Honor Societies

The Kania School sponsors various honor societies to highlight outstanding business students and to provide opportunities found in membership in these groups.

Beta Alpha Psi

The University’s Nu Kappa Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi is the international honor organization for financial information students and professionals. It recognizes students' outstanding academic achievements in the field of accounting, finance, and information systems.

There are over 300 chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation. This honors organization is open to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems who have successfully completed at least one 300-level major course, have at least a 3.20 cumulative and major GPAs, and agree to complete 20 hours annually in Beta Alpha Psi professional and community service activities.

Students meeting these requirements are invited to apply for membership in October and March, with the induction ceremony held in May. The one-time International Candidate Fee for membership is $78.

Moderator: Dr. Amanda Marcy
Phone: 570-941-4120
Email: amanda.marcy@scranton.edu

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Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for AACSB accredited business programs. Members are eligible for scholarship programs, educational tour, BGS newsletter, career networking services, and alumni receptions.

Membership is by invitation only. The top 10% of juniors, top 10% seniors and top 20% graduate students are invited.

Moderator: Dr. Iordanis Petsas
Phone: 570-941-7752
Email iordanis.petsas@scranton.edu

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Omega Beta Sigma

Omega Beta Sigma is the business honor society for women. It was founded at the University of Scranton in 1982. The purpose of this honor society is:

  • to pursue academic excellence
  • to confront and consider the unique problems and experiences of women in the realm of business and academics
  • to promote service to the community
  • most importantly, to express and maintain a strong commitment to the concept of human dignity and personal worth both in the competitive world of business and the society at large.

Women with at least sophomore class standing and business as a major or minor and a QPI of 3.25 are invited to join in the fall. This honor society sponsors a dinner hosting a prominent woman speaker and participates in various service projects during the year. Annual dues are $25, which includes the cost of the dinner.

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Omicron Delta Epsilon is the international honor society for economics. The local chapter was founded in 1969. Requirements are 12 credits hours in economics with a 3.0 QPI overall and in the major.

Students are invited to apply for membership each February. The annual induction dinner is held in May.

Omicron Delta Epsilon also sponsors the highly successful Henry George Lecture each fall.

Dues are $45.00 per year.

Moderator: Dr. Aram Balagyozyan
Phone 570-941-5934
Email aram.balagyozyan@scranton.edu

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