Honors Societies

The Honors College provides this list of honors societies and their campus contact information solely as a service to high achieving students. We do not recommend particular honors societies and urge students to carefully research any honors society before joining.

Alpha Kappa Delta

International Sociology Honor Society

President: Jessica Deen (jhdeen@uncc.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Mary McKenzie (mfmckenz@uncc.edu)

Please visit Alpha Kappa Delta for more information.

Alpha Phi Sigma

National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students. The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership and unity.

Presidents: Christopher Estrada (cestra10@uncc.edu)and Patrice Bagby (pbagby@uncc.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Sue Hodge (sshodge@uncc.edu)

Please visit Alpha Phi Sigma for more information.

Alpha Sigma Lambda

Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society is a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of scholarship and to the recognition of nontraditional students continuing their higher education. The Society was established in 1945-46 to honor superior scholastic achievement and leadership in adult students. Alpha Sigma Lambda is the oldest and largest chapter-based honor society for full and part-time adult students.

Faculty Advisor:  Jillian Stubbs (Jillian.Stubbs@uncc.edu)

Please visit Alpha Sigma Lambda for more information.

Beta Alpha Psi

National Honors Business Organization

Beta Alpha Psi is a national honorary organization for business information students and professionals. The group serves primarily undergraduate accounting majors.

President: Morgan Harris (mharr160@uncc.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Pat Mynatt (pgmynatt@uncc.edu)

Please visit Beta Alpha Psi for more information.

Chi Epsilon

Chi Epsilon is dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession. Chi Epsilon was organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career, and to aid in the development of those characteristics in civil engineering students.

President: William (Bill) Boivin (wboivin@uncc.edu)

Faculty Advisor:  Jim Bowen (jdbowen@uncc.edu)

Secretary:  Jenet Hattaway (jhattaw4@uncc.edu)

Please visit Chi Epsilon for more information.

Eta Kappa Nu

Eta Kappa Nu is a membership organization dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the IEEE-designated fields of interest. These include: Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, Law and Policy. Members consist of students, alumni, and other professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments.

President: Robert Sherretts (rsherret@uncc.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Andrew Willis (arwillis@uncc.edu)

Please visit Eta Kappa Nu for more information.

Golden Key

President: Ian Anderson (ianders6@uncc.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Sarah Stroud (Sarah.Stroud@uncc.edu)

Please visit Golden Key for more information.

Iota Iota Iota

The purpose of this organization shall be to encourage and support scholarship, excellence, and service in Women's and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

President: Gabriella Blackmon (gblackmo@uncc.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Laura Tamberelli (latamber@uncc.edu)

Please visit Triota Honor Society for more information.

Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi is an international education honor society which promotes excellence in and recognizes outstanding contributions to education.

Presidents: Olivia Stott (ostott@uncc.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Misty Hathcock (mchathco@uncc.edu)

Please visit Kappa Delta Pi for more information.

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is a Communication Studies department honor society that is sponsored by the National Communication Association.

Faculty Advisor: Melody Dixon-Brown (melodyb@uncc.edu)

Please visit Lambda Pi Eta for more information.

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars recognizes and celebrates high achievement among first and second year college students in all academic disciplines; encourages and promotes high standards throughout the collegiate experience; provides opportunities for personal growth and leadership development; organizes and encourages learning opportunities through community service; fosters an overall appreciation for the value of higher education.

President: May Moftah (mmoftah@uncc.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Emily Jensen (ejensen3@uncc.edu)

Please visit the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for more information.

National Society of Leadership and Success

The purpose of the National Society of Leadership and Success is to create lasting positive change as a worldwide training organization for achievement and leadership education, while also assisting college students in developing the lives they desire by helping students discover what they truly want to do and giving them the support and tools to achieve their goals.

President: Kimberly Swaim (kswaim3@uncc.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Linda Probst (lsprobst@uncc.edu)

Please visit National Society of Leadership and Success for more information.

Omicron Delta Epsilon

The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities; the publication of its official journal, The American Economist , and sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.

Faculty advisor: Carol Stivender (costiven@uncc.edu)

Omicron Delta Kappa

The purpose of Omicron Delta Kappa is threefold: to recognize men and women who have attained a high standard of efficiency in collegiate activities and to inspire others to strive for conspicuous attainments along similar lines; to bring together representative men and women in all phases of collegiate life and, thus, create an organization which can help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate interest; and to bring together members of the faculty and student body of the institution on a basis of mutual interest and understanding.

