Academic Honor Societies

In addition to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa, Muhlenberg has several active chapters of nationally recognized Honor Societies to distinguish those students who have demonstrated high scholarship and leadership within a field of study.

Name Field of Study
Delta Phi Alpha German
Dobro-Slovo Slavic Studies
Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics
Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership
Order of Omega Greek
Phi Alpha Theta History
Phi Sigma Iota Romance Languages
Phi Sigma Tau Philosophy
Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics        
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science
Psi Chi Psychology


Dana Scholars

The Dana Associates Program of Muhlenberg College provides a four-year experience for outstanding students. Students who are invited into the Dana Scholars are typically near the top of their high school class, score 1350 (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math) or greater on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, and, equally important, exhibit distinctive creativity, versatility, and intellectual curiosity.

Muhlenberg Scholars

The Muhlenberg Scholars Program is designed to nurture talented students by providing a rich and stimulating environment in which they can realize their true potential. It seeks to foster creativity, independence and self-realization by bringing together faculty and students committed to the highest ideals of a liberal education. Through innovative course offerings, unique co-curricular programs and close student/faculty interaction, it strives to create a community of inquiry where the free exchange of ideas leads to new insights into one's self and one's world.

Scholars courses are small, interdisciplinary, discussion-oriented courses in which the student is encouraged to grapple creatively with problems at the forefront of current research. The emphasis is on original source materials rather than textbooks. The goal is to create a community of inquiry where professor and student reason together about topics of current interest.

Outstanding first-year students are invited to join the Scholars Program when they are admitted to the College. These individuals will normally have Scholastic Aptitude Test scores of 1350 (Critical Reading and Math) or greater, have graduated in the top 10th of their high school class, and have significant extracurricular accomplishments.

RJ Fellows

The RJ Fellows Program is an honors community established at Muhlenberg College with support from the Scheller Family Foundation to foster and strengthen the decision-making and leadership competencies of liberal arts students whose intellectual curiosity is matched by a commitment to ethical change.

Outstanding applicants to Muhlenberg College who exhibit these qualities in their applications are invited to join the RJ Fellows Program. As well as being among the top graduates of their high school class with Scholastic Aptitude Test scores of 1350 or higher (Critical Reading and Math), individuals invited to participate in the RJ Fellows community demonstrate a passion for leadership and change in their academic and extracurricular achievements, including community service.

Shankweiler Scholars

The Shankweiler Scholars Program is an honors program designed for highly motivated undergraduates who are preparing to pursue an MD degree after graduation and a life of serving humanity through clinical practice and/or research.

As a liberal arts pre-medical experience, the program is particularly well-suited for pre-medical students planning to major in the humanities or social sciences or natural science majors with broad intellectual interests.