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Honor Societies

Getting involved with extracurricular activities is one of the best ways to balance out your college experience.  Here at Mitchell we have numerous ways to get involved.  One great way to get involved is to join one of our seven National Honor Societies.  Students at Mitchell College and Thames Academy have the ability to join, network and develop leadership skills in areas outside of the traditional academic setting.

Please see below for a brief description as well as the contact info for the Faculty advisor should you have any specific questions.

Alpha Chi is a coeducational, national college honor scholarship society with the purpose of promoting academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and honoring those who achieve such distinction.  Its name derives from the Greek words meaning truth and character.  Alpha Chi admits to membership students from all academic disciplines and may invite to membership no more than the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes.

Advisor: Nancy Bombaci

Alpha Phi Sigma is the only national criminal justice honor society for criminal justice majors.  The society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students of criminal justice as well as juris doctorate.

Advisor: Herb Nieburg, Ph.D.

Chi Alpha Sigma honors those student-athletes who have earned varsity letters while maintaining a 3.4 or better GPA throughout their junior and senior years.  The honor society also fosters good citizenship, moral character, and friendship among academic achievers in college athletics.

Advisor: Dana Fulmer 


Delta Alpha Pi was founded in 2004, and is an international honor society for students with disabilities. Delta stands for Disability, but also the triangle stands as symbol of strength. Alpha stands for achievement. Pi for Pride. The Society facilitates the development of leadership skills, advocacy and education for participating students and the community. Students must have completed 24 credits, and have earned an overall Quality Point Average of 3.10 to be eligible for membership. 

Disability Student Services

Advisor: Alice Murallo 

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for students pursuing an associate degree.  Established in 1918 to recognize and encourage scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Advisor: Karen Ward, M.L.S.

Phi Epsilon Kappa honor society is a national professional society for persons engaged in or pursuing careers in health, physical education, recreation, or sport management.  Phi Epsilon Kappa's three approaches for attaining our ideal are physical, education, and knowledge. The foundation of our honor society is based upon the three pillars of peace, friendship, and brotherly love.

Advisor: Daniel L. Kresge, Ph.D.


Psi Chi is the national 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.

Advisor: Linda Perry, Ph.D.