Student Honorary Groups

Alpha Delta Mu (Social Work)

Alpha Delta Mu is a national Social Work honor society. The purpose is to advance excellence in Social Work practice and to encourage, stimulate, and maintain scholarship of the individual member in all fields, particularly Social Work. Alpha Delta Mu was reactivated in May 2003. Students are eligible to apply at the Junior level with a major 3.25 GPA and a cumulative 3.00 GPA .

Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling)

Chi Sigma Iota is the international society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators established at Ohio University in 1985. Our mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.

Phi Kappa Phi

The Society's mission is "to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."
The motto of Phi Kappa Phi is Philosophía Krateítõ Phõtôn, translated "Let the love of learning rule humanity";.

Those elected to membership include upper 7.5% last-term juniors (having completed at least 72 semester hours) and upper 10% seniors, along with outstanding graduate students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni.

Since its founding, more than 1,000,000 scholars have been inducted into Phi Kappa Phi.

Phi Delta Kappa (Professional Educators)

Phi Delta Kappa is an international association for professional educators. The organization's mission is to promote quality education as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life by providing innovative programs, relevant research, visionary leadership, and dedicated service.

Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society)

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. The Society is a community of scholars dedicated to worthy ideals:

  • Recognizes scholarship and excellence in education;
  • Promotes the development and dissemination of worthy educational ideas and practices;
  • Enhances the continuous growth and leadership of its diverse membership;
  • Fosters inquiry and reflection on significant educational issues; and
  • Maintains a high degree of professional fellowship.

Phi Epsilon Kappa (health, physical education, recreation, or safety fraternity)

Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity is a national professional fraternity for persons engaged in or pursuing careers in health, physical education, recreation, or safety. Membership is open to persons interested in the purposes of the Fraternity and in providing time and energy for the benefit of the areas which include: physical education, health, recreation, dance, human performance, exercise science, sports medicine and sports management. Existing collegiate and alumni chapters invite individuals to become members. Petitions are available for new collegiate and alumni chapters.