Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, is the only honor society for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students of government in the United States.
Founded in 1920, PSA has grown to over 500 chapters on campuses across the country. Pi Sigma Alpha programs for members and chapters include grants for chapter programs, scholarships for graduate study, best graduate and undergraduate student paper awards, and best chapter and best chapter advisor awards. Pi Sigma Alpha programs for the profession include best paper awards for the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association and the regional political science associations, and lectures by public figures or journalists at the APSA, regional, and state association meetings. Pi Sigma Alpha publishes a Newsletter, a Chapter Handbook, and a videotaped series of lectures by distinguished thinkers in the discipline of political science.
- The criteria for induction for Allegheny student is as follows:
- Majoring in Political Science or International Studies
- Taking at least 16 credits in Political Science (taken at Allegheny)
- 3.2 GPA overall as well as in Political Science
- Have at least junior status
- Student must currently be on campus