Student Life and Leadership

Honors Societies

Honors Societies
IPFW honorary societies are affiliated with national organizations established to recognize and reward academic excellence.

Beta Beta Beta 

Purpose and Goals of Organization:

The purpose of this organization shall be to function as an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences.  Its activities shall be designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences, and to promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations among students of the life sciences. 

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students of IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Regular members shall be undergraduate majors in biological sciences, have completed at least three semesters of a four-year curriculum with at least three term courses in biological sciences with an average grade of B in those courses, and must be of good academic standing.  Members shall pay, prior to initiation, fees subject to the national organization of $30.00.  This is a one time fee, not requiring members to pay an annual fee thereafter. 

Activities and Events planned for current year:  Research Fair, Guest Speakers, Induction Ceremony

Primary Contact:  Ian T. Gatchell gatcit01@students.ipfw.edu 260-348-9753

Advisor Contact:  Vamsi J. Nalam nalamvj@ipfw.edu 260-481-6490

Organizational Information:  Email:  bbb@students.ipfw.edu 

 

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Chi Eta Sigma

Purposes and Goals of Organization:

The purposes and objectives of this organization are to honor the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the counseling profession; to promote the counseling scholarship, professionalism, leadership, and advocacy among members; and to provide counseling students and alumni with social and community engagement opportunities.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those students may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Membership in Chi Eta Sigma shall be open to all IPFW graduate-level counseling students and may include a limited number of alumni and community members. Members must maintain an average grade point average of 3.2 or better while enrolled in the graduate counseling program at IPFW. The cost for membership is not less than $25.00 a year nor will they exceed $50.00 a year.  

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  bonfires, volunteering at children's festival, dining out for restaurants, volunteering at multiple campus events, discount card fundraiser, initiation ceremony, etc.

Primary Contact:  Nicole Howard howand01@ipfw.edu  260-557-2243

Advisor Contact:  Kerrie Fineran finerank@ipfw.edu  260-481-4122

Organizational Information:  Website:  www.facebook.com/groups/IPFWCounseling  

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Delta Alpha Pi: Gamma Nu Chapter

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
Help change negative perceptions associated with disability. Support disabled students that have been reluctant to identify themselves publicly. Recognize students with disabilities for their academic accomplishments. Facilitate the development of skills in leadership, advocacy and education for participating students.

Membership Requirements and Obligations: 

Membership is open to qualified students enrolled in at least 1 credit hour. Students must present a documented disability at Services for Students with Disabilities office and demonstrate an interest in disability issues. Undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours and earned an overall GPA of 3.10. Graduate students must have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours and earned an overall GPA of 3.30. Induction occurs in the fall. There are no national dues. Members may be expelled from this organization for conduct unbecomming and for violations of the student code of conduct.

Activities and Events planned for current year: TBD

Primary/Advisor Contact:  Eric Wagenfeld wagenfee@ipfw.edu  260-481-6658 

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Delta Sigma Pi

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
Delta Sigma Pi is a co-ed professional fraternity with three main focuses: professionalism, community service, and social activity. Our unique mix of these three areas provides an unmatched experience for future business leaders.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
Semester dues are $65.00, except first semester dues of $136.00. Attend chapter events. Must have a 3.0 GPA in order to pledge in and maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA as a Business or OLS major.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Nelson's fund-raiser, various tours, bowling, dinners.

Contact Information:  Jose Casas casaja01@students.ipfw.edu 260-715-5596

Advisor Contact:  Mike Slaubaugh slaubau@ipfw.edu 260-481-6465

Organizational Information:  Website: IPFW Delta Sigma Pi       Email:  dsp@students.ipfw.edu 

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Iota Iota Iota (Triota)

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
The purpose and objectives of this organization are to encourage and reward academic excellence in the field of Women's Studies, provide academic programs and extracurricular academic opportunities for IPFW students, offer opportunities for Iota Iota Iota members to be mentored by and mentor others in the Women's Studies program. 

Membership Requirements and Obligations: 
Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least 3 credit hours at IPFW. No dues will be charged. No induction is required. Members maybe expelled from this organization for conduct unbecoming and for violations of the student code of conduct.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year: One book, Bagel Tuesday, Movie nights

Primary Contact:  Elana Merrit merreb01@students.ipfw.edu 260-446-4102

Advisor Contact:  Janet Badia badiaj@ipfw.edu  260-481-6895

Organizational Information:  Website:  www.facebook.com/iiiipfw   Email:  wost@ipfw.edu

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Kappa Delta Pi: Rho Kappa Chapter

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
The purpose of the Rho Kappa Chapter is to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The Rho Kappa Chapter will promote excellence in and recognition of outstanding contributions to education. Kappa Delta Pi shall endeavor to maintain a high degree of professional fellowship among its members, to quicken professional growth, and to honor achievement in educational work. To these ends, it shall invite to membership persons who exhibit commendable professional qualities, worth educational ideals, and sound scholarship, without regard to race, age, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual identity, or disability.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

Fifty-one percent of the members must be currently enrolled students at IPFW.  When seeking membership as an undergraduate student, a candidate must have at least 30 semester hours earned by the end of the term prior to initiation; have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for all coursework completed; and have at least 12 credit hours of professional education courses programmed, in progress, or completed. When seeking membership as a graduate student, a candidate must have full graduate standing at IPFW; completed six or more semester hours of graduate work at IPFW; have at least 12 hours of professional educations courses programmed, in progress, or completed; have a cumulative GPA on all graduate work understand of at least 3.25. All candidates must pay $45 in national dues, and $10 in local dues. Candidates must be present at induction.

