KAPPA MU EPSILON is a specialized honor society in Mathematics. KME was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students. 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 standards of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained academic distinction. Both men and women are eligible for membership.
The society has grown steadily since its founding, and today has 147 active chapters, with over 75,000 members in thirty-five states.
The New York Omicron Chapter of KME, at St. Joseph's College, was granted a charter on May 1, 2004. We currently have 290 members.
The primary purposes of being a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon include the following :