The College of Social Sciences is re-activating the University of Hawaiʻi Alpha chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, the International Honor Society in Social Sciences. We need a group of 25-30 students to create a viable chapter. We are very excited by the volume of qualified students who have already expressed interest.
In addition to recognition for your outstanding scholarly achievement, a valuable item for your resume, member benefits include the opportunity to:
We strongly encourage you to review the Pi Gamma Mu website for more information about the benefits bestowed to members.
There is a one-time, lifetime membership fee of $50. Parents are often willing to pay some or all of the fee when they see the benefits of membership. Students with demonstrated financial need who are unable to pay the fee may apply for a Dean's Award to offset the fee.
Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences. Its mission is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in social science disciplines and to foster cooperation and social service among its members. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social science disciplines which seek to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as their related problems and issues.
Individuals may be invited or may petition to join an active chapter of Pi Gamma Mu when they are a junior, senior or graduate student in the upper 35 percent of the class, with at least 20 semester hours in social sciences and an average grade therein of "B" or better.
Pi Gamma Mu's constitution defines the social sciences to include the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice, social work, psychology, social philosophy, history of education, and human geography.
The UH chapter will include all disciplines within the College of Social Sciences: Anthropology • Communications/Journalism • Economics • Ethnic Studies • Geography • Political Science • Psychology • Public Administration • Public Policy Center/Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution • Sociology • Urban and Regional Planning • Women's Studies
Membership is simple! Please attend an informational meeting in Dean Hall room 5/6 at 12pm (noon) on either:
Application forms will be available. In order to complete your application, please bring a check for $50 made out to the University of Hawaii Foundation. If we do not receive 25 completed applications (with fees paid) by February 3, we will return the check to you.
If you are unable to attend either meeting:
Dean's Office | College of Social Sciences
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
2500 Campus Road, Hawai'i Hall 310
Honolulu, HI 96822
* Your local chapter dues are $0.00
* Leave the required Chapter Faculty Sponsor Signature blank. We will sign this.
The absolute deadline to apply is Friday, February 3, 2017.
Absolutely! You must be a junior or senior to be eligible. As a soon to graduate senior, this is a great time to join. Do NOT miss out on this opportunity. You may obtain a Pi Gamma Mu honor cord to wear at commencement and list the membership on your resume or job applications.
Your location is not an issue. You have been invited to join based on your outstanding academic standing. Participation in chapter meetings and events is an option, but is not required.
This is an interdisciplinary honor society for students in social sciences. It can be in addition to departmental honor societies.