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KAPPA DELTA Pl: On May 18, 1951, the Eta Epsilon chapter of the
national honor society in education, Kappa Delta Pi, was chartered at
McMurry University. The purpose of Kappa Delta Pi is to encourage
high professional, intellectual, and personal standards and to
recognize outstanding contributions to education. As an international
organization, it has among its members the outstanding educators of
KAPPA MU EPSILON: In the spring of 1987 the Texas Iota chapter of
this honorary mathematics fraternity was formed on the McMurry
campus. The purpose of Kappa Mu Epsilon is to promote and
encourage mathematical activity.
KAPPA PI: In the spring of 1969, Epsilon Theta chapter of Kappa Pi,
an international honorary art fraternity, was organized on the McMurry
campus. The purpose of Kappa Pi is to encourage creativity, expand
the student's knowledge in the visual arts mount exhibitions and sales
of art work, and provide scholarship opportunities.
OMICRON DELTA KAPPA: Chartered in the Fall of 2001, Omicron
Delta Kappa is the National Leadership Honor Society that recognizes
and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary
character. Students are recognized for achievement in scholarship;
athletics; campus or community service, social and religious activities,
and campus government; journalism, speech, and the mass media;
creative and performing arts.
PHI ALPHA THETA: Chartered in 1971, Phi Alpha Theta is an
international honor society for history; membership is open to students
who meet the academic requirements and have completed twelve
hours of history. Sigma Beta chapter seeks to promote excellence in
the study and writing of history and provides opportunities for students
and professional historians to share ideas.
PI KAPPA DELTA: The Texas Gamma chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, a
national forensics fraternity, was organized in 1967. This national
organization was founded in 1912 to promote scholarship, intellectual
and personal development, and to recognize outstanding contribution
in the field of public speaking.
PSI CHI: The McMurry University chapter of Psi Chi was chartered in
April 1999. Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology,
founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and
maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of
psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men
and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major
interests and who meet the minimum qualifications. Psi Chi is a
member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and is
an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the
American Psychological Society (APS).
SIGMA DELTA PI: The Lambda Epsilon Chapter at McMurry University
was chartered in April, 1975. Sigma Delta Pi is a society to honor
students who seek and attain excellence in the study of the Spanish
language and the literature and culture of Spanish speaking peoples.
SIGMA PI SIGMA: The McMurry Chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma, physics
honor society, was chartered in 1962. The objective of the Society is to
recognize the attainment of high scholarship and potential
achievement in physics. Membership is open to juniors and seniors
who have attained high scholarship in physics and other subjects and
who give evidence of professional merit, proficiency, or distinction. The
Society is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and
is an affiliated society of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science. Sigma Pi Sigma is an integral part of the
Society of Physics Students operating within the Education Division of
the American Institute of Physics.
SIGMA TAU DELTA: In 1951 the Phi Epsilon chapter of the national
honorary and professional society of Sigma Tau Delta was chartered
on the campus of McMurry University. Membership in the society is
open to students who meet the academic standards and who are
interested in the study of English and in writing and publishing.
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY: The McMurry Student Affiliate
Chapter received its charter early in 1964. All students interested in
chemistry as a profession are eligible for membership in this
organization after satisfactory completion of the first semester of
general chemistry. The purpose of the organization is to stimulate a
professional interest in chemistry, to keep students abreast of recent
developments in the chemical field, to provide a forum for discussion of
chemical topics, to promote scholarship, and to encourage fellowship
among those interested in chemistry.
COMPUTER CLUB: This group is open to all students who are
enrolled in university computer classes. The club promotes fellowship
and sharing of interests in computer-related activities. Typical activities
include speakers from local business, trips to local and regional
facilities and a springtime computer fair.
KAPPA DELTA SIGMA: is an organization for students who intend to
pursue some form of ministry. This group meets twice a month for the
following purposes: 1) to provide fellowship for those interested in
ministry; 2) to study various forms of the Christian ministry; 3) to serve
others on-campus and off-campus.
McMURRY MA THEMA TICS CLUB: The McMurry Mathematics Club
was organized in the fall of 1971 by students with an interest in
mathematics. The purpose of the club is to provide mathematical
activities that go beyond the usual, promote interest in mathematics,
and to encourage fellowship among those with an interest in
PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLUB: This organization is associated with
the Texas Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
The club not only assists physical education students while enrolled at
McMurry University, but also promotes the competence, scholarship,
and enthusiasm that is needed to become a professional physical
educator. Club members attend state and district meetings each year
as well as sponsor various professional physical education and athletic
events on the campus and in the city of Abilene.
PRESS CLUB: This group is composed of students who have
completed an acceptable amount of writing or spent time working on
one or more of the college publications. The Press Club is a member
of the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association and sends delegates
each year to the state meeting.
PSYCHOLOGY CLUB: The McMurry Psychology Club "TRI-PSY" was
organized to promote interest in psychology, to provide psychological
activities beyond the usual classroom situations, to enhance contacts
between students and local mental health professionals, and to
encourage fellowship among psychology students. It is open to all
students with an interest in the science and practice of psychology.
SOCIETY OF PHYSICS STUDENTS: The McMurry Chapter of
Physics Students is a charter chapter of the Society which was
founded on April 22, 1968. The purpose of the Society is to promote
educational activities for all students interested in physics and to
encourage and assist students to develop the knowledge, competence,
enthusiasm, and social responsibility that are essential to the
advancement of physics. Membership is open to all students interested
SOCIOLOGY CLUB: The McMurry Sociology Club was organized in
the fall of 1982 to promote the study of social life, to enhance the
relationship between sociology students and the human services
agencies of our society, and to encourage fellowship among sociology
students. Membership is open to all students who are majoring or
minoring in sociology.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES: This local chapter of the
national organization is open to all interested students. FCA is a group
which has the purpose to confront athletes, coaches, and young
people with the challenge and adventure of following Christ through the
fellowship of the church and their chosen vocation.
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