Pi Sigma Alpha
Members of the Department and 2015 Initiates of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science Honor Society. HWS has had the Chi Phi chapter since 1999 and initiated over 100 members.
Jeremy Cooney was the guest speaker at the 2015
Pi Sigma Alpha is the national Political Science Honor Society. It has chapters in approved colleges and universities. Hobart and William Smith applied to start a local chapter and our request was granted in 1999. Professor Iva E. Deutchman is the advisor of the Chi Phi (HWS) chapter and has been since its inception.
Each spring we induct those political science majors who have made the academic cut. Those inducted in their junior year must have a 3.7 grade point average, both in political science and overall, while the gpa for senior inductees is 3.5. National rules require that inducted students have had six political science classes. In 2015 we inducted two juniors and three seniors.
In April of each year we host an induction dinner to celebrate our students’ achievements. This year, Jeremy Cooney was the guest speaker. Jeremy is a 2004 graduate of Hobart and is currently the Chief of Staff for Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren.