Pi Alpha Alpha
Public Affairs and Administration
Admitted to ACHS: 1983
Full membership: 1984
Founded at National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration in 1974
No of Active Chapters: 162
Total Membership: 43363
Annual/current Membership: 2359
Publications: PAA Roster, PAA Brochure
PURPOSE: The purposes of this Society shall be to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public service education, to promote the advancement of education and practice in the art and science of public affairs and administration, and to foster integrity, professionalism and creative performance in the conduct of governmental and related public service activities.
ELIGIBILITY: Membership is limited to persons who demonstrate academic achievement in public service programs at NASPAA member schools who fall within the following classes: student, alumni, or faculty. All membership is national membership with local chapter affiliation. Candidates for undergraduate degrees who rank in the upper 10% of their graduating class may be inducted if they have completed 15 hours of public service coursework, maintaining a 3.5/4.0 GPA, and are in at least the last quarter of their junior year. Candidate for master's degree who have maintained a GPA of at least 3.7 and have completed at least 50% of the required course work are eligible to be inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha.
MAJOR ACTIVITIES: Each chapter plans its own programs and activities. Annual meetings are held in conjunction with the NASPAA Annual Conference, and PAA is advised by a National Council. The national office communicates with chapters, oversees induction material distribution, and maintains the website. Annually Pi Alpha Alpha distributes awards for the Best Student Manuscript, Chapter of the Year and Chapter Advisor of the Year.
OFFICIAL CONTACT: Emily Reineke, PAA Coordinator, 1029 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 628-8965 x112 Fax: (202) 626-4978
Email: [email protected]