HONOR SOCIETIES | Celebrating your achievements
From academic all-stars to scholar-athletes, across all programs and sports, our students bring in new honors everyday. We want to make sure our students get recognized for their outstanding achievements so we are proud to have a variety of honor societies active at the university and national levels.
Alpha Mu Gamma (World Language)
Alpha Mu Gamma is an honor society for students of world language. Members work to promote cultural understanding and celebrate international diversity with events such as international dance lessons and student presentations on study abroad experiences. Members have opportunities to apply for a variety of scholarships and to take part in several national and international events.
To be eligible, students must have completed at least two world language courses and have a GPA of at least 3.0, including two grades of A in college-level world language courses. Non-native speakers of English must have two grades of A in college-level world language courses. New members are inducted once a year, during the spring semester.
Cardinal Key National Honor Society
Cardinal Key National Honor Society recognizes students who both demonstrate academic excellence and are leaders in the college community. Members of Cardinal Key are juniors and seniors who continue to devote themselves to school activities and community service. At Baker, members of Cardinal Key take part in community service activities throughout the school year. In addition, the members organize various fund-raisers to benefit juvenile diabetes research.
Application for Membership
Sara Crump, Associate Professor of Psychology
Delta Mu Delta (Business Administration)
Delta Mu Delta is a national honor society for students of business administration. Acceptance into the society is the highest national honor a business student can earn. Membership brings with it a lifetime of prestige, recognition and opportunity. Only members of Delta Mu Delta are eligible for federal employment at the GS-7 level.
Baker students have been awarded $9,200 in scholarships since our chapter’s installation in 1996.
Because fellow members have also demonstrated excellent academic achievement, tremendous networking opportunities stem from membership. Members are eligible to attend special events where they meet current and future business leaders from across the country. Members also attend national meetings held in major cities across the United States. Potential members are reviewed as juniors, and new members are admitted at the end of their junior year.
Delta Mu Delta was formed in 1913 by five professors of commerce, finance and accounts at New York University. As the organization has evolved, it has gained membership in the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and become the national honor society in business administration.
Gamma Sigma Alpha (Fraternity & Sorority Academic)
Gamma Sigma Alpha National Academic Greek Honor Society is the premier organization committed to the academic success of members and alignment with the academic missions of institutions. Students are eligible for membership based on grade point average and membership in a Greek fraternity or sorority. The society strives to uphold the high ideal of scholastic achievement. Junior and senior students with a GPA of at least 3.5 are eligible for membership. The Alpha Kappa chapter at Baker University was reactivated in 2009.
Lambda Pi Eta (Communication)
Lambda Pi Eta is an honor society for students of communication. LPH represents what Aristotle described in his book Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda) meaning logic, pathos (Pi) relating to emotion and ethos (Eta) defined as character, credibility and ethics. Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the communication discipline.
Lambda Pi Eta is an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies and has active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide, including Baker University.
Assistant Professor of Communication
Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics)
Omicron Delta Epsilon is an honor society for economics students.
Associate Professor of Business and Economics
Order of Omega (Fraternity & Sorority Leadership)
Order of Omega is the national honor society that recognizes outstanding leadership among fraternity and sorority members, just 10 percent of whom are eligible for membership. Order of Omega members are a fixture in the community, initiating the Greek Week Hunger Hunt to replenish the Baldwin City Food Pantry and participating in other philanthropic activities. Order of Omega members recently launched a Campus Bike Program for all students, faculty and staff.
Phi Beta Delta (International Education)
Phi Beta Delta is an honor society dedicated to the support and advancement of international scholarship in all its forms within institutions of higher education in the United States and around the world; more simply stated, it is an honor society that focuses on international education and exchange. The mission of Phi Beta Delta is to be the premier on-campus organization for recognizing, promoting and supporting excellence in international scholarship and educational opportunities. Baker’s chapter, Delta Pi, was founded on March 29, 1999, by 19 students and 21 Baker faculty and staff.
Phi Beta Delta honors students, faculty and staff who have excelled in international education, studied abroad or focused on international issues during their time at Baker. Members work to promote international education and encourage others to take advantage of opportunities to see and learn about other cultures.
Members also have the honor of selecting the winners of the Milan-Harris Award for Promoting Diversity and the Eliot S. Berkley Prize in International Studies. New members are inducted into Phi Beta Delta each November.
Faculty Advisor & Chapter Coordinator
Phi Eta Sigma (Freshmen)
Phi Eta Sigma is the honor society for freshmen.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy)
An honor society for students of philosophy, Phi Sigma Tau inducts a select group of students each spring. Students are chosen based on their academic performance and contribution to the study and academic analysis of philosophy at Baker.
Phi Sigma Tau is a national honor society for students of philosophy. The Baker chapter, chartered in 1980, meets regularly to present and discuss student and faculty research papers. To be eligible, students must be in the top 35 percent of their class and have a GPA of at least 3.0 in three philosophy courses. Members have the unique opportunity to meet with Phi Sigma Tau alumni during the group’s reunions, held every two years.
Professor of Philosophy
Pi Lambda Theta (Education)
International Honor Society & Professional Association
Requirements for consideration:
- Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4-point scale
- Enrollment in a qualified degree program
- Senior status (this includes nontraditional students)
- Departmental recommendation
For more information please visit the Pi Lambda Theta website.
Psi Chi (Psychology)
Psi Chi is an honor society dedicated to acknowledging the achievements and enriching the experience of high-achieving psychology students.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish)
Sigma Delta Pi is a national Hispanic honor society for students who have completed three years of college-level Spanish, including a course of Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization. Members host events and activities during the year to celebrate the Spanish language and culture.
The national organization offers scholarships for study abroad and graduate study and prizes for papers written in Spanish. Students must also have a GPA of at least 3.0 in Spanish courses and be in the top 35 percent of their class. New members are inducted into Sigma Delta Pi every spring.
Professor of Spanish