Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences. Our mission is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in social science disciplines and to foster cooperation and social service among its members. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social science disciplines which seek to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as their related problems and issues. Currently, there are around 150 active chapters in the United States and overseas.
Pi Gamma Mu's constitution defines the social sciences to include the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology, international relations, criminal justice, social work, social philosophy, history of education, and cultural/human geography. Membership is also extended to interdisciplinary social science areas that build on the core social science disciplines, such as business and society, education, minority studies, public administration, international studies, public finance, leadership studies, consumer behavior, public policy and organizational behavior.
Seeking New Chapters
Pi Gamma Mu is seeking to charter new chapters at colleges and universities around the globe. Call 620-221-3128 or email [email protected] to learn more. There is no cost to the university to host a chapter of the society and there are many benefits of membership. Members are eligible to apply for one of eleven annual scholarships, present research papers at international and regional conventions, submit articles for publication in our peer-reviewed professional journal, and those interested in federal jobs have the possibility for advancement in government service rating. Pi Gamma Mu is interdisciplinary in nature, allowing chapter sponsors and members to expand their professional networks by working collaboratively with society members from various fields of study. Each chapter is eligible to apply for up to $300 in lectureship grants annually. Each chapter must have one or more faculty sponsors at the university. Contact us to learn more today!
Interdisciplinary Social Science Undergraduate Research Conference – Register Now!
Waleska, GA – Reinhardt University - October 16, 2015
The Georgia Rho chapter of Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences invites you to participate in the chapter’s first annual Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference. The conference will be held on from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 16, 2015 on the Reinhardt University campus in Waleska, GA. All social science students, including those from other colleges and universities, are encouraged to submit research for poster presentations. Registration to the conference is free. Research submissions will be accepted between September 1 and September 30, 2015. The conference will include a poster session, a keynote speaker, and roundtable discussions. Contact M. Katrina Smith, Ph.D. at [email protected] for more information.
The Washington Internship Institute is now accepting applications for Spring 2016.
Students who are inducted members of Pi Gamma Mu will receive a $500 merit-based scholarship! This academic internship program is designed for college sophomores, juniors, seniors, recent college graduates, and graduate students. The application deadline is November 16, 2015 (International students: October 30, 2015). Visit www.wiidc.org for details.
SAVE THE DATE! November 2-4, 2017
Attend the 2017 Triennial International Convention in Kansas City, MO
Mark your calendars! Plans are coming together for our next Triennial International Convention. Join us in Kansas City on November 2-4, 2017! Our hotel, the Marriott Kansas City – Country Club Plaza puts you in the heart of Kansas City’s world famous Country Club Plaza, the Midwest’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment district. Situated between two distinguished art museums, The Nelson Art Gallery and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Marriott is an ideal location to get together to celebrate Pi Gamma Mu’s rich history. Let the hotel’s complimentary shuttle pick you up after a great meal or a shopping trip at the Plaza or travel just a little further to visit Kansas City’s Crown Center entertainment district, Union Station and Science City, the historic City Market, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Westport, the Power and Light district, and much more.
Up to 32 students will receive funding from Pi Gamma Mu to help cover the costs of attending the convention. This represents an approximate $4,000 commitment to support students’ travel to the convention. Many colleges and universities provide additional funding for students and faculty members to attend professional conferences. Why not take advantage of this great opportunity to participate in the 2017 Triennial Convention? Now is the time to start planning your trip to Kansas City!
Deadline for scholarship applications is Feb. 15 – APPLY TODAY!
Each year Pi Gamma Mu awards up to 11 scholarships for $1000 and $2000 to outstanding members. These scholarships are intended for the first or second year of graduate work in the social sciences.
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Volume 90, Issue 2 (2015) of the International Social Sciences Review (ISSR) is now live!
Visit http://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/issr/ to view the issue. The ISSR, Pi Gamma Mu's peer-reviewed professional journal, transitioned from a print format to a digital format in 2014 making the journal accessible to everyone – no subscription required.
Chapter Heritage Award
Time was when groups and organizations elected historians to keep track of and record their activities and achievements. HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF YOUR PI GAMMA MU CHAPTER? Some chapters have traditions that span the whole 85 years of the organizationís existence while others have only been recently chartered. But whether yours is an older chapter or a recent one, preserving and recording for posterity that history and those traditions is important.
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Pi Gammu Mu has started a nationwide drive to reactivate lapsed or inactive chapters. To reactivate your chapter, simply click here and fill out this simple online form to start the process. There is no charge for this service and we will immediately begin processing your chapter's reactivation.
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ISSR The International Social Science Review
Dr. Candice Quinn is the editor of the ISSR, Pi Gamma Mu’s flagship
publication. She is searching for a few well written research papers suitable for inclusion in the next edition.
Papers must focus upon interesting and/or timely topics. Many great papers are written every year by students
in history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice,
social work, psychology, philosophy, history of education, and cultural/human geography.Think of the best paper
you wrote for class and consider submitting it. You can find more information on the International Social Science Review page.