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  About Sigma Pi Kappa

Sigma Pi Kappa is an international honor society for historic preservation students, faculty, and distinguished professionals.

Sigma Pi Kappa was founded on May 4, 1991 by faculty of the Master of Historic Preservation program in the School of Environmental Design at the University of Georgia. The Epsilon Chapter of Southeast Missouri State University was established in 1996 and was the first chapter to include undergraduate as well as graduate members.

Sigma Pi Kappa promotes, recognizes and rewards superior achievement in academia and in the actual practice of historic preservation.

The purposes of Sigma Pi Kappa and its chapters are to:

  • Recognize high achievement in academic and professional studies and research by conferring distinction through election to membership in the Society.
  • Encourage and stimulate scholarship in the field of historic preservation.
  • Foster interest and accomplishment in the profession of historic preservation.
  • Provide and promote leadership in the field of historic preservation.
Dr. James Ermatinger, Chair / Department of History  
- 2005 Southeast Missouri State University