Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha was founded at the University of Texas in 1920 and is the national honor society for graduate and undergraduate students of political science.  There are presently over 600 chapters established in colleges and universities in the United States.

The Theta Tau Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha was founded at Truman State University in 1978.  The Chapter’s first and only advisor has been Dr. James Przybylski, who welcomed 15 new members at the chartering banquet on May 2, 1978.  It was the eighth chapter of the fifteen chapters of Pi Sigma Alpha that exist today at Missouri colleges and universities.

The requirements for membership in Pi Sigma Alpha at Truman State for political science majors are as follows: A cumulative GPA that puts the student in the top third of his or her class;  at least junior class standing; and a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher in at least 12 political science hours with a significant portion of these hours taken at Truman State University.   For majors very near the line on these requirements and for political science minors, the political science faculty has reserved the right to make judgment calls concerning admittance to the organization.  The Theta Tau chapter also, from time to time, admits persons to honorary membership in Pi Sigma Alpha who have excelled in some manner in the political sphere.