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Academic Honors

Academic Honors

Dean's List Requirements

In order to be included on the Dean's List the following academic requirements must be met:

Full-time students who are matriculated in a certificate or degree program and who have successfully completed 12 or more credits of work in qualifying semester must have a GPA of 3.4 or higher.

Part-time students who are matriculated in a certificate or degree program who have completed 12 or more credits must have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher.

Subsequent recognition of the completion of an additional 12 or more credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher, and at successive intervals of 12 credits may be achieved.

Students on Probationary Status are NOT eligible for Dean’s List recognition, even if their cumulative GPA might otherwise make them eligible.

Academic Honor Societies

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an international honor society for two-year colleges, which recognizes top scholars from all over the world. The society provides students with leadership development, service opportunities, and international fellowship. To join, students must complete 12 college level credits at HCC, and be actively enrolled in a degree or certificate program, with a 3.5 GPA  or higher. As PTK members, students are eligible to apply for PTK scholarships and transfer scholarships. Every spring new members are officially inducted into the society. PTK members are eligible to join the college’s Chi Rho Chapter, and may participate in chapter meetings, events, community service projects, research projects, and attend regional and international conventions.  Students must have a record of good citizenship and of striving for academic excellence.

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Psi Beta©

Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges. It is the first two-year honor society approved for membership in the Association of College Honor Societies, which regulates membership requirements. Psi Beta was founded for the purpose of stimulating, encouraging, and recognizing students' outstanding scholarship and interest in psychology. Psychology students become members by invitation of the college chapter.

For information contact Earl Graham at .

Alpha Beta Gamma

Housatonic Community College has a chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma, the International Business Honor Society. This society encourages scholarship among two-year college students majoring in business. To be eligible for membership, a student must be enrolled in a business curriculum and must have completed 40 academic credit hours in courses leading to a degree. Additionally, the student must have attained a 3.2 GPA in business courses and a 3.2 overall cumulative average. Members are eligible for scholarships at four-year institutions, and have networking and leadership opportunities available through a variety of activities.

Tau Upsilon Alpha

Established in 2006 as a program of the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS), Tau Upsilon Alpha is a national honor society for students, alumni, and faculty in the field of Human Services. The purposes of the honor society are to honor academic excellence; to foster lifelong learning, leadership, and development; and to promote excellence in service to humanity.

Epsilon Pi Tau

Epsilon Pi Tau is an international honor society that encourages academic excellence in fields devoted to the general study of technology. Students who are enrolled in programs in science, engineering, and technology may be invited to be initiated into Epsilon Pi Tau upon completion of 30 credits in prescribed courses with a 3.00 GPA and the recommendation of their faculty advisor.