Theta Alpha Kappa
National Honor Society for Religious Studies
(2008 to present)
website for more information on ΘΑΚ including scholarship and awards.
William Deal President
Haylee Ellis Vice-President
Lacey Jenkins Secretary / Treasurer
David Bains Faculty
Our first induction was held
on April 15, 2008, at Taj India in Birmingham.
Members may purchase honor
cords to wear with their cap and gown from Beth Gilbert in Chapman 217. The cost is $10.
To qualify for membership, undergraduates must meet the following
a) completed a minimum of twelve semester credits (or eighteen quarter
credits) in courses representing Religious Studies or Theological Studies at
a school with a TAK chapter and attained at least a 3.5 (or B+) GPA therein;
qualified courses at Samford include all courses listed, or cross-listed as
Religion (RELG or MCRE), and Biblical Perspectives (UCBP 101);
b) attained at least a 3.0 (or B) GPA in their total academic program to
c) be ranked in at least the upper 35% of their class in general scholarship
at the time of induction.
Students are evaluated for membership each semester. Please direct questions concerning
membership to Dr. David R. Bains (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Resources for Members