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Honor Societies

There are a number of ways that Eckerd students can distinguish themselves during their course of study, among them is being inducted into one of Eckerd's prestigious honors organizations. Ford Scholars are given the opportunity to prepare themselves for a career in college or university teaching, undergraduates may also be elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa or may be recognized for their scientific aptitude and selected as a member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.

Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa
Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is this nation's oldest and best known society for recognition of academic excellence and scholarly achievement.
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Alpha Kappa DeltaAlpha Kappa Delta
Founded in 1920, Alpha Kappa Delta is an international sociology honor society with more than 80,000 members and over 490 chapters United States, Canada, China, Finland, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Singapore, and has inducted.

Ford Apprentice Scholar Program
Each year up to twenty rising Juniors are given the opportunity to participate in a two year course of study designed to prepare them for graduate school and to pursue a career in college or university teaching.
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Lambda AlphaLambda Alpha
Lambda Alpha is the national honors organization for anthropology. Eckerd's chapter of Lambda Alpha is Zeta of Florida. The honor society encourages scholarship and research in anthropology by recognizing and superior achievement in the discipline among students and faculty.
Eckerd College Lambda Alpha information.

Omicron Delta EpsilonOmicron Delta Epsilon
Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world's largest academic honor societies, recognizing scholastic attainment and honoring of outstanding achievements in economics. Currently, Omicron Delta Epsilon has 652 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, France, and United Arab Emirates.

Omicron Delta KappaOmicron Delta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded in 1914 and recognizes leadership of exceptional quality and versatility, service in extracurricular activities and encourages development of general campus citizenship.

PEL Honors Program
The PEL Honors Program is designed for students who appreciate challenging coursework, are willing to take on in-depth projects, and enjoy discussing complicated material and engaging in scholarly discussions.

Phi Alpha ThetaPhi Alpha Theta
Phi Alpha Theta is the national honor society for history. The organization encourages the study of history, and recognizes excellence in the field among students and faculty. The society also encourages the exchange of ideas among historians.

Pi Mu EpsilonPi Mu Epsilon
Pi Mu Epsilon is dedicated to the promotion of mathematics and recognition of students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding.

Pi Sigma AlphaPi Sigma Alpha
Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society for college students of political science and government in the United States. Pi Sigma Alpha is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and is designated as a "Specialized, Upper-Division" society by ACHS.

Psi ChiPsi Chi
Psi Chi is the 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.

Sigma Delta PiSigma Delta Pi
Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was established in 1919 and honors those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and culture as well as encouraging a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture.

Sigma XiSigma Xi
Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society is a non-profit membership society of more than 70,000 scientists and engineers who were elected to the Society because of their research achievements or potential.
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Phi Beta Kappa

Eckerd College member of Phi Beta Kappa

Eckerd College is one of only 270 colleges nationwide recognized by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and best known society for recognition of academic excellence and scholarly achievement. Learn more.

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