Theta Alpha Kappa: The National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology

Melissa W.

Established in 1976 at Manhattan College in The Bronx, NY, Theta Alpha Kappa seeks to recognize academic achievements of religious studies and theology students. According to their website, the honor society “ the only national honor society dedicated to recognizing academic excellence in baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate students and in scholars in the fields of Religious Studies and Theology.

Eligible students must be nominated by a local chapter for admittance and hold a minimum of a 3.5 GPA in religious studies or a 3.0 GPA overall based on the traditional 4.0 scale. Class ranking also comes into play and students must live on campus in order to be considered. Once inducted, students gain access to scholarship awards and academic competitions along with networking opportunities. 

Currently, Theta Alpha Kappa has grown to over 200 chapters nationwide with over 270,000 members. You’ll notice graduates wearing single red honor cords on graduation day.

red honor cord

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