The Department sponsors the UNCP Chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa--The National Honor Society for Religious Studies/Theology for qualified students. It is open to any student taking four or more courses in Religion and achieving a high Grade Point Average, not just to those majoring or minoring in Religion. Since its founding in 2005, our Chapter has inducted 39 students.
The Department has in the past sponsored a student group, "Tomorrow's Religious Leaders," for those considering a vocation in ministry or religious education and for those expecting to play an active role in the lay leadership of a church, synagogue, mosque, or temple. Activities included monthly meetings, workshops on topics relating to religious service, visits to religious services to experience various styles of worship and preaching, opportunities to "shadow" religious professionals, and retreats. This group is currently in hiatus. However, if "two or more" students are interested in reactivating the group, please contact Dr. David Nikkel.
As of Spring Semester, 2014, the Department of Religion and Philosophy has 25 Majors and 13 Minors. Over the past ten years, an average of 8 Majors have graduated each year.