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Honor Societies and Honoraries

Honor Society Student Organizations

  • Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma (ALDPES)

    Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma are national academic honorary societies for students who have achieved at least a 3.5 GPA and are in the top 20 percent of their class in their first year of college. Eligible students are invited to lifetime membership in Otterbein's merged chapter after fall semester of their freshman year. Members who continue to maintain high academic standing are eligible for various awards and scholarships, including fellowships for graduate study. The honorary society members may participate in a variety of community service and membership events. Contact for more information.
  • Delta Omicron (DO)

    Delta Omicron is an international honorary for men and women pursuing the discipline of music in college. Members must be at least sophomores, and are chosen on the basis of academic and musical achievement. Delta Omicron carries out educational and service activities. Contact for more information.
  • Iota Iota Iota (Tri-Iota)

    Tri-Iota (Iota Iota Iota) works to encourage and support scholarship and excellent in women's, gender, and sexuality studies, as well as embody the values central to women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Otterbein University: plurality of thought, egalitarianism, and social justice. Contact for more information.
  • Kappa Delta Pi

    Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education. It is committed to recognizing excellence and forstering mutual cooperation, support and professional growth for educational professionals. Students in their sophomore year or above who meet academic, service, leadership and professionalism criteria are invited to join. Contact for more information.
  • Kappa Pi

    Kappa Pi is a national honor society for art majors. This organization offers student of the Otterbein Art Department, who excel, the opportunity to share, discuss, and collaborate with other members of the organization, as well as give recognition to students who have greatly excelled or created an impact within art. This organization is new and in pending status. Contact for more information.
  • Mortar Board (Senior Leadership/Service Honor Society)

    Mortar Board is the senior men's and women's leadership/service honor society. The group fosters the qualities of selfless service and leadership and the improvement of our college community. To become a member, students must have a 3.2 or higher GPA and have demonstrated and committed him/herself to continue distinguished scholarship, leadership and service to the college community. Contact for more information.
  • Order of Omega

    Order of Omega is a national leadership honor society recognizing academic achievement, Greek leadership, and service to the campus community. Members must have at least 3.0 GPA and junior or senior status. The purpose of this organization is to recognize individuals in the Greek community who have shown exemplary service to their chapter, the Greek community and Otterbein University. This organization is currently under re-organization. Contact the Center for Student Involvement for more information.
  • Phi Alpha Theta

    Phi Alpha Theta is a national history honorary open to any student with 15 hours in history and a 3.1 GPA. Otterbein's Beta Zeta chapter also has a local membership for students that do not meet the national requirements. Contact for more information.
  • Pi Sigma Alpha - Alpha Gamma Kappa Chapter

    This honorary organization is designed to foster an environment of friendly debate among members from all political affiliations. It promotes a better understanding of government among its members.through seminars, conferences, research, discussion groups and publications. This organization is currently in re-organization. Please contact the Center for Student Involvement for more information.
  • Psi Chi

    Psi Chi is an invitation only honor society for Psychology majors. Psi Chi sponsors the Psych Psymposium speaker series and plans other activities relevant to psychology and to applying for graduate school. Psi Chi also sponsors national and regional under-graduate and graduate research award programs, and publishes a quarterly national newsletter to inform members of Psi Chi's opportunities at all levels. Contact for more information.
  • Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society

    This honor society recognizes achievement in English language and literature and fosters all aspects of the discipline of English. Contact for more information.
For more information about these organizations, please contact the Center for Student Involvement at CSI@otterbein.edu.

More Honorary Academic Recognition

Lambda Pi Eta
Otterbein University Department of Communication's Lambda Pi Eta Chapter is named Iota. To be inducted into this national communication honorary a student must be of junior standing with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Scholarship and service are trademarks of this honorary.

Phi Sigma Iota
Phi Sigma Iota is the National Honorary Romance Language and Literature Society. Its purpose is to foster the appreciation and study of all foreign languages and their respective literature and culture.

This is an honorary for Continuing Studies students with junior status and a 3.5 GPA.

Torch and Key
Torch and Key is an honorary for the recognition of distinctive achievement in general scholarship. Seniors and juniors with exceptional cumulative records are elected (3.7 GPA).

/ Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement is located in the Campus Center.

Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Jennifer Bechtold
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