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Pi Sigma Alpha

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Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society for college students of political science and government in the United States. Pi Sigma Alpha is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and is designated as a "Specialized, Upper-Division" society by ACHS. Membership in an honor society is a worthy distinction in itself, and as a measure of academic achievement can provide a tangible advantage in a competitive world. 

The requirements for the Pi Sigma Alpha Rho Eta Chapter at Texas State are as follows:

  • Membership is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students
  • Currently enrolled majors or minors of Political Science (Political Science, Public Administration, or Legal Studies)
  • Must be at least a junior who has completed at least ten semester credits of work in political science, including at least one upper-division course (3000 level or higher)
  • An average grade of B (3.0) or higher in those courses
  • An overall average grade of B (3.0) or higher
  • Cannot be on disciplinary probation or be held by any other disciplinary restriction


Nick James

Faculty Sponsor

Casey Wheatland


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* If you apply online, email a copy of your unofficial transcript to Professor Wheatland at

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Pi Sigma Alpha is a co-sponsor of Discourse in Democracy Events!