Honor Societies at Sussex

At Sussex County Community College, you have the opportunity to be invited to our National Honor Societies.

Not only will you gain the prestige of being a part of an Honor Society, but you will discover a support group of students who want to achieve academic excellence just like you. By joining an Honor Society, you will be able to bolster your resume and even receive scholarships when you transfer to a four-year college.

Alpha Alpha Alpha

Alpha Alpha Alpha, or Tri-Alpha, was founded March 24, 2018 at Moravian College (now Moravian University) in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Over 100 members of the Alpha Chapter were initiated that day, including undergraduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and honorary members. Following the successful induction, the College took steps to incorporate Alpha Alpha Alpha so that chapters could be started on other campuses across the country. Tri-Alpha exists as a not-for-profit (501(c)3) organization, for the purposes of supporting the activities of the honors society. members in their high school chapter may have their membership transferred to the college chapter.

Mu Alpha Theta

Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society.  The purpose of the society, as described in its National Constitution, is “(T)he promotion of scholarship in, and enjoyment and understanding of, mathematics.” Sussex County Community College’s chapter of Mu Alpha Theta focuses on having fun with math and encourages participation in contests and games. All SCCC students are welcome to attend chapter meetings and activities, regardless of membership. Society membership is primarily based on academic performance in mathematics.  Students who were members in their high school chapter may have their membership transferred to the college chapter.

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Sussex County Community College was started in 2021. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members and are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. Visit nsls.org to learn more about and accept your nomination.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Honor Society

for Community College Students, Alpha Upsilon Pi Chapter

Any student planning to transfer from a 2-year Community College to a 4-year university should consider paying the one-time enrollment fee and joining PTK once they meet the initial qualifications and are invited. The scholarship opportunities offered by 4-year universities to PTK members are astounding and well worth the enrollment fee. To qualify for PTK membership, a student must be enrolled as full-time with a declared major, must have completed 12 actual credits toward their degree (not counting developmental courses), and must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. An invitation is generated in the semester following the first semester in which the student meets all these criteria.

Psi Beta National Honor Society for Psychology

Psi Beta is the national honor society for students who have a passion for the study of psychology and is limited to membership from two-year and community colleges. To earn entrance into Psi Beta, a student must have completed 12 (twelve) college credits (can be full-time or part-time), maintained a GPA of 3.25 or better, and completed Introduction to Psychology with a grade of B or better. Psychology majors and majors from other disciplines are encouraged to join as long as there is a strong interest in the study of human thought and behavior. 


Salute is the national honor society for student veterans.

For more information about Honor Societies, contact Daniel Warhol, dwarhol@sussex.edu.