President: Shaquilla Jones (sjone221@uncc.edu)

Please visit Omicron Delta Kappa for more information.

Phi Kappa Phi

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest, largest, and most selective honor society to recognize and promote excellence in all academic disciplines. It is an honor society which draws members from all academic disciplines within colleges and universities.  Each year, approximately 34,000 students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni are initiated.

President: Dr. Melba Spooner, College of Education (melba.spooner@uncc.edu)

Please visit Phi Kappa Phi for more information.

Pi Mu Epsilon

The purpose of the society is to promote scholarly activity in mathematics among the students in academic institutions.

President: Rachel Joyner (rjoyner7@uncc.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Jaya Bishwal (J.Bishwal@uncc.edu)

Please visit Pi Mu Epsilon for more information.

Pi Sigma Alpha

National Political Science Honor Society

This is the UNC Charlotte chapter of the national honor society for outstanding students of Political Science, as it recognizes superior scholarship among the students of Political Science.

President: Ashley Huddleston

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Courtenay Conrad (CourtenayConrad@uncc.edu)

Please visit Pi Sigma Alpha for more information.

Pinnacle Honors Society

Pinnacle was created in the minds of a half-dozen higher education faculty members and administrators during a series of meetings throughout the 1980s. The stories were the same from all over the country: even the best non-traditional students had a difficult time being accepted for membership in the "traditional" honorary societies represented on the nation's campuses. Eventually, the group settled on the idea of creating a special honorary society for adult/non-traditional students.

Faculty Advisor:  Kimberly Rodgers (Kimberly.Rodgers@uncc.edu)

Please visit Pinnacle Honor Society for more information.

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is an International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.

President: Sean Brickley (sbrickle@uncc.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Enrica Ruggs (eruggs@uncc.edu)

Please visit Psi Chi for more information.

Sigma Alpha Lambda

National Leadership and Honors Organization

Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to personal development and success. The organization promotes leadership opportunities, rewards academic achievement, and unites members in the pursuit of a common goal through service on campus and in the community.

President: Micah Coleman (mcolem30@uncc.edu)

Vice-President: Ashley Lyons (alyons12@uncc.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Sean Langley (slangley@uncc.edu)

Please visit Sigma Alpha Lambda for more information.

Sigma Tau Delta

UNC Charlotte's Beta Sigma chapter of the International English Honors Society. The purpose of Sigma Tau Delta is to provide opportunities for English Majors to join with others interested in language and literature on our campus, within the Charlotte community and even regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Faculty sponsor and advisor:  Alan Rauch (arauch@uncc.edu)

Please visit Sigma Tau Delta for more information.

Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society. Tau Beta Pi seeks to broaden the collegiate experience of its members, thereby enhancing the engineering educational experience. Interests in non-technical fields, civic responsibility, and other human and cultural areas are encouraged through the various social and service activities of the chapters.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robert Cox (rcox3@uncc.edu)

Please visit Tau Beta Pi for more information.

Tau Sigma

The purpose of the organization is to recognize the academic achievement of students transferring to an intstitution of higher learning from another academic institution and to encourage and promote the students' involvement in the institution to which they have transferred.


Faculty Advisor: Emily Jensen (ejensen3@uncc.edu)

Please visit Tau Sigma for more information.

The National Society of Scabbard & Blade

The purpose of the group named Scabbard & Blade is to unite cadets and midshipmen from over the nation in military excellence in a joint service honor society. The society strives to better cadets and midshipmen as future officers and to strengthn the joint service relationship through service to the community and leadership opportunities.

Student Advisor/Commander: Joshua Kirkpatrick (jkirkpa9@uncc.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Patrick M. Walker (pwalke26@uncc.edu)

Please visit Student Organizations for more information.


Tri-Beta is a National Honor Society for Biology students. The organization participates in fun activities with a biological theme and is also a service organization.

President: Paul McKenzie (pmckenz1@uncc.edu)

Faculty Advisors: Susan Peters (sepeters@uncc.edu)

Please visit Tri-Beta for more information.