Students who exhibit the highest level of scholarship in their majors or campus life are invited to participate in Greek-letter inter/national honors organizations specific to their area of study. Honors groups promote academic excellence and engagement in the campus community. There are also organizations that recognize the achievement of adult, first-year, and international students as well as leadership and general academic excellence.
A national honor society for juniors and seniors. Membership is offered to students who are in the upper 10 percent of their class. Transfer students are eligible after completing 24 credit hours at St. Ambrose.
Advisor: Mary Waterstreet PhD, Psychology
An honor society for biology majors. Students must be in good standing and maintain a 3.0 gpa in all biology course work. Students must also complete one semester of biology course work in addition to completing a year of general biology.
Advisor: Kirk Kelley PhD, Biology
A national scholastic honor society for Catholic college and university students. The Ambrose XI Chapter is a charter member. Members are selected by a faculty committee. To be considered, students must have a B average and participate in student activities.
Advisor: Mara Adams PhD, Theology
An international honor society open to qualified individuals pursuing careers in education. To qualify, students must have been admitted to education, completed 45 hours including 12 hours in education, and earned an SAU GPA of 3.25 or higher. KDP sponsors an initiation banquet, information meetings, as well as social action projects throughout the year.
Advisor: Rachel Serianz PhD, Teacher Education
An honor society open to juniors and seniors in the top 35 percent of their class. Its twofold purpose is dedication to service and leadership development.
Advisor: Chelsea Thode, Student Activities/Rogalski Center
Honor society recognizes scholastic achievement among MSW students and faculty; encourages continued post-graduate study and research; recognizes exemplary professional service, contributions, and leadership; and furthers the empowerment goals of social work. Requires 3.75 GPA, and completion of 45 hours toward degree and Field Instruction III.
Advisor: Katie Van Blair PhD, Social Work
The club sponsors discussions with local lawyers about career opportunities, participation in the law school forum in Chicago, a practice LSAT test, and a barbecue and golf outing. This club is not only for those interested in law school but for anyone interested in legal issues.
Advisor: L. Joseph Hebert, Political Science & Leadership Studies
Honors outstanding history students, explores various occupations open to history majors and allows them to gain professional experience practicing history, and sponsors speakers. Requirements are a 3.1 GPA and at least 12 credits in history.
Advisor: Sandy McKinley, History & Geography
A national scholastic honor society whose goal is to encourage and reward high scholastic attainment. All first-year students who complete at least 12 credit hours at St. Ambrose (transfer students are normally not eligible) and attain a 3.5 GPA or better may be eligible to join.
Advisor: Patrick Archer PhD, Sociology and Criminal Justice
Recognizes and encourages superior scholarship among occupational therapy students, and contributes to the advancement of occupational therapy (OT) through projects and continuing education. Requires 3.5 GPA, and being in the top 20 percent of their class.
Advisor: Jill Schmidt, MS, Occupational Therapy
The national honor society for students in psychology. Its purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of individual members, particularly in psychology. Psychology majors or minors in their junior or senior year, with minimum 3.6 GPA, are eligible.
Advisor: Judy Correa Kaiser PhD, Psychology
Founded 1919 at the University of California Berkeley, Sigma Delta Pi honors those who have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization with a minimal gpa of 3.0 in all Spanish courses taken. Candidates must also rank in the upper 35 percent of their class and have completed at least three semesters (or five quarters) of college work.
Advisor: Kathy Fox PhD, Spanish
A nationally recognized honor society to empower college women to celebrate their voices and speak out for women's rights all across the globe. The main focus is on service and education. We encourage the education of women in issues concerning human rights and the need for change within our current systems to promote the equality of all persons.
Advisor: Katy Strzepek, Women's Studies