Pi Sigma Alpha
Members of the Department and 2017 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.
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 faculty adviser of the Chi Phi (HWS) chapter.
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, while the gpa for senior inductees is 3.5. National rules require that inducted students have had six political science classes. In 2017 we inducted two seniors and two juniors. We had, as we always do, a wonderful dinner to celebrate their achievements, as well as celebrating the now seniors who were inducted in their junior year in 2016.