USC Price School of Public Policy

Honor Societies

Pi Alpha Alpha

Pi Alpha Alpha is the National Society for Public Affairs and Administration and is an affiliate of the American Society for Public Administration. Its purposes are to:

  • encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment among students and practitioners of public affairs and administration
  • promote the advancement of education and scholarship in the art and science of public affairs and administration
  • foster integrity and creative performance in the conduct of governmental and related public service operation

Undergraduate students must have completed 15 semester hours in public affairs or public administration, maintain a 3.5 GPA in public affairs/administration and 3.0 GPA overall, and are in the last semester of junior year standing.

Graduate students in the Price School of Public Policy must have completed at least fifty percent of required course work (minimum of 18 units) and have earned 3.7 GPA are eligible for membership.

The Pi Alpha Alpha fall induction is held in late October.

Pi Alpha Alpha applications may be submitted to:

Megan Curran, Student Services Advisor
Price School of Public Policy
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 108
(213) 740-3353
mecurran@usc.edu