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Welcome and congratulations recent graduates!



Epsilon Pi Phi (EPP) was established by The Foundation for Higher Education Accreditation in 2006 in order for students within emergency management programs would have an avenue for recognition of academic success and contributions to the profession.


This specialized honor society is for emergency management, homeland security, criminal justice, and continuity management disciplines. EPP is accredited by the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).



To strive for the reward, advancement and recognition of disaster/emergency management, disaster research and science, homeland security, and business continuity as a discipline and profession and to encourage a high standard of excellence and partnerships in these related fields of practice and study.



To provide a foundation for excellence in the development of exceptional professional and academic leaders.



Undergraduate members must maintain a 3.5 GPA or "A-" letter grade, and rank in the top 20% of their class. Graduate members must maintain a 3.75 GPA or "A" letter grade, and rank in the top 20% of their class. Student must be pursuing a degree in the field of emergency management, homeland security or criminal justice related fields. 


Applications are only accepted during the following time periods:  March 1st-31st, July 1st-31st, and Oct 1st-31st each year. Applications received after deadlines will be reviewed at the next time period for acceptance.


History, Meaning and Colors

Why Epsilon Pi Phi?  The honor society acronym, EPP, stands for Emergency Preparedness Professional. In holding with EPP's purpose and mission, the honor society strives to be an avenue for the promotion of emergency management and related disciplines as a profession. 













Epsilon Pi Phi's logo is an upward look at the Jefferson Memorial, representing the pursuit of education and the development of a better future.  This also represents the profession's goal of educating their stakeholders and developing resilient communities.  The logo is outlined by the border of Washington, D.C. where this honor society was first established and shows the representation of our national pride.   

The EPP colors of navy blue, hunter green and gold were chosen to represent all colleges and universities, not favor one over another. The colors also are a professional representation of bravery and dedication, balance and progression, together with wisdom and ambition.

Emergency management professionals’ demonstration these traits throughout their careers, which guide them through prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts. They seek knowledge to be innovative and successful while ultimately gaining the wisdom to share that knowledge with peers and upcoming professionals. "


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