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Alpha Upsilon Alpha | Fordham University Chapter Beta Lota

AUA website

Chapter Faculty Advisor: Dr. Arlene Moliterno
Email: amoliterno@fordham.edu

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Alpha Upsilon Alpha is an Honor Society for reading/language arts educators with a chapter established at Fordham University. The International Reading Association established the Alpha Upsilon Alpha Honor Society in May 1985.

The purposes of Alpha Upsilon Alpha Honor Society are:
  1. to recognize and encourage scholarship, leadership, and service in the field of reading;
  2. to stimulate interest in and understanding of research within the field and in related areas;
  3. to develop an appreciation for the importance of reading in society, the need for effective teaching of reading at all levels, and the ever-increasing literacy demands of modern society;
  4. to broaden the understanding of literacy and to enhance international communication in this field.
For graduate candidates, the requirements for membership are as follows:
  1. Matriculation in the M.S. Ed. Program in Advanced Literacy (minimum of 18 credits completed) or matriculation in the Ph.D. program in Language, Literacy, and Learning.
  2. Recommendation by one faculty member.
  3. Achievement of a minimum 3.7 grade point average in all graduate work.
  4. Potential for scholarship, leadership, and service.
  5. Approval by the membership committee composed of chapter officers and Fordham faculty.
All chapter members must be members of the International Reading Association (IRA) and must keep their membership current.

Fordham students who qualify for membership are invited to join Alpha Upsilon Alpha during the fall semester. All applications are reviewed by the membership committee composed of chapter officers and Fordham faculty. Induction of new members takes place during the spring semester.

If you wish to join Alpha Upsilon Alpha please submit the following:
  1. A completed application form.
  2. A check payable to the IRA for the one-time initiation cost of $12.00. (You may pay by credit card as indicated on the application form.)
  3. A check payable to the IRA for student membership. The basic fee of $42.00 entitles you to one journal subscription.(You may pay by credit card as indicated on the application form.) If you are already a current member of IRA, just list your membership ID number.
  4. A check for $20.00 payable to Fordham University/ Alpha Upsilon Alpha for local chapter dues. Checks only please.
  5. Bring application and payments to Lincoln Center Campus, Room 1102, Mailbox: Arlene Moliterno
  6. Deadline for application submission is March 24, 2014.

Kappa Delta Pi | International Honor Society in Education

KDP Website

Chapter Faculty Advisor: Dr. Diane Rodriguez
Email: drodriguez11@fordham.edu

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Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. Although its formative years began in 1904, it was not established as a National Organization until 1924. The first international chapter was installed in 1981.

Kappa Delta Pi is a community of scholars dedicated to worthy ideas which:
  • 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;
  • Maintains a high degree of professional fellowship.
For Fordham graduate candidates, the requirements for membership are as follows:
  • Matriculation in a masters program in Fordham’s Graduate School of Education (minimum of 14 credits completed).
  • Recommendation by one faculty member.
  • Achievement of a minimum 3.7 grade point average in all graduate work.
  • Potential for scholarship, leadership, and service.
Fordham students who qualify for membership are invited to apply to Kappa Delta Pi during the spring semester. All applications are reviewed by the membership committee composed of chapter officers and Fordham faculty. Induction of new members takes place during the spring semester.

The deadline for application is March 24, 2014. A completed application should include the following:
  • Two copies of completed application form
  • A check payable to Kappa Delta Pi for student membership for the amount of $42.00.
  • A check for $15.00 payable to Fordham University/Kappa Delta Pi for local chapter dues.
  • Please mail application and checks to Dr.  Diane Rodriguez, Fordham University, Graduate School of Education, 113 West 60th, Street, Room 1102, NY, NY 10023
  • NOTE: Checks will only be deposited after a candidate has been accepted.

Phi Delta Kappa  | Fordham University Student Chapter 0183

PDK Website
PDK Fordham Membership Application

Eligible members of the Fordham University community are invited to apply for membership in the Phi Delta Kappa Student Chapter.

Our Mission: The missionof Phi Delta Kappa is to promote quality public education as essential to the preservation development and support of a democratic way of life. This mission is accomplished through leadership, research, and service in education.

Our Beliefs:
  • We believe in high quality public education.
  • We believe that high-quality education for all is essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life.
  • We believe in preserving the ethical ideals of leadership, research, and service.
  • We believe that leadership should be nurtured and developed.
  • We believe that a dynamic organization evolves and develops capacity for sustainability and growth.
  • We believe that diversity strengthens the ties that bind our association together.
For Fordham graduate candidates, the requirements for membership are as follows:
  • Matriculation in a master’s or doctoral program in Fordham’s Graduate School of Education (minimum of 15 credits completed – Note: You may include Spring ‘14 registration). A minimum 3.5 grade point average in all graduate work is required.
  • Recommendation by one faculty member that speaks to the potential of the candidate for scholarship, leadership, and service in education.
  • Application is reviewed by the membership committee comprised of chapter officers and Fordham faculty. Eligible applicants will be notified in mid-April.
  • Fordham students in either master’s or doctoral programs are invited to apply to the Fordham Student Chapter of PDK during the spring semester.
  • The 2014 induction ceremony for new members will take place at the Lincoln Center Campus.
Your membership application must be completed no later than March 30, 2014.

Your completed application must include:
  • The completed recommendation signed by a Fordham faculty member.
  • A check/money order for $40.00 payable to Phi Delta Kappa (local chapter dues must be attached to the completed application).
Completed application and check to be mailed to Marilyn Bisberg, Faculty Advisor – Phi Delta Kappa:
ATTN: Marilyn Bisberg, Phi Delta Kappa Faculty Advisor
Fordham University
Office 1102H
113 W. 60th St.
New York, NY 10023

Psi Chi | Fordham University Chapter

Psi Chi Website

Chapter Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harold Takooshian
Email: Takoosh@aol.com

Psi Chi is a national honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

Chapter Information: Fordham University at Lincoln Center
Charter Number: 576
Date Chartered: December 9, 1983

Mission Statement:
The mission of Psi Chi is to produce a well-educated, ethical, and socially responsible member committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology and to society in general. Subends for accomplishing above mission:
  1. Advance science and the profession of psychology.
  2. Promote an educational experience consistent with the mission.
  3. Promote ethical and socially responsible members and leaders.
  4. Define and establish an organizational structure that promotes our mission.
  5. Recognize and foster the contributions that diversity makes to the science and practice of psychology.
Becoming a Member
Membership in Psi Chi is open to those who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests. Graduate students who meet the criteria below are eligible for membership. Membership in Psi Chi is open to qualified candidates of any age, sex, sexual orientation, race, handicap or disability, color, religion, and national and ethnic origin.

The Psi Chi Constitution requires that graduate student applicants to Psi Chi:
  • Must be enrolled as a graduate student at your school in a psychology graduate program
  • Must have an overall GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4-point scale in all graduate courses, including psychology course
** Graduate students who have transferred to a new institution and are interested in becoming a Psi Chi member must complete one semester at the new institution to establish a GPA in addition to the above requirements.

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