Ursinus College’s Phi Omicron Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha Awarded Best Chapter Award
Ursinus College’s Phi Omicron chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honors Society, has been awarded a Best Chapter Award for 2021-2022. The awards recognize local chapters that are particularly active in their institution and communities and embody the society’s mission to stimulate scholarship and intellectual interest in political science.
In recognizing Ursinus, Pi Sigma Alpha Executive Director Dr. Tanya B. Schwarz specifically commended Political Science professor and chapter advisor Dr. Becky Evans for “her extraordinary leadership and dedication to students who are members of the chapter.” Dr. Evans commended the hard work of the students. “This award is a reflection of the remarkable efforts of our many talented students,” Dr. Evans said. “It has been extremely rewarding to serve as faculty advisor to conscientious, engaged, and civically minded student-scholars.”
Out of over 800 Pi Sigma Alpha chapters, only six chapters receive this recognition. The Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society awarded Ursinus this achievement in large part because of the chapter’s achievements in developing activities focusing on antiracism and supporting civic engagement, especially given the significant challenges faculty and students around the world continue to face due to the COVID pandemic.
The winners were announced across Pi Sigma Alpha’s digital platforms and were featured in the American Political Science Association’s magazine, Political Science Today.