What is Pi Gamma Mu?
Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences. Our mission is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in social science disciplines and to foster cooperation and social service among its members. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social science disciplines which seek to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as their related problems and issues. Currently, there are around 150 active chapters in the United States and overseas.
Pi Gamma Mu's constitution defines the social sciences to include the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology, international relations, criminal justice, social work, social philosophy, history of education, and cultural/human geography. Membership is also extended to interdisciplinary social science areas that build on the core social science disciplines, such as business and society, education, minority studies, public administration, international studies, public finance, leadership studies, consumer behavior, public policy and organizational behavior.
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Requirements for Membership
Pi Gamma Mu requires a 3.0 GPA and a major in one of the social sciences including history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice, social work, psychology, social philosophy, history of education, and human geography.
Pi Gamma Mu Application
The Pi Gamma Mu application may be found in the Center for International Studies office at Derrick 101, or at the link below. Additionally, a $50 check made out to Pi Gamma Mu must also be turned in to the office as payment for lifetime dues to the organization.