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The Global Honor Society for Public Affairs & Administration

More than 160 chapters at NASPAA schools

Welcome to Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA), the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. PAA recognizes outstanding undergraduate as well as graduate students in public administration, public policy, and public affairs. As of 2012, PAA has 162 chapters at NASPAA member schools, and is growing every year.

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posted: November 23, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at #NASPAA! We are grateful for our faculty, students, volunteers, and all of the public servants working to support the public good!

posted: November 21, 2017
Dr. Mary Bruce from Governors State University inducts 2017 Fall Semester Inductees:

posted: November 21, 2017
Interested in hosting the 2018 Professional Conference at your school? See the application instructions and criteria here. Applications due by Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

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@NASPAA posted: November 23, 2017
RT @ppaWCU: @naspaa Career Professionals Conference December 7th & 8th in Omaha, Nebraska. Info at #NASPAA #NASPAAC…

@NASPAA posted: November 23, 2017
RT @aschatteman: Our @NIUMPA alum @Lauren_T_Stott is a co-researcher to find out about women's leadership in local government! The researc…

@NASPAA posted: November 23, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at #NASPAA! We are grateful for our faculty, students, volunteers, and all of the…

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  • Being a member of Pi Alpha Alpha is more then just an honor. It signifies that a student is academically excellent in a NASPAA certified program for studying public service.

    Cake - Induction ceremonies are a time to recognize the i
  • We had an amazing year! We started a student run journal called Political Analysis, volunteered at several Community events, created a chapter Handbook for the next class and most of all had a ton of fun.

    Subarna Saha, Chapter President - Seton Hall University
  • Norwich University held its first Pi Alpha Alpha induction during its June 2013 residency. We are very proud of both our students and alumni and look forward to watching our chapter grow.

    Daniel Alcorn, Chapter Advisor - Norwich University
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    Robert W. Walsh, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services, receives an honorary Pi Alpha Alpha membership; in his talk he inspired inductees to continue their commitment to public service.

    Robert Walsh, Honorary Member - Baruch College, CUNY
  • Having PAA designation both on graduation day and on their transcripts allows our students to exit from Metropolitan Colelge of New York with good memories.

    Philip Dodd-Nufrio, Chapter Advisor - Metropolitan College of New York

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