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Pi Gamma Mu

Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest, the largest, and one of the most significant of the honor societies broadly concerned with the social sciences. Since its inception in 1924 it has initiated over 200,000 members. There are currently 170 active chapters located in universities and colleges throughout the United States and in the Philippines.

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.


Who is Eligible to Join?

Juniors, seniors and graduate students
G.P.A. of "B" or better
20 semester hours in social science courses

What can Pi Gamma Mu do for you?

The Society not only provides recognition for scholastic achievements, but also offers enrichment through service projects, publications, and scholarship opportunities.

Community Service

The chapter offers members the opportunity to serve the local community. Previous projects include voter registration, tax preparation assistance, and food and pantry collection drives for those in need.

Publishing Student Research

The International Social Science Review  invites the submission of manuscripts in history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice, social work, psychology, social philosophy, history of education, and human/cultural geography. Deadline for submissions for publication in the spring edition is January 15 and for the fall edition is June 15. For more information visit the Pi Gamma Mu National Page ( ).

Pi Gamma Mu International Convention

As chapter delegates, student members can have the opportunity to present their research this year at Pi Gamma Mu's triennial international convention in Charleston, SC, from October 16-18, 2014.


The international organization offers scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate work. Pi Gamma Mu awards up to 10 scholarships each year.


Officers for Fall 2013

Jeffery D. Wattier, President
Cory E. Ruzicka, Vice President
Adam H. Westby, Treasurer

*Since two of our leaders are set to graduate this fall, we are recruiting officers actively for the spring. Please contact Dr. Dahl if you are interested.


Please welcome our Spring 2013 initiates:

Ksenia Anufrieva

James T. BermanPGM 2013

Kristin N. Davis

Katherine H. Durand

Rachel B. Gardner

Melissa A. Miller

Shane A. Poeppe

Somier L. Potter

Dustin J. Rief

David J. Scheer

Kristin L. Toner

Ashley E. Way


How to apply?

 Pick up an application in the Political Science office (ASH 275) or contact one of the Pi Gamma Mu Advisors. Upon completing the application form, applicants should pay a one-time fee of $55 for life-time membership.


Pi Gamma Mu Advisor:

Dr. Elizabeth Dahl
ASH 275G
Ph: 402.554.3027


Contact Dr. Elizabeth Dahl for more information or visit the Pi Gamma Mu official website.



Kaela Hellstrom, Daneis Barber, and Elizabeth Pesek were UNO's Pi Gamma Mu delegates at the Triennial PGM convention November 20-22, 2011 in Washington, D.C.






UNO Senior Michael Heim, front row left, presented a paper at

the Pi Gamma Mu Triennial Convention in Atlanta on October 24, 2008.

Pi Gamma Mu Initiation, November 2006

Pi Gamma Mu Initiation, April 3, 2006