Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society
SPAA Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.85 (Masters and PhD) or 3.5 (undergraduate) at the end of the Fall semester preceding their graduation year will be invited by SPAA to join Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. Students are inducted at the SPAA Awards Ceremony.
Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA), the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, recognizes outstanding graduate as well as undergraduate students in public administration, public policy, and public affairs. 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. Students who meet these standards will be invited to join Pi Alpha Alpha.