Recognize and Promote Academic Excellence

When you excel in and out of the classroom, you will have the opportunity to earn membership in some of the most recognizable honor societies in the world. These affiliations enable you to interact with fellow high-achieving students and enhance your résumé when applying for jobs or graduate school.

Stand Out Among Your Peers

When you work hard and succeed, you should be rewarded for your efforts. That’s why at the University of New Haven you can earn membership in a number of national and international honor societies.

Ultimately, an invitation to join an academic-based honor society means that you stand out among your peers, you are involved on campus, and you have the qualities of a leader. You will be recognized during Commencement for your many accomplishments and achievements.

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Honors Program

Challenge yourself to reach even greater heights as a member of the University of New Haven’s Honors Program, where you will learn with, and from, students who share the same drive and passion.

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Society for Experiential Education

A University of New Haven-based honor society, the Society for Experiential Education supports intellectual development through research, encourages the development of professional integrity through work-integrated learning, stimulates fulfillment through community engagement, promotes global awareness and cultural understanding, and prepares our students to live purposeful and fulfilling lives.

Alpha Lambda Delta

Alpha Lambda Delta encourages superior academic achievement among students after their first year in institutions of higher education, promotes intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and assists students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society.

Alpha Phi Sigma

The Alpha Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society for both graduate and undergraduate students, recognizes and promotes academic excellence. The full range of students in the discipline is represented — from criminal justice and forensic science to pre-law and the related social sciences.

Beta Alpha Psi

The international honor society in accounting and finance, Beta Alpha Psi, was founded in 1919 and has more than 300 chapters on college and university campuses. More than 300,000 members have been initiated since Beta Alpha Psi’s formation. The Society is available exclusively to AACSB-accredited business schools, such as the University of New Haven’s Pompea College of Business.

Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honors Society – Lambda Gamma Chi Chapter

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is an honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. For TriBeta, students with a 3.0 after completing 12 credits of Biology, or a related science, classes are invited into full membership in the society.

Chi Alpa Sigma

Chi Alpha Sigma was established to recognize student-athletes who earn a varsity letter in at least one sport while maintaining a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA throughout their junior and senior years.

Pi Alpha Alpha - University of New Haven Chapter

Pi Alpha Alpha® is the global honor society for public affairs and public administration scholars. The purpose of Pi Alpha Alpha is to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in the fields of public affairs and public administration. There are more than 160 chapters located around the world at colleges and universities that are part of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). This honor society is open to undergraduate students with a 3.7 GPA after completing 15 hours towards their major in public administration or public policy and graduate students who have earned a 3.7 GPA after completing 18 hours towards their MPA degree.

Sigma Tau Delta

The Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society fosters scholarly engagement in the study of English literature and language among undergraduates and graduates. To be eligible for membership, students must have completed at least three semesters of college work and a minimum of two college courses in English language or literature beyond the usual requirements of first-year composition courses. Students must also have a minimum of a B or equivalent grade point average in English and rank at least in the top 35 percent of their class.