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 induction ceremonies are held in the fall and spring.

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


Upsilon Phi Delta

The mission of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to recognize, reward, and encourage academic excellence in the study of health administration.

Goals
The goals of the Society are as follows:

  • To encourage interest in academic preparation for careers in healthcare management and policy
  • To promote activity that will elevate the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of women and men preparing for careers in healthcare management, policy, and leadership
  • To provide financial assistance through scholarships to outstanding students pursuing academic degrees that prepare individuals for careers in healthcare management, policy, and leadership
  • To recognize, by means of granting honorary memberships, individuals who have made outstanding contribution to the profession

Membership in Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is open to individuals who meet the national and local standards of this organization and are accepted and initiated into membership of a collegiate chapter. Membership is open to students, faculty, healthcare executives and administrators, and to those contributing to the healthcare administration profession.

Undergraduate members must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale in 18 hours of work after
officially declaring a healthcare administration major at an AUPHA Member Program. Graduate members must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 based on at least 18 hours of graduate work at an AUPHA Member Program.