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Pi Sigma Alpha

In 1991 Washington College established a chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.

Since then, six faculty members and over one hundred students have been inducted as members of our local chapter, Sigma Beta. Pi Sigma Alpha is the only national society that exists primarily to foster interest in political science among undergraduate and graduate students.

Pi Sigma Alpha National Site

Students qualify for membership in Pi Sigma Alpha if they are ranked in the upper third of their class and they have an average of B or better in at least three upper-level courses in political science. Students who are not Political Science or International Studies majors may be elected to membership provided they meet these requirements and demonstrate an interest in political affairs.

In 2010, the Sigma Beta chapter inducted nine new members:

  • Christina Fisher
  • Piper K. Owens
  • Anna G. Cowden
  • Michael L. Hauss
  • Laura R. Reiter
  • Ryan G. Beaston
  • Zachary T. Morgan
  • John K. Blakey
  • Danyelle Martin