The Alpha Beta Chi Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, received its charter at Chapman University in 2004. Founded in 1920 at the University of Texas, Pi Sigma Alpha recognizes the outstanding academic achievements of students within the discipline of Political Science. There are more than 600 chapters established in colleges and universities in the United States. The Articles of Incorporation of Pi Sigma Alpha state as one of its purposes, “to stimulate scholarship and intelligent interest in political science.” The society functions at the national and chapter levels by sponsoring programs and events of value to the profession and teaching of political science. 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.
Requirements for membership at Chapman University include completion of at least four Political Science courses (one of which must be 300-level or above), a GPA of 3.5 or above within the major and a GPA of 3.25 overall, and an overall academic standing in the upper third of the college class. Students must also have junior or senior standing.
For more information about Pi Sigma Alpha, please contact:
Dr. Lori Cox Han
Professor of Political Science
Phone: (714) 744-7614
Pi Sigma Alpha National Office: