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Organization Mission/Purpose Advisor
Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society 

The Mission of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members. The Mission is supported by the five Objectives of the Society. These include: 1. Encourage and honor high academic achievement by students of business and management through chapters in business programs accredited by AACSB International. 2.  Foster in Beta Gamma sigma members an enduring commitment to the founding principles and values of the Society: honor and integrity, pursuit of wisdom, and earnestness. 3.  Support the advancement of business thought and practice to encourage lifelong learning. 4.  Enhance the value of Beta Gamma Sigma for students and alumni members in their professional lives. 5.  Advance the visibility and reputation of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Ms. Merri Incitti

Golden Key International Honor Society

The Golden Key International Honor Society enables members to realize their potential through the advancement of academics, leadership and service.  The society offers members valuable opportunities for individual growth through the three pillars: academics, leadership and service.  Golden Key offers numerous scholarships and awards, available only to members, as well as career development, networking and literacy service opportunities and unique discounts from partner companies.  Golden Key extends membership to the top 10% of VSU’s students, and the organization holds its annual member recognition in the spring.  Golden Key holds a leadership retreat in the fall for its membership, and it provides community service with such groups as Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Hospital fundraiser, Big Brother and Big Sister programs, and other charitable functions.

Dr. Rodney P. Gaines

Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society

The purpose of Kappa Delta Pi International is to sustain an honored community of diverse educators, by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership, and service.

Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

The purpose of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society is to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduates, and professional studies.  In addition, this honor society provides a forum for students and faculty to fellowship and to enter into dialogue on issues and concerns in English. 

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