NIU Honor Societies

This list, while not exhaustive, seeks to feature all active honor societies on the NIU campus. If your honor society is not listed or the information has changed, please contact us at We will be happy to make adjustments. This list is simply designed to be a helpful guide to University Honors Program students and others on campus.


Beta Alpha Psi

Mission: To promote the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems.

African American/Black

John Henrik Clarke Honor Society

Mission: To encourage academic success among African American students and empower the community through service work and mentoring.

Biological Sciences

Phi Sigma: Biological Sciences Honor Society

Mission: To recognize academic excellence and achievements, serves to further develop interests, knowledge and opportunities in biological sciences.


Beta Gamma Sigma

Mission: To encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to cultivate and celebrate leadership and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members. 

Sigma Iota Epsilon: The National Honorary and Professional Management Fraternity

Mission: To encourage and recognize scholastic excellence while promoting cooperation between the academic and practical aspects of management.

CHANCE Program

Chi Alpha Epsilon: National Honor Society

Mission: To promote continued high academic standards, to foster increased communication among its members and to honor academic excellence achieved by those students admitted to college through developmental programs.


Lambda Pi Eta COMS Honor Society

Mission: To recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies.


Sigma Tau Delta: International English Honor Society

Mission: To confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies.

Greek life

Order of Omega

Mission: To recognize fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in interfraternity activities.


Phi Alpha Theta: National History Honor Society

Mission: To promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.

Honors Students - Senior

Mortar Board Senior Honor Society

(Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society)

Mission: To advance a spirit of leadership, service and fellowship to further high scholastic achievement.

Honors Students - Sophomore

Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society

(Lambda Sigma National Honor Society)

Mission: To foster leadership, scholarship, fellowship and the spirit of service among college students.

Human Sciences

Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society

Mission: To empower leaders through scholarship, research and leadership.

Industrial Engineering

Alpha Pi Mu: Industrial Engineering Honor Society

Mission: To confer recognition upon the student of industrial engineering who has shown exceptional academic interests and abilities in his/her field.

International Academics, Leadership and Service

Golden Key International Honour Society

Mission: To unlock the potential of each member by upholding standards of excellence in academics, leadership and service.

International Education

Phi Beta Delta: Honor Society for International Scholars

Mission: To recognize and encourage achievements in the areas of international educational and exchange.


Adela de la Torre Latino Honor Society

Mission: To recognize and achieve excellence amongst Latinos through scholarship, to promote leadership in students and to help render service through a unified effort.

Nonprofit and NGO Studies

Nu Lambda Mu International Honor Society

Mission: To recognize students dedicated to the study of nonprofit management, philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship/enterprise


Sigma Theta Tau International: Honor Society of Nursing

Mission: To create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people.

Political Science

Pi Sigma Alpha: National Political Science Honor Society

Mission: To recognize academic achievement among NIU undergraduate political science major students.


Psi Chi: The International Honor Society in Psychology

Mission: To encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology.


Alpha Kappa Delta: International Sociology Honor Society

Mission: A non-secret, democratic, international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of investigating humanity for the purpose of service.

Top 20 Percent of Students

National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)

Mission: NSCS is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities and offers nearly half a million dollars in scholarships annually.

Juniors and Seniors With 24 (or more) Credit Hours

Phi Kappa Phi

Mission: To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.

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