The University of Evansville has an active chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the premier national honor society dedicated to academic excellence in religious studies and theology.
Theta Alpha Kappa (TAK) is the premier national honor society dedicated to recognizing academic excellence in baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate students and in scholars in the fields of religious studies and theology. Founded in 1976, TAK has more than 200 chapters nationally in four-year educational institutions ranging from small religiously affiliated colleges to large public research institutions. TAK is an affiliated society of the American Academy of Religion and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.
The University of Evansville has an active chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, which offers many benefits to eligible students. Our students have presented at the TAK section of the annual Central States regional Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion conference in St. Louis, Missouri. TAK members are eligible for the many scholarship awards and fellowship competitions offered by the national society. In addition, the society's primary publication, the Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa, offers an annual prize and the publication of outstanding student papers.
Students are inducted into the Theta Alpha Kappa national honor society by nomination through our local chapter. To be eligible, students must be pursuing either a major or minor in religion, have at least a 3.5 GPA in religion, and have a 3.0 GPA overall.