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    The student organizations and clubs contained within this list are the only organizations and clubs with official recognition by the University. Any other organization or club not having University recognition is not one that is supported by the University. Any organization or club not having University recognition may not state or infer such recognition by the University or use the University’s name or resources.

  • Alpha Epsilon Delta (Health Preprofessional)

    Contact: Dr. Dorothy Lobo

    Phone: 732-263-5546

    Alpha Epsilon Delta is an honor society for students in health pre-professional programs.

    Alpha Epsilon Rho (Broadcasting)

    Monmouth University Box: c/o Communications Dept.,

    Contact: Dr. Chad Dell

    Phone: 732-263-5192

    AERho is the National Broadcasting Honor Society. Candidates must be second semester freshmen, maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA overall and a minimum 3.0 GPA in communications. All applicants must have completed six credits in communications.

    Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology)

    Contact: Dr. Joanna Foster

    Phone: 732-263-5440

    Alpha Kappa Delta is an honor society for sociology majors.

    Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice)

    Monmouth University Box: c/o Criminal Justice Dept

    Contact: Michele Grillo

    Phone: 732-263-5650

    Alpha Phi Sigma is the National Criminal Justice honor society. The members of Alpha Phi Sigma provide leadership for the criminal justice profession by promoting academic excellence through the recognition of scholarship; by assisting in the development of professional and personal leadership among students and practitioners; by providing opportunities for service to the community and the profession; and by encouraging greater communication among member chapters and the entire criminal justice profession.

    Alpha Psi Omega (Music and Theatre Arts)

    Contact: Sheri Anderson

    Phone: : 732-263-5471

    Founded at Fairmont State University in 1925 by Professor Paul F. Ott, Alpha Psi Omega is the National Theatre Honor Society. Alpha Psi Omega recognizes students' active contribution to collegiate theatre. Qualification for membership is based on records supplied by the theatre staff and/or advisors. (source:

    Beta Beta Beta/Chi Eta (Biology)

    Contact: Dr. Cathryn Kubera

    Phone: 732-263-5587

    Monmouth University has an active chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national Biology Honor Society. To be eligible as a regular member, the following requirements must be met: 1. Student must be a biology major; 2. Student must have completed three semesters of college-level biology; 3. Student must have a 3.2 GPA or higher in his/ her biology courses. Students must remain in good academic standing. Another category of membership exists for students who have not yet met the requirements for membership (or have majors other than biology). This is known as “associate membership,” and students must demonstrate an interest in biology and be in good academic standing. The club has sponsored speakers in various biology-related careers and performed various community service tasks, such as food drives and helping in nursing homes. Members have taken science-related trips and have undertaken various fundraising activities. Many members are involved in scientific research.

    Chi Alpha Sigma (Athletics)

    Monmouth University Box: Athletics, Monmouth University

    Contact: Tom Bieber

    Phone: 732-571-7573

    Chi Alpha Sigma is a nonprofit organization established to recognize college 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. Chi Alpha Sigma’s purpose is to encourage and reward high academic scholarship of college-athletes at four-year accredited colleges and universities. To recognize outstanding academic achievement by intercollegiate varsity letter winners. To encourage good citizenship, moral character, and friendship among the high academic achievers in college athletics. To recognize and honor the individual athlete, his/her team, sport, athletic department, and college or university. To mentor and to provide leadership to other athletes.

    Chi Sigma Alpha, Student Affairs Honor Society International (Speech Pathology, Educational Counseling and Leadership)

    Contact: TBD

    Phone: 732-263-5416

    Chi Sigma Alpha is professional honor society for those graduate students seeking a career in higher education administration. The Nu Chapter of Chi Sigma Alpha selects the top 20% of student affairs and college counseling students each semester. Chi Sigma Alpha was founded in 2002 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, The motto of Chi Sigma Alpha is Ut Provocem Et Adiuvem, which means "That I May Challenge and Support."

    Chi Sigma Iota-Mu Upsilon Omega Chapter (Education)

    Monmouth University Box: Department of Psychological Counseling and Department of Educational Leadership, School Counseling, and Special Education

    Contact: Dr. Joanne Jodry/Dr. Nicole Pulliam

    Phone: 732-263-5115/732-571-7507

    Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society for counseling. Students are eligible to become members when they have completed at least one semester of full-time study (9 credit hours) and have a grade point average of 3.5 or above. Monmouth University’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota is called Mu Upsilon Omega. To join, or for more information about CSI, please visit the CSI Web site at

    Eta Sigma Gamma (Health Studies)

    Contact: Jaime Myers, EdD, CHES

    Phone: 732-923-4675

    A national professional honorary whose objectives are the promotion of teaching, research, and service in and for the health education discipline. Eta Sigma Gamma’s mission is to promote the discipline by elevating the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of professionally prepared men and women in health education.

