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Kappa Delta Epsilon
a national education honorary, recognizes
outstanding work in the field of education.
Kappa Mu Epsilon
recognizes excellence in the field of mathematics.
Mortar Board
an honorary society for senior women and men,
recognizes eminence in scholarship, leadership, and service.
Omicron Delta Kappa
elects its members from men and women in the
junior and senior classes, recognizes leadership in scholarship, athletics,
student government, social and religious affairs, publications, music,
speech, and dramatic arts.
Order of Omega
recognizes fraternity and sorority members who
have attained a high standard of leadership. Open to any member of a
Birmingham-Southern College fraternity or sorority who is at least a junior
or senior, has at least an overall grade point average equivalent to the all-
fraternity or all-sorority average, and has held leadership positions on
Phi Alpha Theta
international honor society in history, elects members
on the basis of outstanding scholarship achievement in the study of history
and the maintenance of a distinguished overall scholastic record.
Phi Beta Kappa
national honorary scholarship fraternity, established
the Beta of Alabama Chapter at Birmingham‑Southern College in 1937.
Election to Phi Beta Kappa is based on scholarly achievement in a broad
program of intellectual interest within the context of a liberal education.
High grades alone, particularly if earned in a narrowly conceived vocational
or pre‑professional program, are not sufficient reason for election. Students
are elected by the resident members of Phi Beta Kappa after a careful
analysis of grades and course distribution.
Candidates for election must be pursuing a liberal arts degree of
adequate breadth; candidates for degrees other than Bachelor of Arts or
Bachelor of Science are considered only if they have fulfilled the general
program for the liberal arts degree. Election is limited to those students
who will complete degree requirements by the June following election. At
no time may Phi Beta Kappa elect more than ten percent of the graduating
class to membership; students with less than a 3.40 grade point average
may not be considered for membership, although the criteria for election
are somewhat different for transfer students.
Phi Eta Sigma
is a national scholarship society for first-year students.
Phi Sigma Iota
elects its members from students who have
distinguished themselves in the study of foreign languages at the advanced