MISSOULA – The University of Montana’s Epsilon Mu chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, recently received a Best Chapter Award.
The award recognizes chapters that are particularly active on their campuses and communities, and that exhibit high levels of energy and creativity in furthering the goals of the honor society. Of nearly 800 Pi Sigma Alpha chapters, only a dozen were recognized with the Best Chapter Award.
Political science Professor Christopher Muste serves as faculty adviser to the UM chapter, which has welcomed about 30 new student members each year for the past three years.
“Our Pi Sigma Alpha students are passionate about political science and politics, and it shows in their involvement in the classroom and in the larger community,” Muste said. “They have created and organized innovative programs, such as presenting outstanding guest speakers to the community, providing students with informative panels about graduate school options, and effectively recruiting new members to build on the strengths of the chapter for the future.”