Kappa Delta Pi, Sigma Alpha Chapter
The Sigma Alpha Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi was installed on May 1, 1990, as an official student organization at Penn State Harrisburg. A student who has been formally admitted into a teacher education program at Penn State Harrisburg may become a member by fulfilling the requirements, completing an application, and paying the membership fee of $35. The requirements for membership are a 3.25 grade-point average at Penn State Harrisburg, attendance at two meetings, participation in a fundraising event, and two hours of community service. Kappa Delta Pi is an internationally recognized educational honor society. In addition to the recognition members receive for being part of the honor society, they receive the following publications: The Educational Forum, The Kappa Delta Pi Record, The Scroll & Stylus, and The Classroom Practice Series.
A student chapter of ASCD was registered as an official student organization at Penn State Harrisburg on March 10, 2005. Any individuals interested in education may become a member by fulfilling the requirements and joining ASCD at a student rate of $29. The requirements for membership are a 2.8 grade-point average and attendance at two meetings per academic year OR one meeting and one ASCD or PASCD (southern region or state) conference per academic year. ASCD is an international, nonprofit, nonpartisan education association. Member benefits include discounted rates to conferences, subscription to the Educational Leadership journal, Education Update newsletter, Curriculum Update newsletter, online resources, and other ongoing professional development opportunities.