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The College of Education 

 Educational Honoraries  



The following honor societies have local chapters:

Chi Sigma Iota :  This is an international honor society that gives recognition to counseling professionals and professionals-in-training who are dedicated to excellence in scholarship, research, and clinical practice.  Members must be enrolled in counseling programs leading to a graduate degree, with a GPA of 3.5 or better.  

Delta Psi Kappa : This society is a national professional physical education honorary which furthers the high ideals and best interests of physical education while recognizing the achievements of physical educators.  Through professional and social activities, it develops interest within the profession and promotes leadership and fellowship among its members.  The honorary is open to physical education majors with high overall academic achievements.

Kappa Delta Pi :  This national honor society in education is eager to promote a closer bond and fellowship among the students in education with those already in the profession of teaching.  The Delta Tau chapter was established at SRU in 1938.  Any education major with a GPA of 3.25 or higher is invited to join the honorary.

Phi Epsilon Kappa :  This national physical education honorary was established at SRU in 1962 to honor outstanding physical education majors.  The objectives of the fraternity are to promote scholarship and to elevate the standards, ideals, and ethics of those engaged in the teaching of physical education.  The requirements for membership include a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and a sophomore class rank.

Psi Chi :  This graduate division society honors students who have completed 18 credits in the counseling program, have achieved degree candidacy, and obtained a GPA of 3.5.

Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta :  This was the first special education honorary in the United States and was established at SRU in 1977.  The honorary seeks to recognize outstanding special education majors for academic achievement and service for handicapped persons.  Members must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher with a minimum of nine credits in special education.  Candidates must also have accumulated 100 hours of volunteer work and be members of the Council for Exceptional Children.

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"I am prepared to teach health and physical education at Mellon Middle school in the Mt.  Lebanon school district grades 6-8. I am also the Vice President of Physical Education for the Pennsylvania Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the co-chair for the Mt.Lebanon Employee Wellness Program. Slippery Rock University gave me the knowledge and skills to teach our youth to be healthy and active for life. I'm grateful for my Rock solid education."