    Gamma Kappa Alpha (Foreign Languages)

    Monmouth University Box: c/o Foreign Language Studies

    Contact: Dr. Maria G. Simonelli

    Phone: 732-263-5612

    The members of Gamma Kappa Alpha, the National Italian Honor Society, pledge to uphold and further the Italian language and culture. The initials signify “Knowledge and Virtue,” two attributes that they will strive to maintain throughout their lives. They pledge to stay true to their dreams and never stray from their belief, and carry forth the traditions that have made Italians great.

    Gamma Sigma Alpha (Fraternity/Sorority Academic)

    Monmouth University Box: c/o Office of Student Activities

    Contact: Michele Kaplan

    Phone: 732-571-3586

    The Zeta Lambda Chapter of Gamma Sigma Alpha was established in the spring of 2002. Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Academic Honor Society was founded to promote intellectual interaction between Greek students and the academic community. The purpose of the society is to promote the advancement of education among Greeks; to instill a greater spirit of cooperation among Greek students and organizations; and to encourage excellence in scholarship. Fraternity and sorority members who have at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average and are juniors or seniors are invited to join this honor society.

    Kappa Delta Pi / Nu Tau (Education)

    Monmouth University Box: c/o School of Education

    Contact: Professor Mary Brennan/ Dr. Alex Romagnoli

    Phone: 732-263-5292/732-263-5541

    Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education that provides leadership experience, service projects, professional growth, and fellowship. The purpose of Kappa Delta Pi is to promote excellence in education. KDP invites into its membership undergraduates who exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in the field of teaching. All initiates must have completed 70 credits, with at least 12 semester hours of professional education courses completed or in progress. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.2 or better.

    Lambda Pi Eta (Communication)

    Contact: Dr. Rebecca Sanford

    Phone: 732-263-5533

    Lambda Pi Eta is an honor society for communication students.

    Lamda Alpha (Anthropology)

    Monmouth University Box: C/o History & Anthropology Dept.

    Contact: Professor Brooke Nappi

    Phone: 732-571-3610

    Lambda Alpha is the national honor society for anthropology. Its requirements are 12 credits in history and a 3.2 GPA. Lambda Alpha is dedicated to promoting the study of anthropology. The name Lambda Alpha is composed of the initial letters of the Greek words Logos Anthropou, meaning “The Study of Humans.” Monmouth University’s chapter, Alpha of New Jersey, was the first in the state. The national organization offers a variety of competitive scholarships.

    Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership)

    Monmouth University Box: c/o Office of Student Activities

    Contact: Michele Kaplan

    Phone: 732-571-3586

    Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society that recognizes and encourages achievement in scholarships, athletics, campus and community service, social and religious activities, campus government, journalism, speech, mass media, and creative and performing arts. Qualifications for membership are exemplary character or community life, superior scholarship, genuine fellowship, and commitment to democratic ideals. Candidates must have completed 57 credits. Applicants of junior status must have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA. Senior status must have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA.

    Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Leadership)

    Contact: Golam Mathbor

    Phone: 732-263-5523

    Phi Eta Sigma is an honor society for freshmen with a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Its goals are to keep students thinking about their academics.

    Phi Lambda Upsilon (Chemistry)

    Contact: Dr. William Schreiber

    Phone: 732-571-4443

    Phi Lambda Upsilon is the national Chemistry Honor Society that promotes high scholarship and original investigation in all branches of pure and applied chemistry.

    Pi Sigma Alpha/Iota Lambda (Political Science)

    Monmouth University Box: c/o Political Science Dept.

    Contact: Dr. Stephen Chapman

    Phone: 732-571-4481

    Pi Sigma Alpha is the Political Science Honor Society. The requirements for Pi Sigma Alpha are: no fewer than 12 political science credits, with at least 9 credits taken at Monmouth University; a minimum 3.0 GPA in political science; and a minimum 2.75 overall GPA. Applications are online. A $30 initiation fee is required by the national society.

    Tau Sigma (Transfer Students)

    Contact: Jennifer Shendock

    Phone: 732-571-7525

    Tau Sigma is an academic honor society designed specifically to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.

    Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computing and Information Science)

    Contact: Janice Rohn

    Phone: 732-571-4452

    Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) was first organized at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 1967. The international organization now consists of chapters in various colleges and universities in North America and overseas. UPE is the first and only, existing international honor society in the Computing and Information disciplines. The mission of UPE is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Computing and Information Disciplines. UPE is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).