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Pi Gamma Mu®
International Honor Society
in Social Sciences
1001 Millington Street, Suite B
Winfield, KS 67156
Phone: (620) 221-3128
Fax (620) 221-3276

The mission of Pi Gamma Mu® is to encourage and
promote excellence in the social sciences and
to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

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Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences. Our mission is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in social science disciplines and to foster cooperation and social service among its members. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social science disciplines which seek to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as their related problems and issues. Currently, there are around 150 active chapters in the United States and overseas.


Pi Gamma Mu's constitution defines the social sciences to include the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology, international relations, criminal justice, social work, social philosophy, history of education, and cultural/human geography. Membership is also extended to interdisciplinary social science areas that build on the core social science disciplines, such as business and society, education, minority studies, public administration, international studies, public finance, leadership studies, consumer behavior, public policy and organizational behavior.



SAVE THE DATE!  November 2-4, 2017

Attend the 2017 Triennial International Convention in Kansas City, MO

Mark your calendars!  Plans are coming together for our next Triennial International Convention.  Join us in Kansas City on November 2-4, 2017!  Our hotel, the Marriott Kansas City – Country Club Plaza puts you in the heart of Kansas City’s world famous Country Club Plaza, the Midwest’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment district.  Situated between two distinguished art museums, The Nelson Art Gallery and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Marriott is an ideal location to get together to celebrate Pi Gamma Mu’s rich history.  Let the hotel’s complimentary shuttle pick you up after a great meal or a shopping trip at the Plaza or travel just a little further to visit Kansas City’s Crown Center entertainment district, Union Station and Science City, the historic City Market, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Westport, the Power and Light district, and much more. 


Selected student presenters will receive funding from Pi Gamma Mu to help cover the costs of attending the convention. Many colleges and universities provide additional funding for students and faculty members to attend professional conferences. Why not take advantage of this great opportunity to participate in the 2017 Triennial Convention? Now is the time to start planning your trip to Kansas City!

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Pi Gamma Mu will launch a new Student Leadership Program at its 2017 Triennial International Convention on November 2-4, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. If you are interested in learning more about Pi Gamma Mu student leadership roles or leadership in general this program is for you! The program will consist of several workshops, a tour of the Truman Library and Archives in Independence, MO, and a decision-making simulation at the Truman Library. Lunch and transportation to the Truman Library is included. Participants will finish with a certificate to list on a resume. Space in the program is limited so register early! The registration deadline is October 15, 2017. The registration fee is $75. Limited funding to help cover the costs of attending is available. Apply for funding by completing a funding application by April 1, 2017. The registration form and funding application instructions will be available soon on our convention page.



Seeking New Chapters

Pi Gamma Mu is seeking to charter new chapters at colleges and universities around the globe.  Call 620-221-3128 or email [email protected] to learn more.  There is no cost to the university to host a chapter of the society and there are many benefits of membership.  Members are eligible to apply for one of eleven annual scholarships, present research papers at international and regional conventions, submit articles for publication in our peer-reviewed professional journal, and those interested in federal jobs have the possibility for advancement in government service rating.  Pi Gamma Mu is interdisciplinary in nature, allowing chapter sponsors and members to expand their professional networks by working collaboratively with society members from various fields of study. Each chapter is eligible to apply for up to $300 in lectureship grants annually.  Each chapter must have one or more faculty sponsors at the university.  Contact us to learn more today!


SLIDESHOW: Starting a Chapter - Membership Benefits and Requirements

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The International Social Science Review (ISSR) 

Pi Gamma Mu’s commitment to scholarship in the social sciences is manifested most tangibly through the publication of our peer-reviewed journal, the International Social Science Review.  Each edition contains about four peer-reviewed articles and about 15 book reviews, which are written by scholars and carefully polished for publication by the book-review editor and the editor-in-chief.  Visit to view the journal.  In order to help increase the accessibility of the journal it was transitioned from a print version to an online format in 2014.  No subscription is required and the journal often contains articles and book reviews written by Pi Gamma Mu members and faculty chapter sponsors.  More information about the journal is available on the International Social Science Review page.

Dr. Candice Quinn is the editor-in-chief of the ISSR



Deadline for scholarship applications is Feb. 15 – APPLY TODAY!

Each year Pi Gamma Mu awards up to 11 scholarships for $1000 and $2000 to outstanding members. These scholarships are intended for the first or second year of graduate work in the social sciences.

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Chapter Heritage Award

Time was when groups and organizations elected historians to keep track of and record their activities and achievements. HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF YOUR PI GAMMA MU CHAPTER? Some chapters have traditions that span the whole 85 years of the organizationís existence while others have only been recently chartered. But whether yours is an older chapter or a recent one, preserving and recording for posterity that history and those traditions is important.

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Chapter Reactivation

Pi Gammu Mu has started a nationwide drive to reactivate lapsed or inactive chapters. To reactivate your chapter, simply click here and fill out this simple online form to start the process. There is no charge for this service and we will immediately begin processing your chapter's reactivation.

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Looking for a job? Want to advance your career?

Experience - Internships, Entry-level Jobs and Career Management Pi Gammu Mu and Experience have partnered to provide you exclusive member-only access to jobs, internships, and other opportunities—job shadows, informational interviews, webinars, networking connections, competitions and more.

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