A newer honor society having only become established in 2006, Epsilon Pi Phi (EPP for Emergency Preparedness Professional) is considered a specialized honor society for emergency management, homeland security, disaster research and science, criminal justice, and continuity management disciplines. It was founded by The Foundation for Higher Education Accreditation in Washington DC as a way for students studying in those fields to receive recognition for their academic achievements.
According to their website, their mission is “to strive for the reward, advancement, and recognition of disaster/emergency management, disaster research and science, homeland security, and business continuity as a discipline and profession and to encourage a high standard of excellence and partnerships in these related fields of practice and study.”
Membership is open to both undergrad and graduate students with only slight variations in eligibility criteria. Undergraduates must hold a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and rank in the top 20% of their graduating class. Graduate students must also rank in the top 20% of their class but hold a minimum of a 3.75 GPA. Students must also be actively pursuing a degree in the emergency management, homeland security, or criminal justice-related fields.
Epsilon Pi Phi currently has 14 chapters nationwide. You’ll notice EPP graduates wearing three solid honor cords intertwined signifying the organization’s colors: hunter green, navy blue, and gold.
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