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 the ideals of scholarship and service.

HALL OF FAME AWARD

In 2004 the Board of Trustees established the Pi Gamma Mu Hall of Fame. The first inductees were announced during the Triennial Convention in 2005. They were Pi Gamma Mu's founder, Dean Leroy Allen, the late executive secretary Effie Urquhart, former executive director Ina Turner Gray, and the late international president Dr. C. Howard Patterson. In 2008, the board announced that Dr. Scott D. Johnson, past international president, was the newest inductee in the Hall of Fame.

The nomination process is relatively simple. Individuals can be nominated by chapters that submit a detailed narrative of the activities and accomplishments of the individual involved. Chapters nominate, but the Selection Committee decides who best meets the criteria and at what level he or she might be honored. There are two basic levels: Honoree Extraordinaire and Honoree Superior. Once nominated, the individual remains under permanent consideration; chapters may submit at any time, and are encouraged to do so, additional information about the individual to strengthen their case for selection, particularly if early selection does not take place.

The board has established the following minimum criteria for consideration in each category:

Category of Honoree Extraordinaire:

  1. A record of no less than 15 years of service to the organization as chapter adviser, officer, or Board of Trustees member or in some other meritorious capacity.
  2. An exemplary record of achievement and contribution in the social sciences and dedication toward Pi Gamma Mu
  3. A unanimous vote among members of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

Category of Honoree Superior:

  1. A record of no less than 10 years of service to the organization as chapter adviser, officer, or Board of Trustees members or in some other meritorious capacity.
  2. An exemplary record of achievement and contribution in the social sciences and dedication toward Pi Gamma Mu
  3. A majority vote among members of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

Beyond a nominee’s activities as a Pi Gamma Mu sponsor, chapters should also consider his or her role as an academic in the social sciences: Did he or she make contributions to social science curriculum development on campus; was he or she active in doing research and publishing in the social sciences; was he or she a member or leader of other organizations associated with the social sciences; was he or she an effective and innovative teacher in the social sciences?

The Selection Committee will receive applications at any time although selection of inductees will take place no more frequently than once each year. Nominations and supporting materials should be sent to Hall of Fame, Pi Gamma Mu, 1001 Millington, Suite B, Winfield, KS 67156.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS!

We have had another good year for new chapters chartering - two new chapters during the 2008-09 school year – the Kansas Kappa chapter at Central Christian College and the Massachusetts Epsilon chapter at Springfield College.

We had four chapters reactivate during the last year. They are the Louisiana Alpha chapter at Louisiana Tech University, Oklahoma Theta chapter at Oklahoma Baptist University, Pennsylvania Theta chapter at Slippery Rock University and Virginia Theta chapter at James Madison University.

We welcome these chapters to the Pi Gamma Mu family!

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FIRST IDEAL

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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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HALL OF FAME AWARD

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IDEALS OF PI GAMMA MU

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U.S. STUDENT SHADOW PRESIDENT UPDATE

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OPPORTUNITY FOR GIVING

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CHAPTERS IN ACTION

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A MATTER OF ETHICS

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

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HONOR CORDS AVAILABLE

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MEMBERSHIP REPORT

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MEMBERSHIP IS AN EMPLOYMENT ADVANTAGE!

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DOES YOUR CHAPTER HAVE A BANNER?

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