Student Life and Leadership

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 society for students of the biological sciences.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

Undergraduate of biology. Complete 3 semesters withi 3 term courses in Biology with an average grade of B in those courses. $50 dues (lifetime membership).

Activities and Events planned for current year:

Induction ceremony, guest speakers, research fair

Primary Contact:

Destin Furnas furnd01@students.ipfw.edu (260) 609-5215

Advisor Contact:

Ahmed Mustafa mustafaa@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6328

 

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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: 
Holly Hicks hickhk01@students.ipfw.edu (774) 254-1007

Advisor Contact:

Kent Kauffman kauffmak@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6467

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:
1) Encourage and reward academic excellence in the field of Women's Studies. 2) Provide academic programs and extracurricular academic opportunities for IPFW students. 3) Offer opportunities for Triota members to be mentored by and mentor others in the Women's Studies Program.

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.

Primary Contact: 
Tricia Pelkington pelktj01@students.ipfw.edu (260) 246-7977

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 udergraduate 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:

Linda Symington symingtl@ipfw.edu (260) 481-4146

Advisor Contact:

Alice Merz merza@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6444

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; promote and encourage professional development among COM majors; provide an opportunity to exchange ideas in the field of COM; and establish and maintain networking opportunities.

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. $35 one-time membership fee. 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:
No Shave November, COM Week during the Spring Semester

Primary Contact:

Steven Knight knigsr01@students.ipfw.edu (260) 417-9384

Advisor Contact:

Sarah LeBlanc leblancs@ipfw.edu 

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National Society of Leadership and Success

Purposes and Goals of Organization:
We build leaders for a better future.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
Members must pay a $85.00 membership fee and attend the following events for full activation: Orientation, Leadership Training Day, 3 SNT meetings with their group, 3 Speaker Event Broadcasts, and Induction.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:

TBD

Primary Contact:

KEvin O'Brian obrikm01@students.ipfw.edu (260) 797-8378

Advisor Contact:

Kim Lloyd lloydkm@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6670

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:
Four core mathematics courses with a 4.0 GPA or the entire core and one additional course with a 3.25 GPA, and an overall 3.0 GPA. Lifetime membership is $20. Induction occurs in the spring semester. Expulsion is for conduct unbecoming or violation of the Student Code.

Activities and Events Planned for the Current Year:
Talks by students and faculty; opening picnic and spring installation

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

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Psi Chi

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
Psi Chi, the International Honor Society of Psychology, was founded in 1929 with a mission to encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the field of psychology.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

Psi Chi members must be a Psychology major or minor. Also, they must have at least 9 credit hours in psychology and be at least a second semester sophomore. In addition, they must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above but also be in the top 35% of their class.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:

Several campus and community events.

Primary Contact: 

Audrey James jameas01@students.ipfw.edu (260) 438-6433

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

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
To foster the development of music as well as promote music within the sisterhood.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
Prospective students must be female, demonstrate a sincere interest in music, complete one or more semesters including one or more music courses, achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, meet the financial obligations, meet local member in training requirements, and pass the national requirements. $105.00 yearly dues.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
rush, musical, volunteer projects, fun outings, get together, province day

Primary Contact:

Megan Misner misnmr01@students.ipfw.edu (317) 626-0617

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:
Membership in the Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon is intended for those scientists and students whose primary concern is the study of the earth. Minimum overall GPA of 2.67.

Activities and Events Planned:
TBD

Primary Contact:
Heather Simpson simphr01@students.ipfw.edu (260) 348-9496

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/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:
Hold talks, set up coding competitions in area schools

Primary Contact:
Tyler Teter teteta01@students.ipfw.edu (972) 971-9890

Advisor Contact:

Aleshia Hayes hayesa@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6867

 

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