Membership in Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha was founded in 1920 for the purpose of bringing together students and faculty interested in the study of government and politics. The chapter at Indiana—Alpha Beta—was founded in 1937.

At Indiana, eligibility for membership is: junior standing with a minimum 56 hours earned or in progress; 3.0 overall grade point average; 3.3 grade point average in major with at least 12 hours of political science courses. [Students with POLS GPA between 3.0 and 3.299 may petition with special circumstances.]

Watch for fall and spring invitations to apply! Print the application form and submit it to the Dept of Political Science in Woodburn 210.

Download the application form

Membership in Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa was founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary. Since then, Phi Beta Kappa has evolved to become the nation’s leading advocate for the liberal arts and sciences at the undergraduate level.

Membership is reserved for students completing a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences. There is no application process for this honor; rather, students will be selected and nominated based on their transcripts.

Undergraduate Teaching Interns

These students participate in various areas of faculty-directed activities, such as directing simulations, grading, teaching discussion sections, and conducting research. Many of the interns work with Professor Dina Spechler in the fall and spring semesters in conjunction with her Y351 Model UN course.