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Honor Societies

These organizations have been established at Queens to recognize high achievement, both in scholarship and in campus leadership.

Alpha Psi Omega
The largest dramatic honor society in the country, Alpha Psi Omega began a chapter at Queens in spring 1994. Membership is based on points accrued by working in either the performing or technical aspects of theater. Work may be done at Queens or in professional community theaters.

Beta Beta Beta
The Tau Tau Chapter of the Beta Beta Beta National Honorary Biological Society promotes interest in the biological sciences and keep students aware of new developments in the field. The chapter is affiliated with the N. C. Academy of Sciences. Membership eligibility is based on academic achievement.

Delta Omicron
Omicron Lambda chapter of Delta Omicron, an international music fraternity, was established at Queens in May 1959. The national organization was founded in 1909 at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Membership is open to students doing major or minor work in music, to music faculty, to professional musicians and to concert artists. Scholarship of high quality is requisite to membership.

Janusian Order
Janusian Order is an honorary organization that was established at Queens in 1937. It includes students selected from the sophomore class on the basis of outstanding leadership, citizenship and scholarship exhibited during the freshman year at Queens.

Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta is the official honor society of National Communication Association, and gives students in the School of Communication an opportunity to be locally and nationally recognized for their achievements in communication studies.  The Psi Eta chapter at Queens engages in community service projects, hosts on-campus competitions in public speaking and graphic design, and brings speakers to Queens for the campus and community.

Mortar Board
Queens' chapter of this national senior honor society (the 200th chapter) recognizes those students who have demonstrated not only outstanding scholarship but who have made significant contributions as leaders.

Pi Sigma Alpha
Pi Sigma Alpha is the the national honor society for undergraduate and graduate students of political science. The Alpha Beta Upsilon Chapter was established at Queens University of Charlotte in 2004. Pi Sigma Alpha seeks to stimulate productive scholarship and intelligent interest in government, to promote a better understanding of government, and to advance and diffuse knowledge and interest in the field of political science. Membership eligibility is based on academic achievement.

Phi Alpha Theta
The Alpha Gamma Kappa chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, an international honor society in history, recognizes excellence in the study of history. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, the society promotes history through the encouragement of research and the exchange of learning and thought among historians. It seeks to bring students, teachers and writers of history together intellectually and socially. Eligibility is based on academic achievement.

Sigma Upsilon
Founded in 1906, Sigma Upsilon is a fraternity for writers. The Cakes and Ale Chapter at Queens was established in May 1951. Membership is based on creative literary ability, interest and active participation.

Student Marshals
Marshals are students who have achieved academic excellence. They are selected each year following fall term on the basis of class rank from a list of eligible degree candidates who are taking a full-time course load. They serve as ushers in academic processions at official University events.

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
This national society recognizes noteworthy student leaders on campuses throughout the country and registers them in a national collegiate publication. The students are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, citizenship, participation in co-curricular activities and the promise of future contributions to those areas.

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