Pi Sigma Alpha

National honor society for students of political science

Pi Sigma Alpha Seal

Pi Sigma Alpha was founded in 1920 in order to promote scholarship and academic excellence in government, political science, public administration and international relations. The national organization offers awards for outstanding research papers, scholarships for graduate school and a national student conference.

The Manhattan College chapter, Omicron Epsilon, was incorporated in 1984.


To qualify for membership, undergraduates must:

  • have a minimum of 18 credits in government and politics courses with grades of A or B
  • be ranked in the upper third of their class


Winsome Downie, Ph.D.