The Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Department of English
Sigma Tau Delta
International English Honor Society
Theta Mu Chapter
Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society, was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University. The Society strives to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies; provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities; foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing; promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members; exhibit high standards of academic excellence; and serve society by fostering literacy.
Alpha Iota Sigma
International Interdisciplinary Studies Honor Society
The Faculty of Business
The Student Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) at WSSU was chartered in 1992. AITP fosters a better understanding of the vital business role of information systems and the proper relationship of information systems to management.
The Lambda Epsilon student chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) was chartered at WSSU in April of 2005. As the premier professional business and financial information fraternity, BAP recognizes academic excellence and complements members' formal education by providing interaction and networking among students, faculty and professionals.
Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society recognizing business excellence, was chartered at Winston-Salem State University in May 2000. This prestigious organization recognizes the best business students internationally at institutions accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Enactus, formerly Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), is an international organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to the power of entrepreneurial action to enable progress around the world.
The Alpha Epsilon Student Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) at WSSU was chartered in June 1994 for accounting majors.
The mission of NABA, Inc. is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors.
National Black MBA Association
Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA) is dedicated to developing partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the black community through its five channels of engagement; education, career, leadership, entrepreneurship, and lifestyle.
Omicron Delta Epsilon
Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. Two of the objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics and the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities.
Pi Sigma Epsilon's mission is to develop the sales and marketing skills of its members through lifelong opportunities. Pi Sigma Epsilon has grown to be the premiere organization for motivated and dedicated students looking to maximize their college experience. PSE's goal is to provide collegiate students with practical business experience through sales, sales projects, marketing, marketing research and community service projects.
Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest professional association devoted to human resource management. Our mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most current and comprehensive resources, and to advance the profession by promoting HR's essential, strategic role.
The Faculty of Natural and Physical Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
Beta Beta Beta
National Biological Honor Society
Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 200,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 670 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
TriBeta was founded in 1922 at Oklahoma City University--the Alpha Chapter--by Dr. Frank G. Brooks and a group of his students. The idea of an honor and professional society for biology students spread rapidly and by 1925, the society was a national organization. Biennial national conventions of student and faculty members began in that year and in 1930 the society journal, BIOS, began publication of student research, articles of interest to biologists and society news. As the society grew, it was divided into regional and district groups, each of which holds a convention annually. At the heart of every district and national meeting are student research papers presented in the style of graduate meetings. Awards are given for outstanding individual and chapter accomplishment.
The Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of Behavioral Sciences
Alpha Kappa Delta
International Sociology Honor Society
Alpha Kappa Delta is a non-secret, democratic, international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of "anthropon katamanthanein diakonesein" or to "investigate humanity for the purpose of service." The purpose of AKD is the promotion of excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, research on social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition. The organization is open to Sociology majors or students who demonstrate serious interest in Sociology.
AKD is affiliated with the United Chapters of Alpha Kappa Delta: International Sociology Honor Society. WSSU's chapter of AKD was established in 1975. The chapter was inactive for several years. However, since 2006 the WSSU chapter has regained its momentum, and new officers are appointed each year. Interested students should contact Dr Edward Opoku-Dapaah in CO 318 or by telephone at (336)750-2643 for information.
National Social Work Honor Society
The Purpose of Phi Alpha Honor National Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. Contact Professor Yolanda Byrd for more information: (336) 750-2085.
Sigma Phi Omega
National Academic Honor and Professional Society in Gerontology
Sigma Phi Omega (SPO) was established in 1980 to recognize the excellence of those who study gerontology/aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons. The formation of a society not linked directly to any of the major professional associations appeared to be a fruitful avenue to provide a much needed link between educators, practitioners, and administrators in various settings where older persons are served.
The goals of SPO are achieved primarily through the activities of local chapters, and secondarily through efforts of the national office and officers. Local chapters serve as links within their respective communities to promote interaction between gerontology educators, students, alumni, and local professionals. The chapters provide opportunities for personal and professional interaction, sharing of concerns, discussion of issues, service activities, and so forth.SPO seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons, and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology/aging studies and related fields. A 3.3 cumulative grade point average is required to become a member of Sigma Phi Omega at the undergraduate level. Interested parties should contact: Epsilon Alpha Chapter Advisor: Dr. Shannon Mathews, 307 Coltrane Hall 336-750-8804 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of History, Politics and Social Justice
Phi Alpha Theta
National Honor Society in History
The Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society is comprised of chapters from properly accredited colleges and universities. All students in these institutions who have completed the required number of history courses and are maintaining high standards in all their college or university studies are eligible for membership. Phi Alpha Theta is oriented to history but membership is not limited to history majors or minors. Only four history courses are required for membership, with a grade point average in all history courses of 3.10. Two-thirds of all other courses must be at least 3.00.
Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. The society seeks to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.
Pi Gamma Mu
National Social Science Honor Society
The purpose of Pi Gamma Mu is to improve scholarship in the social studies and to achieve synthesis therein; to inspire social service to humanity by an intelligent approach to the solution of social problems; to engender sympathy toward others with different opinions and institutions by a better mutual understanding; and to supplement and to support, but not to supplant, existing social science organizations by promoting sociability and attendance at meetings.
Requirements for membership in Pi Gamma Mu are as follows: at least 21 hours of social science courses, which may include sociology, political science, history, philosophy, economics, and geography. In psychology only social psychology and history and systems are accepted. A 3.00 grade point average is required in all social science courses, and a 2.85 average in all other courses.