Pi Mu Epsilon

Pi Mu Epsilon is a national honorary mathematics society that was founded in 1914. It is a nonsecret organization whose purpose is the promotion of scholarly activity in mathematics. There are academic requirements for undergraduates to be invited to join.

Membership

Our Pi Mu Epsilon chapter (the Nevada Beta chapter) provides you with the opportunity to join Pi Mu Epsilon if you meet certain standards required by Pi Mu Epsilon and the Association of College Honor Societies (a governing body for college honor societies).

Membership in Pi Mu Epsilon is an earned honor, which is for life. A permanent record of your membership is preserved at the Pi Mu Epsilon National Office and may be used for reference purposes such as applications for graduate school and jobs. The Pi Mu Epsilon membership fee is $30. This one-time fee is for lifetime membership, a certificate suitable for framing, and a one-year subscription to the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal (two issues). In addition, you may purchase a Pi Mu Epsilon key-pin for a fee of $20.

If you are interested in joining Pi Mu Epsilon, please print out the application and return it to the Pi Mu Epsilon chapter officer or faculty advisor listed on the bottom of the form. The chapter will then determine if you are eligible for membership. We look forward to hearing from you.

A person meeting any one of the following five sets of qualifications may be elected to membership by a chapter. This election shall be irrespective of sex, religion, race, or national origin:

  1. Undergraduate students who have had at least two years of college mathematics, including calculus, who have completed their mathematical work with honor (at least B average), and who are in the top one-third of their class in their general college work.
  2. Sophomores who are majoring or intend to major in mathematics, who have completed at least three semesters (four quarters) of college mathematics, including one semester of calculus, who have achieved a straight-A record in all mathematics courses taken, and who are in the top quarter of their class in their general work.
  3. Graduate students whose mathematical work is at least equivalent to that required of qualified undergraduates and who have maintained at least a B average in mathematics during their last school year prior to their election.
  4. Members of the faculty in mathematics or related subjects.
  5. Any persons who have achieved distinction in a mathematical science.