Academic and Honors Societies

The Academic and Honor Society Clubs and Organizations seek to recognize student achievement, better understand the academic fields of interest, and engage with students and allow them the space to grow individually and professionally. These clubs and organizations are great for students that want to excel in their field of study outside of the classroom, network, and gain new connections to the world of knowledge.

NameDescriptionAdvisorEmailMeeting Times
Alpha Psi OmegaAlpha Psi Omega (ΑΨΩ) is a national theatre honor society, dedicated to recognizing student achievement in collegiate and university theatre and providing a wider fellowship for those interested in theatre. Students who qualify for membership (based on volunteered time and participation in theatre) can elect to be inducted. PLU is nationally recognized as the Theta Pi (ΘΠ) cast. At PLU, APO facilitates and sponsors student productions and performing groups. Additionally, APO offers many member-only events, including social outings, production viewings and service opportunities.Jeffery Clappapo@plu.eduEvery second Saturday from 10 AM-11- AM

*Meetings are exclusive to members. Membership is given upon application.
Chemistry ClubParticipate in STEM-related activities, get involved in community building, learn about chemistry careers, enjoy social events, and better understand how chemistry plays a role in our everyday lives. Students plan and enjoy a variety of chemistry-focused activities, including performing demonstrations for elementary school students, helping clean the environment through community projects, and inviting speakers!Neal
Collegiate Washington Music Educators Association (CWMEA)While primarily a hub for Music Education majors, CWMEA is an organization open to all students regardless of major. We focus on providing peer support in the music department, organizing advocacy events, encouraging members to practice the skills they learn in their classes, and financially supporting those that wish to attend the state conference for music educators. CWMEA is a subset of and liaison to the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), which in turn provides professional development and connection opportunities for all members. These opportunities take the form of social events, workshops, panels, and much more.Linda Millercwmea@plu.eduFirst Sunday of each month for general meetings from 1PM- 2PM.

Every other Sunday for cabinet members from 12:15 PM- 1PM.
Delta Iota ChiDelta Iota Chi has been a PLU’s chapter of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA), a pre-professional organization which promotes and enhances student nursing in the United States. Delta Iota Chi is an organization of PLU student nurses who, in some way, want to give back to the school and community.Jodi Ericksondelta@plu.eduEvery third Wednesday at 11 AM. Meet in Xavier 201.
Kinesiologists of the FutureKinesiologists of the Future Club is a club for all PLU students who are interested in the broad field of Kinesiology. Our meetings consist of open study sessions, planning events, and professional meetings. Open classrooms are open for studying for upcoming tests, talking to other students about recommended study techniques, and creating connections with those in the Kinesiology Department. In our professional meetings, we have working professionals (PTs, OTs, Chiropractors, Athletic Trainers, Personal Trainers, PE teachers, etc.) come in and speak to us about the process of becoming a professional, whether it means a graduate degree or a certification and what one experiences every day on the job.Harry Papadopoulosplukfc@plu.eduNo regular meeting times. Meet roughly once a semester. Members receive information on volunteer or job opportunities within the field.
Phi AlphaThe purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.David Simpsonphialpha@plu.eduTuesdays or Thursdays every other week. Meetings change according to officer availabilities.

*Open only to members.
Phi Alpha ThetaPhi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society has over 400,000 members, with about 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters. We are a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.Gina Hamespat@plu.eduHost meetings around events. Contact us for more specific dates coming up!
PLU DECAPLU DECA is a newly established chapter of the international professional development organization, DECA Inc. We develop PLU students’ potential to become emerging leaders in their respective careers through our competitive team and professional growth events. The team welcomes all students to compete in the five offered business events categories: marketing, finance (including accounting), hospitality, management, and entrepreneurship. Activities, in the meantime, work with students and their busy schedules to connect them to a variety of mentorship resources that will help guide them to the next stage in their professional journey.Ralph
PLU Math ClubPLU Math Club is a space to explore and play with a wide variety of mathematical ideas. This is a club for anyone who has been curious and interested in any aspect of mathematics, and we seek to highlight the intersection of mathematics with other STEM fields. We plan to discuss mathematics as a necessity for human flourishing, and to illustrate that nobody is "not a math person". This is low stakes and we would love to see you at our meetings and events!Matthew Helmermatthew.helmer@plu.eduEvery other Monday from 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Pre-Health ClubPLU Health Sciences Club is a resource for students to become prepared and interact with their future health careers by engaging with their peers, health professionals, faculty, and health school representatives in order to be the best that they can be and embody service, leadership, and care.Matt Smithmedent@plu.eduEvery other Thursday from 6:30PM- 7:30PM.
Pre-Law ClubThe Pre-Law Club is a pre-law association, whose objectives include: participation in competitive state mock trials, hosting guest speakers on campus, organizing field trips around the state capital and local law schools, assistance with the law school application process, leading LSAT and other study sessions, and any other avenue of law. We aim to support prospective law students in their endeavors of becoming upstanding members of the legal system and community. Michael
Psi Chi International Honors Society of Psychology (Psi Chi)Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, which exists to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage leadership, research, and creativity in the field of psychology. Membership in Psi Chi is open to students who are majoring or minoring in psychology and have earned an overall GPA that is in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship. Once inducted, one is a Psi Chi member for life, and will have access to all benefits offered by the society. We hold bi-weekly meetings and serve our communities through chapter service projects, and receive invitations to events such as social gatherings, workshops, and study sessions.Corey Cookpsichi@plu.eduOnce a month in the evening. Email form the google form for the best meeting times.
ROTC Cadet ClubROTC Cadet Club will complement your education with instruction in leadership development, military science, strategy, and problem-solving. You will be provided with numerous opportunities to develop these skills outside the classroom with practical, hands-on exercises and leadership training events.Kristopher