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Student Organizations: Scholastic

These student organizations are scholastic or honorary based on academic performance in academic disciplines.

Alpha Chi

Contact: Yash Gandhi
Advisor: Jacob Schrum
Purpose: a national undergraduate scholarship society whose objectives are the stimulation and recognition of scholarship.

Alpha Epsilon Delta

Advisor Kerry Bruns
Purpose: to provide a positive community, support system, and resources for the pre-health community at Southwestern University.

Alpha Kappa Delta

Advisor: Sandi Nenga
Purpose: to promote an interest in the study of Sociology, research of social problems, and other such social and intellectual activities as will leade to improvement in the human condition.

Alpha Lambda Delta

Advisor: Katy Ross
Purpose: to encourage superior academic achievement among students in their first year and beyond; to promote intelligent living, and a continued high standard or learning and service to the community.

Beta Beta Beta

Contact: Abby Toppins
Advisor: Martin Gonzalez
Purpose: an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences.

Kappa Delta Pi

Contact: Kelli McLaughlin
Advisor: Kathryn Prater
Purpose: an honor society which promotes excellence in and recognizes outstanding contributions to education.

Lambda Pi Eta

Advisor: Shannon Holland
Purpose: an honor society which recognizes, fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies.

Omicron Delta Kappa

Contact: Emma Crowe-Fleming
Advisor: Jaime Woody
Purpose: to recognize outstanding junior and senior student leaders, who are academically in the top third of their class and are recognized for their leadership and exemplary character.

Phi Beta Kappa

Advisor: Alex Anderson
Web Site: link
Purpose: a national honor society that recognizes high scholarly achievement in the liberal arts and sciences.

Pi Delta Phi

Contact: Dillon Betros
Advisor: Francis Mathieu
Purpose: to recognize outstanding scholarship in French language.

Pi Kappa Lambda

Advisor: Jason Hoogerhyde
Purpose: to recognize the highest levels of musical achievement and academic scholarship in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning which must offer music degree programs in one or more fields.

Pi Mu Epsilon

Advisor: Kendall Richards
Purpose: promotion of scholarly activity in mathematics among students at S.U.

Pi Sigma Alpha

Advisor: Tim O’Neill
Purpose: a national political science honor society which offers an opportunity to discuss political issues and events.

Psi Chi

Contact: Meredith Pollock
Advisor: Bryan Neighbors
Purpose: a national honor society in psychology which encourages, stimulates, and maintains scholarship and advancement of psychology.

Sigma Delta Pi

Advisor: Angeles Rodriguez
Purpose: a national Spanish honor society recognizing academic achievements.

Sigma Tau Delta

Advisor: Jim Kilfoyle
Purpose: to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature, to provide cultural stimulation on campus and promote interest in literature, to foster all aspects of the English discipline and literacy, and to provide a stimulating environment for those interested in literature.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Contact: Lauren Gillespie
Advisor: Barbara Anthony
Purpose: the promotion of high scholarship and original investigation in the field of computer and information science.