Honorary Societies Alpha Kappa Delta Alpha Kappa Delta is an international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of Athropon Katamanthanein Diakonesein or “to investigate humanity for the purpose of service.” AKD seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology and the research of social problems. Undergraduate membership is limited to sociology majors (or those who have demonstrated a serious interest in sociology) who are juniors or seniors and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Beta Beta Beta This society has a three-fold purpose: stimulation of sound scholarship, dissemination of scientific knowledge, and promotion of biological research. Requirements for membership include concentration in the field of biology and superior scholarship. Iota Iota Iota Established in 1992, Iota Iota Iota recognizes the outstanding academic achievements of students in women’s studies, and members strive to maintain the values central to women’s studies: egalitarianism, inclusiveness, and a celebration of the diversity of women’s experiences. Hamline is home to the Omicron chapter of this national honor society. Omicron Delta Kappa Since 2008 Hamline University has been proud to have an Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Circle on its campus. ODK is the National Leadership Honor Society in the United States and the society recognizes Junior and Senior students who have excelled in academics while being leaders of organizations, teams and programs on college campuses. ODK places emphasis upon the development of the whole person, both as a present member of his/her college community and as a prospective contributor to a better society. Phi Beta Kappa This is the oldest national honorary scholastic fraternity, founded in 1776. Election to membership is an honor conferred in recognition of students’ personal qualifications, the breadth and depth of their academic work, and their scholarly achievement in the liberal arts and sciences. Psi Chi A national psychology honor society promoting the advancement of the science of psychology, and to encourage, stimulate, and maintain the scholarship of the individual members in all academic fields, especially psychology. Sigma Beta Delta Founded in 1994, Sigma Beta Delta recognizes outstanding scholarship by students enrolled in business and economics baccalaureate degree programs. Its purposes are to promote high scholarship in business and economics education and to recognize and award scholastic achievement. Sigma Delta Pi A prestigious national Spanish honor society which elects outstanding students who demonstrate skills and interest in the language and culture of the Spanish speaking world. Presidential and Trustee Scholar Programs These programs, in addition to offering students financial assistance, provide a variety of seminars, cultural activities, and discussion for their educational enrichment.