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International Honor Society in Social Sciences
The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the Social Sciences and to uphold and nurture scholarship, leadership, and service.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 15

ScholarshipIf you are a member of Pi Gamma Mu, you could qualify to be the recipient of a $2000 or $1000 award to attend graduate school.  Pi Gamma Mu awards 10 scholarships each year.  Why not be one of the next recipients?
Pi Gamma Mu scholarships are intended for the first or second year of graduate work in the social sciences.

SMALL AND BERTOLAS INDUCTED INTO PI GAMMA MU HALL OF FAME

HOFSince its founding in 1924, Pi Gamma Mu has been a labor of love for its many volunteers, including international officers and trustees and the chapter sponsors who are the backbone of the society. On November 3, 2017 Pi Gamma Mu inducted two new members into its Hall of Fame, Dr. Clara Small and Dr. Randy Bertolas.

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ΠΓΜ'S MEMBERSHIP IN THE ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE HONOR SOCIETIES TRANSLATES INTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEMBERS

Pi Gamma Mu's membership in the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) translates into additional opportunities for student members.  Because Pi Gamma Mu is a member of the ACHS, Pi Gamma Mu members are eligible for several scholarships and internship programs through partnerships developed by the ACHS for its member societies.  Opportunities include:

MoravecekLIFETIME MEMBER RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND THE WASHINGTON INTERNSHIP INSTITUTE

Caitlyn Moravecek, lifetime member of Pi Gamma Mu, has been awarded a $500 scholarship by the Washington Internship Institute (WII).  It was Moravecek's membership in Pi Gamma Mu that made her eligible for the scholarship. 

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MillerSHADOW PRESIDENT UPDATE

The Pi Gamma Mu Shadow President was conceptualized for the 2008 Triennial International Convention--aptly named "A Political Party."  Elected by the student delegates, the assignment for the Shadow President was to propose policy ideas and evaluate the initiatives of President Barack Obama in an occasional Newsletter column.  In this issue: Civil Military Relations, By Aaron Miller.

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ACHSTHE ACHS ADDRESSES PROBLEM OF UNACCREDITED GROUPS CALLING THEMSELVES "HONOR SOCIETIES"

Honor Societies have existed as a part of the higher education tradition since 1885.  In 1925 the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) was established to help colleges and universities assess the value and credibility of these organizations.

ACCESS THE International Social Science Review ONLINE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

ISSRVisit http://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/issr/ or type "International Social Science Review" into any search engine 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. 

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MAKE YOUR CHAPTER A PI GAMMA MU STAR

Become a Pi Gamma Mu Star Chapter by increasing your chapter's number of new initiates by 20% or more as compared to the previous academic year.

Increasing your chapter's membership helps Pi Gamma Mu accomplish its mission to encourage and recognize superior scholarship by extending the benefits of membership to more eligible students.

 

NATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT

Delegates in attendance at the 2017 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention in Kansas City donated dozens of paperback books and toothbrushes to an area Veterans hospital while visiting the city for the convention.  Allison G. S. Knox, Pi Gamma Mu Board of Trustees Chancellor for the Southeast Region, organized the project and delivered the donated items to the hospital. 

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SHOW YOUR PI GAMMA MU PRIDE

CupPi Gamma Mu's exclusive merchandise not only gives you the opportunity to proudly display your achievement and affiliation with the society, but merchandise purchases also support the activities of Pi Gamma Mu and help us finance our programs and awards.  

Display your accomplishments by wearing Pi Gamma Mu honor cords at commencement ceremonies.  Honor cords are $17 each (or $15 each for orders of 10 or more). 

CONNECT WITH ΠΓΜ ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND LINKEDIN

FacebookHere at Pi Gamma Mu, we see social media as another way for us to carry out our mission to encourage scholarship and to foster cooperation and service among our members.  Now you can connect with us and other members and supporters of Pi Gamma Mu on the social networking sites you like to use.  We welcome your comments, posts, and photos of chapter activities.    Be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIn to see announcements, opportunities, and deadlines (such as the scholarship application deadline).  Keep your eye out for updates about the Triennial International Convention coming up this October!

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ACHS MEMBERSHIP PROTECTS THE LEGITIMACY OF HONOR SOCIETIES

Honor SocietyPi Gamma Mu is one of 69 members of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), which is the authority on standards and definitions for the honor society movement. ACHS has stepped up efforts to alert the higher education community to the standards of traditional honor societies. In contrast, some new so-called honor societies exist only online and allow self-nomination, accepting fees with no questions asked. If in doubt about an organization, you can check out the ACHS website (www.achsnatl.org) for the list of honor societies that are members. 

SCHOLARSHIP MEDAL

MedalThe Pi Gamma Mu scholarship medal is a time-honored tradition of the society.  This award has been in use since the early days of the organization.  Once a year chapters have the privilege of awarding one medal to a person who has distinguished him/herself in the social sciences.  It has usually been given to an outstanding student as a prize for scholarship and/or service.  However, it may also go to some other person deserving recognition in this field or to a faculty officer of a Pi Gamma Mu chapter.

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NOW ACCEPTING ONLINE DONATIONS

Pi Gamma Mu is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation and is able to accept tax-deductible donations.  If you would like to make a donation to our organization in honor / memory of a professor, sponsor, loved one or friend, or to support our scholarship program, you are encouraged to do so.  Pi Gamma Mu gives 11 scholarships to students going into a graduate program in social science each year.

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CHANGE OF EMAIL ADDRESS

Pi Gamma Mu communicates with its lifetime members via email.  Anytime your email address changes, such as after graduation or when you change jobs, please notify the Pi Gamma Mu office immediately.  This will prevent your emails from being interrupted or discontinued.  Simply email your new email address to [email protected] or go to our Web site (www.pigammamu.org) to change your address information.   We will need both your old email address and your new email address to update our records. Thank you very much for taking a few minutes to keep your information current.

CONTACT US

Regular mail: 1001 Millington St., Suite B, Winfield, KS 67156
Telephone: (620) 221-3128
Email addresses:

Suzanne Rupp, Psy.D., Executive Director: [email protected]
Beth Biddle, Associate Director for Chapter Services: [email protected]
Quinlan Stein, Chapter Development Officer: [email protected]

A list of all active chapters and chapter sponsors, including email addresses, is available on our website

OTHER NEWS

 

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