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Student Organizations: Active Student Organizations

Walden is affiliated with a number of honor societies and student organizations that can help you advance within your field while expanding your professional network.

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work & Human Services

Phi Alpha

The name "Phi Alpha" means "Love of Humanity." The purpose of the Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. The national social work honor society seeks to foster high standards of social work education through the recognition and promotion of scholastic excellence and fellowship among social work students.

Tau Upsilon Alpha

Walden's chapter of Tau Upsilon Alpha (TUA), the National Organization for Human Services Honor Society, recognizes Walden students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences who demonstrate integrity, academic excellence, and dedication to empowering people through education and service. The purpose of TUA is to honor academic excellence; foster lifelong learning, leadership, and development; and promote excellence in service to humanity.

The Richard W. Riley College of Education & Leadership

Kappa Delta Pi

Walden’s Alpha Epsilon Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the international honor society in education, is one of the largest and most prestigious education honor societies in the world, with more than 600 active chapters. Members of KDP are dedicated to promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership, and service.


Phi Delta Kappa

The Walden University Cyberspace chapter of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) International and Walden University Cyberspace chapter's collective mission is a professional association for educators that brings together the top leaders, thinkers, and doers to collaborate and inspire one another. PDK helps researchers and/or practitioners deepen their expertise, elevate their careers, and ultimately experience better results in their work.


Walden University Early Childhood Education Organization

Walden University Early Childhood Education Organization (WUECO) is an online community of students, alumni and faculty who are focused on fostering the growth and development of children through professional and leadership development, service learning, and community involvement. All members of this organization have access to an online community and are eligible to participate in activities such as forums where best practices and current research initiatives are discussed, presentations and sharing of professional development opportunities, synchronous chat sessions, and opportunities to participate in local service or social change opportunities.

School of Counseling

Chi Sigma Iota

Be a part of Walden's chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), the international honor society of professional counseling. CSI’s mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, and excellence in counseling and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.

School of Health Sciences

Upsilon Phi Delta

Upsilon Phi Delta is a national academic honor society for high-performing students majoring in Healthcare Management who exhibit exemplary qualities of academic performance and demonstrate a commitment to the healthcare profession. You can be considered for membership if you are a qualified student who is mission focused and wants to network with fellow PhD in Health Services students at the Walden University.

School of Management

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Walden University’s online student chapter of SHRM has student leaders who develop programs, events, and opportunities for the chapter on the Communities area of the Walden boards. Being a part of the student chapter allows you to build relationships with others who have an interest in HR or are actively involved in the profession.


Nu Rho Chapter of Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business

As a student in Walden University’s School of Management you have the opportunity to become a member of the Nu Rho chapter of Delta Mu Delta. Delta Mu Delta is an internationally recognized honor society for students and graduates of business or commerce programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

School of Nursing

Sigma Theta Tau

Phi Nu Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) was established at Walden University School of Nursing in 2011. Through our members, the honor society strives to improve the health and well-being of people worldwide. Connect with nurses around the world to share the latest nursing research and best practices in clinical, scientific, and leadership areas.

School of Psychology

Psi Chi

Join the Walden chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology. Serving members since 1929, Psi Chi acknowledges academic achievement, promotes professional growth, and unites members in a common goal of advancing the science of psychology.

School of Public Policy & Administration

Alpha Phi Sigma 

Alpha Phi Sigma is the national honor society of criminal justice.  As a member of the Walden chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, you can network with fellow students and colleagues.  Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence. 


Pi Alpha Alpha

Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA) is the national honor society of public affairs and administration. As a member of the Walden chapter of PAA, you can network with fellow students and colleagues. PAA recognizes outstanding scholarship, promotes excellence in public service studies, and fosters integrity and professionalism among its many members.


Alpha Sigma Lambda

Walden University is committed to recognizing and fostering academic excellence. Exceptional students in the College of Undergraduate Studies are eligible to join Walden’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the oldest and largest honor society for adult learners.


Divine Nine Alliance (DNA)

The purpose of the Walden University Divine Nine Alliance (DNA) is to provide members of the Divine Nine Greek Letter organizations with opportunities for professional development, networking, and mentorship. This will be fulfilled through collaboration with Student Affairs, Residencies Team, Center for Social Change, Career Services and Alumni Relations to develop professional development, mentoring and networking opportunities for members of the Divine Nine Greek Letter fraternities and sororities and to impact positive social change in Walden communities through collaborating with non-profit organizations. These efforts will be facilitated through a faculty-student leadership structure consisting of verified members of Divine Nine organizations. This mission will be advanced by modeling excellence through leadership, mentorship, and citizenship on the quest to impact positive social change globally across the Walden community.

Golden Key International Honour Society

Golden Key International Honour Society is the world’s largest collegiate honor society, comprising more than 2 million undergraduate, graduate, and alumni members. Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity. With more than 400 student chapters worldwide, Golden Key recognizes highly motivated academic

Indigenous Student Association (ISA)

The purpose of the Chapter is for students who self-identify themselves as American Indian, Alaskan Native, Canadian First Nations, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Aboriginal, or as other indigenous ethnic groups and those supporting these to have an open forum and safe space to discuss issues and concerns of these groups.

Multicultural International Leadership Forum 

The purpose of MLF is to leverage the professional experience that Walden University’s diverse student population represents. The chapter is committed to provide members with opportunities to use their expertise to mentor others, network with professionals in a variety of fields, and share best practices on how to access funding for students of multicultural backgrounds. The chapter fulfills its mission through monthly virtual meetings to discuss leadership best practices and to have group dialogue on a monthly reading list.


Pride is a special interest group focused on providing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning people (LGBTQ), a venue for connecting with each other for personal and professional benefit. From a social change perspective, this group will support students who self-identify with this group and create opportunities to meet virtually and in-person as the opportunity presents itself. 

Student Veterans of America (SVA)

The Student Veteran’s Association provides military veterans with resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.  Students involved in this student organization will have leadership opportunities, networking opportunities and will be a way for students to connect outside of the classroom.

Walden Empowerment and Assistance Coalition (WEAC)

The purpose of the Empowerment and Assistance Coalition (WEAC) student organization is to provide opportunities for Walden Students and graduates who want to engage in Walden University’s mission and specifically focus on supporting students with disabilities; as well as have an open forum and safe space to discuss issues and concerns of all people with disabilities and Health Challenges.

Women in Technology (WWIT)

Walden Women in Technology (WWIT) is a special interest group focused on providing women with a technology background or interest in technology, a venue for connecting with each other for personal and professional benefit. From a social change perspective, this group will support women in a degree field that is under-represented by women.  There is a huge gender gap in the technology industry, so this group will help empower women to network, support each other, and gain professional development opportunities that are transferable in the technology industry.