Activities and Events planned for current year:  Semester meetings, induction, involvement with Project Reads, The BIG Event

Primary Contact:  Chris Inniger innicr01@students.ipfw.edu 260-849-0722

Advisor Contact:  Sharon Parnin parnins@ipfw.edu 260-481-6063

Organizational Information:  www.kdp.org

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Lambda Pi Eta

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
Recognize, foster, and regard outstanding scholastic achievement in COM; stimulate interest in the field of COM; establish and maintain professional development opportunities for the application of communication while working with the faculty and students to maintain academic standard. 

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Voting membership shall be open to all students who are currently enrolled in at least one credit hour at IPFW.  3.0 cumulative GPA with 60 semester or 90 quarter credit hours completed. 3.25 GPA for communication studies courses with 12 semester or 18 quarter credit hours completed. $60 one-time membership fee. By invitation students are inducted in a ceremony whose script is established by the National Communication Association. Students must attend at least one activity/meeting per semester to remain active.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Jimmy Johns Fundraiser for Lutheran Children Hospital, The Big Event, Game Tournament.

Primary Contact:  Sarah Symonds Leblanc leblancs@ipfw.edu 

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National Society of Leadership and Success

Purposes and Goals of Organization:
Provide step by step programs for members to build their leadership skills through participation..

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

Membership in NSLS shall be open to all who can benefit from the program.  General membership requires being a registered student at IPFW and must have a 2.7 GPA or higher.  An inducted member shall be defined as any student who has paid their National dues and has attended an orientation meeting, at least three speaker events, three success networking team meetings, completed the NSLS training day event, meets the GPA requirements, and is in good standing with the local chapter and the institution.  Dues are $85. 

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Orientation, Speakers, Training Days, Induction

Primary Contact:  Cory Galano  cgalano@societyleadership.org   201-464-8747

Advisor Contact:  Shannon Johnson johnsons@ipfw.edu 260-481-6502

Organization Information:  Website: www.societyleadership.org   Email:  nsls@students.ipfw.edu 

 

Phi Eta Sigma-IPFW Chapter

Purposes and Goals of Organization:
To honor students for academic achievement during their freshman year at IPFW.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Full-time undergraduates taking a normal course load leading to a bachelor's degree earning a 3.5 GPA during their first two terms, or first year at IPFW. Lifetime national dues are $20 and IPFW dues are $5. Induction occurs in the spring semester. Expulsion is for conduct unbecoming or violation of the Student Code.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Talks by students and faculty; spring installation ceremony

Primary Contact:  Professor Lowell Beineke beineke@ipfw.edu  260-481-6223
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Pi Alpha Alpha

Purpose and Goals of Organization:

The purpose of this organization shall be to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public policy, affairs, and administration, to promote the advancement of education and practice in the art and science of public policy, affairs, and administration, and to foster integrity, professionalism, and creative performance in the conduct of governmental and related public service activities. 

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled student of IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Undergraduate candidates who rank in the upper ten percent of their graduating class may be inducted providing: they have completed fifteen semester hours of course work required for public policy, public affairs, or public administration major or its equivalent; they have maintained an average GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale in all major course work, and a 3.0 GPA in all other work; that the student has met the first two requirements and he or she is in the last semester of their junior year.  Graduate candidates may be inducted who have maintained at least a 3.7 GPA for 50% of the required coursework (a minimum of 18 semester hours). 

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Induction Ceremony

Primary Contact:  Dr. Nurgul Aitalieva  aitalien@ipfw.edu   260-481-6352

Organizational Information:  http://pialphaalpha.org


Pi Mu Epsilon

Purposes and Goals of Organization:
To recognize student achievement and to promote scholarly activity in the mathematical sciences.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
A majority of total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote or hold office.  Majoring or minoring in mathematics with at least a 3.0 average in at least five courses in mathematics or statistics and at least a 3.0 average in all courses.

