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Honor and Fraternal Societies

Pi Sigma AlphaPi Sigma Alpha

Founded in 1920 at the University of Texas at Austin, Pi Sigma Alpha is the only national honor society for college students of political science and government in the United States.  Membership to the organization, which currently has grown to over 700 chapters, provides distinction and advantage in a competitive world. The Texas State Chapter, Rho Eta, was established in 1988 and over the last thirty years has hosted a variety of lectures and community-service projects.

For additional information, email Dr. Thomas Varacalli (


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Phi Alpha Delta

Phi Alpha Delta is an international law fraternity that was established in 1902 and has since grown to 213 law chapters, 368 pre-law chapters, and 109 alumni chapters. Texas State’s pre-law chapter is dedicated to providing the most useful and accurate information for law school bound students by visiting law schools and hosting professional guest panels and LSAT workshops. PAD is committed to creating an atmosphere of motivation, encouragement, and focus for all pre-law students.
For additional information, email Dr. Carol Dochen (

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Pi Alpha Alpha

Pi Alpha Alpha is a worldwide honor society for Public Affairs and Administration, founded and run by NASPAA in 1974. It has over 160 chapters with every member representing the highest levels of academic achievement, promoting the advancement in education and practice of public affairs and administration.

For additional information, email Dr. Howard Balanoff (



Supporting Women in Political Science (SWIPS)

SWIPS is a non-partisan student organization at Texas State University begun in 2017. The group's primary purpose is professional development and leadership on campus. We welcome any interested Texas State students to join us for general meetings, our lecture series, and socials. Our facebook page contains general and contact information, as well photos from our most recent events.


Twitter: @SWIPS_TXST


For additional information, email Dr. Jennifer Lamm ( or Dr. Ashleen Bagnulo (