Zeta Upsilon Chapter
Pi Sigma Alpha is the national honor society for students of politics and government. There are nearly 700 Pi Sigma Alpha chapters in colleges and universities across the nation. Union’s chapter, Zeta Upsilon, was founded in 1974 by the late Professor Charley Tidmarch. The current Faculty Advisor for the Zeta Upsilon chapter is Professor Guillermina Seri.
Membership in Pi Sigma Alpha is for junior and senior political science majors who have compiled a very strong academic record. More specifically, Union students meeting the following criteria are invited to join: overall grade point average in the top third of their class and political science grade point average of at least 3.5 (provided that at least 4 political science courses have been completed at Union College). Every Fall Term, students who satisfy these criteria are invited to join the Zeta Upsilon chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha.
Union’s Pi Sigma Alpha chapter sponsors a number of activities every year, including speakers and an initiation dinner. Between 2007 and 2010, the chapter hosted The Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics. This journal publishes outstanding political science research written by undergraduate students from across the nation. For more information about the journal, including how to submit your work, please click here.