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Tri-Alpha Honor Society

Pepperdine University is pleased to announce the formation of a new honor society, Alpha Alpha Alpha (Tri-Alpha), that recognizes the academic achievements of first-generation college students.

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For students to qualify, you must:

  • Submit an online application by February 23, 2024
  • be a current degree candidate at Pepperdine University
  • have completed at least three full-time terms of study (minimum 30 credit hours), at least one of which must have been at Pepperdine University (for transfer students)
  • have an overall GPA of at least 3.2 in all coursework
  • come from a family where neither parent nor any legal guardians earned a bachelor's degree

*Inductees will be honored at the chapter's annual induction ceremony on March 19, 2024, at 6 PM.

Membership Benefits

  • A certificate and pin signifying membership
  • The opportunity to meet other first-generation scholars from all academic disciplines at Pepperdine and join them in promoting academic excellence and creating a supportive environment for first-generation college students
  • Recognition by employers, professionals, and graduate schools as a person of superior academic ability and commitment
  • Chapter leadership opportunities

Questions can be directed to studentsuccesscenter@pepperdine.edu.