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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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PAA Summer Intern

Posted by NASPAA NASPAA welcomes Katie Simons as the new PAA summer intern

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The University of Texas Dallas

Posted by John McCaskill UT Dallas engaging students in excellence

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posted: May 14, 2014
Are you, or someone you know, exploring MPA or MPP programs? NASPAA has launched the authoritative school search tool - the only one to include data from schools themselves!

posted: April 25, 2014
[updated] Do you know 1st- or 2nd-year students in the Chicago area, from under-represented groups, who are interested in public service or public policy? Tell them about this FREE conference at the…

posted: April 17, 2014
It's spring Pi Alpha Alpha induction ceremony time! Chapters, please post photos here! (and if you can link to a roster of new members, even better!)

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@NASPAA posted: October 3, 2015
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@NASPAA posted: October 2, 2015
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@NASPAA posted: October 2, 2015
We were pleased to welcome the Qinghai Delegation today at NASPAA headquarters!!!

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San Jose State University Recognizes Excellence

Posted by Frannie Edwards, PAA Advisor Pi Alpha Alpha members recognizes for their excellence at the San Jose Sate University 2015 Convocation

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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
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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
  • 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
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    It is an honor to work with PAA members because they always represent themselves and our program with distinction.

    John McCaskill, PAA Advisor - The University of Texas at Dallas
  • 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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