Honor Society

The USC School of Religion hosts a chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology. For more information on the Society click here or contact Lori Meeks, the Director of Undergraduate Studies. 

Requirements are as follows: (1) completion of at least 12 units of REL studies courses; (2) a GPA of at least 3.5 in REL courses; (3) an overall GPA of at least 3.0. 

TAK also publishes a journal featuring student writing twice per year. Past issues of the journal can be found in our new lounge in ACB.

Honor Society News

May 2012:

Congratulations to our New Theta Alpha Kappa Members!

Last Wednesday Professor Lori Meeks had the pleasure of inducting new members into Theta Alpha Kappa (TAK), the National Honors Society for Religious Studies and Theology. Professor Ron Hock served as the mentor for USC’s Chapter of TAK for many years, but our chapter had waned since his retirement. We were happy to reinstate our chapter this month.

Our new initiates include: 

Debbie Clavon

Jennifer Escobar

Leah Fiddler

Mary Ellen Jebbia (Jem)

Robin O’Neal

Sean Martin

Karissa Masciel

Austin Young

Jem and Jennifer also received the TAK Undergraduate Achievement Award, and Jem has been nominated by the department for a TAK Graduate Fellowship.


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