Activities and Events Planned for the Current Year:  Induction ceremony, student competition, guest speaker

Primary Contact:  Professor Lowell Beineke beineke@ipfw.edu  260-481-6223

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Pi Sigma Alpha-Alpha Kappa Lambda Chapter

Purpose and Goals of Organization:

Pi Sigma Alpha is the only honor society for college students of political science and government.  The purposes and objectives of this organization are:  to unite top students within the political science major to promote the field of political science; host chapter activities ranging from sending members to research conferences, sponsoring essay contests, and inviting national recognized lecturers; recognize excellence in academic achievement by undergraduate students in the fields of political science, government international and public affairs; to stimulate scholarship and interest in political science; to promote worthwhile curricular and extracurricular activities related to political science; to promote civil dialogue and engage in any other activities that further these purposes.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

For undergraduate students:  Completion of at least 50% of credits required for baccalaureate degree; completion of ten semester hours of work in political science including at least one designated by the institution to be an upper-level course; maintenance of an average of B or higher in all political science courses and maintenance of general scholarship to place such students within the upper third of their class; members of the student assembly are expected to attend at least one event per academic year.  New members are required to pay $66, which is a one time fee that includes both national and chapter dues, a certificate, and pin to be presented at initiation, as well as graduation honor regalia.  Returning members pay $30.00

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:

Primary Contact:  Dr. Michael Wolf   wolf@ipfw.edu   260-481-6898 or 260-460-7100

 

Psi Chi

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
Psi Chi is the international honor society of psychology at IPFW geared towards encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students of IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least one credit hour at IPFW.  Each voting member must maintain at least a 2.00 semester and cumulative GPA at IPFW.  Psi Chi members must be a Psychology major or minor. Also, they must have at least 3 semesters or equivalent of full-time college course work. Have completed at least 9 semester credit hours or equivalent of psychology courses. Have earned a cumulative GPA that is in the top 35% of their class (sophomore, junior, senior) compared to their calssmates across the entire university of the college that houses psychology. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA average for psychology. Induction dues are one time payment of $55.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year: Several campus and community events.

Primary Contact:  Carrie Vachon vachce01@students.ipfw.edu 260-466-7665

Advisor Contact:  Daniel Miller millerda@ipfw.edu  260-481-6406

Organizational Information:  National Web site: http://www.psichi.org  Email:  psichi@students.ipfw.edu 

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Sigma Alpha Iota-Zeta Psi

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
To encourage musical and scholastic excellence, to increase public awareness of music, to provide community and departmental services, to fulfill objectives of the national organization of Sigma Alpha lota

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Prospective members must have earned a total of six credit hours or more in music courses, attained at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA the semester prior to pledging, and active members must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA each semester. 

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:     Candy cane sales, Pennies for a mile, Volunteering

Primary Contact:  Zoe Volz  gleazl01@students.ipfw.edu  215-219-4625

Advisor Contact: Marcy Trentacosti trentacm@ipfw.edu  260-481-0272

Organizational Information:  Website:  http://saizetapsi.weebly.com   Email: sai.zetapsi.contact@gmail.com

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Sigma Gamma Epsilon

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
The scholastic and scientific advancement of its members and the extension of the relations of friendship and assistance among college universities and scientific schools with recognized standing which are devoted to the advancement of the Earth Sciences.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Voting membership shall be open to all students of earth science currently enrolled with at least ten credit hours in the earth sciences at IPFW.  Eligibility for initiation requires a cumulative 2.67 GPA or higher and a3.0 GPA in geoscience classes.  Annual dues of $15.

Activities and Events Planned:  Assisting Geoscience Club with festivals, coat drive, meetings

Primary Contact:  Dr. Anne Argast argast@ipfw.edu  260-481-6252

Organizational information:  Website:  www.sigmagammaepsilon.com

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Tau Upsilon Alpha, Alpha Kappa Chapter (Human Services Honor Society)

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
The purpose of this organization is to promote excellence in service to humanity, honor academic achievement, and foster lifelong learning, leadership and development.  The organization has the following objectives:  provide and refer members to service opportunities, promote the continued academic achievement and growth of its members through dissemination of scholarship, grant, and graduate school information, encourage professional development of members through activities such as conducting research, conference, and workshop attendance, workshop presentations, professional writing, and leadership on campus and within the community. 

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Voting membership shall be open to all TUA members currently enrolled in at least six credit hours at IPFW and have paid the annual student organization dues.  Annual dues of $5.00 are collected from each member.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Fundraiser duing spring semester, annual induction ceremony, service project

Primary Contact:  Taylor Zalenski  zaleta01@students.ipfw.edu  260-446-7311 

Advisor Contact:  Linda Wark warkl@ipfw.edu  260-481-6083

Organizational Information:  Website:  www.facebook.com/TUAIPFW

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Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Purposes and Goals of Organization:
The promoting of high scholarship in computer and information science, as well as promoting interest and investigation in the fields.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least three credit hours at IPFW.  Undergraduate students must be a CS or IS major, having completed 45 or more credit hours of work with 15 credit hours in CS or IS. They must also have a 3.0 GPA or higher and rank in the upper third of eligible members. Graduate Students must be in ACS and must have completed 16 credits with the required GPA of 3.5 and a top third ranking. Lifetime dues are $85.

Activities and Events Planned for the Current Year:  Induction ceremony

Primary Contact:  Fabio Fiori fiorfe01@students.ipfw.edu 260-515-2845

Advisor Contact:   Aleshia Hayes hayesa@ipfw.edu  260-481-6867

 

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