Fraternities and Honor Societies

McKendree University’s academic fraternities and honor societies have embraced the long standing mission of maintaining academic excellence and leadership. Students who have earned the opportunity to join these prestigious organizations increase their career potential with an ever expanding network of fellow hardworking and dedicated members.


Alpha Psi Omega

National Honorary Theater Fraternity    
Advisor: Michelle Magnussen

Alpha Psi Omega is the national honorary theater fraternity. McKendree’s Alpha Theta cast is one of the oldest in the country. The fraternity exists to honor students who have contributed to the theater program at McKendree and to foster an awareness and appreciation of theater in all McKendree students. Students earn points towards induction by participating in productions as actors or technical crew.


Alpha Kappa Delta

International Sociology Honor Society    
Advisor: Dr. Melissa Barfield


Iota Tau Alpha

Athletic Training Honor Society    
Advisor: Dr. Dawn Hankins


Kappa Delta Pi

Education Honor Society         
Advisor: Dr. Timothy Richards, Dr. Bethany-Hill Anderson

An education honor society primarily intended for students interested in the teaching profession.


Kappa Kappa Psi

National Honorary Band Fraternity         
Advisor: David Boggs

 
Lambda Pi Eta

Speech Honor Society
Advisor: Dr. Betsy Gordon

A speech honor society primarily intended for students interested in speech and communication.


Nursing Honor Society

RN to BSN Program

Nursing Honor Society has student, alumni and faculty membership. The society recognizes superior achievement and the development of leadership qualities, fosters high professional standards, encourages creative work, and strengthens commitment to the ideals and purposes of the nursing profession.


Phi Alpha Theta

History Honor Society    
Advisor: Dr. Irwin Halfond

Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society, promotes the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.


Phi Beta Lambda

Business Service Club (PBL)    
Advisor: Dr. Rick Bonsall

Phi Beta Lambda is an organization of students interested in various aspects of business.  Any student who is taking business courses or who is a business major can be a member.  The club has organized speakers on campus, field trips, social events, competitions, and public service activities.


Phi Eta Sigma

First Year Student Honor Society


Phi Kappa Phi

Honor Society      
Advisor: Dr. Alan Alewine

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society.  Phi Kappa Phi differs from most other honor societies because it draws its members from all academic disciplines and represents the best and brightest from the community of scholars.  Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by the local Phi Kappa Phi chapter.

Pi Gamma Mu   

Social Sciences Honor Society    
Advisor: Dr. JL Kemp

Pi Gamma Mu is the international social science honor society.  The society recognizes good scholarship and promotes excellence by enriching service projects, publications, a scholarship program, and guest lecture grants to chapters.


Pi Kappa Delta

Debate Honor Society     
Advisor: Joe Blasdel

Pi Kappa Delta is national forensics (public speaking  and debate) honor society for undergraduate university students and a professional organization for graduates, typically university speech and debate coaches.


Pi Sigma Alpha

Political Science Honor Society    
Advisor: Dr. Ann Collins

Pi Sigma Alpha is the national political science honor society.  The society recognizes academic excellence and promotes engagement, lifelong learning, and responsible citizenship by bringing together students and faculty interested in the study of government and politics.


Psi Chi

Psychology Honor Society
Advisor: Dr. Linda Hoffman

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology.  It is open to junior and senior psychology majors who rank in the top third of their class and have completed at least 9 hours in Psychology.  .  Psi Chi was founded in 1929 to provide academic recognition to students and to nurture the spark of that accomplishment.  Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychology Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).


Sigma Beta Delta

Business Honor Society      
Advisor: Dr. Peter Will

Sigma Beta Delta is an honor society for students pursuing a baccalaureate or master's degree in business, management, or administration.


Sigma Tau Delta

English Honor Society      
Advisor: Dr. Martha Patterson

Sigma Ta Delta is the international English honor society.  Its purposes are to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies; to promote interest in literature and the English language on local campuses and their surrounding communities; and to foster the discipline of English in all its aspects, including creative and critical writing.


Sigma Zeta

Science Honor Society      
Advisor: Dr. Robb VanPutte

Sigma Zeta is the national honorary science society which encourages and fosters the attainment of greater knowledge in the fields of science, mathematics, and computer science.


Upsilon Pi Epsilon

National Computing and Information Disciplines Honor Society
Advisor: Nathan White

Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the national honor society for computing and information disciplines which encourages contributions to the enhancement of knowledge.