Honor Societies

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We have several honor societies spanning several of the different majors at the college. From social events to induction ceremonies, our honor societies are a vital part of campus life.

Students wishing to start honor societies should contact the Provost’s Office at 631.244.3395.

 Alpha Chi

Alpha Chi is a national honor society whose purpose is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. The New York Rho Chapter was established at Dowling in 1988.

Criteria for membership includes placement in the top ten percent of the junior and senior class and at least a 3.0 grade-point average.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Susanne Bleiberg-Seperson
631.244.3127
bleibers@Dowling.edu

Alpha Eta Rho

Alpha Eta Rho is an international professional fraternity for students interested in careers in aviation. The Zeta Chapter was established at Dowling in 1969.

Criteria for membership includes completion of at least one semester at Dowling College and an interest in aviation.

For more information, contact:
Professor Tom Daly
631.244.1372
daleyt@Dowling.edu

Delta Mu Delta

Delta Mu Delta, a national business honor society, established the Delta Pi Chapter at Dowling in 1984.

Criteria for membership includes placement in the top twenty percent of one’s class.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Faith Pereira
631.244.3211
pereiraf@Dowling.edu

Kappa Delta Pi

The Xi Chi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, a national honor society in education, was established at Dowling in 1979. The purpose of the society is to recognize outstanding contributions in education and to foster high standards of preparation for teaching.

Criteria for membership includes completion of a teacher certification program, an undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 3.5, and faculty recommendations.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Bernadyn Suh
631.244.3309
suhb@Dowling.edu

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honor society open to high achieving freshman and sophomores.

Criteria for membership includes a grade-point average of 3.4 and placement in the top twenty percent of one’s class.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Kim Poppiti
631.244.3347
poppitik@Dowling.edu

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society in economics, established Dowling’s Omicron Chapter in 1969.

Criteria for membership includes:

  • Junior standing (eligible students must have been enrolled at Dowling College for at least one semester).
  • Completion of ECN 1001A and ECN 2002A.
  • Completion of two additional 3-credit courses in economics with an ECN prefix that have ECN 1001A or ECN 2002A as a prerequisite (ECN 2002A is excluded for this purpose).
  • A 3.0 grade-point average in all completed economics courses with an ECN prefix, regardless of the number completed.
  • A 3.0 grade-point average in all completed courses.

For more information, contact:
Professor Ed Gullason
631.244.3167
gullasoe@Dowling.edu

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is the nation’s largest history honor society and offers scholarships to its members; publishes a quarterly journal, The Historian; and awards prizes for student papers. The organization also hosts biennial conventions, professional conferences, and local and regional activities.

Criteria for membership includes four courses in history with a 3.1 grade-point average and a 3.0 overall grade-point average.

For more information, contact:
Dr. David Meskill
631.244.1038
meskilld@Dowling.edu

Phi Delta Kappa

Phi Delta Kappa, The International Education Society, was established at Dowling in 1989.

Criteria for membership includes a career in education (undergraduate senior or graduate education), recommendation from a sponsor, and academic excellence.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Linda Fernsten
631.244.3324
fernstenl@Dowling.edu

Phi Sigma Iota

The Dowling College Chapter, Beta Upsilon, was established at Dowling in 1993.

Criteria for membership includes academic excellence and enrollment in advanced-level language courses.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Isaac Rosler
631.244.3123
roslerl@Dowling.edu

Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, was established at Dowling in 2010 as the Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter.

Criteria for membership includes:

  • Junior or senior standing
  • Completion of at least 10 credits of completed work in political science, including at least one upper-division course, with an average of B or higher in these courses
  • A minimum undergraduate grade-point average that places one in the top one-third of their class (e.g., junior or senior class)

For more information, contact:
Dr. Carlos Cunha
631.244.3129
cunhac@Dowling.edu

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the national honor society in psychology. It was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship. Psi Chi also strives to advance the science of psychology. At Dowling College, the local

Psi Chi Chapter functions in conjunction with the Psychology Club. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS). The Dowling College Chapter of Psi Chi was founded in the Spring of 1977.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Suzanne Johnson
631.244.3061
johnsons@Dowling.edu
Dr. Jennifer Tallon
631.244.5012
tallonj@Dowling.edu

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honor society, established the Mu Tau Chapter at Dowling in 1987.

There are two types of membership: active and associate. Active membership is open to all English majors with a minimum 3.3 grade-point average overall and a 3.5 grade-point average in English who have completed at least three semesters of coursework. Associate membership is open to currently enrolled students with the requisite academic background, but who are not majoring or minoring in English.

For more information, contact:
Anne McCaffrey
631.244.5024
mccaffra@Dowling.edu