Lubbock Christian University

Learn Alongside the Best

At LCU, our community isn't just about social life—there are academic impacts, as well. Many of our programs have chapters of national honors societies, inducting members each year who adhere to the high academic standards for their discipline. These societies are not only prestigious honors—they're an opportunity to further invest in a community that values excellence in the classroom and the field.



Alpha Chi Honor Society is a national coeducational academic honor society. Since 1922 its purpose has been to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction.


Juniors and seniors in the top 10% of their class, with a GPA of at least 3.75 may apply for membership in Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. Members enjoy a lifetime membership and special recognition upon graduation. The LCU chapter meets for a candle-lighting induction and elections in the fall, and a year-end gathering in the spring.


The Kappa Delta Pi Educational Foundation, founded in 1980, provides a variety of scholarships and grant programs for members. Awarding funds for academic study is the primary purpose of the Foundation. Annually, the Foundation along with KDP chapters award $80,000 in scholarships.

Mission Statement:

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. As a community of scholars pledged to worthy ideals, the Society:

  • Recognizes scholarship and excellence in education 
  • Promotes the development and dissemination of worthy educational ideas and practices 
  • Enhances the continuous growth and leadership of its diverse membership 
  • Fosters inquiry and reflection on significant educational issues 
  • Maintains a high degree of professional fellowship.


In order to be eligible as a graduate or undergraduate member of Kappa Delta Pi qualifications must be met.

  • Have no less than final-term sophomore standing equivalent of at least 50 semester hours by the end of the term prior to the time of initiation.
  • Have at least 6 hours of professional education courses completed.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.33 or higher for all course work completed at an institution of higher learning.
  • Exemplify worthy educational ideals.
  • Express an intention of continuing in the field of education.
  • Serve on at least one committee.
  • Initiate Requirement: Help sponsor Reading is Fundamental Week by purchasing $10.00 in K-3 books. Note: Through being a sponsor of this event, the initiate is granted the privilege of wearing the KDP honor cord at the graduation ceremony.

Contact Gonzalo Ramirez for more information.


The Purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.


An undergraduate student is eligible for membership after achieving the following national requirements and meeting local chapter requirements.

  • Declared social work as a major
  • Achieved sophomore status
  • Completed 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours of required social work courses
  • Achieved an overall grade point average of 3.0 and 4.0 scale
  • Achieved a 3.25 grade point average in required social work courses

Contact Jill Johnson for more information.

Sigma Tau Delta is the National English Honor Society. Lubbock Christian University's chapter was founded in 1998, and inducts eligible members who are majoring in English and have maintained a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Sigma Tau Delta features annual publications of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction works by members in The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle. The society also publishes The Sigma Tau Delta Review, in which it showcases members' critical writing.

For more information, contact Carole Carroll.