Academic Honor Societies

Phi Beta Kappa/outstanding scholarship

The Iota chapter, which is specific to Hollins, dates from 1962 and recognizes outstanding scholarship and broad interests in liberal studies. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest honor society in the United States.

Alpha Kappa Delta/sociology

Honors sociology majors or students who have a serious interest in the field. The name signifies social research for the purpose of service.

Alpha Psi Omega/theatre

Offers students the chance to get involved in theatrical events and stage works of all types. Students earn membership by working on productions.

Eta Sigma Phi/classics

Promotes interest in the study of the history, art, and literature of ancient Greece and Rome. At Hollins, Eta Sigma Phi sponsors recreational events.

Lambda Pi Eta/communication studies

Recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the communication discipline.

Omicron Delta Epsilon/economics

Recognizes scholastic achievement and seeks to establish closer ties between students and faculty in economics within and among colleges and universities.

Omicron Delta Kappa/leadership

Fosters the development of responsible leadership and promotes involvement on campus and in the surrounding community.

Phi Alpha Theta/history

Recognizes outstanding achievement of undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history.

Pi Delta Phi/French

Recognizes outstanding scholarship in the French language and francophone literatures and promotes appreciation for the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world.

Pinnacle/Horizon students

Supports leadership and scholarship.

Pi Sigma Alpha/political science

Recognizes and promotes high academic achievement.

Psi Chi/psychology

Encourages, stimulates, and maintains excellence in scholarship, and advances the science of psychology.

Sigma Delta Pi/Spanish

Recognizes excellence in Spanish. Hollins students are inducted into membership through the Upsilon Eta chapter.

Sigma Tau Delta/English

Confers distinction for high achievement in English language, literature, and writing.

Sigma Xi/Scientific Research Society

Emphasizes the pursuit of knowledge through research in the sciences and mathematics. The Hollins chapter is one of the few authorized to name undergraduates to associate membership.