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Pi Alpha Alpha


Pi Alpha Alpha is the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. There are more than 160 chapters located around the world at NASPAA member schools. Pi Alpha Alpha is run by NASPAA: The Global Standard in Public Service Education and is directed by a National Council of 14 members.  Information about the society can be found on The National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration web page.

The purpose of Pi Alpha Alpha is to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration. Its objectives, such as fostering integrity, professionalism, and effective performance, promote the advancement of quality in the education and practice of the art and science of public affairs and administration. PAA membership identifies those with the highest performance levels in educational programs preparing them for public service careers.

Membership Eligibility 

Undergraduate students must have:

  • Completed 15 units required for the public administration degree
  • Possess a 3.5 GPA for all public administration courses
  • Possess a 3.0 overall GPA
  • Have reached the last quarter of their junior year

Graduate students must have:

  • Completed 21 units
  • Possess a 3.8 GPA

For more information please contact Dr. Thomas McWeeney.