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The Global Honor Society for Public Affairs & Administration

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Photo Being inducted was a huge personal achievement, and it helped me identify others who had the same focus and intentions I did. I've realized that membership is so much more than academic accolades. Michele Clark, Chapter President - University of Southern California

About Pi Alpha Alpha ®

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    University of Alabama at Birmingham Heritage Hall Building

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    The School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington

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    John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

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    Kreitzburg Library at Norwich University

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    University of South Dakota

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    University of Massachusetts Boston

Pi Alpha Alpha is the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. There are more than 160 chapters located around the world at NASPAA member schools. Pi Alpha Alpha is run by NASPAA: The Global Standard in Public Service Education and is directed by the NASPAA Pi Alpha Alpha Special Ad Hoc Committee (Committee).  Committee members are appointed by the NASPAA President for terms up to three years.

The purpose of Pi Alpha Alpha is to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration. Its objectives, such as fostering integrity, professionalism, and effective performance, promote the advancement of quality in the education and practice of the art and science of public affairs and administration. PAA membership identifies those with the highest performance levels in educational programs preparing them for public service careers. 

Pi Alpha Alpha Oath

Note: Use of this oath is at the discretion of individual chapters. It is recommended that chapters be sensitive to those individuals who for personal or religious reasons might find an oath difficult to accept.

I pledge my support for the intellectual and professional advancement of the art and science of public administration and public affairs. I shall honor and respect the virtues and values of public service and those who serve.

I shall uphold the eternal need for education that imbues public administrators with traditions of democratic governance.

Moreover, as a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, I shall uphold the highest ethical standards applying to public service and will endeavor to encourage and engage in meaningful interaction with other members.

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