A high degree of excellence in certain fields will bring the student the distinction of invitational membership into one or more of the honorary fraternities with chapters on campus. Among these groups are the following:
Alpha Chi National college scholarship society dedicated to the stimulation of sound scholarship and devotion to truth.
Eligible members are selected from the top 5 percent of the junior class and the top 10 percent of the senior class. Juniors must have at least a 3.8 cumulative grade point average, and seniors must have at least 3.5. Students must also have earned at least eight units at Roanoke College and possess exemplary character.
Alpha Kappa Delta National honorary society recognizing superior achievement in sociology.
Alpha Lambda Delta National honorary fraternity for freshmen whose grade point averages are 3.5 or higher after the first term.
Alpha Psi Omega National honorary dramatics fraternity recognizing excellence in stagecraft.
Beta Beta Beta National honorary biological society for students with a superior academic record.
Delta Mu Delta National honorary society recognizing superior academic achievements of majors in business administration.
Kappa Delta Pi International honor society in education. Omicron Delta Epsilon National honorary economics society open to economics majors with excellent academic standing.
Omicron Delta Kappa National leadership honor society for college students recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character.
Phi Alpha Theta National honor society for history majors with superior records.
Pi Delta Phi National honor society for students with a superior record in French.
Pi Gamma Mu International honor society recognizing superior achievement in social sciences.
Pi Mu Epsilon National honor fraternity for excellence in mathematics.
Pi Sigma Alpha National political science honor society for students with a superior academic record.
Psi Chi National honor society recognizing superior achievement in psychology.
Sigma Delta Pi National honor society for students with a superior record in Spanish.
Sigma Tau Delta National honor society recognizing superior achievement in English language and literature.
Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma National organization which promotes educational activities for all students interested in physics.
Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Chemical Society Honorary society for chemistry majors designed primarily to promote interest in and appreciation for the science of chemistry and related fields.
Theta Alpha Kappa National honor society for theology and religious studies.
Xi Theta Chi Honorary fraternity for students showing proficiency in modern languages.