• In Recognition of Excellence: The Honor Societies at HCCC

    Hudson County Community College is privileged to have many students who not only excel academically, but also demonstrate outstanding leadership in making a difference in our community. These students are officially recognized through chapters of various honor societies we have on campus.

    Beta Alpha Phi is our chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the internationally acclaimed honor society for students in community and junior colleges. The organization provides members with opportunities to develop character, leadership and service, to exchange ideas and ideals, and to stimulate interest in continuing to achieve academic excellence. Beta Alpha Phi is open to full- and part-time students who have earned 12 degree credits at Hudson County Community College and have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 of higher.

    The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. NSLS aims to build leaders of tomorrow by helping people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

    Sigma Kappa Delta, which recognizes high achievement in English language and literature in two-year institutions of higher education, promotes literary scholarship, provides service to the community and the College, and cultivates friendship and fellowship among its members. Candidates for membership must have completed a minimum of one college course (excluding developmental courses) in English language or literature, have no grade lower than a B in English, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in general scholarship, and have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college course work for a cumulative total of 12 semester hours. Students are not required to be English majors.

    Psi Beta is the National Honor Society in Psychology for community and junior colleges. In addition to recognizing outstanding academic performance, Psi Beta provides its members with opportunities to: learn more about the field; meet and interact with professionals working in various areas of psychology; acquire leadership skills; participate in community projects; and work with peers. To qualify for Psi Beta, students must demonstrate a genuine interest in psychology, have completed 12 degree credits, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and have a B average or better in psychology courses.

    SALUTE is the first national honor society established for recognizing high achieving student veterans and military in two-year and four-year institutions of higher education. Offering the unique opportunity of a four-tier system, which offers and encourages the opportunity for students to improve their GPA with the opportunity to advance to higher tiers within the society during their academic careers. In order to be invited, students much have earned 12 credits and at least a 3.0 GPA.