Honor Societies

Many of our students belong to prestigious, well-respected honor societies, each with their own specific criteria for entrance.

Epsilon Sigma Pi

Our oldest college-wide honor society, Epsilon Sigma Pi, is open to high-achieving students in all academic areas at Manhattan College. Students who have completed six consecutive semesters with a cumulative scholarship index of at least 3.50 and have no D's or F's are eligible. See the course catalog for full eligibility details. 
Moderator: William Clyde

Beta Gamma Sigma (Business)

Founded as a national organization in 1913, the first national honor society in business was a merger of three separate societies established to honor academic achievement in business at the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and the University of California. Today, Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society that provides the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master’s program at a school accredited by AACSB International; membership is no longer limited to those who have studied in the United States or Canada. The mission and objectives of Beta Gamma Sigma are to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, and personal and professional excellence in the practice of business; to foster an enduring commitment to the founding principles and values of honor and integrity; to encourage the pursuit of wisdom and earnestness; to support the advancement of business thought and to encourage lifelong learning; and to enhance the value of Beta Gamma Sigma for student and alumni members in their professional lives. Currently, more than 650,000 individuals have accepted membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. They occupy key management and leadership positions in a variety of industries around the world. Seniors inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma rank in the top 10% of their class; juniors included in Beta Gamma Sigma rank in the top 5%.

Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting, Finance and Computer Information Systems)

Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information professionals, founded in 1919. Its stated purposes include recognizing academic excellence; promoting interaction among students, faculty and professionals in the fields of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self development; and encouraging ethical, social and public responsibilities. Manhattan College was granted a chapter in March 2006 to be among 275 colleges and universities worldwide as a member. Eligible students must have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA, have taken at least one upper-level course in accounting, finance or information systems toward their major, and participate in the chapter’s professional and service activities.

Alpha Iota Delta (Computer Information Systems)

Alpha Iota Delta, the National Honor Society for Computer Information Systems, was founded in 1971 to confer distinction for academic excellence in the use of tools, concepts and methodologies in making business decisions. To qualify for membership, undergraduates must have completed four upper-level courses in computer information systems with a grade of B+ or better and have at least a 3.0 overall GPA in all courses. Manhattan College has a chapter, the Delta Chi Chapter, established in 1992.

The Financial Management Association (Finance)

FMA was founded in 1974 and is the only National Honor Society specifically for finance students. The society recognizes outstanding students for scholastic achievements and provides students with an internationally recognized way to let potential employers know what they have accomplished. Eligible students must have a 3.25 overall GPA or a 3.25 GPA in finance or finance-related coursework, have successfully completed six hours of finance-related coursework, and have junior or senior class standing.

Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics)

Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society in Economics, is the result of a merger between two honor societies, Omicron Delta Gamma and Omicron Chi Epsilon. Omicron Delta Gamma was established in 1915 at the University of Wisconsin and at Harvard University. Omicron Chi Epsilon was founded in 1955 at City College of New York. Omicron Delta Epsilon has 578 chapters throughout the world. The objective of Omicron Delta Epsilon is the recognition of scholastic attainment and outstanding achievement in economics. Candidates for election to Manhattan College’s chapter must have a 3.25 over GPA and a B in at least 12 credits in economics.

Mu Kappa Tau (Marketing)

Mu Kappa Tau is firm in its commitment to the recognition and encouragement of individuals seeking a lifelong commitment to an exceptional standard of ethics and achievement within the field of marketing. Membership is extended to students who have an overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.25, juniors ranging in the top 10% of their class and seniors ranking in the top 20% of their class. Founded in 1966 by the members of Pi Sigma Epsilon, the National Professional Fraternity in Marketing, Mu Kappa Tau is recognized nationwide as the only marketing honor society to offer both national recognition and chapter affiliation to its members.

Sigma Iota Epsilon (Management)

Sigma Iota Epsilon strives to stimulate interest and achievement in the field of management, to stimulate scholarship and research in management through the development of the scientific approach to the solution of management problems, to gain recognition of the value and contribution of scholastic achievement to business and public sector management, and to facilitate contacts between students and practicing managers. Students may be considered for membership if: 

  • They have obtained an overall GPA of at least 3.25
  • They have completed at least 30 credit hours of coursework at Manhattan College
  • They are currently majoring in Management
  • They have completed at least one upper-level Management course (excluding MGMT 307, 406, and 430) with a grade of B or better