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Honor Societies

Honor Societies

Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society

Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) is a national honor society with membership offered through local campus chapters to eligible students.  Full-time students who hold a 3.0 cumulative GPA for two consecutive semesters and who were admitted to the college through developmental / opportunity programs are eligible for membership.

Mu Alpha Theta National Honor Society

Mu Alpha Theta is a National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society dedicated to inspiring a keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society initiating more than 30,000 members a year on 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. More than 1.25 million members have joined its ranks since Phi Kappa Phi's founding in 1897 at the University of Maine. It is a global network of the best and brightest, a community of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for all generations. Phi Kappa Phi membership is earned. Admission is invitation-only and requires nomination approval by a chapter. Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa Society is the only international honor society serving two-year colleges. It was founded in 1918 and has more than 1,275 chapters worldwide. Alfred State's chapter was chartered in spring 1991. The goal of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among associate degree students by providing opportunities for leadership, fellowship, and service. 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.

Psi Beta National Honor Society

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 140 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. 

Rho Alpha Sigma National Honor Society

The National Residence Assistant Honor Society exists to recognize the outstanding efforts and achievements of the student Resident Assistant staff that go above and beyond an institution's expectations. The Greek letters for Rho Alpha Sigma were chosen to correspond to Residence Advisor/Assistant Service. Rho Alpha Sigma offers the opportunity to promote excellence, leadership, community and service within the Resident Advisor cadre, campus, and community.
SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society                                                                                                                                                                                    

SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society

SALUTE is the first national honor society established for student veterans and military members in 2-year and 4-year institutions of higher education. The SALUTE acronym stands for service, academics, leadership, unity, tribute and excellence.  It creates the foundation for the SALUTE honor society. SALUTE recognizes the hard work and dedication of those students.  Students inducted into SALUTE are from every branch of the armed forces, veterans and active, who are excelling in higher education.

Sigma Alpha Pi National Honor Society

Founded with a passion for building leaders who make a better world, Sigma Alpha Pi — primarily known as the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) — is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. The Greek letters of Sigma Alpha Pi (ΣAπ) stand for Success, Action and Purpose — Success coming from continual Action towards one’s Purpose. While Sigma Alpha Pi (NSLS) uses Greek letters to represent itself, it’s not affiliated with Greek life. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential.

Sigma Lambda Chi International Honor Society

Sigma Lambda Chi International Honor Society provides recognition to outstanding students in 4-year and graduate construction management curricula. Membership is offered to students that have completed two years of college, who rank academically in the upper 20% of their program, have a minimum of one season of construction industry experience, and participate in extracurricular activities at their campus. 

Sigma Tau Epsilon National Honor Society

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 National Honor Society

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.