Fairfield University's Honor Societies and Awards for GSEAP Students
Alpha Sigma Nu
Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society, serves to reward and encourage scholarship, loyalty, and service to the ideals of Jesuit higher education. The Fairfield chapter was reactivated in 1981 and includes outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are encouraged to promote service to the University and provide greater understanding of the Jesuit ideals of education within the University community.
Graduate students are nominated by their respective deans and are then given the opportunity to accept induction into ASN. Graduate members should have demonstrated the same values of scholarship, service and commitment to Jesuit educational ideals.
Selection of new members takes place during February and the induction of new members is held in October.
Contact: Rev. Charles Allen S.J.
Ext.: 2316; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chi Sigma Iota
Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. It promotes a strong professional identity through members (professional counselors, counselor educators, and students) who contribute to the realization of a healthy society by fostering wellness and human dignity. Its mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling. Founded at Ohio University in 1985, Chi Sigma Iota currently has over 11,000 active members in 262 chapters.
Fairfield University's chapter, Gamma Lambda Chi, invites qualified candidates who are advanced counselor education students to become members each spring. The Gamma Lambda Chi chapter provides a forum for professors, students, alumni and local professionals to interact, discuss issues and share professional concerns.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bogusia Skudrzyk
Ext.: 2759; E-mail: Bskudrzyk@fairfield.edu
Psi Chi (Psychology)
Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, was founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. It inducts both undergraduate and graduate members. It currently has 868 chapters nationwide.
Contact: Dr. Judy Primavera, advisor
Ext.: 2233; E-mail:email@example.com
Awards for Top Students
The Loyola Medal, awarded by the alumni to an outstanding senior and graduate student who have maintained an excellent academic record while substantially involved in community service and extracurricular activities.