Honor societies are prestigious organizations that recognize and celebrate student achievement. Membership in an honor society is a mark of distinction, and it can provide students with a number of benefits, including academic enrichment, professional development, and scholarship and fellowship opportunities. Honor societies can also provide students with a sense of community and belonging.

The H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship is home to two honor societies, each of which recognizes and rewards students for their outstanding achievements in a particular area of business. You can learn more about these honor societies and their membership requirements below.

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Beta Gamma Sigma is The International Business Honor Society. Its mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to cultivate and celebrate leadership and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members.

Since 1913 Beta Gamma Sigma has recognized and honored top performing students from around the world in business schools accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). We are also a proud member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). Through our dedication to providing lifetime value for our members, we work to bring programs, connections, benefits, and opportunities to every individual in our organization.

To be considered for initiation into Beta Gamma Sigma, students must have all course work finished by the end of March with an overall GPA of 3.80, and be invited to commencement. M.P.A. students are not included. Eligible students will be emailed more information regarding membership by the end of March. For questions regarding Beta Gamma Sigma, please send an email to betagammasigma@nova.edu.

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Pi Alpha Alpha

Pi Alpha Alpha is the national honor society formed to recognize and promote excellence in the study and practice of public affairs and administration. The organization encourages and recognizes outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration.

Membership in Pi Alpha Alpha is by invitation of the faculty. Each year students are notified by email if they are invited to join Pi Alpha Alpha. To be eligible, M.P.A. students must have completed 30 credits in their program by the end of the Winter I term and maintain a GPA of 3.7. Those students invited to join may attend a special inductee ceremony typically held the week prior to commencement.

Additional information may be found at the national website or by contacting the NSU chapter faculty adviser, Dr.Kuang-Ting Tai.