Walden is affiliated with a number of honor societies and student organizations that can help you advance within your field while expanding your professional network.

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

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. Members of KDP are dedicated to promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership, and service.

Phi Delta Kappa

The Walden University Cyberspace chapter of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) International and Walden University Cyberspace chapter's collective mission is a professional association for educators that brings together the top leaders, thinkers, and doers to collaborate and inspire one another. PDK helps researchers and/or practitioners deepen their expertise, elevate their careers, and ultimately experience better results in their work.

Walden University Early Childhood Education Organization

Walden University Early Childhood Education Organization (WUECO) is an online community of students, alumni and faculty who are focused on fostering the growth and development of children through professional and leadership development, service learning, and community involvement. All members of this organization have access to an online community and are eligible to participate in activities such as forums where best practices and current research initiatives are discussed, presentations and sharing of professional development opportunities, synchronous chat sessions, and opportunities to participate in local service or social change opportunities.

School of Management

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Walden University’s online student chapter of SHRM has student leaders who develop programs, events, and opportunities for the chapter on the Communities area of the Walden boards. Being a part of the student chapter allows you to build relationships with others who have an interest in HR or are actively involved in the profession.

School of Health Sciences

Upsilon Phi Delta

Upsilon Phi Delta is a national academic honor society for high-performing students majoring in Healthcare Management who exhibit exemplary qualities of academic performance and demonstrate a commitment to the healthcare profession. You can be considered for membership if you are a qualified student who is mission focused and wants to network with fellow PhD in Health Services students at the Walden University.

School of Public Policy and Administration

Pi Alpha Alpha

Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA) is the national honor society of public affairs and administration. As a member of the Walden chapter of PAA, you can network with fellow students and colleagues. PAA recognizes outstanding scholarship, promotes excellence in public service studies, and fosters integrity and professionalism among its many members.

School of Psychology

Psi Chi

Join the Walden chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology. Serving members since 1929, Psi Chi acknowledges academic achievement, promotes professional growth, and unites members in a common goal of advancing the science of psychology.

School of Nursing

Sigma Theta Tau

Phi Nu Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) was established at Walden University School of Nursing in 2011. Through our members, the honor society strives to improve the health and well-being of people worldwide. Connect with nurses around the world to share the latest nursing research and best practices in clinical, scientific, and leadership areas.

School of Counseling

Chi Sigma Iota

Be a part of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), the international honor society of professional counseling. CSI’s mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, and excellence in counseling and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.

School of Social Work and Human Services

Pi Alpha

The name "Phi Alpha" means "Love of Humanity." The purpose of the Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. The national social work honor society seeks to foster high standards of social work education through the recognition and promotion of scholastic excellence and fellowship among social work students.

Tau Upsilon Alpha

The National Organization for Human Services Honor Society, Tau Upsilon Alpha (TUA), recognizes Walden students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences who demonstrate integrity, academic excellence, and dedication to empowering people through education and service. The purpose of TUA is to honor academic excellence; foster lifelong learning, leadership, and development; and promote excellence in service to humanity.


Golden Key International Honour Society

Golden Key International Honour Society is the world’s largest collegiate honor society, comprising more than 2 million undergraduate, graduate, and alumni members. Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity. With more than 400 student chapters worldwide, Golden Key recognizes highly motivated academic achievers who will become leaders and contributors to society in the future.

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