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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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2017 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition Winner Announced

Posted by NASPAA Congratulations to World 2 from the Bogotá, Colombia Host Site!

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posted: April 18, 2017
Building Public Trust through Responsible Policy Communications. Submit your proposal for #NASPAA2017 by TOMORROW!

posted: April 18, 2017
Building Public Trust through Responsible Policy Communications. Submit your proposal for #NASPAA2017 by TOMORROW!

posted: April 17, 2017
Transparency, Accountability and Ethics in Global Public and Nonprofit Governance. Submit proposal for #NASPAA2017!

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@NASPAA posted: April 28, 2017
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@NASPAA posted: April 28, 2017
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@NASPAA posted: April 28, 2017
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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
  • 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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    As the 2011 out standing Pi Alpha Alpha student, I was given the great opportunity to meet California State Assembly member Jim Beall.

    Tim Tung, MPA Member - San Jose State University
  • We recognize and induct our outstanding Pi Alpha Alpha students at the annual public administration commencement luncheon held during Public Service Recognition week.

    Matt Fairholm, Chapter Advisor - University of South Dakota
  • We celebrated the academic achievements of our graduates during our annual alumni event where a panel of distinguished alumni discussed their careers in public service. We look forward to our chapter growing.

    Amy Smith, Faculty Advisor - University of Massachusetts Boston

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