Association of College Honor Societies


Pi Gamma Mu

Social Sciences

Admitted to ACHS: 1953

Founded in 1924 at Southwestern and William & Mary colleges

No of Active Chapters: 144

Total Membership: 262352

Annual/current Membership: 3413

Number of Regions: 4

Publications: Pi Gamma Mu Newsletter, International Social Science Review

PURPOSE: The purpose of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage the study of the social sciences among graduate and undergraduate students and faculty members in colleges and universities throughout the world, and to recognize outstanding achievement through election to membership and the presentation of various awards for distinguished achievement.

ELIGIBILITY: Any person of good moral character may be invited or may petition to join an active chapter of Pi Gamma Mu when he/she is a junior, senior, or graduate student; is in the upper 35 percent of the class; has at least 20 semester hours of social science; and has a grade average of B or better. Faculty and administrators may also accept the privileges and responsibilities of membership in a collegiate chapter.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES: The Society holds international conventions and regional meetings. Many individual chapters have extensive programs and projects. Pi Gamma Mu provides honoraria for distinguished guest lecturers who give addresses on the campuses where Pi Gamma Mu chapters are chartered. The Society also operates a program of scholarships by which outstanding students can continue their study of the social sciences in graduate schools. Pi Gamma Mu is affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

OFFICIAL CONTACT: Suzanne Rupp, Psy.D., Executive Director, 1001 Millington, Suite B, Winfield, KS 67156

Tel: (620) 221-3128  Fax: (620) 221-3276

Email: [email protected]  

Updated: 11/6/2015