Honor Society & Awards

ΡΣΑ / Pi Sigma Alpha

Notre Dame is home to the Gamma Delta chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science Honor Society. PSA maintains a close working relationship with the American Political Science Association, awards grants, and conducts lecture series. For information about eligibility, please visit the Notre Dame chapter website: www.nd.edu/~ndpsa.

2013-2014 Officers

President: Dominic Romeo
Vice-President: Tom McGuire
Secretary: Courtney Biscan
Treasurer: Erich Bruhn


Senior Thesis Awards

The following awards are given for the best senior thesis in each field:

The John Roos Prize  for the best senior thesis in American politics,

The Stephen Kertesz Prize for the best senior thesis in international relations,

The Guillermo O'Donnell Prize for the best senior thesis in comparative politics,

The Paul Bartholomew Prize for the best senior thesis in political theory.


Writing Award

The Gary F. Barnabo Political Science Writing Award for outstanding writing in Political Science that offers a non-violent solution to existing problems.  All Political Science majors are eligible to submit a paper for this award.

Service Award

The George Brinkley Prize for service to the department, the university and the wider community.