Honors and Professional Societies
Phi Kappa Phi
The primary objective of the national honor society of Phi Kappa Phi is to recognize and encourage superior scholarship in all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society, not an honorary society or fraternity. Membership is earned by meeting criteria established by the national organization. Undergraduate students may be considered for election to Phi Kappa Phi if they have senior status, have a minimum of 24 graded semester hours at Arcadia University, and are in the upper 10 percent of their class, or if they are in their junior year and are scholastically in the upper 7.5 percent of their class.
Arcadia University also has established chapters of the following professional honor societies that elect to membership students with exceptional interest and achievement in special fields:
- Kappa Delta Pi (Education)
- Phi Alpha Theta (History)
- Phi Beta Delta (International Studies)
- Pi Delta Phi (French)
- Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science)
- Psi Chi (Psychology)
- Sigma Beta Delta (Business Administration)
- Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish)
- Sigma Tau Delta (English)
- Sigma Zeta (Computer Science and Mathematics)
Prizes and Awards
Undergraduate and Graduate students are recognized for academic excellence at Honors Convocation, an annual academic event held each spring. Special awards and prizes are awarded to students in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement.
Arcadia University’s Undergraduate Catalogs are housed within the Office of Academic Affairs and the Registrar. These online catalogs serve as a place to research an official archive of all academic programs, courses, and policies. Each catalog serves as the criteria for degree completion based on matriculation year.