Pi Gamma Mu
Social Sciences Honor Society
The purpose of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage the study of the social sciences among graduate and undergraduate students and faculty members in colleges and universities throughout the world, and to recognize outstanding achievement through election to membership and the presentation of various awards for distinguished achievement.
Any person of good moral character who is, or was, an officer, member of the teaching staff, graduate student, senior or junior in a college or university where there is a chapter of the Society, may be elected to membership by a majority vote of the chapter under the supervision of chapter faculty members, or by a committee of chapter faculty members, provided that such person has had at least 20 semester hours of social science with an average grade therein of "B" or better, and has further been distinguished in the social sciences.
The Society holds national, regional, and inter-chapter meetings. Many chapters have extensive programs of lectures, panels, and discussion groups. The Society also operates a program of scholarships by which outstanding students can continue their study of the social sciences in approved graduate schools. Pi Gamma Mu is affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.