quinebaug valley community college

Honor Societies

QVCC has four honor societies that certain students are eligible for membership in.

Phi Theta Kappa (Beta Beta Pi Chapter)

Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. To be eligible for membership:

  • Must be enrolled in a regionally accredited institution offering an associate degree program.
  • Must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree (part-time students may be eligible).
  • Must generally have a grade point average of 3.5.
  • Must receive an invitation to membership from the chapter at the college where presently enrolled.
  • Must adhere to the moral standards of the society.

Co-advisors: Beth Alves and Deb Myers

Alpha Beta Gamma (Alpha Omicron Chapter)

Alpha Beta Gamma is an international business honor society established in 1970 to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students in business and related curricula at degree granting academic institutions. To achieve this goal, ABG provides leadership opportunities, forums for the exchange of ideas and the stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Since its founding, over 65,000 business honor students from accredited community, junior, and technical colleges have been initiated into the society. To be eligible for membership in ABG:

  • Must be enrolled in a business curriculum in a junior, community, or technical college, or a two-year accredited program within a college or university.
  • Must have completed 15 credit hours with at least 12 hours of work taken in courses leading to a degree recognized by the institution.
  • Must have demonstrated academic excellence by attaining a 3.0 GPA or its equivalent in business courses as well as a 3.0 overall average.

Chapter Advisor: Jennifer Oliver

Epsilon Pi Tau (Gamma Phi Chapter)

Epsilon Pi Tau is an academic and professional honor society that encourages academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the general study of technology and the preparation of practitioners for the technology professions. It recognizes and provides services to students in degree and certificate programs in accredited higher education institutions offering from associate through doctoral degree programs. In addition, it recognizes and advances the work of faculty and administrative leaders in higher education academic fields and programs for the general study of technology and programs devoted to career preparation for specific fields in the technology professions.

Students enrolled in a program of study in technology at QVCC may be initiated into Epsilon Pi Tau upon completion of 30 semester hours or 45-quarter hours of credit in prescribed courses with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. Members must maintain the grade point average through graduation. There may be additional standards for all categories of candidates that may be based on institutional, program, or chapter policies . The Gamma Phi chapter covers all 12 of the Connecticut Community Colleges.

Chapter Advisor: Alfred Williams

Tau Upsilon Alpha

The purpose of Tau Upsilon Alpha National Organization for Human Services Honor Society is to honor academic excellence; to foster lifelong learning, leadership and development; and to promote excellence in service to humanity. To qualify, inductees must earn and maintain a 3.2 GPA, must demonstrate a commitment to honing human services skills, and must embody excellence in community service.

Chapter Advisor: Heath Hightower