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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog (Curriculog Connected) 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog (Curriculog Connected)

Honor Organizations

Alpha Epsilon Delta Alpha Epsilon Delta, the Salem Premedical Honor Society, promotes communication, scholarship and community service among premedical students at the College. Its membership is limited to Salem students and alumnae whose general scholastic average is 3.0 or greater and who rank in the upper 35% of their class.

Alpha Lambda Delta Alpha Lambda Delta is a nationally recognized first-year honor society. Its purpose is to promote intelligent living, high standards of learning and superior academic achievement in a student’s first year at Salem. To be admitted to Alpha Lambda Delta, a student must take a full academic load and earn a G.P.A. of 3.5.

Alpha Psi Omega Alpha Psi Omega honors students who achieve a high standard of work in dramatics. Students who complete a minimum of 60 hours on stage and in some area of crew work are eligible for membership.

Alpha Sigma Lambda Alpha Sigma Lambda, the premier and largest chapter-based honor society for full and part-time adult students, was established in 1946 to recognize outstanding scholarship and leadership in adult students pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Alpha Sigma Lambda recognizes students in this population who have taken a minimum of twenty-four hours in liberal arts/sciences at Salem (not including transfer course credits), are drawn from the top 20% of students in the undergraduate degree program whether full or part time, and have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2.

Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta is the national biological honor society which emphasizes scholarship, dissemination of scientific knowledge and promotion of biological research. Regular members of the Beta Alpha chapter must be biology majors of junior or senior standing and possess a 3.0 or higher. Associate members are those undergraduates whose interests include the like sciences, but who are ineligible for regular membership.

Kappa Delta Pi Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in education, is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. The Society, as a community of scholars, recognizes scholarship, promotes worthy educational ideas and practices, enhances professional growth and leadership, fosters inquiry and reflection on significant educational issues and maintains a high degree of professional fellowship. Members of the Salem College chapter of KDP are selected in the spring term.

Lambda Pi Eta Lambda Pi Eta is a national honor society for communication and media studies majors. Membership is open to juniors and seniors with outstanding achievement in communication studies. Faculty may also be members.

Mortar Board Mortar Board is a national honor society for seniors who have demonstrated distinguished ability in scholarship, leadership and service to the college and the community. Members are tapped for the society at the end of their junior year.

Omicron Delta Epsilon Omicron Delta Epsilon is an international honor society that encourages and recognizes academic excellence in economics. Students are required to have a 3.0 overall G.P.A. and a 3.0 average in at least four economics classes. ODE is committed to advancing the field of economics through dialogue and academic exchange both on and off campus.

Omicron Delta Kappa Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, recognizes junior and senior students who have attained success in scholarship, athletics, service, journalism and creative arts through effective leadership and constructive participation in the life of the community.

Phi Alpha Theta Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, encourages and recognizes outstanding achievement in that field of study. Both faculty and students may be inducted into this society.

Phi Sigma Iota Phi Sigma Iota is the national honor society in languages. It is open to faculty, juniors and seniors who meet high standards of performance in advanced French, German and Spanish.

Pi Gamma Mu Pi Gamma Mu is the international social science honor society. It recognizes achievement in the social sciences and is open to juniors and seniors who meet its high standards through their course work in history, political science, economics, sociology, criminal studies, and psychology.

Pi Kappa Lambda Pi Kappa Lambda is the most prestigious national college honor society in music. It recognizes the highest levels of musical achievement and academic scholarship in colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning which must offer music degree programs in one or more fields. Membership is open to juniors and seniors who have demonstrated high academic achievement in music.

Sigma Beta Delta Sigma Beta Delta is the international honor society in business, management and administration. Its purposes are to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management and administration as well as to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. To be eligible for membership in Sigma Beta Delta, students must be business, accounting, economics or international business majors of junior or senior standing and possess a 3.7 G.P.A.

Sigma Tau Delta The Alpha Eta Kappa chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, honors distinction for high achievement in undergraduate English studies. Students must have completed three semesters at Salem, maintain a 3.0 in more than two English/creative writing at the 200-level or higher, and rank in the top 35% of her class.

Theta Alpha Kappa Theta Alpha Kappa is the national honor society for theology and religious studies. Its purpose is to encourage, recognize and maintain excellence in these fields of study. Theta Alpha Kappa sponsors a scholarly journal which publishes the works of undergraduate students.