Alpha Eta is the National Honor Society of the Allied Health Professions whose members represent the top ten to twenty percent of graduates of Allied Health Schools and Colleges. The name is derived from the Greek for the first letters of our profession, Allied (Alpha) and Health (Eta). There are more than 90 chapters and 35,000 members that have been inducted country-wide. The University of Oklahoma Chapter at the College of Allied Health is the founding chapter in Oklahoma (November 1982) and has initiated more than 1,000 students and faculty since its beginning. The primary purpose of the Society is to recognize excellence and promote leadership and scholarship in the allied health profession. Each spring the Society hosts the College of Allied Health Research Exposition for students and faculty to exhibit their research.
On the evening of December 12, 2019, we inducted 34 students and 3 faculty from the College of Allied Health into the Alpha Eta Honor Society. Twenty percent of students in each program who are expected to graduate fall 2019, spring 2020, or summer 2020 are chosen to be inducted into Alpha Eta each academic year. Undergraduate students with a 3.5 GPA or better while enrolled in their Allied Health program were considered for selection; professional and graduate level students with a 3.8 GPA or better while enrolled in their Allied Health program were considered for selection. These students represent excellence and promote leadership and scholarship in their program as well as their health profession.
Students and their families were honored at an initiation banquet where they were presented with a certificate along with a pin and cords to be worn at graduation with their regalia. Congratulations to all!