Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society Annual Induction

Posted on 4/13/2018 11:15:32 AM

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, the IUP Beta Zeta chapter of the Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society inducted 16 high achieving students, including 14 undergraduates, one master’s-level student, and one PhD-level student.

Delta Alpha Pi is an academic honor society founded to recognize high-achieving students with disabilities who are attending colleges (including community colleges) and universities as undergraduate or graduate students. This dynamic organization celebrates and supports academic achievement, leadership, and advocacy for post-secondary students with disabilities. Over 140 institutions have established a chapter to recognize students’ academic achievement, and that number grows each year.

To be eligible, students must present with a documented disability and work with one of the faculty or staff members in the chapter’s Disability Services office (or self-identify as an individual with a disability) and demonstrate an interest in disability issues.

Undergraduate students must have:

  • Completed a minimum of 24 credits
  • Earned an overall Quality Point Average of 3.10 on a 4.00 scale.

Graduate students must have:

  • Completed a minimum of 18 credits
  • Earned an overall Quality Point Average of 3.30 on a 4.00 scale.

As of last semester, the 2018 undergraduate inductees had an average GPA of 3.60, with a median GPA of 3.51. Graduates had a 4.00.

At the ceremony, four graduating members received honors cords. Three of the four indicated planned attendance at graduate programs, with acceptances at Johns Hopkins, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Louisiana State University.

Department for Disability Access and Advising