Governors State University offers a number of honor societies to showcase the excellence of our students.

Below you will find information regarding the honors societies currently at Governors State University.

  • Communication Studies - Lambda Pi Eta

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    Lambda Pi Eta is the honor society of the National Communication Association for four-year institutions of higher education.

    Membership to this honors society is by invitation only. For more information, please email cseip@govst.edu click the link below.

    Lambda Pi Eta Information

  • Computing Sciences - Upsilon Pi Epsilon

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    Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines

    The advisor for the Governors State University chapter is Steve Hyzny. He can be reached at 708.534.4537 or shyzny@govst.edu

    Membership to this honors society is by invitation only. For more information, please click the link below.

    Upsilon Pi Epsilon Information

  • Continuing Education - Alpha Sigma Lambda

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    Alpha Sigma Lambda is the national honors society for continuing education students.

    Membership to this honors society is by invitation only. For more information, please email cseip@govst.edu or click the link below.

    Alpha Sigma Lambda Information 

  • Counseling - Chi Sigma Iota

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    Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. The mission of CSI is to promote scholarship, research, professionalisms, leadership, advocacy, and excellence in counseling, and to recognize the high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling. 

    CSI has over 400 chapters across the globe. Governors State University has an active chapter, CSI - Gamma Sigma Upsilon. The Chapter Faculty Advisors for CSI-GSU are Drs. Tamekia Bell and Ahmet Can. Drs. Bell and Can can be reached tbell7@govst.edu and acan@govst.edu, respectively. 

    Prospective applicants must be endorsed and approved by the CFA. To be considered for endorsement and approval, prospective students must be currently enrolled in a CACREP-accredited counseling graduate program and completed at least 9 credit hours with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Prospective applicants must receive an invitation for membership before applying for membership. For more information, please go to the CSI website below.


    Chi Sigma Iota Information

  • Criminal Justice - Alpha Phi Sigma

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    Alpha Phi Sigma is the National Criminal Justice Honors Society

    Membership to this honors society is by application only. For more information, please email cseip@govst.edu or mailto:CSEIP@govst.edu?subject=GSU Honor Societies - Alpha Phi Sigmaclick the link below.

    Alpha Phi Sigma Information

  • Education – Kappa Delta Pi

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    Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is the International Honor Society for Education and education-related fields.

    The advisor for the Alpha Iota Alpha chapter at Governors State University is Dr. Katy E. Hisrich. She can be reached at khisrich@govst.edu

    Membership to this honors society is by invitation only. For more information, please visit Governors State's dedicated Student Education Association (SEA) KDP page and the official KDP website.

  • Health Administration - Upsilon Phi Delta

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    Upsilion Phi Delta is a national academic honors society for students in health administration.

    The advisor for the GSU chapter is Dr. Jennifer Groebner who can be reached at 708-534-4028 or jgroebner@govst.edu .

    Membership is by application. For more information please click the link below.

    UPD-GSU Chapter Information

  • Health Sciences/Alllied Health - Alpha Eta Society

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    The Alpha Eta Society is the national scholastic honors society for the allied health professionals

    The advisor for GSU Chapter 67 is Ivonne Kanko. She can be reached at ikanko@govst.edu 

    Membership to this honors society is by invitation/nomination only. For more information, please click the link below.

    The Alpha Eta Society Information

  • Interdisciplinary Studies - Alpha Iota Sigma

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    Alpha Iota Sigma is the international honor society of interdisciplinary studies.

     

    For more information, please contact cseip@govst.edu.

  • MBA Program - Mu Beta Alpha

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    Mu Beta Alpha is dedicated to the promotion of GSU's MBA program

    The advisor is Dr. Phyllis Anderson. She can be reached at 708.534.4956 or panderson@govst.edu

    Membership to this honors society is by application. For more information, please contact Dr. Anderson.

  • Psi Chi (International Honor Society)

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    The purpose of the organization is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain scholarship in the field of psychology and to advance the science of psychology.

    Co Advisor:
    Sasja Cervantes, scervantes2@govst.edu
    Alli Cipra, acipra@govst.edu

  • Occupational Therapy - Pi Theta Epsilon

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    Pi Theta Epsilon is a specialized honors society for occupational therapy students and alumni

    The advisor for the GSU chapter is Catherine Brady. She can be reached at 708.534.4135 or cbrady@govst.edu

    For more information, please click the link below.

    Pi Theta Epsilon Information

  • Public Affairs and Administration - Pi Alpha Alpha

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    Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA) is the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration that recognizes outstanding undergraduate as well as graduate students in public administration, public policy, and public affairs.

    The advisor for the GSU chapter is Dr. Mary Bruce. She can be reached at 708.534.4978 or mclark@govst.edu.

    Membership to this honors society is by invitation only. For more information , please visit Pi Alpha Alpha's official webpage.

  • Social Work - Phi Alpha

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    Phi Alpha is the National Honor Society for Social Work students.

    The advisor for the GSU Omicron Beta Chapter is Dr. Lydia Falconnier. She can be reached at 708.534.4038 or lfalconnier@govst.edu

    Membership to this honors society is by request for initiation. For more information, please click the link below.

    Phi Alpha - Omicron Beta Information

  • Transfer Students - Tau Sigma

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    Tau Sigma is the national honors society of transfer students

    The advisor for the GSU chapter is Jessica Specht. She can be reached at jspecht@govst.edu 

    For more information, please click on the link below.

    Tau Sigma Information

  • Veterans - S.A.L.U.T.E.

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    S.A.L.U.T.E. is the Veterans National Honors Society

    The advisor for the GSU chapter is Kevin Smith. He can be reached at 708.235.2223 or ksmith9@govst.edu.

    Membership to this honors society is by application. For more information, please click the link below.

    SALUTE Information