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Recognizing Your Achievements

At Mount Ida College, academic excellence is at the core of what we do. We invite you to carry on this tradition by seeking membership to any one of our active honor society chapters on campus. Through membership in these prestigious societies, you will gain important personal and professional benefits, including developing leadership skills and enriching our community and student life. If you are interested in membership, please contact the society’s advisor or the academic department.

Membership typically is based on the following requirements :

  • Area of study
  • Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher
  • Leadership and community service

Advantages of honor society membership include:

  • Insight into your career through networking
  • Ability to compete for additional scholarships
  • Become part of a nationally recognized organization
  • Privilege of wearing honors regalia at graduation
  • Opportunities for chapter leadership roles

Local and National Honor Societies

Alpha Chi
Zeta of Massachusetts

Alpha Chi was founded in 1922 to promote academic excellence, scholarship and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve with such distinction. National organization’s website:


Advisor: Prof. Alison Poor-Donahue

Phi Beta Delta For International Scholars

The Phi Beta Delta society at Mount Ida College was established in 1999. The goals of the society are to recognize the scholarly achievement of international students, scholars and U.S. students who have studied abroad, as well as faculty and staff who are involved in international activities. International organization’s website: http://www.phibetadelta.org/
Advisor: Prof. Robby Steinberg

Phi Theta Kappa
Xi Nu Chapter

Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education. Its purpose is to recognize and encourage scholarship among associate degree students. National organization’s website: http://www.ptk.org/
Advisor: Karen Hallisey

Pi Sigma Eta
Alpha Omega Chapter

Mount Ida College established a chapter of Pi Sigma Eta in 1999. The Honor Fraternity’s purpose is to promote fellowship and individual and collective efforts toward a better understanding of the funeral service profession.
Advisor: Prof. Daniel Shea

Sigma Beta Delta
Mount Ida College Chapter

Business, Management Administration

Sigma Beta Delta, meaning wisdom, honor and the pursuit of meaningful aspirations, was established to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. National organization’s website:

Advisor: Prof. Susan Wheeler