GSE Honor Societies

Learn more about our three honor societies through the tabs.

  • Alpha Upsilon Alpha

    Fordham University Chapter Beta Iota

    Chapter Faculty Advisor: C&T Honor Societies Committee
    Email: candt@fordham.edu

    Alpha Upsilon Alpha (AUA) 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:

    • to recognize and encourage scholarship, leadership, and service in the field of reading and English Language Arts;
    • to stimulate interest in and understanding of research within the field and in related areas;
    • 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;
    • to broaden the understanding of literacy and to enhance international communication in this field.

    The requirements for membership are as follows:

    • Matriculation in the M.S.T. Program in Adolescent English or matriculation in the Ph.D. program in Innovation in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as TESOL and bilingual programs. 
    • Minimum of 12 graduate ELA credits completed.
    • Achievement of a minimum 3.7 grade point average in all graduate work.
    • Potential for scholarship, leadership, and service.
    • Approval by the membership committee composed of chapter officers and Fordham faculty, which is the first step of the two-step application process. The deadline for the 2022 membership application is February 25, 2022

    Fordham students who meet the requirements are invited to apply to our chapter of the AUA. All chapter members must be members of the International Literacy Association (ILA) and must keep their memberships current. The application process requires two steps:

    1. Complete the online Fordham GSE chapter membership application using the GSE Application Form.
    2. Information on the next step will be sent via email message after the initial application is reviewed. All applications are reviewed by the membership committee, composed of chapter officers and Fordham faculty. Please note there will be an annual fee to join as stated on the  ILA website and AUA website.

    Fordham students who qualify for membership are invited to join AUA. Induction of new members takes place during the spring semester. The 2022 Graduate School of Education Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held virtually on March 14, 2022, from 6-7 p.m. (more details to follow).

  • Kappa Delta Pi

    International Honor Society in Education

    Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. Although it was formed beginning in 1904, it was not established as a national organization until 1924. The first international chapter was installed in 1981. Kappa Delta Pi now has more than 55,000 members in 665 chapters worldwide.

    Kappa Delta Pi is a community of scholars dedicated to worthy ideas which:

    • Recognize scholarship and excellence in education;
    • Promote the development and dissemination of worthy educational ideas and practices;
    • Enhance the continuous growth and leadership of its diverse membership;
    • Foster inquiry and reflection on significant educational issues; and
    • Maintain a high degree of professional fellowship.

    For GSE candidates, membership requirements for the Lambda Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) at Fordham University (may differ from KDP requirements) are as follows:

    • Active matriculation in a master's or doctoral program in Fordham's Graduate School of Education (minimum of 14 credits completed);
    • Achievement of a minimum 3.7 grade point average in all graduate work;
    • Potential for scholarship, leadership, and service.
    All application materials will be collected virtually. Promoted new members do not get assistance or discounts. Renewing promoted members receive free or reduced pricing from the Membership Assistance Fund.
     
    Fordham students are invited to apply to our chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Honor Society. Please review the eligibility requirements listed above. The process requires two steps:
    1. Complete the online Fordham GSE chapter membership application using this Google Form.
    2. Information on the next step will be sent via email message, after the initial application is reviewed. All applications are reviewed by the membership committee, composed of chapter officers and Fordham faculty. Please note there will be an annual fee to join as stated on the KDP website.
    The spring 2022 application deadline has been extended to February 25, 2022The 2022 Graduate School of Education Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held virtually on March 14, 2022, from 6-7 p.m. (more details to follow). Inducted students will receive a KDP pin and cord as part of the ceremony (they will be available in Room 1102 for pick-up).
     
    Contact
    Chapter Faculty Advisor
    C&T Honor Societies Committee
     

    For more information about KDP Honor society, please go to the KDP Website

  • 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 the 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 the above mission:

    • Advance science and the profession of psychology.
    • Promote an educational experience consistent with the mission.
    • Promote ethical and socially responsible members and leaders.
    • Define and establish an organizational structure that promotes our mission.
    • Recognize and foster the contributions that diversity makes to the science and practice of psychology.

    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.