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Honors Society


As you progress through your college career and succeed academically, you may have the opportunity to join one of the WAU Chapters of six national honor societies.

Washington Adventist University was the first Seventh-day Adventist University to join national honor societies, and has active chapters of the six national honor societies listed below. These honor societies help promote and recognize excellence in scholastic achievement, leadership and character development.

New student members who meet the eligibility requirements specified by the society are formally inducted into the society during the school year.  Honor societies at WAU are coordinated by the Center for Student Success.

WAU Honors Societies

  • Alpha Chi - for junior, senior and graduate students
  • Alpha Kappa Mu - for junior, senior and graduate students
  • Lambda Beta - National Honory Society in Respiratory Care
  • Phi Alpha - National Honor Society in Social Work
  • Phi Alpha Theta - National Honor Society in History
  • Phi Eta Sigma - for first-year college students
  • Psi Chi - International Honor Society in Psychology
  • Sigma Tau Delta - International Honor Society for English


School of Arts & Social SciencesĀ 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.