Pi Sigma Alpha is a nationally-recognized political science honor society that has given students resources, connections, and leadership opportunities since its creation in 1920. 

The Epsilon Theta Chapter at the University of Arkansas has continued to carry the torch, bringing in political advocates to speak to its members, taking trips to visit national monuments and elected officials, attend conferences, and supply its members with preparatory materials to help with graduate school admissions.

We have a two-tier membership system. One is for the local chapter; the second tier is for the national chapter. In order to be considered for the National membership, you must have a Junior or Senior standing (along with other requirements listed below).

Any currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Arkansas is eligible to join PSA’s local chapter! If you’re interested in joining Pi Sigma Alpha Nationals or our local chapter, please email us at PSA@uark.edu and fill out this form.

National Requirements:

For Undergraduates (Juniors and Seniors):

  • Completion of at least fifteen quarter-hours or ten semester­ hours of work in government, political science, international relations or public administration including at least one course not open to students in the first two years of collegiate work
  • Maintenance of an average grade of B or higher in all political science courses and an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher

For Graduate Students:

  • Completion of at least nine hours of graduate work in political science
  • Maintenance of an average grade of B or higher in all political science courses

There is a $10 yearly fee to join the local chapter; the national chapter requires a student to pay a one-time registration fee of $35.