ALPHA KAPPA DELTA is an international sociology honorary society founded to promote service and research to humankind. Membership is open to sociology majors and minors or those who have completed four sociology courses with a GPA of 3.0 in those courses and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and rank in the top 35% of their class.
Adviser: Danelle DeBoer
ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA is a national honorary organization for freshmen college students. Qualifications for membership include first-year student standing with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their first semester at Doane, with at least 14 graded credits; or a 3.5 average in the first year, with at least 28 graded credits. Interterm and/or summer credits are not included.
Adviser: Barbara Clement
ALPHA PSI OMEGA is a national honorary organization that recognizes outstanding leadership and commitment to the theatre. Members are selected on a point system based upon their theatre participation.
Adviser: Robin McKercher
President: Patrick Conley
BETA BETA BETA (TRI BETA) is a national honor society for students interested in biology. The Doane College group is known as the Iota Mu chapter. Activities may include tours of research centers, field trips, fund-raising, and presentations by outside speakers on topics of biological interest. An active membership requires completion of three courses in biology of which at least one is at the 300 level or above, with a grade of B- or higher in all biology courses. A GPA of 3.0 is also required with plans to major in biology, biochemistry, environmental science, or natural science with a biology emphasis.
Adviser: Kate Marley
CARDINAL KEY, a national honor society, acts as a service organization to the College and community and recognizes the achievements of its members. Some of the society's projects include an annual fund-raiser to purchase books for the library and fundraisers for various charitable organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Qualification for membership is determined at the end of the sophomore or junior year based on a cumulative grade point average, participation in various activities, and special honors.
Adviser: Jim Johnson
President: Glen Thomas
PHI EPSILON KAPPA is an honor, academic and professional society for students of the physical education major. The group strives to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment and investigation in the area of physical education and promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations among students of the major.
Advisor: Greg Seier
President: Julia Downey
PI KAPPA DELTA is a national honor society for students involved in competitive speech. Students are eligible for membership after two semesters of intercollegiate forensics competition.
Adviser: Nathaniel Wilson
PI SIGMA ALPHA is the national political science honor society.
Adviser: Tim Hill
PSI CHI is the national honor society in psychology. It was founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and is oriented toward those students who are interested in advancing the field of psychology. In order to be eligible for PSI CHI, a student: 1) must have completed three semesters of course work, 2) must have completed nine semester hours of psychology, 3) must have declared psychology as either a major or a minor, 4) must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and rank in the upper 35% of their class, 5) must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in psychology courses, and 6) must have high standards of personal behavior.
Adviser: Heather Lambert
SIGMA DELTA PI is the national Spanish honor society. To qualify for membership a student must have completed three years of college-level Spanish, have a minimal grade point average of 3.0, and must rank in the top 35% of his/her class.
Adviser: Dilia Hernandez
SIGMA TAU DELTA, the national honor society for students majoring in English, promotes scholarship in the field of English. Opportunities exist for national prizes, publications and scholarships. Qualifications for membership include junior standing with a major in English, a minimum GPA in English of 3.0, and standing in the upper 35 percent of the class.
Adviser: Liam Purdon
SOCIETY OF PHYSICS STUDENTS purpose is the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics, the encouragement of interest in physics throughout the academic and local communities, and the introduction of students to the professional community.
Adviser: Chris Wentworth
President: Frank Mignon