Pi Sigma Alpha

Formed in 1920, Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Political Science Honor Society. Students who a) have completed at least 12 credits of politics and international affairs courses at Wake Forest, excluding AP and transfer courses, b) have a 3.5 GPA in those courses, and c) have a 3.3 GPA overall are eligible for membership. Wake Forest’s Nu Zeta chapter has been active since 1981, acknowledging academic achievement while also furthering the interests of its members and the Department of Politics and International Affairs through a variety of activities.

Each year the society hosts a variety of events. Past events have included forums on graduate school and internship opportunities, receptions welcoming newly declared majors and encouraging faculty-student interaction, and panels featuring discussion of political issues and developments.  Every spring, Pi Sigma Alpha holds an induction ceremony to honor new members and present them with their certificate of membership.

The officers for the 2018-2019 academic year are Dalia Namak (president), Meryl Fiore (vice president), and Sanaa Jain (secretary).

The faculty advisor for Pi Sigma Alpha is John Dinan who was featured in the March 2018 Pi Sigma Alpha newsletter. Please click here to read the article.


First 100

Pi Sigma Alpha organizes panel on Trump presidency

Wake Forest’s Pi Sigma Alpha chapter organized a panel in spring 2017 analyzing the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, featuring politics professors Kathy Smith, Sara Dahill-Brown, and Katy Harriger analyzing developments and expectations regarding communication and leadership, policy-making, and the Supreme Court. (Read more…)



Pi Sigma Alpha holds panel on Immigration and U.S. Politics

Wake Forest’s Pi Sigma Alpha chapter organized a panel in fall 2017 analyzing Current Issues and Debates about Immigration in U.S. Politics, featuring remarks by politics professors Betina Wilkinson and Peter Siavelis. (Read more…)


2018 Pi Sigma Alpha Reception and Induction Ceremony


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