Honor societies are an excellent way to reap the rewards of your hard work in the classroom. Through membership in clubs like Sigma Tau Delta for English or Tau Beta Pi for engineering, students can develop leadership skills while promoting the study of their academic discipline.
Widener currently hosts honor societies in a number of fields of study, ranging from history and criminal justice to psychology and chemical engineering. Societies for freshmen and non-traditional adult students are also active.
We have 35 honor societies on our main campus. Come join us.
Widener Honor Societies
- Alpha Chi ΑΧ
National Scholarship Honor Society
- Alpha Mu Gamma ΑΜΓ
International Modern Language Honor Society
- Alpha Phi Sigma ΑΦΣ
National Criminal Justice Honor Society
- Alpha Psi Omega ΑΨΩ
National Honorary Dramatic Society
- Alpha Sigma Lambda ΑΣΛ
National Honor Society for Adult Students
- Beta Alpha Psi ΒΑΨ
National Honors Fraternity for Financial Information Professionals
- Beta Beta Beta ΒΒΒ
National Biological Honor Society
- Beta Gamma Sigma ΒΓΣ
Honor Society for AACSB Accredited Business Programs
- Chi Alpha Epsilon ΧΑΕ
National Academic Development Programs Honor Society
- Eta Sigma Delta ΗΣΔ
International Hospitality Management Honor Society
- Gamma Eta Rho ΓΗΡ
Honor Society for Human Sexuality
- Honors Program in General Education
- Iota Iota Iota III
Gender & Women's Studies Honor Society
- Kappa Delta Pi ΚΔΠ
International Honor Society in Education
- Kappa Theta Epsilon ΚΘΕ
Cooperative Education Honor Society
- Lambda Pi Eta ΛΠΗ
National Communication Honor Society
- Omega Chi Epsilon ΩΧΕ
Honors Society in Chemical Engineering
- Omicron Delta Epsilon ΟΔΕ
International Honor Society in Economics
- Omicron Delta Kappa OΔK
National Leadership Honor Society
- Phi Alpha ΦΑ
National Social Work Honor Society
- Phi Alpha Theta ΦΑΘ
International History Honor Society
- Phi Beta Delta ΦΒΔ
Honor Society for International Scholars
- Phi Eta Sigma ΦΗΣ
Freshman Honor Society
- Phi Kappa Phi ΦΚΦ
National Scholarship Honor Society
- Phi Lambda Upsilon ΦΛY
Honor Society in Chemistry
- Pi Gamma Mu ΠΓΜ
International Social Science Honor Society
- Pi Sigma Alpha ΠΣΑ
National Political Science Honor Society
- Psi Chi ΨΧ
National Honor Society in Psychology
- School of Business Administration Honors Program
- School of Nursing Honors Program
- Sigma Pi Sigma ΣΠΣ
International Physics Honor Society
- Sigma Tau Delta ΣΤΔ
International English Honor Society
- Sigma Theta Tau International ΣΘΤ
Honor Society of Nursing (Eta Beta Chapter)
- Tau Beta Pi ΤΒΠ
National Engineering Honor Society
Membership in these societies can help you after you graduate, too! It gives you deeper insight into the various careers associated with your discipline while also giving your résumé or curriculum vitae a boost.
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