you! The program will consist of several workshops, a tour of the Truman Library and Archives in Independence, MO, and a decision-making simulation at the Truman Library. Lunch and transportation to the Truman Library is included. Participants will finish with a certificate to list on a resume. Space in the program is limited so register early! The registration deadline is October 15, 2017. The registration fee is $75. Limited funding to help cover the costs of attending is available. Apply for funding by completing a funding application by April 1, 2017. The registration form and funding application instructions will be available soon on our convention page.



Seeking New Chapters

Pi Gamma Mu is seeking to charter new chapters at colleges and universities around the globe.  Call 620-221-3128 or email [email protected] to learn more.  There is no cost to the university to host a chapter of the society and there are many benefits of membership.  Members are eligible to apply for one of eleven annual scholarships, present research papers at international and regional conventions, submit articles for publication in our peer-reviewed professional journal, and those interested in federal jobs have the possibility for advancement in government service rating.  Pi Gamma Mu is interdisciplinary in nature, allowing chapter sponsors and members to expand their professional networks by working collaboratively with society members from various fields of study. Each chapter is eligible to apply for up to $300 in lectureship grants annually.  Each chapter must have one or more faculty sponsors at the university.  Contact us to learn more today!


SLIDESHOW: Starting a Chapter - Membership Benefits and Requirements

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The International Social Science Review (ISSR) 

Pi Gamma Mu’s commitment to scholarship in the social sciences is manifested most tangibly through the publication of our peer-reviewed journal, the International Social Science Review.  Each edition contains about four peer-reviewed articles and about 15 book reviews, which are written by scholars and carefully polished for publication by the book-review editor and the editor-in-chief.  Visit to view the journal.  In order to help increase the accessibility of the journal it was transitioned from a print version to an online format in 2014.  No subscription is required and the journal often contains articles and book reviews written by Pi Gamma Mu members and faculty chapter sponsors.  More information about the journal is available on the International Social Science Review page.

Dr. Candice Quinn is the editor-in-chief of the ISSR



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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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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