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Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME)

Mathematics Honor Society

The Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) is a honor society in Mathematics and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.  Its chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing which offer a strong mathematics major.  The chapters' members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained standard of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained academic distinction.

Who May Be a Member?

  • Must be or have been a faculty member or a regularly enrolled student at an institution where a Kappa Mu Epsilon chapter is installed,
  • Maintain at least a 3.00 overall GPA,
  • Enrolled in or completed 3 courses that count towards any Washburn math major,
  • Maintain a 3.00 GPA in ALL math courses that count towards any Washburn math major. Transfers must have at least one course with at least a B grade taken at Washburn,
  • Currently enrolled at Washburn the semester of initiation, and have at least 20 hours completed at Washburn.

Election to membership in Kappa Mu Epsilon is independent of membership in any other organization, and no one shall be disqualified on the basis of sex, race, creed, or color. Members may transfer their affiliation from one chapter to another by presenting credentials of membership in good standing.

The society is more than a group of chapters devoted solely to the election of honor students membership.  Each chapter is encouraged to be a working organization throughout the academic year, functioning as an integral part of the mathematics department.  It has grown steadily since its founding in 1931 and has over one hundred chapters and approximately sixty-seven thousand members nationwide, primarily at mid-sized public universities or smaller private institutions.

To learn more about KME, please visit the national society's webpage at www.kappamuepsilon.org.

Founding of the KME

A Brief History
Kansas Delta Chapter

The Kansas Delta Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon was established at Washburn University on March 29, 1947. Since then, more than 650 students and faculty have become members of the local chapter.