Pi Sigma Alpha
Pi Sigma Alpha is the national political science honor society. It was founded in 1920 for the purpose of bringing together students and faculty interested in the study of government and politics. Its purposes are to encourage research and informed discussion about politics. Students with strong academic records and interest in political science are invited to join Pi Sigma Alpha each spring.
Hartwick College's chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, has received "Best Chapter" Awards: 2003-04, 2005-06, 2007-08, and 2008-09. These awards recognize local chapters that are particularly active and exhibit high levels of energy and creativity in furthering the goals of the honor society. Of the over 600 Pi Sigma Alpha chapters, these awards go to only three or four in each of three size categories. Hartwick's chapter, Mu Delta, was chosen as one of the four Best Chapters in schools with enrollments of under 6,000 students.