Campbell’s Rho Chi Honor Society selected as finalist in national competition

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – The Rho Chi Society Awards Committee and Executive Council has selected Campbell University’s chapter, Gamma Iota, as a finalist for its national Chapter Achievement Award. This award recognizes the full scope of chapter activities as documented in a chapter’s annual report.

Rho Chi is the national honor society for pharmacy and as such is recognized in national and international academic circles. The fundamental objective of Rho Chi is to promote the advancement of the pharmaceutical sciences through the encouragement and recognition of sound scholarship. High standards of intellectual and scholarly achievement are requisites for election to membership.

The national award’s evaluation of chapter activities takes into account the chapter’s objectives, plans, and accomplishments throughout the course of twelve months. It includes how a chapter’s activities relate to the mission of the Rho Chi Society, a description of ongoing activities and how the chapter has progressed during the duration of the report, and a reflection of how the chapter added value to the experience of being a member of Rho Chi. In addition to being selected as a finalist, the Gamma Iota Chapter was invited to create a one-minute video summarizing a day in the life of a Rho Chi member to be shown at the national meeting.

The Gamma Iota Chapter, established at Campbell University School of Pharmacy on April 15, 1994, seeks to increase the awareness of pharmacists about the ethical and social responsibilities of the profession of pharmacy. In part, this is accomplished by public recognition (symbolized by the awarding of the Rho Chi pin) of high intellectual and scholarly achievement among the students, alumni, and faculty of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Rho Chi is the honor society in which student pharmacists are inducted in February of each year. Students may first be inducted in their P2 year.

The winning chapter will be announced and recognized at the Rho Chi Society Annual Meeting on March 6, 2016, in Baltimore, Maryland.