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Honor Societies

Honor Societies

Phi Theta Kappa

To qualify for membership in this international honor society, candidates must have earned at least 24 semester hours of credit at Alfred State maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or above, or a student must have earned at least 12 semester hours of credit at Alfred State maintaining a GPA of 3.75 or above.

The goal of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among associate degree students by providing opportunities for leadership, fellowship, and service.

Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa currently numbers some 1,000 chapters worldwide. Alfred State’s chapter was chartered in spring 1991.

Psi Beta

Since 1987, Alfred State has been a charter member of Psi Beta, the National Honor Society in Psychology for Community and Junior Colleges. Annually, the Alfred State Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences has inducted members into this society, which includes more than 130 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide.

To be eligible, candidates must possess both an interest in and have completed nine credit hours in psychology (taken at Alfred State). They must also possess a 3.0 GPA in these courses and a 3.0 GPA overall. In addition, they must also have the recommendation of a Social and Behavioral Sciences faculty member. If the inductee is transferring to a four-year college that has a sister chapter of Psi Chi, the member is usually enrolled in that society with only a letter of introduction from the Psi Beta adviser.

Sigma Tau Epsilon

To qualify for membership in this scholastic honor society, a chapter of the National Vocational Technical Honor Society, a person must be a full-time student with a 3.5 cumulative index and be enrolled in an applied technology program. Students are elected by members of the society.

Tau Alpha Pi

The Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society was founded in 1953 and is now chartered at 133 colleges and universities. Its purpose is to recognize desirable personal and intellectual qualities of engineering technology students. Student nominees must have 30 credit hours with at least a 3.5 quality point average index in an Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC/ABET) accredited program.