Honor Societies

Alpha Kappa Delta: Alpha Kappa Delta promotes human welfare through the association of a fellowship group interested in developing scientific knowledge that may be applied to the solution of social problems. 

Alpha Phi Sigma: Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes and promotes high scholarship among students actively engaged in collegiate preparation for professions in criminal justice.

Alpha Sigma Nu: Based on three principles of loyalty, scholarship and service, this honor society promotes the ideals of a Jesuit education. Events include large service projects. Prospective members must be a junior or senior with a minimum QPA of 3.5, and receive approval by three faculty committee members and the president of Canisius College. Meetings are held once a month. 

Beta Beta Beta Society (TriBeta): This is a nationally affiliated organization for people interested in the biological or health-related fields. Events include field trips, athletic and social activities, and service projects. 

DiGamma Honor Society: This society honors those who have rendered outstanding service to Canisius College. 

Kappa Delta Pi: This is an honor society for education majors.

Lambda Pi Eta: This speech communication honor society recognizes, fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies. Lambda Pi Eta’s ideal is to stimulate interest, promote and encourage professional development, and to provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication.

National German Honor Society: The goal of this honor society is to bring both a fun and serious atmosphere allowing members to learn more about German culture from academic and social standpoints. Membership is restricted to students majoring in German and holding a GPA of 3.0 or higher within their major.

Phi Alpha Theta: This is a national history honor society. Events include speakers, lectures, an annual induction ceremony and participation in a convention. Prospective members must have taken a minimum of four history courses with a 3.25 GPA and a minimum 3.06 QPA.

Phi Sigma Tau: This honor society serves as a means of awarding distinction to students who have high scholarship and personal interest in philosophy, as well as popularizing interest in philosophy among the general collegiate population. 

Psi Chi: This is a national psychology honor society at both the undergraduate and graduate level. 

Sigma Delta Pi: This organization honors students who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and who have made contributions to the Latino/a culture.

Sigma Tau Delta: This honor society brevets distinction upon undergraduates, graduates and scholars in academia, as well as upon professional writers who have recognized accomplishments in linguistic or literary realms of the English language. Members have the opportunity to formulate ethical principles, develop skills in creative and critical writing, and foster a spirit of fellowship.