Theta Alpha Kappa
Theta Alpha Kappa was established in 1976 for the purpose of recognizing the academic achievements of religion and theology students. Since then, Theta Alpha Kappa has grown to more than two hundred chapters nationally in four-year educational institutions ranging from small religiously affiliated colleges to large public research institutions. It is the only national honor society dedicated to recognizing academic excellence in baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate students and in scholars in the fields of Religious Studies and Theology.
The Department of Religion and Philosophy at Lebanon Valley College established its local chapter of Theta
Alpha Kappa in 2012. An annual induction ceremony for eligible Religion majors and minors will be held every spring
semester in coordination with the college’s celebration of student learning.
Eligibility Requirements for Induction and Membership in TAK:
- completed at least three semesters (or five quarters) at an institution having a local TAK chapter in good standing,
- completed a minimum of twelve semester credits or eighteen quarter credits in courses representing Religious Studies or Theological Studies
- attained a grade point average of at least 3.5 (or B+) in such courses
- attained at least a 3.0 grade point average (or B) in their total academic program to date, and
- been ranked in at least the upper 35% of their class in general scholarship at the time of induction.