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Academic Organizations

Academic Organizations

American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society Student Affiliates Organization offers opportunities for students to become better acquainted with the chemical sciences. This organization intends to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from its professional association with the American Chemical Society. Members may obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before audiences interested in chemistry and may participate in various community service projects. The chapter strives to instill professional pride in the chemical sciences and promotes an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemist.

Astronomy Club 
The Astronomy Club is for students who enjoy astronomy and astronomy-related activities. The club hosts several parties during the year celebrating astronomical events.

Beta Beta Beta - Biological Honor Society
Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students that fosters learning in the field of biology. The society is dedicated to cultivating intellectual interest in the natural sciences and promotes appreciation of biological study through its goals of stimulating scholarship, disseminating scientific knowledge and promoting biological research. TriBeta welcomes both biology majors and those with an interest in biology as members. The Sigma Upsilon Chapter of Beta Beta Beta at Agnes Scott College has activities throughout the year ranging from social gatherings to scientific meetings.

Classics Club
Aims to draw together student from across disciplines who share an interest in the Classics.

Economic Empowerment Initiative
The purpose of EEI is to teach college students the basics of financial literacy and empower them about their roles as consumers, employees and entrepreneurs.  EEI also provides networking opportunities, leadership development and business etiquette training.

Eta Sigma Phi
Eta Sigma Phi is the national honorary collegiate society for students of Latin and/or Greek.  Members are elected by local chapters which have been chartered by the society.  The purposes of the Society, in the words of the Constitution are, "to develop and promote interest in classical study among the students of colleges and universities; to promote closer fraternal relationships among students who are interested in classical study, including inter-campus relationships; to engage generally in an effort to stimulate interest in classical study, and in the history, art and literature of ancient Greece and Rome."

Infinity Club
To hold math-related events for the ASC community and the wider community.

Irvine Investment Group
The purpose of the Irvine Investment Group (IIG) is to manage a portfolio of funds financed by an outside donor, or group of donors, with the objective of appreciating the value of that portfolio.  A portion of the portfolio's gains are distributed to community organizations.  IIG strives to increase not only the financial awareness and intelligence of the group members, but to share this accumulated knowledge with the Agnes Scott community.

Omicron Delta Epsilon
Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Economics Honor Society, was created in 1963. Agnes Scott College’s chapter, Mu of Georgia, was established in 1993. ODE strives to recognize scholastic attainment in economics and establish closer ties between students and faculty in economics. The Agnes Scott chapter meets these objectives by engaging in various activities around campus including an economics table, social events, current topic colloquia and field trips to places such as the Federal Reserve Bank. Election into Omicron Delta Epsilon is available for economics students with junior and senior standing who meet eligibility criteria based on their GPA.

Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa, America's most prestigious scholastic organization, was founded in 1776. Agnes Scott chapter, Beta of Georgia, dates from 1926. Phi Beta Kappa encourages and recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement of undergraduate and graduate students in the liberal arts. Election to membership is based on a number of criteria, including grade point ratio. A limited number of seniors are considered each year for membership. The electors of the chapter are the Agnes Scott faculty, staff and administrators who are Phi Beta Kappa members.

Phi Sigma Tau
Phi Sigma Tau was incorporated as a national honor society in philosophy in 1955. The Agnes Scott chapter, Gamma of Georgia, was reactivated in September of 1982. The purposes of the society are "to serve as a means of awarding distinction to students having high scholarship and personal interest in philosophy, to provide opportunities for the publication of student research papers of merit, to encourage a professional spirit and friendship among those who have displayed marked ability in this field and to popularize interest in philosophy among the general collegiate public."

Pi Delta Phi
Pi Delta Phi declared itself the National French Honor Society in 1925, almost 20 years after its inception at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1906. The purpose of the society is to recognize outstanding scholarship in French language and literature, to increase the knowledge and admiration of Americans for the contributions of France to world culture, and to stimulate and encourage cultural activities which will lead to a deeper appreciation of France and its people. The Agnes Scott (Kappa Kappa) chapter was founded in 1990.

Psi Chi
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship and for advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meet the minimum qualifications:

  • Must have completed a minimum of three semesters of college work at ASC
  • Must be a declared psychology major/minor
  • Must be in the top 35 percent of her class
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA overall
  • Must have completed a minimum of nine hours of psychology classes

Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society.

Pre-Med Association
The mission of the Pre-Med Association is to promote the pursuit of professions in medically-oriented fields and to provide a support system for Agnes Scott students interested in health-related disciplines.

PsychNeuro Club (Psychology & Neuroscience Club)
PsychNeuro Club (Psychology & Neuroscience Club) is a place for students interested in Psychology and Neuroscience at Agnes Scott to get to know their classmates; participate in learning activities outside of the classroom; network with fellow students, alums and professionals; do volunteer projects together; and stay connected with each other. We host various events such as movie nights, book talks, community service events, and an end-of-the-semester coffee/doughnut break.

Publius
This Pre-law club is dedicated to assisting Agnes Scott students who are considering a career in the field of law or are considering attending law school in the future. The club sponsors speakers on various careers in the legal field, perspectives on law school and LSAT prep tests. 

Sigma Alpha Iota
Sigma Alpha Iota music service fraternity is an organization which promotes interaction among those who share a commitment to music. Newly organized, the Gamma Eta chapter sponsors informal and formal recitals featuring students in the music department and its members serve where they are needed as stage managers, ushers and door monitors. In addition to personal encouragement and support, members may receive scholarships and awards in many areas and at all levels of music-related study. Sigma Alpha Iota has long been recognized as a leader in the field of music and provides a lifetime of important connections. To be a member, you must be enrolled in or have taken at least one music class and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5.

Sigma Delta Pi
Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Society (La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispanica) was established in 1919 at the University of California at Berkeley to recognize scholarship in Spanish language and literature of Spain and Latin America. The Agnes Scott chapter, Sigma Chi, was established in 1992. Election to membership is based on completion of a set number of Spanish courses, class rank and grade point average.

Sociology/Anthropology Club
The Sociology/Anthropology Club mission is to further interest in and promote the disciplines of Sociology and Anthropology on campus and in the community through enriching and fun activities like roundtable discussions, debates, film screenings, field trips, service outings, guest speakers, and so on; to publicize information about jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, conferences, scholarships, field schools, etc. that are relevant to the study of Sociology and Anthropology, and to provide guidance to underclasswomen who are considering a major or minor in Sociology/Anthropology.

Society of Physics Students
SPS helps promote the education and appreciation of physics to ASC students an the general public with fun, interesting events and activities.