Theta Alpha Kappa

The department maintains a chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for religious studies and theology.  Founded in 1976 at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, the society recognizes academic excellence in students of religious studies and theology.

Membership requirements. Undergraduate Students must have:

            1.         Completed at least three semesters (or five quarters) at an institution having a local chapter in good standing.

            2.         Completed a minimum of twelve (12) semester credits (or eighteen quarter credits) in courses representing Religious Studies or Theological Studies.

            3.         Attained a grade point average of at least 3.5 (B+) in such courses.

            4.         Attained at least a 3.0 grade point average (or B) in their total academic program to date.

            5.         Been ranked in at least the upper 35% of their class in general scholarship at the time of induction.

Theta Alpha Kappa offers several rewards for undergraduates, including the Albert Clark Award  for the best papers in Religious Studies or Theology.  Regalia may also be ordered from TAK's vendor, Kenneth E. Jernigan and Associates at:

Past Theta Alpha Kappa Inductees:


Rachel Bickauskas 16'

Elizabeth Boissy 16'

Rebecca Budrow 16'

Teagan Fleiner-Etheridge 15'

Abigail Haley 16'


Abby Biron 16'

Molly Haskell 15'

Chelsey Legacy 14'

Sean Morrissey 16'


Rebecca Allen 14'

Sally Dankner 13'

Kyle Jones 14'

Ali Mihuta 14'

Samuel Staples 14'

Emma Sutphen 15'

Elizabeth Woolf 13'


Caitlin Amborski 12'

Sarah Baver 12'

Carolyn Chakuroff 13'


Jonathan Cyphers 12'

Ryan Goddard 13'

Elizabeth Shaffer 11'

Kathleen Slocum 12'

Jenna Wallace '11

Claire Washer 13'


Phillip Besse 10'

Craig Conroy 10'

Elizabeth Lewis 11'

Katelyn McBurney 10'

Casey O'Brien 11'

Megan Randall 12'

Shawntel Randi 11'

Catherine Russell 12'


Tiye Gordon 09'

Laura Garry 11'

Julia Sprague 11'


Erin Griffin 09'

Jillian Sherwin 08'

Kelsey Austin 08'

Lucinda Hannington 08'