GSE Honor Societies

Learn more about our three honor societies through the tabs.

  • Alpha Upsilon Alpha

    Fordham University Chapter Beta Iota

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

    Download Membership Form

    Download the Alpha Upsilon Alpha Brochure

    Alpha Upsilon Alpha is an Honor Society for reading/language arts educators with a chapter established at Fordham University. This year's Graduate School of Education Honor Society Induction Ceremony was held on Monday, March 15, 2021.  

    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:

    • Submit application to Dr. Moliterno (amoliterno@fordham.edu).
    • Matriculation in the MST Program in Adolescent English or matriculation in the Ph.D. program in ICI, CLAIR, or Language, Literacy, and Learning.
    • 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.

    All chapter members must be members of the International Literacy Association (ILA) and must keep their memberships current.

    Fordham students who qualify for membership are invited to join Alpha Upsilon Alpha. Induction of new members takes place during the spring semester.

    If you wish to join Alpha Upsilon Alpha, contact Dr. Moliterno (amoliterno@fordham.edu) for additional information.

  • Kappa Delta Pi

    International Honor Society in Education

    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. This year's deadline to apply is February 10, 2021.

    The Graduate School of Education Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held on Monday, March 15, 2021. This event will occur virtually; the Zoom link will be shared with inductees and their families. For more information, please contact Molly Ness, Ph.D., Chapter Faculty Advisor, mness@fordham.edu.

    KDP Website

    Chapter Faculty Advisor:
    Molly Ness, Ph.D.
    mness@fordham.edu

    Download Membership Application

    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 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, the requirements for membership in the Lambda Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi at Fordham University are as follows:

    • 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.

    A completed application should include the following:

    All application materials will be collected virtually. 

  • 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.