Pi Gamma Mu Key
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.

MISSION OF PI GAMMA MU

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. 

IDEALS OF PI GAMMA MU

There are seven ideals of Pi Gamma Mu. Do you know them?

  1. Scholarship – it is basic to all the rest. With knowledge, we can build society and better understand humanity and what has been thought and said and tried in all generations.
  2. Science – we need and admire the spirit of science – the firm belief that the problems that confront humanity can be solved if we will search out the facts and think clearly on the basis of those facts.
  3. Social Science – we shall never understand or solve the problems of human association until we examine the souls of people, the passions, prejudices, hopes and fears.
  4. Social Idealism – we believe in a human society fit for human life that humans themselves can build. “Where there is no vision the people perish.” We will not give up our vision.
  5. Sociability – specialization makes us narrow. Our social problems are complex. They will never be solved without the cooperation of all the social sciences and of those who study them.
  6. Social Service – the primary purpose of science is to know and to enable us to do. What we know we want to put to work for the benefit of humanity.
  7. Sacrifice – we are engaged in the greatest and finest of all the arts, the building of human society. Without giving freely, fully, and sacrificially of means, time, talent, energy and passion, all our other ideals will fall short and the contributions we hope to bring will never come.

SYMBOLS OF PI GAMMA MU

The motto of the Society is the epigram of the Master Teacher, "Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free."

The society's key has a wreath at the bottom to suggest that social science is the outgrowth and fulfillment of natural science.  The running figure is reminiscent of the ancient Greek torch race and symbolizes humanity bringing knowledge to the solution of its own problems and passing on the light from generation to generation.  

The colors are blue and white - for truth and light.

The official flower is the blue and white cineraria.

 

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INVITATION TO ATTEND THE 2021 VIRTUAL TRIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

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CALL FOR STUDENT PAPERS - 2021 CONVENTION

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2021 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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CALL FOR VIRTUAL POSTERS

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SPRING MEMBERSHIP DRIVE - Online System Now Available

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2019-2020 CHAPTER HONOR ROLLS ANNOUNCED

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PI GAMMA MU LIFETIME MEMBER APPRECIATES ACHS-CERTIFIED STATUS

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR VIRTUAL CONVENTION REGISTRATION FEES

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NATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT

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2020 CONVENTION - TOP 10 STUDENT PAPERS ANNOUNCED

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PI GAMMA MU ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

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CLARA SMALL PUBLISHES THIRD VOLUME OF ACCLAIMED BOOK

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SHOW YOUR PI GAMMA MU PRIDE

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THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN AN HONOR SOCIETY WHILE JUDGING CREDIBILITY

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SUPPORT THE SOCIAL SCIENCES—MAKE A DONATION TO PI GAMMA MU

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CONNECT WITH PI GAMMA MU

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MISSION, IDEALS, and SYMBOLS OF PI GAMMA MU

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