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Phi Beta Kappa

Dean’s Honor List

The Albion College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the first to be chartered at a private liberal arts college in Michigan, was founded in 1940. The active members of the Beta of Michigan chapter of Phi Beta Kappa may elect up to 10 percent of the fourth-year class as membersin-course. In order to be considered for election, the following requirements must be met: 1. The student must be a senior in the top 10 percent of the graduating class. 2. Three-fourths of the courses taken must be in liberal studies, as opposed to internships, practica, and other prevocational course work. 3. At least 15 units must be taken in departments other than the department of the principal major. Work taken in off-campus programs, which parallels the type of work offered in an on-campus department, will be treated as work in that department. 4. Either 15 units while holding third- or fourth-year status, or a minimum of 22 1/2 units, must be taken for credit at Albion College. In either case, the units taken at Albion College may include one or two semesters of study in faculty-approved off-campus programs. 5. A minimum of 75 percent of the student’s liberal arts courses at Albion College, including those taken in faculty-approved off-campus programs, must be taken for a grade. The fulfillment of these minimum requirements does not guarantee election to Phi Beta Kappa. For more information, contact chapter secretary Beth Lincoln, ext. 0331.

Those on-campus, full-time students whose grade point average is 3.5 or above at the completion of a semester are named to the Dean’s List issued at the close of each semester. To qualify, students must take at least three units in graded courses and successfully complete four units. Dean’s List students are notified of this honor each semester by the provost. For more information, contact the Beth Lincoln, ext. 0331.

Departmental Honoraries Many academic departments of the College sponsor honoraries in recognition of high scholarship. Minimum requirements for membership in these honoraries usually include: a departmental grade point average of 3.0; an all-College GPA of 2.5; a major in the respective department; and second-year standing, although first-year students in their second semester may be eligible in very unusual cases. Individual honoraries may have requirements higher than these minimums. Albion College honoraries are listed below. Beta Beta Beta (Biology) Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics) Joseph J. Irwin Society (English) Sigma Gamma Epsilon (Geology) Phi Alpha Theta (History) Kappa Mu Epsilon (Mathematics) Pi Kappa Lambda (Music) Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics) Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science) Psi Chi (Psychology) For more information, contact the respective department or program.

Mortar Board Mortar Board is a national honor society whose members are chosen on the basis of outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service to the College and the community. Members are invited to apply in the spring of their third year and participate in several service-oriented projects during their fourth year. The Chevron Chapter of Mortar Board was founded at Albion in 1941. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Programs and Organizations, ext. 0433. 13

Albion College Student Handbook 2013-14  
Albion College Student Handbook 2013-14  

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