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:
1. Promote scholarship in the biological sciences

2. Promote the dissemination of biological knowledge

3. Encourage research

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

1. Good academic standing

2. Completed one term of second-year

3. Completed 3 courses in biological sciences, one of which cannot be an introductory course

4. B average in all courses

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

 

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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:

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

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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

Additional Information:

Email: dsp@students.ipfw.edu
Web site: http://dspiotalambda.wordpress.com/delta-sigma-pi-iota-lambda-chapter/

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Iota Iota Iota (Triota)

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
Provide academic programs and extracurricular academic opportunities for IPFW students

Membership Requirements and Obligations: 
Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least 3 credit hours. 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

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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:

When seeking memberships 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

Lambda Alpha Theta

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
1. To stimulate and encourage interest in the field of anthropology in the university's student body.
2. To promote community-wide interest in anthropology.
3. To support and encourage students seeking a career in the field of anthropology.

Membership Requirements and Obligations: Currently enrolled with a declared major in Anthropology. Students must be a junior or senior and must have completed no less than twelve (12) credit hours in Anthropology. Students must have a cumulative GPA of no less than 2.5 and a departmental GPA of no less than 3.0

Primary Contact: 
Michael Plasterer plasma01@students.ipfw.edu

Advisor Contact: 

Douglas Kline klined@ipfw.edu (260) 481-4178  

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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:
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 

Advisor Contact:

Dr. Sarah 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:
1. 50% membership induction

2. Bi-annual invitations

3. 3 year renewal. Use message and calendar system for year

4. Chapter action plan

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:

Orientation, Speakers, Training Days, Induction

Primary Contact:

Madeline Slusser slusml02@students.ipfw.edu 260-615-9876

Advisor Contact:

Shannon Johnson johnsons@ipfw.edu 260-481-6502

Organization Information:

Email: nsls@students.ipfw.edu

Website: societyleadership.org

 

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:
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 Mu Epsilon

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

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
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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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:

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

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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:
1. 6 credit hours in music courses

2. 2.5 cumulative GPA

3. $60 annual dues

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
TBA

Primary Contact:

Shelby Fallis fallsl01@students.ipfw.edu 812-216-6635

Advisor Contact:

Marcy Trentacosti trentacm@ipfw.edu (260) 481-0272

Organizational Information:
Email: sigmaalphaiotaroses@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:
1. $5 one time dues

2. 10 semester hours in earth science courses

3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in these courses

4. Overall GPA of 2.67

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

Primary Contact:
Amanda Straw straam03@students.ipfw.edu 260-242-1713 

Advisor Contact:

Anne Argast argast@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6252

Organizational information:
www.sigmagammaepsilon.com

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Sigma Tau Delta: Alpha Sigma Delta Chapter

Purposes and Goals of Organization:
To represent Sigma Tau Delta at IPFW by: fostering all aspects of the discipline of English; conferring distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies; exhibiting high standards of academic excellence; and serving society by fostering literacy.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
Undergraduates must have completed at least 2 courses in English literature or language beyond the requirements of a freshman, have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in English and in general scholarship, and have completed at least 3 semesters of college coursework. Graduate members must be enrolled in an English graduate program, have completed six semesters of the equivalent in graduate coursework, and have a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. International membership fees are $40 for a lifetime. Members must also attend a mandatory induction ceremony.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
Middle and high school poetry contest and reception, Brain Game, Induction ceremony

Primary Contact:
Sara Jackson jackse02@students.ipfw.edu (260) 267-4892

Advisor Contact: Hardin Aasand aasandh@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6750


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.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
Membership is open to students who have been accepted into the National Honor Society for Human Services. They are expected to comply with all of the policies of the IPFW Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct. 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

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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:
At current, membership is open to all IPFW students. 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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