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Founded in 1910, Pi Lambda Theta (PLT) is one of the nation’s most prestigious education honor societies with the most stringent GPA requirements for membership. As an honor society, its purpose is to recognize students with superior scholastic achievement and high potential for professional leadership.


Pi Lambda Theta was organized in 1910 at the University of Missouri. Seven years later, educational honoraries from six other universities joined to form a national association to advance education as a profession. More than 185,000 people have joined Pi Lambda Theta since its founding, with members in all 50 states and in many countries around the world.

In 2010, PLT became a part of the PDK International family of education associations. It is governed by the PDK International Board of Directors.