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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.


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 (POLI) courses, including at least three (3) upper division Political Science 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 at the University of California, San Diego.

Application Deadline

If you meet the requirements and are interested in applying, please complete the online application for membership form - the link is sent to students via their UCSD email. The online application is due by 4:00 p.m. on the Friday of week 6 each quarter.

If you have further questions regarding Pi Sigma Alpha, contact our chapter advisors: Maureen Feeley at and Zain Sharifi via the Virtual Advising Center. Again, thank you for your interest in Pi Sigma Alpha and we look forward to working with you during the school year.


Additional Information

Fees: Once your application is approved, you are able to pay for the one-time $35 membership fee online. Cash cannot be accepted - no exceptions. 

2020/21 Chapter Officers: 

President: Allison Elmer

Vice Presidents: Roxanne Perez

Secretary: Rachel Zhang

Treasurer: Marc Camanag

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.