Honor Societies

Information about additional honor societies can be found here.

Iota Sigma Pi

Iota Sigma Pi, the National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry, was founded in 1902 at the University of California, Berkeley. Iota Sigma Pi’s mission is to promote professional development and personal growth of women in chemistry. The Lanthanum Chapter, the 48th chapter of Iota Sigma Pi, was founded in May 1998. Members currently come from three Lynchburg area colleges: Sweet Briar College, Randolph College and University of Lynchburg.

Pi Gamma Mu

Pi Gamma Mu is the national social sciences honor society recognizing student achievement in economics, history, political science and psychology. The Virginia Kappa Chapter at Sweet Briar College was chartered in 1983. It is a public service organization that accepts juniors and seniors with 20 hours of credit and a “B” average in social sciences courses.

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the national honor society in psychology, founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to Sweet Briar students who have registered for major or minor standing in psychology, have completed eight semester credit hours in psychology, are ranked in the upper 35 percent of their class in general scholarship, and have earned an average grade of “B” in psychology courses.