Honor Society


Whittier operates local chapters of national honorary academic and leadership societies.

Members of these organizations are selected based on criteria such as grade point average, and, in general, exhibit a keen dedication to scholarship, service, and leadership.

Nu Mu Rho (Chemistry Honor Society)

Nu Mu Rho serves to recognize and stimulate in its members personal accomplishments in chemical fields, and to promote interest in all branches of pure and applied chemistry.

For information on joining Nu Mu Rho, contact faculty advisor Devin Iimoto at numurho@poets.whittier.edu.

Pi Mu Epsilon (Math Honor Society)

Pi Mu Epsilon national mathematics honor society promotes and recognizes scholarly activity in the mathematical sciences among students at the academic institutions that have been chartered as chapters of the society. Pi Mu Epsilon accomplishes its goals by promoting and recognizing scholarly activity. Whittier’s California Tau Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon was installed on May 10, 2011.

For information on joining Pi Mu Epsilon, contact pme@whittier.edu.

Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics Honors Society)

Sigma Pi Sigma is a prestigious national honor society for students of physics. Whittier College established a chapter in 1996, and has inducted more than 60 honorees. Sigma Pi Sigma exists to "honor outstanding scholarship in physics; to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels; to promote an attitude of service of its members towards their fellow students, colleagues, and the public; to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics."

For information on joining Sigma Pi Sigma, contact sigpisig@poets.whittier.edu.