Honor Societies

There are two general academic honor societies on campus; both are local chapters of prestigious national societies. Click on each one to learn more.

  • Alpha Lambda Delta (First-year Students) Dr. Vanessa Bond, Advisor
    • Alpha Lambda Delta, founded in 1924, celebrates academic excellence during a student's first year at college. Students must be registered for a full course of study for a bachelor's degree, have a GPA of 3.65+, and rank in the top 20% of their freshman class.

      Eligible students will be invited to join this honor society during the spring of their first-year year. The faculty sponsor is Dr. Vanessa Bond, 860.768.4002, vbond@hartford.edu.

  • Alpha Chi (Juniors and Seniors) Dr. Eoin KIng, Advisor
    • Since 1922, Alpha Chi has promoted academic excellence and exemplary character among college students. Juniors and seniors (54+ credits) who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and are ranked in the top 10% of upperclassmen are eligible for induction into this prestigious honor society.

      Eligible students will be invited to join during the spring of their junior or senior year. The faculty sponsor is Dr. Eoin King, 860.768.5259, eoking@hartford.edu.

Below are the discipline-specific honor societies:

Discipline-Specific Honor Societies

Adult Part-time Students

Alpha Sigma Lambda, Dr. R. J. McGivney, Advisor

Business

  • Alpha Mu Alpha (Honor Society of the American Marketing Association) Dr. Jerry Katrichis, Advisor
  • Beta Alpha Psi (Honor Society of Accounting and Finance) Dr. Carl Smith, Dr. Don Warren, Advisors
  • Beta Gamma Sigma (National Honor Society of business programs accredited by AACSB International) Dr. Charles Canedy, Advisor
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon (National Economics Honor Society) Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, Advisor

Education

  • Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society for Education) Dr. Sheetal Sood, Advisor
  • Lambda Nu (Radiologic and Imaging Sciences) Dr. Dan DeMario, Advisor

Engineering

  • Pi Tau Sigma (International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society) Dr. Chittaranjan Sahay, Advisor
  • Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society) Dr. Lad Nagurney, Advisor
  • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) Mr. Stephen Austin, Advisor
  • Tau Alpha Pi (National Honor Society for Engineering Technology) Dr. Timothy Britt, Advisor
  • Tau SIgma Delta (Architecture Honor Society) Dr. Dariel Cobb, Advisor

Leadership and Success

Sigma Alpha Pi (National Honor Society for Leadership and Success) Beth Kavaler, Advisor

Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Omicron Delta Epsilon (National Honorary Society in Economics) Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, Advisor
  • Lambda Pi Eta (National Honor Society for Communication Majors) Dr. Aimee Miller-Ott, Advisor
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (National Honor Society in Political Science) Dr. Michael Clancy, Advisor
  • Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honor Society) Dr. Bryan Sinche, Advisor
  • Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology) Dr. Natasha Segool, Advisor
  • Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society for Undergraduates) Dr. Steve Rosenthal, Advisor

Medical Fields

  • Lambda Tau (National Honor Society in Medical Technology)
  • Lambda Beta (National Honor Society for Respiratory Care) Dr. Peter Kennedy, Advisor
  • Sigma Theta Tau (International Honor Society for Nursing)

Music

Pi Kappa Lambda (National Music Honor Society)