The Department of Politics and Government presents two departmental awards and inducts members into the Upsilon Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha at the end of Spring semester. Students may apply to graduate with Departmental and/or University Honors (please note the changes described below).
Earl E. Warner Award for Academic Excellence
Established in 1978 to honor the senior politics and government major maintaining the highest grade point average during four years at Ohio Wesleyan University. No Application is necessary.
James J. Hearn Award for Community Service
Established in 1953 to encourage wider participation by college men and women in affairs of government, this award is presented each spring to the student who demonstrated his or her abilities and dedication to public service. No Application is necessary.
Graduation with Honors
All students matriculating at OWU Fall 2019 or later will follow the guidelines to Graduate with Honors. Students matriculating at OWU prior to Fall 2019 can pursue Graduation with Honors, OR they can choose to pursue Graduation with Honors using the previous University or Departmental Honors guidelines.
Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
Membership in Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is open to students with majors in Politics & Government or Pre-Law. Membership criteria may be found here.