Pi Sigma Alpha

The Department of Political Science established the Rho Omicron Chapter of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society. Pi Sigma Alpha is student driven and organizes discussions and guest lectures. Contact our Pi Sigma Alpha Faculty Advisor.

Membership Requirements

  • Political Science or International Relations Major
  • Have taken at least 5 Political Science courses
  • Have an overall (cum) GPA of at least 3.3
  • Have a Political Science GPA of at least 3.5


  • Check the Political Science Department's Facebook and Twitter for PSA event posts.
  • Join Pi Sigma Alpha on Facebook.  

The Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics

The Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics is an online, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the publication of undergraduate student research from all areas of Political Science. The Editorial Board encourages undergraduate students to submit their original research to the Journal. Undergraduates should consider submitting research they have completed in senior seminars, capstone courses, and methods courses. Honor theses are also welcome, as long as they are under 35, double-spaced pages. In general, manuscripts selected for publication are well-written with a well-developed thesis, compelling argument, and original analysis. Check the website for yearly submission dates. Manuscripts should be submitted via email to psajournalou@gmail.com.  

Howard Penniman Scholarships for Graduate Study from Pi Sigma Alpha

2020 to Anna Weissman

2018 to Alexander Trubowitz

2016 to Will Freeman

2008 to Tim Ryan

2006 to Matthew Holbreich

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