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National Society of Collegiate Scholars The National Society of Collegiate Scholars recogniz-es academic achievement and provides opportunities for members to develop leadership skills. Members positively change their campuses and communities by participating in service activities as they prepare for future endeavors like internships, graduate school, and careers. Along the way, members often make valu-able connections with fellow high-achieving students. This involvement can make college a more rewarding experience. Nonprofit Leadership Alliance The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is a strategic alliance of colleges, universities, nonprofit organiza-tions and students, whose mission is to prepare and certify future nonprofit professionals with America’s youth and families. Non-Traditional Student Assembly The mission of the Non-Traditional Student As-sembly is to encourage and coordinate support, education, and advocacy for the adult learner. By recognizing the unique needs of non-traditional students and appreciating the diversity they bring to the campus, NTSA provides a unique opportunity for members to pool resources for the benefit and mutual advancement of non-traditional students. We exist to enhance the academic experience and intel-lectual advancement of the non-traditional student learner. We strive to provide the non-traditional student with a sense of belonging and a place to share ideas and resources in an environment of comradery. Phi Kappa Phi This organization, the nation’s oldest and largest all-discipline honor society, is dedicated to the recogni-tion and promotion of academic excellence in all fields of higher education. Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only. Those invited to member-ship include the top 7.5 percent of last-term juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors, along with out-standing graduate students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni. Pi Sigma Alpha This is the national political science honor society. The Nu Kappa chapter was chartered at USC Upstate in 1982. Membership is open to students who attain a “B” average, both overall and in political science courses. Applicants must have completed 10 semester hours in political science and be ranked in the upper third of their college class. Psi Chi This National Honor Society in Psychology was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholar-ship and advancing the science of psychology. The chapter at USC Upstate was chartered in 1993. To be eligible for membership, students must be psychology majors (or IDS bi-disciplinary majors) who have completed at least three semesters of college work including nine hours of psychology. Eligible students must rank in the top 35 percent of their class and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in psychology courses. Psychology Club The mission of the Psychology Club is to promote interest in psychology, inform others of the sci-ence of psychology, provide service to the local community, and help students network among themselves and in the community. 116


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