USC Price encourages membership in public policy-related honors societies. These organizations unite peers of distinguished academic merit, character, and achievement.
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:
To be eligible for membership, undergraduates 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 hold 2nd semester junior year standing. Graduate students must have completed at least fifty percent of required course work (minimum of 18 units) and hold a minimum GPA of 3.7.
The Pi Alpha Alpha induction ceremony is held in the spring.
The mission of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to recognize, reward, and encourage academic excellence in the study of public health administration.
Membership in Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is open to individuals who meet national and local standards of the organization and who are initiated into membership of a collegiate chapter. Membership is open to students, faculty, healthcare executives and administrators, and those contributing to the healthcare administration profession.
Eligibility: Undergraduates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale in 18 credit 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 credit hours of graduate work at an AUPHA Member Program.