Honor Societies

Academic Affairs

General Information

The Honors Committee accepts applications twice a year for elections to the following honor societies: Alpha Chi, Delta Epsilon Sigma, and Kappa Gamma Pi. Only undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Phi Eta Sigma is for first-year students only. Phi Eta Sigma elects students once a year (during Spring semester). Students eligible for Phi Eta Sigma will be contacted by the faculty moderator by the end of February of each year. Please note that there is no application form required for Phi Eta Sigma. Once contacted, the faculty moderator will inform the applicants on how to complete the application process. For Alpha Chi, Delta Epsilon Sigma, Kappa Gamma Pi, and St. Catherine Medal, see deadlines for the appropriate semester.

If you meet the criteria, please complete the appropriate application form for each honor society you are applying. Please note that students must be nominated for St. Catherine Medal. Your complete application - checklist, service and leadership activities verification form, and letter of recommendation for each honor society for which you are applying - must be delivered to the office of the moderator of the honor society for which you are applying by 5:00 P.M. on the due date. If the due date falls on a weekend or university holiday, the deadline will be 5:00 P.M. on the next scheduled business day.

Academic Honor Societies by Discipline Application Deadlines

Please note that service and leadership activities verification form is not required for Alpha Chi, Phi Eta Sigma, and St. Catherine Medal.

Honor Societies

Lifetime Membership Dues

Students applying for Delta Epsilon Sigma, Kappa Gamma Pi, and Phi Eta Sigma, membership dues are required to be submitted along with the application. If students are not inducted into an honor society, payment submitted will be refunded. Any application submitted without dues is considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

 

For all students: Approximately three weeks after the deadline has passed, students who completed the application process will receive an email notification from the appropriate faculty moderator(s) to regarding their application status.

  • Financial

    Delta Epsilon Sigma and/or Phi Eta Sigma

    Delta Epsilon Sigma $55 membership fee and/or Phi Eta Sigma$40 membership fee. Please write your check payable to Barry University, Inc.
  • Financial

    Kappa gamma Pi

    Kappa gamma Pi $50 membership fee. Please write your check payable to Kappa Gamma Pi.
  • Financial

    Alpha Chi

    Students applying for Alpha Chi pay their $50 membership fee online and directly to Alpha Chi.

What is the difference between the Honors Program and Honor Societies?

Honors Program

The Honors Program is an academic based program where students take 21 credit hours of honors courses, in addition to courses for their degree program. Depending on their degree program, students can use 6-12 credit hours from the honors program to fulfill liberal arts requirements set forth by Barry University. Graduated high school students or transfer students who meet the GPA and/or SAT/ACT score requirements are invited to participate in the program.  Those students who were not initially invited are able to apply after completing two semesters at Barry as long as they have produced the required cumulative GPA of 3.5 or more. 

Honor Societies

Joining an Honor Society is completely separate from the Honors Program. Honor Societies recognize all students who have shown academic excellence during their time at Barry. There are four honor societies to consider – Alpha Chi for seniors, Delta Epsilon Sigma and Kappa Gamma Pi for both juniors and seniors, and Phi Eta Sigma for first-year students. Barry students must submit all application materials for induction consideration. Deadlines and qualifications vary among these four honor societies.

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Being part of both is truly ideal, but not required, for students seeking a more challenging academic experience during their time at Barry University.

Honors Committee Members

Convocation Ceremony Archive

  • Barry University President Mike Allen, PhD, and John D. Murray, PhD, Provost, cordially invite the Barry community to the 2021 Virtual Honors Convocation Ceremony.

    Date: Friday, May 7, 2021­
    Time: 1 p.m.
    Location: Zoom invite and RSVP is forthcoming

  • Based on federal and state guidance, we have made the determination that it will be necessary to cancel this year's Honors Convocation ceremony due to COVID-19. Please check with the respective faculty moderators for the most up-to-date information on how to receive Honors cords and certificates. Deans' award recipients should check with their respective Dean's office on how to receive their Dean's Award recognition.

  • Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, and John D. Murray, PhD, Provost, cordially invite the Barry community to the 2019 Honors Convocation Ceremony.
    Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
    Time: 1 p.m.
    Location: Cor Jesu Chapel
    Reception to follow . RSVP by May 1, 2019, to Estela Azevedo, Assistant to the Provost, at eazevedo@barry.edu.

  • Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, and John D. Murray, PhD, Provost, cordially invite the Barry community to the 2018 Honors Convocation Ceremony.
    Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
    Time: 2 p.m.
    Location: Cor Jesu Chapel
    Reception to follow . RSVP by April 30, 2018, to Estela Azevedo, Assistant to the Provost, at eazevedo@barry.edu.

  • Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, and John D. Murray, PhD, Provost, cordially invite the Barry community to the 2017 Honors Convocation Ceremony.

    Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
    Time: 2 p.m.
    Location: Cor Jesu Chapel

    Reception to follow. RSVP by Friday, April 28, 2017, to Estela Azevedo, Assistant to the Provost, at eazevedo@barry.edu.

  • Friday, May 6, 2016
    You’re invited to the 2016 Honors Convocation Ceremony

    Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, and Christopher Starratt, PhD, Interim Provost and Vice President for Mission and Institutional Effectiveness, cordially invite the Barry community to the 2016 Honors Convocation Ceremony.

    Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
    Time: 2 p.m.
    Location: Cor Jesu Chapel

    Reception to follow. RSVP by Wednesday, May 4, 2016, to Estela Azevedo, Assistant to the Provost, at eazevedo@barry.edu.

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