Pi Sigma Alpha


Pi Sigma Alpha, is the political science honor society. Every spring, the Department of Political Science and International Affairs inducts a number of its best students into Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society for political science. Selection for membership in this 600-chapter academic honor society is based entirely upon classroom performance.

Eligibility Requirements

Pi Sigma Alpha eligibility requirements for undergraduates (from PSA National website):* completion of at least one-half the credits required by their institution for the baccalaureate degree;* completion of twelve semester-credits of work in political science including at least one upper-division course, with an average grade of B or higher in those courses;
* an overall GPA placing student in the top one-third of his/her whole class (e.g., junior or senior class). Students need not be political science majors to qualify for membership.
For more exact information about Pi Sigma Alpha and specific details about requirements to join, contact Professor Cooperman (rcooperm@umw.edu), chapter advisor, or see the PSA website.
PSA Kappa Upsilon Executive Board for 2017-18
President: Marina Castro-Meirelles Vice-President: Caroline Mullin

 Vice President Caroline Mullin with President Marina Castro-Meirelles
Spring 2017 Pi Sigma Alpha Inductees

New inductees to Kappa Upsilon chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, 2017-18



Dr. Cooperman is the first recipient of the brand new John M. Kramer Award!