Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics Honor Society)
Mu Alpha Theta (ΜΑΘ) is the United States mathematics honor society for high school and two-year college students. In June 2015, it served over 108,000 student members in over 2200 chapters in the US and in 20 foreign countries. Its main goals are to inspire keen interest in mathematics, develop strong scholarship in the subject, and promote the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students. The name is a rough transliteration of math into Greek (Mu Alpha Theta = µ ∝ Θ).
Students are classified as members or associates at high schools. Members are high school students in grades 9 through 12, at the school where their permanent record resides, who have completed the equivalent of two years of college preparatory mathematics and in addition, have completed, or are enrolled in a third college preparatory mathematics course (Algebra 2 with Statistics), providing their mathematical work was done with distinction. On the 4-point grading scale, this shall mean at least a 3.0-grade point average or 90% grade point average on the 100-point grading scale. Members shall demonstrate the ability to work with others, conduct independent research, and shall possess qualities of industry, initiative, reliability, and most of all, honor. No student will be denied membership on the account of race, religion, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual preference, and/or physical disability.