Theta Alpha Kappa
Theos Anthropos Koinonia
The purpose of Theta Alpha Kappa is to bring students, teachers, and writers of religious studies and theology together both intellectually and socially:
- To encourage excellence in research, learning, teaching and publication and to foster the exchange of thought among scholars
- To promote friendship among its members
- To inculcate in them a high degree of loyalty to each other
- To hold meetings and social gatherings for the better realization of such purposes
The national constitution of the Society includes each of these aims in its self-identity.
The national constitution of Theta Alpha Kappa sets out the conditions for membership. For nomination to TAK, a candidate must:
- Complete a minimum of two semesters at the institution where the inducting chapter is located
- Complete a minimum of 12 credits in religious studies or theology
- Carry a grade average of at least 3.5 or B+ in religious studies or theology and a have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 (or B)
- Have standing in the upper 35% of his or her class in scholarship
These requirements are not easily satisfied.
Most of TAK’s activities are carried on by its local chapters, but TAK’s national Board of Directors sponsors a number of programs and prizes—especially in relation to its journal, the Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa; the Graduate Fellowship Award; the Kathleen Connolly-Weinert Leader of the Year award, and the Undergraduate Achievement Award. TAK also sponsors an annual meeting open to all members.
Sr. Shannon Schrein
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