Delta Epsilon Sigma

Delta Epsilon Sigma is a national scholastic honor society comprised of students, faculty, staff and alumni. It was founded in 1939 to recognize academic accomplishments; foster scholarly activities, community involvement and service learning; and encourage a sense of intellectual endeavors among its members. National recognition is accorded through the local chapter, Delta Tau. Students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 are eligible for membership. The society sponsors an annual National Student Award, an annual undergraduate award, an annual fellowship and an annual writing competition award. Eligibility begins after sophomore year.


Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. The Society is a community of scholars dedicated to worthy ideals: We recognize scholarship and excellence in education. We promote the development and dissemination of worthy educational ideas and practices. We enhance the continuous growth and leadership of our diverse membership. We foster inquiry and reflection on significant educational issues and we maintain a high degree of professional fellowship. Marian University’s Alpha Delta Theta chapter truly lives by the Kappa Delta Pi motto: “So to teach, so to serve, so to live.”


Lambda Pi Eta

The communication department at Marian University is affiliated with the National Communication Association Honor Society of Lambda Pi Eta and is under the charter of the Mu Mu Chapter. Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; stimulates interest in the field of communication; promotes and encourages professional development among communication majors; provides an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication; establishes and maintains close relationships between faculty and students; and explores options for graduate education in communication studies. In order to be eligible for the honor society, students must meet the following requirements: earn at least 60 university credits, earn at least 12 credits in Communication, hold a 3.0 overall GPA, and hold a 3.25 GPA in Communication coursework.


Phi Alpha

The purposes of the Phi Alpha honor society are to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship as a social work major, achieved sophomore status, completed nine semester hours of required social work courses, achieved an overall grade point average of 3.0, and a 3.25 GPA in required social work courses.


Pi Gamma Mu

Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society in Social Sciences, recognizes academic achievements and offers enrichment opportunities through service projects, publications, scholarships, and lectureship grants. Students interested in becoming members must meet the following criteria: minimum 3.0 GPA, completion of 20 semester hours in social science courses, and placement in the upper 35 percent of their class. University personnel are welcome to accept the privileges and responsibilities of membership as well.


Sigma Beta Delta

Sigma Beta Delta is an honor society for students who are pursuing baccalaureate degrees in business, management or business administration. The Society recognizes the principles of wisdom, honor and the pursuit of meaningful aspirations as important for academic success. Additionally, they serve as guidelines that lead to a fulfilling personal and professional – one distinguished by honorable service to humanity. To be eligible for national recognition and lifetime membership, a student must be a junior or a senior and ranked in the upper 20 percent of the class. Eligible students are notified. For more information, please contact Laurie at (920) 923-8139.


Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta provides English majors an opportunity to interact with others in their major for enjoyment, increased intellectual and aesthetic awareness and a better overall sense of their discipline’s career opportunities. Sigma Tau Delta offers information, publishing opportunities and organized events and activities students can use to fully realize their potential as English majors.

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society that strives to foster literacy within society and connect English students with each other and opportunities in their field of study.

Student Contact: Jackie Drake

Meeting Times: monthly, date and time to be determined.

Major events and activities? Our chapter hosts the campus-wide book club, annually attends a convention, and sponsors plays at Marian. We also like to hold pop-up writing workshops around campus.

Why should people join? Sigma Tau Delta is the best place for English majors and minors to get to know others in their field and realize their full career options. Members have opportunities to present and/or publish their original creative or research writing, and they are encouraged to attend readings of poetry and prose together. By participating in book club, members can also get a break from reading heavy textbooks and talk about contemporary, topical literature with others.

Who can join? Potential members need to complete three semesters at Marian, hold a 3.0 GPA overall and in all their English courses, and complete two English courses outside of their required first-year composition classes. Eligible members will be notified.

Advisor: Jodi Wagner-Angell


Theta Alpha Kappa

The purpose of the Theta Alpha Kappa Honor Society is to honor those who have shown excellence and promise of continued growth in the discipline of theology. The Society aims to advance this discipline by encouraging research, good teaching, publication and an intellectual and social exchange among students, teachers and writers in this field. Students interested in becoming members must meet the following criteria: complete at least three semesters in good standing, complete a minimum of twelve semester credits in theological studies, attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 in these courses, a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and be ranked in at least the upper 35% of their class in general scholarship.