The Emory chapter of Sigma XI encourages original investigation in the pure and applied sciences. The chapter consists of members and associate members, including students, faculty, and staff. Although full membership is based on achievement in original investigation, undergraduate students may be elected to associate membership. Activities include meetings for the discussion of scientific subjects; financial support, through grants-in-aid, of investigations; publication of research; and maintenance of national lectureships.
Who's Who honors college and university students who have made significant contributions to their schools. Selection is based on leadership, service, and scholarship.
Outstanding achievement within particular departments and programs is recognized by election to the following societies:
- Anthropology: Lambda Alpha
- Biology: Phi Sigma
- Classics: Eta Sigma Phi
- Economics: Omicron Delta Epsilon
- German: Delta Phi Alpha
- History: Phi Alpha Theta
- Modern Languages: Phi Sigma Iota
- Music: Mu Phi Epsilon
- Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology: Nu Rho Psi
- Physics: Sigma Pi Sigma
- Philosophy: Phi Sigma Tau
- Political Science: Pi Sigma Alpha
- Psychology: Psi Chi
- Religion: Theta Alpha Kappa
- Russian Studies: Dobro Slovo
- Sociology: Alpha Kappa Delta
- Theater: Alpha Psi Omega
Other Emory Societies
A society of five seniors who maintain anonymity while promoting loyalty, wisdom, integrity, tradition, and vision in the life of the Emory community.
DVS, the Senior Society
This honorary society recognizes seven senior students each year for high service rendered to the University without expectation of reward. The society is rich in tradition, having been formed at Emory College in 1902.
Omicron Delta Kappa
ODK recognizes student, faculty, staff, and alumni leadership. Membership is based on character, scholarship, participation in student activities, and service to the University. Members, both men and women, are selected from throughout the University and the Association of Emory Alumni.
The Order of Ammon
The Order of Ammon is a society of seven Emory University seniors who are chosen due to their merit, character, imagination, and persistent commitment to bettering Emory University and the world at-large. Members are typically heavily involved with many organizations on Emory's campus and have excelled in academics, athletics, leadership, and service.
Founded in 1998, the society fosters school spirit and community at Emory.