Membership Requirements
Who Can Join?

Who Can Join PI GAMMA MU?

An individual may be invited or may petition to join an active chapter of Pi Gamma Mu when he/she is or was a junior, senior or graduate student in the upper 35 percent of the class, with at least 20 semester hours in social science with an average grade therein of "B" or better. Pi Gamma Mu's constitution defines the social sciences to include the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice, social work, social psychology, social philosophy, history of education, and cultural geography.

Faculty and administrators may also accept the privileges and responsibilities of membership in a collegiate chapter. Membership comes only through established chapters.

The international membership fee is $45. It includes a framable certificate, a membership card, a gold-plated key pin, and one-year subscriptions to the Society's journal and newsletter. Faculty chapter sponsors send membership application forms along with an institutional check to headquarters where memberships are processed. Chapters may also assess local dues.

Membership in Pi Gamma Mu may increase the Civil Service rating at which a person enters federal service. In addition, other employers look for honor society status on resumes. Membership in Pi Gamma Mu is a valuable asset.


Mailing Address

Pi Gamma Mu
c/o Ms. Holley
West Hall 238 
Valdosta State University 
Valdosta, Georgia 31698-0058

Telephone   (229) 333 - 5771 
Fax  (229) 333 - 5910

Scholarship Information
Pi Gamma Mu awards ten scholarships annually to its members. Scholarships are granted primarily for the first year of graduate study in social science areas. There are three named scholarships that carry a stipend of $2,000 and seven for $1,000. Any member of the Society is eligible to apply as a graduating senior or later. The deadline for applications is January 30. Application forms can be procured from the PGM International Office.

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