School of Natural & Social Sciences


Honors Societies



Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography Honorary):

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society in geography. The chapter at Wayne State College was founded in the spring of 2002. GTU membership is earned through superior scholarship; it is an honor, and a professional distinction. Initiates have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography. The GTU chapter may also exten honorary membership to anyone whom it feels has, by exploration, research, lecturing, publishing, teaching or any other way contributed to marked advancement in any phase of Geography. For more information on Gamma Theta Upsilon, contact faculty sponsor: Dr. Randy Bertolas, CH 237, 375-7018 or Ms. Vickie Tinnon, CH 239, 375-7299.



Phi Alpha Theta (History Honorary):

Phi Alpha Theta is an organization, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the discipline in history on the part of WSC students by membership and participation in a national honorary organization. Membership in Phi Alpha Theta is governed by the standards set by the national Board. Current requirements include the completion of a minimum of 12 hours of history coursework with an average above 3.0, and an overall GPA in the top 1/2 of the applicant's class (currently about 3.3 for sophomores, 3.4 for juniors and 3.5 for seniors). For more information, contact Dr. Randy Bertolas, CH 237, 375-7018 or Dr. Joseph Weixelman, CH 209, 375-7135.


Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary):

Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society for college students of political science and government in the United States. Each chapter is encouraged to provide a framework for enriching the exposure of its members and the wider university community to the study of government and issues of public concern.


Undergraduates must meet the following criteria:  They must be at least juniors who have completed at least ten semester-credits (or 15 quarter-credits if their institution is on the quarter system) of work in political science including at least one upper-division course, with no grade lower than a B in those courses.  They must have achieved an overall GPA placing them in the top one-third of their whole class (i.e., junior or senior class).  They need NOT be political science majors to qualify for membership. For more information, contact Dr. Mark Leeper, CH 246, 375-7035.


Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences Honorary):

The Wayne State College PGM chapter has received national recognition every year since 1978. PGM encourages academic excellence in the social sciences, social service, student support for the WSC students, and the development of leadership skills among its members. Members do not need to have a major in the social sciences but must have completed at least 60 credit hours with a minimum of 20 hours in four core social sciences areas with a 3.0 GPA in those courses: history, political science, economics or geography, sociology, anthropology or psychology. In addition, members must have an overall GPA of 3.0, rank in the upper 35% of their classes, and never have failed a social sciences course. For more information, contact: Dr. Randy Bertolas, CH 237, 375-7018 or Dr. Jean Karlen, CH 240, 375-7042.


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Contact Info

Dr. Tammy Evetovich

Dean, Natural & Social Sciences

(402) 375-7030

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