Pi Sigma Alpha

Thank you for your interest in the University of California, San Diego’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science Honor Society. The chapter recognizes majors in political science who have demonstrated superior scholarship. The chapter seeks to provide its members with access to professionals in the field of political science and to the faculty at UCSD as well as opportunities to interact with fellow honors students in the major. The chapter particularly solicits membership from individuals who will be active and play a leading role in the chapter’s programs. Due to the reputation of Pi Sigma Alpha as a respected honor society within the field of Political Science, the members of the Psi Omega Chapter have established a high standard of academic achievement within the Political Science major as a prerequisite for membership.

Specifically, to be eligible for membership in UCSD’s Psi Omega Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, a student must have:

  • Completed at least seven (7) political science courses, including at least three (3) upper division courses (transfer students must have completed at least two (2) of the three upper division courses at the University of California, San Diego);
  • Maintained no less than a 3.60 GPA in all political science courses (this includes lower-division, courses taken through Education Abroad Program, and Summer Session at UCSD).  With the exception of EAP courses, transfer courses are not calculated in the GPA;
  • Declared political science as a major of study or declared a concentration in political science within an interdisciplinary major such as international studies at the University of California, San Diego.

If you meet the requirements and are interested in applying, please complete the application for membership form.  The application is due by 4:00 p.m. in SSB 301 on the Friday of third week each quarter.

If you have further questions regarding Pi Sigma Alpha, please contact us at psa@ucsd.edu or contact our chapter advisor Maureen Feeley at mfeeley@ucsd.edu. Again, thank you for your interest in Pi Sigma Alpha and we look forward to working with you during the school year.

Fees: Once your application is approved, please submit a check made out to "UC, Regents" in the amount of $35 for the one-time national membership fee.   Cash cannot be accepted - no exceptions. 

2016/17 Chapter Officers: 

President:  Tyler Rinde

Vice President: Vacant

Secretary: Vacant

Facebook

Connect to our chapter facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PSA.Psi.Omega/

National Organization

Connect to the website of the national office of Pi Sigma Alpha. 

Chapter Meetings : Announcements of meetings will be sent by e-mail to all chapter members.

Chapter By-Laws: Current by-laws written and adopted by the chapter members.