Honor Societies

Honor societies recognize academically gifted students while providing learning and leadership opportunities beyond the classroom. At Lenoir-Rhyne, we support numerous academic clubs, student-run organizations and societies that promote excellence, learning, and scholarship. 

Alpha Lambda Delta

Alpha Lambda Delta is a national sociology honorary society that seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to the improvement of the human condition.

Alpha Psi Omega

Alpha Psi Omega is a national honorary dramatic fraternity whose membership includes those who demonstrate a certain level of competency in the dramatic arts.

Chi Alpha Sigma

Chi Alpha Sigma is an Athletic Honor Society installed at Lenoir-Rhyne University in the spring of 2013. Membership in the society requires a 3.4 GPA of a junior or senior varsity letter winner, recommendation by a coach, and upstanding moral character.

Chi Beta Phi

Chi Beta Phi is a national honorary science society designed to promote continued interest in the field and to honor those who achieve a certain level of academic competency in general and in the sciences in particular.

Delta Mu Delta

Delta Mu Delta is a national business honor society to promote higher scholarship in training for business and to recognize and reward scholastic attainment in business subjects.

Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education, is committed to recognizing excellence and fostering mutual cooperation, support, and professional growth for educational professionals.

Mortar Board

Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for superior achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Omicron Delta Epsilon is the international economics honorary society. The society recognizes scholastic attainment in economics and promotes the professional aspects of economics for service in the academic world, business, government and international organizations.

Order of Omega

The Order of Omega is a national honor society for upper-class members of social fraternities and sororities.

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta’s purpose is to acknowledge those individuals who have a deep interest in the study of history as a discipline with either a major or minor in the subject.

Phi Beta Sigma

Phi Beta Sigma’s purpose is to provide learning opportunities, inspire the development of competent and aggressive business leadership, individual leadership, and strengthen the confidence of students.

Phi Epsilon Kappa

Phi Epsilon Kappa (PEK) is the honor society for high achieving students in the health sciences, including those majoring in Exercise Science or Community Health. This national organization aims to advance professionalism, foster fellowship, and recognize students for outstanding work in academics.

Pi Gamma Mu

Pi Gamma Mu is the international honor society in social science with a mission to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in social science disciplines.

Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha is the national political science honor society, and includes pre-law and international relations majors. The society stimulates productive scholarship and intellectual interest in the subject of government.

Psi Chi/Alpha Kappa Delta

Psi Chi/Alpha Kappa Delta are the national honor societies in psychology (Psi Chi) and sociology (AKD). They are designed to honor students majoring in psychology or sociology who demonstrate a high level of scholastic achievement as an undergraduate or graduate in the study of psychology or sociology.

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, recognizes students in the field of English language and literature. The society inducts English majors and minors, as well as associate members, who demonstrate excellence and dedication in their written and oral coursework.

Sigma Theta Tau

Sigma Theta Tau recognizes achievement and leadership in the field of nursing and is composed of junior and senior nursing majors selected because of scholastic achievement and leadership potential.

Theta Alpha Kappa

Theta Alpha Kappa is the only national honor society dedicated to recognizing the academic excellence in students and scholars in the fields of religious studies and theology.

Upsilon Chi

Upsilon Chi, a chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, is the undergraduate national communication honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA) that recognizes achievement and leadership in the field of communication.