Exceptional students in Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership are recognized for their honor, integrity, and academic achievement when they qualify to join one of our two honor societies.

Phi Delta Kappa

Phi Delta Kappa International and Walden University Cyberspace chapter's collective mission is to connect and grow leaders in education to be the experts in cultivating great educators for tomorrow while continuing to ensure high-quality education for today. Unified by this mission to promote quality education, the Walden University Cyberspace Chapter vows to support and empower its members to advocate for and further this purpose. The Walden University Cyberspace chapter is the first (and only) chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International that resides and operates completely online.

Kappa Delta Pi

Walden’s Alpha Epsilon Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the international honor society in education, is one of the largest and most prestigious education honor societies in the world, with more than 600 active chapters. Membership is offered to those who display outstanding scholastic achievements in education. KDP recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions and scholastic achievement and strives to enhance the professional development of their members. Members of KDP are dedicated to promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership, and service.