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The Global Honor Society for Public Affairs & Administration

More than 160 chapters at NASPAA schools

Welcome to Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA), the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. PAA recognizes outstanding undergraduate as well as graduate students in public administration, public policy, and public affairs. As of 2012, PAA has 162 chapters at NASPAA member schools, and is growing every year.

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PAA Summer Intern

Posted by NASPAA NASPAA welcomes Katie Simons as the new PAA summer intern

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The University of Texas Dallas

Posted by John McCaskill UT Dallas engaging students in excellence

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posted: January 17, 2017
NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration) and Pi Alpha Alpha were proud to be sponsors of the 2017 National Journal Conference.

posted: January 14, 2017
NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration) and Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society is present at the National Journal Conference at UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership…

posted: December 3, 2016
David Marshall Dir. of Membership Dev. met Paul Begala at an event for the UT Archer Center sponsored by the LBJ Foundation at the Newseum.

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@NASPAA posted: January 20, 2017
Rich students flock to elite colleges, study finds, but graduating college levels playing field

@NASPAA posted: January 19, 2017
#tbt Hear about the value of #NASPAA2015 and the conversation at #NASPAA

@NASPAA posted: January 19, 2017
RT @ASPANational: looking for a new job/career in public service? Check out for great ideas!

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San Jose State University Recognizes Excellence

Posted by Frannie Edwards, PAA Advisor Pi Alpha Alpha members recognizes for their excellence at the San Jose Sate University 2015 Convocation

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    As the 2011 out standing Pi Alpha Alpha student, I was given the great opportunity to meet California State Assembly member Jim Beall.

    Tim Tung, MPA Member - San Jose State University
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    Robert W. Walsh, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services, receives an honorary Pi Alpha Alpha membership; in his talk he inspired inductees to continue their commitment to public service.

    Robert Walsh, Honorary Member - Baruch College, CUNY
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    PAA students serve their community while studying public service. Here are Villanova graduate students taking a break from their 2015 service project Cradles to Crayons.

    Villanova - Villanova
  • We had an amazing year! We started a student run journal called Political Analysis, volunteered at several Community events, created a chapter Handbook for the next class and most of all had a ton of fun.

    Subarna Saha, Chapter President - Seton Hall University
  • We recognize and induct our outstanding Pi Alpha Alpha students at the annual public administration commencement luncheon held during Public Service Recognition week.

    Matt Fairholm, Chapter Advisor - University of South Dakota

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