Pi Gamma Mu
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.