About Pi Alpha Alpha ®
Pi Alpha Alpha is the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. There are more than 160 chapters located around the world at NASPAA member schools. Pi Alpha Alpha is run by NASPAA: The Global Standard in Public Service Education and is directed by a National Council of 14 members. The National Council includes a president and vice president, each of whom serve 2 year terms, and officers are elected at the biennial meeting at the NASPAA annual conference.
The purpose of Pi Alpha Alpha is to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration. Its objectives, such as fostering integrity, professionalism, and effective performance, promote the advancement of quality in the education and practice of the art and science of public affairs and administration. PAA membership identifies those with the highest performance levels in educational programs preparing them for public service careers.
Pi Alpha Alpha Oath
Note: Use of this oath is at the discretion of individual chapters. It is recommended that chapters be sensitive to those individuals who for personal or religious reasons might find an oath difficult to accept.
I pledge my support for the intellectual and professional advancement of the art and science of public administration and public affairs. I shall honor and respect the virtues and values of public service and those who serve.
I shall uphold the eternal need for education that imbues public administrators with traditions of democratic governance.
Moreover, as a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, I shall uphold the highest ethical standards applying to public service and will endeavor to encourage and engage in meaningful interaction with other members.