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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: June 26, 2019
If you were not able to participate in our May 20 pandemic simulation demo, do not worry! Please access the recorded version here: http://ow.ly/CmJm30p0QRu to learn how you can teach with the…


posted: June 12, 2019
Calling all public service admissions professionals! Register today for a research-guided discussion on the issues that are impacting YOUR programs. Follow the link to register and learn more …


posted: June 4, 2019
Congratulations to Keanna Nicole Julien, with a Master's in Sustainable Communities from Binghamton University, the winner of #NASPAA's postercompetition! https://conta.cc/2KuD8HE #EducationEd2019


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@NASPAA posted: August 6, 2020
RT @swpaaspa: COMPA Annual Conference 2021 Call for Papers is here @ASPANational @NASPAA_DEI https://t.co/hQp092Pos6


@NASPAA posted: August 6, 2020
On this 55th anniversary of the #VotingRightsAct consider registering (https://t.co/JCdoqX5nzl) for our Election Ad… https://t.co/7qS6t8YQmP


@NASPAA posted: August 6, 2020
RT @JPAEJournal: We have another book review today! @Prof_Viswanath reviews "Achieving social equity: From problems to solutions", edited b…


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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
  • We are proud of our students' academic accomplishments and are excited to continue celebrating public service excellence.

    Amanda Olejarski, Chapter Advisor - Shippensburg University
  • 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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    Eastern Kentucky University provides honorary membership to Glenn Rainey in 2013 as a retirement gift for 42 years of service

    Matthew Howell, Chapter Advisor - Eastern Kentucky University
  • 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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