University of Maryland University College Honor Societies: Academic Criteria

Honor Societies are national organizations that celebrate the scholarship and leadership of students in specific fields of study. As a member, you’ll have the opportunity to enrich the University of Maryland University College community, attend regional and national conferences, and meet scholars and leaders from other universities. 

Honor SocietyEmail ContactTarget Population
Alpha Sigma Lambda (undergraduate)asl@umuc.eduUndergraduate students who are pursuing a first associate's or bachelor's degree, have completed at least 24 credits at UMUC in courses carrying letter grades, and maintain a GPA of 3.7 or higher in all UMUC courses. At least 15 credits, from UMUC or transferred, must be in courses outside the major.
Lambda Epsilon Chi (undergraduate, legal studies/paralegal focus)alice.chong@faculty.umuc.eduUndergraduate students pursuing a legal studies or paralegal program who have an overall GPA of at least 3.25, plus a GPA in paralegal/legal studies classes of at least 3.50.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars (undergraduate)umucnscs@umuc.eduUndergraduate students who are seeking a first associate's or bachelor's degree and have completed at least 12 credits at UMUC in courses carrying letter grades, with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.4 or higher. In addition, students must have completed no more than 59 credits toward their degree.
Phi Alpha Theta (undergraduate, history focus)pat@umuc.eduUndergraduate students who have GPA of 3.5 or higher in at least 12 credits of UMUC history courses and have an overall UMUC GPA of 3.4.
Phi Kappa Phi (undergraduate and graduate)phikappaphi@umuc.eduGraduate level: Students must be in the final session of their degree coursework and in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. Undergraduate level: Students must have completed at least 90 credits toward a bachelor's degree, at least 45 of which must have been for UMUC courses carrying letter grades. Their GPA in UMUC courses must be in the top 10 percent of the previous UMUC graduating class.
Pi Gamma Mu (undergraduate, social and behavioral science programs)marylandtheta@umuc.eduUndergraduate students in their last 60 credits of undergraduate work with at least 20 credits in social science. Their GPA in UMUC courses must be in the top 35 percent of their class.
Pi Lambda Theta (graduate, MAT program)kristin.kubik@umuc.eduGraduate candidates pursuing any content area within the MAT program. Candidates must have completed 12 credits in the program with a minimum 3.5 GPA.
SALUTE (undergraduate and graduate, active-duty military and veterans)vrc@umuc.eduStudents must be currently enrolled at UMUC, currently serving or have received an honorable discharge, have completed at least 12 credit hours with UMUC, have served as a mentor in the One2One mentoring program for at least one term or be an active Mil-Vet Checkpoint communicator (posting feedback on articles or to the social wall at least twice per month), display the highest ethical standards, and maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 as an undergraduate student or 3.5 as a graduate student. 
Sigma Phi Omega (undergraduate, gerontology and aging studies)spo@umuc.eduUndergraduate students majoring or minoring in gerontology and aging services, social science majors focusing on gerontology, and students in related fields with an interest in aging are eligible to join if they are in at least their second term of enrollment at UMUC, have completed a minimum of 12 credits, and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.3.
Sigma Tau Delta (undergraduate, English majors)englishdept@umuc.eduStudents must be majoring in English and have earned at least 45 credits toward a bachelor's degree, with an overall grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. At least 30 credits must have been earned at UMUC and must include 12 credits of English beyond ENGL 101 and 6 upper-level credits. Students must also have earned a GPA of 3.6 in English coursework at UMUC.
Upsilon Phi Delta (undergraduate and graduate, health care)HonorsHCAD@umuc.eduUndergraduate level: Undergraduate students must be pursuing a major in health services management, have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher and at least 18 credits of health services management coursework, with a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher in those courses. Graduate level: Graduate students should be actively pursuing their graduate degrees in UMUC's health care administration program, have a minimum grade-point average of 3.5, have completed 18 credits, and are invited to become a member of the collegiate chapter.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon (undergraduate and graduate, computing)upe@umuc.eduUndergraduate level: Membership is open to students majoring in one of the computing disciplines. Students must have completed at least 45 credit hours towards their degree, including 30 or more credits at UMUC (in graded coursework) and at least 15 credits from information technology and computer science courses. Students need to have a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher and a GPA of 3.5 or higher in all coursework taken from the information technology and computer science courses. Graduate level: Membership is open to graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in cybersecurity management and policy, cybersecurity technology, data analytics, or digital forensics and cyber investigation; a master’s degree in information technology with a specialization in database systems technology, informatics, information assurance, software engineering, or telecommunications management; or a legacy master’s degree in cybersecurity. Students must have completed at least 18 credits towards their degree at UMUC, with a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher.

For a listing of University of Maryland University College Honor Societies and their academic criteria, please view Honor Societies.