Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Delta Pi, An International Honor Society in Education, was founded March 8, 1911, at the University of Illinois. Organized to recognize excellence in education, KDP elects those to membership who exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in teaching and allied professions. It encourages improvement, distinction in achievement, and contributions to education. Kappa Delta Pi is an honor society of, about, and for educators. Selection as a member of KDP is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession.
Ideals of the Society:
Fidelity to Humanity
The Psychological Society is intended to offer students the opportunity to share information and form a network of friends with similar interests in psychology. A variety of different activities are offered each semester to accomplish that mission. Some of these activities in the past have been: volunteering at a homeless shelter, cleaning a battered women's shelter, a field trip to the Field Station of the Yerkes Regional Primate Center, cleaning/painting Harbor House, cookout at the House o' Dreams, volleyball socials (highlight is end of the year senior vs. professor volleyball challenge) and alumni night. Psych Society also hosts an informal gathering of students to express concerns called Coffee Talk. As an active organization, Psych Society is an excellent way to enhance your experience in the Psychology program.
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.
Psi Chi serves two major goals--one immediate and visibly rewarding to the individual member, the other slower and more difficult to accomplish, but offering greater rewards in the long run. The first of these is the Society's obligation to provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership. The second goal is the obligation of each of the Society's local chapters to nurture the spark of that accomplishment by offering a climate congenial to its creative development. For example, the chapters make active attempts to nourish and stimulate professional growth through programs designed to augment and enhance the regular curriculum and to provide practical experience and fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. In addition, the national organization provides programs to help achieve these goals, including national and regional conventions held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations, research award competitions, and certificate recognition programs.
Georgia Association of Educators
The Berry College Georgia Association of Educators--the Student Program (GAE-SP) is a pre-professional organization of students who plan to become teachers. It is not just another student club but is sponsored by the Georgia Association of Educators and the National Education Association who work to prepare education majors and minors for a brighter professional future. GAE-SP is designed to provide college students with the opportunity to join practicing teachers in making their voices heard locally, statewide, and nationally through activities that affect their chosen profession--teaching.
GAE-SP works to help students make that smooth transition from the campus to the classroom by exploring the critical non-instructional aspects of the profession. Georgia Association of Educators--the Student Program works with its members to make sure they learn about salaries, competency testing, evaluations, discipline, certification requirements, stress, and political and legislative activities.
Georgia Association of Educators--the Student Program members and their colleagues across the nation already are professionals--demonstrating their commitment to action and making an investment toward a bright, professional future and career.
Students interested in teaching are invited to attend a meeting of the Berry College chapter of GAE-SP the second Monday of each month at 6:00 in Cook Hall.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ruth Ference
For more information, please email
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