Honor Societies

Theta Alpha Kappa

Theta Alpha Kappa (TAK) is a national honor society for students of theology and religious studies. It was founded at Manhattan College in 1976 and now has more than 115 chapters nationwide. It publishes the Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa and the TAK newsletter.   This honor society promotes religious studies and theology by encouraging excellence in research, teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and thought among scholars. It seeks to bring religious studies and theology students, teachers, and writers together both intellectually and socially. The three Greek letters that identify the society are theta, the first letter of the Greek word Theos (God); alpha, the first letter of the Greek word anthropos (human being); and Kappa, the first letter of the Greek word koinonia (community). God, humankind and community – these three constitute the areas of primary concern to students of religious studies and theology.

Alpha Epsilon Eta

A local chapter of the TAK national honor society, Alpha Epsilon Eta (AEE), was formed at Immaculata University in the fall of 2000. Requirements for membership in this society are as follows:

  • Completion of a minimum of three semesters at IU as students enrolled in the theology major, minor, or theology certificate programs
  • Completion of a minimum of twelve credits in theology
  • A grade point average of at least 3.5 in theology and 3.0 in the total academic program
  • Ranked in at least the upper 35% of the class in general scholarship at the time of induction

New members pay a $25 initiation fee. Continuing members pay $20 annual dues to the TAK to maintain their active membership and to receive a subscription to the Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa.   Immaculata’s chapter sponsors such activities as forums, debates and seminars, along with other gatherings to promote informal and social communication.

Albert Clark Award

The National Board of Directors of TAK invites entries for the Albert Clark Award, given annually to one undergraduate student and one graduate student for submission of the best papers in religious studies or theology as judged by a panel established by the Board. Chapter adviser: Sister Annette Pelletier, IHM, Ph.D., apelletier1@immaculata.edu.

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