The national political science honors society, Pi Sigma Alpha, back at UCR
A chapter of the national political science honors society, Pi Sigma Alpha, has been re-established at UCR, after an 8 year absence. With over 840 chapters nation-wide Pi Sigma Alpha has inducted some 300,000 members since its founding in 1919, including dozens of Congresspeople, 3 Supreme Court justices and 1 President.
This year, under the leadership of its President, Donald Zarate ( class of 2023), our UCR chapter, named Sigma Phi, has inducted 25 new members. Recently, it held an Emerging Scholars Symposium, where our undergraduate members presented research papers, and new members were inducted. Professors Pion-Berlin and Loveridge delivered comments and a keynote respectively. Enclosed are a couple of photos, as well as the agenda for that meeting. Our hope is that the momentum created this academic year can sustain itself into the next, so that Sigma Phi will be an ongoing component of Political Science at UCR.