Student Organizations

Student organizations give you the opportunity to learn leadership skills, organize events and meet students from all over campus.

Pi Sigma Alpha

The UMKC Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, seeks to maintain excellence in scholarship, promote extracurricular activities related to politics and encourage interaction between faculty and students within the Political Science Department.

Membership in Pi Sigma Alpha is valuable to your academic profile and is recognized by personnel officers and graduate and law school admissions committees. Members are entitled to wear honor cords at graduation.

The national office of Pi Sigma Alpha also awards a variety of scholarships annually, including the Howard Penniman Scholarship for Graduate Study and the Washington Internship Scholarships.

Membership Eligibility

To join Pi Sigma Alpha, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum 3.25 GPA overall
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in political science courses
  • At least 10 semester hours of work in political science
  • Be a junior, senior or graduate student

For more information about Pi Sigma Alpha membership or events, contact Dr. Debra Leiter.