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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: February 27, 2018
The 2018 NASPAA Simulation Competition got off to a great start. Seven sites were completed on 2/24 the remaining eight will be completed on 3/3. Congratulations to the winning teams thus far!

posted: February 24, 2018
Today is the big day!! NASPAA and Pi Alpha Alpha’s Global Simulation Competition #nbsim2018 is underway at seven sites around the world this weekend and nine sites next weekend. Huge thank you to…

posted: January 10, 2018
Deadline TODAY #NASPAASim18 Registration! All students have the chance to participate the 2018 NASPAA global student simulation competition. To nominate students, go to…

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@NASPAA posted: March 20, 2018
RT @DaveCampbell116: @naspaa Here's how @bingmpa students are already working to use their knowledge and skills to become informed, effecti…

@NASPAA posted: March 20, 2018
RT @aschatteman: Proud of @NIUMPA for our #4 ranking of US graduate programs specializing in local government management!…

@NASPAA posted: March 20, 2018
RT @ProfHat: How does the curriculum in undergraduate public affairs programs compare to graduate programs? Research in @JPAEJournal provid…

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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.

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  • 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
  • One of our chapter's activities is the annual induction diner ceremony of new PAA members. The ceremony is two hours of fun, excitement, and inspiration.

    Imane Hijal Moghrabi, PhD Member - The University of Texas at Dallas
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    Being inducted was a huge personal achievement, and it helped me identify others who had the same focus and intentions I did. I've realized that membership is so much more than academic accolades.

    Michele Clark, Chapter President - University of Southern California
  • 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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