National Honor Societies

Manhattan College is one of only a few U.S. colleges to have chapters of all five of these distinguished national honor societies: 

Phi Beta Kappa

Manhattan College is one of only 283 institutions in the United States with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society. Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Invitation to Phi Beta Kappa is a reflection of outstanding achievement. Seventeen U.S. presidents, 38 U.S. Supreme Court justices and 136 Nobel laureates can be counted among the ranks of Phi Beta Kappa members. Only about 10% of the nation's institutions of higher learning have a chapter in Phi Beta Kappa, thus it’s a great privilege and acknowledgement of our superior arts and science programs, faculty and students to be part of such an illustrious and widely respected honor society. Learn more about Phi Beta Kappa.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. With over 650,000 members who reside in more than 160 different countries, one of the major goals of Beta Gamma Sigma is to foster ethical business leadership as well as personal and professional excellence. Learn more at

Kappa Delta Pi

Albert Einstein, George Washington Carver and Eleanor Roosevelt are just a few of the 45,000-plus members of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education. This prestigious honor society was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. Membership is open only to the top 20% of those entering the education field. Manhattan College has a long and proud tradition of students being extended an invitation of membership. Kappa Delta Pi is committed to sustaining an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership and service. Learn more at

Sigma Xi

Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi honors excellence in scientific investigation, as well as encouraging a sense of companionship and cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering. Its 60,000 members collectively support the creation of original work across the spectrum of science and technology, and promote an appreciation for the role research has played in human progress. More than 200 of its members have won the Nobel Prize, including Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, Linus Pauling, Francis Crick and James Watson. Learn more at

Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi is the oldest engineering honor society in the U.S., and the second oldest collegiate honor society in America. Juniors who rank in the top eighth of their class and seniors who rank in the top fifth of their class are invited to become candidates for membership. With a commitment to integrity and excellence in engineering, Tau Beta Pi boasts collegiate chapters at 237 U.S. colleges and universities, active alumnus chapters in 16 districts across the country, and a total initiated membership of 526,376. Learn more at