Drew University’s chapter of the national political science honor society, Zeta Rho, was founded in 1974. Students are selected on the basis of both their overall academic performance as well as their performance in the major. At the Spring installation of new members, students who are selected for this honor receive certificates and senior members of the society are given Pi Sigma Alpha medallions to be worn at commencement.
Throughout the academic year, members of Pi Sigma Alpha participate and help to host a variety of events including prominent guest speakers, forums on current political issues, and a Presidential Election Watch every four years. We hope patronage will continue.
In recent years, the Department of Political Science invites a recent political science alum to speak at the induction ceremony on how their academic and extracurricular experiences shaped their life after Drew University. Find below a list of past speakers.
March 2010: Cara Bradshaw Townsend (CLA 2005) is currently in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School in New York City and she has produced several documentary films on issues of social justice.
March 2009: Jennifer K. Marsico (CLA 2007) earned a MA in American Government at Georgetown University and is a Research Assistant at the American Enterprise Institute.
April 2008: Michael DeLoreto (CLA 2006) earned a Masters in Government Administration at the University of Pennsylvania and is Chief of Staff for NJ Assemblyman Reed Gusciora.