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Histories of Honor Societies

Greek honor societies fall into various categories, including undergraduate, graduate, general academic, and professional. Many have a post for a historian as one of the officers.  Most today are very public in nature but a small group such as Phi Sigma Omega and Skull and Bones are more discrete in their publications.  Here is a list of some honor societies that have websites and whose histories are more generally available:


Alpha Beta Gamma, (Business at Two-Year Colleges)

Alpha Chi, (All Academic Fields)

Alpha Chi Sigma, (Chemistry)

Alpha Gamma Sigma, (California's community colleges, All Academic Fields)

Alpha Delta Mu, (Social Work)

Alpha Epsilon, (Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering)

Alpha Epsilon Delta, (Premedicine)

Alpha Epsilon Lambda,AE (Graduate Students)

Alpha Eta Mu Beta, (Biomedical Engineering)

Alpha Kappa Delta, (Sociology)

Alpha Kappa Mu, (All academic fields)

Alpha Lambda Delta, (Freshman scholarship)

Alpha Mu Gamma, (Foreign language)

Alpha Nu Sigma, (Nuclear Engineering)

Alpha Phi Sigma, (Criminal Justice)

Alpha Pi Mu, (Industrial Engineering)

Alpha Psi Omega, (Theatre)

Alpha Sigma Mu, (Metallurgy and Materials Engineering)

Alpha Sigma Lambda, (First in Scholarship and Leadership - Non-traditional students)

Alpha Sigma Nu, (General scholarship at Jesuit institutions of higher education)

Alpha Upsilon Alpha, ( Reading and language arts)

Arnold Air Society (primarily United States Air Force cadets)

Beta Alpha Psi (accounting, finance and computer information system)

Beta Beta Beta, - Biology

Beta Gamma Sigma, (Business)

Beta Kappa Chi, (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)

Beta Phi Mu, (Library & Information Science and Information Technology)

Blue Key Honor Society (Leadership)

Chi Epsilon, (Civil Engineering)

Chi Epsilon Pi, (Meteorology)

Chi Sigma Iota, (Professional Counseling)

Delta Epsilon Sigma, (General Scholarship at Colleges and Universities with a Catholic Tradition)

Delta Epsilon Iota, - (Academics)

Delta Epsilon Tau, - Distance Education and Training Council

Delta Mu Delta, (Business Administration)

Delta Phi Alpha, - German

Delta Sigma Rho - Tau Kappa Alpha, - (Forensics)

Delta Tau Alpha, (Agriculture)

Epsilon Delta Pi, (Computer Information Systems & Computer Science)

Epsilon Pi Tau, (Technology)

Epsilon Tau Pi, (Brotherhood of Eagle Scouts)

Eta Kappa Nu, (Computer & electrical engineering)

Eta Sigma Phi, (Classics)

Gamma Theta Upsilon, (Geography)

Golden Key International Honour Society (Academics)

The Honors Society (Academics)

Kappa Kappa Psi, (College Bandmembers)

Kappa Mu Epsilon, (Mathematics)

Lambda Iota Tau, (Literature)

Lambda pi eta, (Communication)

Mortar Board (Leadership)

Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics)

Mu Beta Psi, (Music)

National Residence Hall Honorary, NRHH (Residence Hall Leadership & Service)

National Society of Collegiate Scholars, NSCS (Scholarship, Leadership & Service)

Omega Chi Epsilon, (Chemical Engineering)

Omicron Delta Epsilon, (Economics)

Omicron Delta Kappa, (Scholarship, Leadership and Service for juniors and seniors)

The Order of Barristers - lawyers

The Order of Omega (Service to the Greek letter fraternity and sorority system)

Pershing Rifles (for outstanding student members of the United States armed forces)

Phi Alpha Epsilon, (Architectural engineering)

Phi Alpha Theta, (History)

Phi Beta Kappa (undergraduatearts and sciences)

Phi Eta Sigma, (Freshman scholarship)

Phi Kappa Alpha, (Leadership)

Phi Kappa Phi, (All Academic Fields)

Phi Sigma Iota, (Foreign Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, ESL, & Cultures)

Phi Sigma Pi, (general scholarship)

Phi Sigma Tau, (Philosophy)

Phi Theta Kappa, (All academic fields at community and junior colleges)

Pi Alpha Alpha, (Public Affairs and Administration)

Pi Alpha Xi (Horticulture)

Pi Delta Phi, (French)

Pi Epsilon, (The National Environmental Sciences Honor Society)

Pi Gamma Mu, (Social Sciences) - the International Honor Society in the Social Sciences

Pi Kappa Delta, (Forensics)

Pi Kappa Lambda, (Music)

Pi Lambda Theta (Education)

Pi Mu Epsilon, (Mathematics)

Pi Nu Epsilon, (Music)

Pi Sigma Alpha, (Political Science)

Pi Tau Sigma, (Mechanical Engineering)

Psi Chi, (Psychology)

Sigma Delta Pi, (Spanish)

Sigma Gamma Epsilon, (Geology, Earth Sciences)

Sigma Gamma Tau, (Aerospace Engineering)

Sigma Iota Rho, (International Studies)

Sigma Lambda Alpha, (Landscape Architecture)

Sigma Pi Sigma, (Physics)

Sigma Tau Delta, (English)

Sigma Theta Tau, (Nursing)

Sigma Xi, (General science research)

Tau Beta Pi, (Engineering)

Tau Beta Sigma, (coed sorority of college band members)

Theta Chi Beta, (Religious Studies)

Upsilon Phi Delta, Y (Health Administration)

Upsilon Pi Epsilon, (Computing Sciences/Computer engineering)

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Alpha Omega Alpha (Medicine)

Order of the Coif (Law)

Pi Epsilon (The National Environmental Sciences Honor Society)

Upsilon Phi Delta, Y (Health Administration)